WTTC teams up with border management and tech association to promote...

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) are joining hands to promote the use of...

Qantas conceptualises first class lounge in Singapore through VR

Qantas is putting virtual reality (VR) to work in the development of its new First Lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport, set to open end...

Major GDS players offer agents access to new Qantas channel

With the signing of separate distribution agreements with major GDS players, Qantas will make available its new pathway designed to deliver more personalised and...

Triptease unveils rebrand as it becomes full-service direct booking platform

Direct booking proponent Triptease has undergone a major rebrand to reflect its evolution "from an on-site conversion solution to full-funnel direct booking channel", as...

SIA, Lufthansa neck and neck in tech push as innovation labs...

Bragging rights for digital leadership in aviation were up for grabs as Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Lufthansa both talked up their respective innovation labs...

Startup makes VR a conservation, sales tool in tourism

Hiverlab – a young virtual reality (VR) startup based in Singapore – in the past two years found a market for its drag-and-drop video...

Hotelbeds rolls out new features on its hotel extranet

Hotelbeds has released new features on MaxiRoom, the global bedbank's free hotel extranet launched in 2015 to maximise hotel occupancy through its distribution channels. The...

China’s hotels smarten up

Robot bellboys, facial recognition technology and fully automated check-ins are becoming a norm among hotels in China

VR and other hidden tech driving hotel business

Jay Jhingran, general manager of The Continent Hotel Bangkok, shines a light on the technologies that lay hidden from the view of guests, but that can serve as strong enablers for hoteliers.

IATA tests new direct debit payment method

The first IATA Pay ticket purchase transaction has been completed in a live test environment. The live test conducted with UK-based fintech company ipagoo was...

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