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It’s An Instagrammable World

Leveraging Instagram In The Travel Business

It’s An Instagrammable World They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and with 800 million monthly active users, there’s no denying people are drawn to the imagery of Instagram, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. Seeking more insights into its users,... more ›
Posted in News, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

TIP Goes Live In Three More

Finland, Norway and Sweden Now Up And Running

TIP Goes Live In Three More IATA reports that Transparency in Payments (TIP) has been implemented in the Finland, Norway and Sweden markets. TIP, which is being introduced in conjunction with NewGen ISS, is an industry initiative focused on providing airlines with increased transparency and control in the collection of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents

Deal Is Done

Travelport and Priceline Extend Technology And Content Partnership

Deal Is Done Travelport and Priceline.com have signed a long-term renewal agreement that will see Travelport continue to provide pricing, booking and ticketing technology and content to Priceline. The renewal comes approximately 20 years after the two companies signed their first agreement for Priceline... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Technology

Meet Oscar

Air New Zealand Chatbot Launched In Canada

Meet Oscar Air New Zealand is bringing Oscar – its chatbot – to US and Canadian customers. Oscar was first piloted last year in the New Zealand and Australia markets to assist customers with frequently asked questions, saving them time and offering a more personalized experience. Just over a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology

Now This Is BIG

Apple Leisure Group, The Mark Travel Corporation To Join Forces

Now This Is BIG Apple Leisure Group and The Mark Travel Corporation have signed a definitive agreement to join forces to create an integrated leisure travel and technology solutions company. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. Apple Leisure Group is a leading seller of... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Air Canada Resolves Computer Issues

Air Canada Resolves Computer Issues Air Canada reports that it has resolved computer-telecommunications issues that affected operations earlier today, but notes there will be delays and some cancellations due to the outage. The airline is advising customers to check the status of their flight and check-in online at... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology

NewGen ISS Set To Roll In Canada

NewGen ISS Set To Roll In Canada Canada is going to be among the first four countries to pioneer the implementation of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) when it goes live here and in Sweden on March 26. The “most extensive and ambitious modernization” of the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP)... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Travel Agents

Driving Innovation

Amadeus Creates NDC-X Program

Driving Innovation Amadeus has announced the creation of a dedicated program to drive the industrialization of NDC and ensure its success for all travel players. New Distribution Capability (NDC), created by IATA, is an XML-based data transmission standard that holds huge promise for the travel industry, and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Travel Agents

Travelport Maps Out The Future

Travelport Maps Out The Future Travelport has unveiled its product roadmap to extend its content offering to airline customers using IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard; and enabling travel agency customers to access such content via Travelport's platform. In December 2017, Travelport was the first, and is... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Travel Agents

Airlines Get A Boost From Travelport

Airlines Get A Boost From Travelport Travelport reports that over 250 airlines now benefit from Travelport'’s Rich Content and Branding merchandising tool which gives agencies and travel bookers a graphically rich experience when searching for and booking branded fares and ancillaries. The announcement confirms Travelport’s... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology
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