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EXCLUSIVE – Beyond The AD75

IATA Going Global With New Paperless ID Card

EXCLUSIVE – Beyond The AD75 Canada is one of only two testing grounds for IATA's brand-new digital Travel Professional ID Card, which went mobile via the AgentExperience app last week. If all goes without a hitch here and in Australia, the paperless card is expected to go global in a couple of months, reports Quebec editor,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Cuba Expands WIFI Service

Cuba Expands WIFI Service The Cuba Tourist Board reports that the progressive roll-out of nationwide WIFI coverage has started. The initiative was first presented at FIT Cuba in May. As noted by Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz in his opening address, WIFI coverage is expected to be extended to 287 additional... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations

Sabre Checks In With Booking.com

Sabre Checks In With Booking.com Sabre Corporation has signed a new agreement with Booking.com that will provide Sabre agency customers with to all Booking.com listings – including its alternative lodging listings – through the Sabre Content Services for Lodging. Sabre Content Services for Lodging is a solution that... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Technology, Travel Agents

TravelBrands Teams Up With Softvoyage

TravelBrands Teams Up With Softvoyage TravelBrands will offer thousands of hotels located in hundreds of cities worldwide through SIREV, a solution managed by Softvoyage. SIREV is a shopping solution offered to Canadian travel professionals. Developed and managed by Softvoyage, SIREV provides an easy-to-use web-based solution to... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Technology, Tour Operators

Taking Innovation To New Heights

WestJet Host First Hackathon In Calgary

Taking Innovation To New Heights WestJet took innovation to new heights, bringing together WestJetters, frequent WestJet fliers and some of the brightest minds in the technology industry at its first hackathon today at the hangar at the WestJet campus in Calgary. Over 100 members of the tech industry from 17 companies... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Technology

UNWTO Takes Aim At The Future

Innovation, Digitalization Top European Tourism Agenda

UNWTO Takes Aim At The Future The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) stressed the importance of tourism and technology providing opportunities for innovation and creating the jobs of the future during its 63rd European Commission meeting held recently in Prague, Czech Republic. As UNWTO and its European Member States... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Making The Leap

Air New Zealand, Magic Leap Partner

Making The Leap Air New Zealand recently announced a strategic development partnership with Magic Leap, which is building the next spatial computing platform, powering experiences that seamlessly blend the digital and physical world. With the goal being to revolutionize the air travel experience, Air New... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology

Cathay Gets First Airbus A350-1000

Efficiency, Passenger Comfort At Heart of Design

Cathay Gets First Airbus A350-1000 Under beautiful sunny skies in Toulouse, France, today (June 19), Cathay Pacific celebrated the delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, the first of 20 that will join the Cathay fleet by 2021. The A350-900 - of which the airline has 22 in service - and 1000 serve as the backbone of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, On The Road Again, Technology

Just Like The Oscars

First Annual Agents' Choice Gala A Stellar Success

Just Like The Oscars It was a night when the stars of the Canadian travel industry shone brightly as Baxter Media – along with presenting sponsors, Air Canada and Sandals Resorts International; feature sponsors, WestJet, TravelBrands and the Jamaica Tourist Board – welcomed a sold out crowd for the first annual... more ›
Posted in Agents' Choice Awards 2018, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

RBC, WestJet Creating New Canadian Loyalty Platform

RBC, WestJet Creating New Canadian Loyalty Platform RBC and WestJet are creating Ampli – a next generation loyalty platform that will deliver unparalleled value to consumers through amplified earning power on a simple and convenient digital solution. Open to all Canadians, Ampli will provide members with merchant offers, flexible rewards and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology
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