End-to-end seamless travel across borders came a step closer to reality when IATA member airlines meeting in Seoul for this year’s AGM unanimously resolved to accelerate the global implementation of the One ID initiative, which will be based on a single biometric identifier to move passengers... more ›
Air travel retailers and their clients can say goodbye to passenger name records (PNRs), e-tickets and electronic miscellaneous document (EMDs) – but not just yet. They’ll have to wait until IATA’s groundbreaking ONE Order initiative is up and running across the global airline industry,... more ›
Britain Puts Its History On Show
On June 6 this year, a few historic relics from the golden age of flight lifted off from an airfield in eastern England to participate in a re-enactment of the D-Day landings. It was 75 years to the day since these same aircraft had taken off in the early morning gloom to start the attacks that... more ›
Company Acquires Vancouver-Based NEXTFactor
MMGY Global has acquired NEXTFactor Enterprises Inc., a strategic planning and consulting company focused on the travel and tourism industry.
The Vancouver-based company is MMGY Global's first Canadian acquisition and represents a new service offering for the world's largest integrated... more ›
TravelBrands, a division of Red Label Vacations Inc. (RLV), has announced that it's now directly connected to the Walt Disney World Resort booking system for hotels and tickets.
Through its technology, TravelBrands can provide both travellers and travel agents with instant availability for... more ›
Trafalgar has launched an agent e-learning podcast, “Travel Unlocked,” created specifically to provide behind-the-scenes access to the brand in a way that has never been done before.
With more than seven million Canadian adults listening to podcasts at least once a month, the demand and... more ›
Oman Air has received the level 4 New Distribution Capability (NDC) certification from International Air Transport Association (IATA). This comes in addition to Oman Airs' existing level 3 NDC certification, making Oman Air one of the first airlines on the latest standard, NDC 18.2
New... more ›
IATA is urging state aviation safety regulators to continue to align on technical validation requirements and timelines for the safe re-entry into service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
The airline industry association issued its statement following the conclusion of the second Boeing 737... more ›
IATA is urging aviation stakeholders to embrace data and digital transformation to help deliver a frictionless customer experience while enhancing safety and efficiency.
Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director general and CEO, said: “We must transform paper-based and legacy processes into... more ›
2019 Agents' Choice Awards Gala Hits New Heights
Where were you when the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championship?
Well, for close to 400 of the Canadian travel industry's finest, the answer to that question is they were at the second annual Agents' Choice Awards Gala at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.
It was a night of celebration and... more ›
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