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Travelport extends its merchandising lead to more airlines

Travelport confirmed that over 250 airlines now benefit from Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding merchandising tool. Launched in 2014, Rich Content and Branding allows network airlines and low-co...
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Emaar bags Ctrip certification

Four premium luxury properties under Emaar Hospitality Group have been certified for the ‘Chinese Preferred Hotel’ certification from Ctrip in recognition of their extensive and full offering to C...
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Amadeus inks partnership with 15 MENA carriers

15 airlines from the Middle East & North Africa have entered into a 10-year framework agreement with Amadeus for distribution services, negotiated and led by the Arab Air Carriers Association (AACO)...
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Emaar Hospitality Group launches Apple Pay

Emaar Hospitality Group launched the addition of Apple Pay, underlining the organisation’s focus on leveraging the latest in digital technology. The new service is available for guests across all th...
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Etihad Airways takes on Apple Pay

Etihad Airways is now providing its customers Apple Pay. Available on the Etihad Airways mobile app, Apple Pay allows customers to pay securely with just a touch of a finger....
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Cleartrip enables Apple Pay

Cleartrip announced the integration of Apple Pay on its mobile application. With the launch of Apple’s digital wallet in the UAE, Cleartrip customers can now have a quicker and safer way to check ou...
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Sabre inks agreement with ITL World

ITL World has signed a new agreement with Sabre Corporation.  Under the new agreement, Sabre’s technology will enable the TMC to continue fuelling its global expansion strategy.  ...
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MEVP invests in Wego

Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) has invested in Wego, in exchange for an equity ownership. The company is investing in Wego as part of the company’s latest equity round alongside MBC Group (Midd...
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SmartHOTEL gets SmartCONNECT for PMS

SmartHOTEL, a gold partner level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of the SmartCONNECT for PMS with Oracle Hospitality OPERA 5.5. The SmartCO...
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Ezeego1 extends global B2B reach to MEA

Ezeego1 has forayed into the Middle East market with an aim to expand its global footprint in the B2B travel space. ...
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Sabre charts out key future trends

Sabre Corporation released its latest technology forecast, Sabre Labs’ 2017 Radar Report. The report evaluates nine key technologies with an outsized impact on the travel landscape...
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Middle East Airlines extends partnership with Amadeus

Middle East Airlines has extended its partnership with Amadeus choosing to boost its services by employing innovations across the business operations. ...
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Alibaba Group, Marriott International enter into JV

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Marriott International Inc have entered into a joint venture to redefine travel experience for Chinese consumers traveling abroad and domestically every year. Drawing on ...
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Sabre creates an AI-powered chatbot

Sabre Corporation announced development of an AI-powered chatbot that leverages Microsoft Bot Framework and Microsoft Cognitive Services. These are a set of tools that organizations can use to add int...
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Cleartrip goes local

Cleartrip has officially launched an Arabic-language website to support its GCC market expansion efforts. The portal will provide its users in the region localized browsing and booking capability. ...
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Travelport inks multi-year agreement with Mezoon International

Travelport announced a new multi-year agreement with Mezoon International Travel & Tours (MITT), via Travelport’s distributor in Oman. ...
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Sabre revamps GetThere

Sabre Corporation is taking GetThere to the next level with the launch of a fast, design-led mobile experience. ...
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Search and shop in less than three seconds

Recent studies by Google state that 40% of consumers will leave a site, if a page takes longer than three seconds to load on a mobile, with 79% unlikely to return. In line with the emerging trends, We...
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Travelport puts the spotlight on Middle East’s demand for personalization

Travelport is planning to put the spotlight at the forthcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM) on how travel tech is allowing airlines and travel agents to meet Middle East travellers’ demands, and grow...