Tuesday 25 October 2016

Real-time baggage tracking can save air transport industry $3bn

The global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which can accurately track passengers’ baggage in real time across key points in the journey, can enable the air transport industry to save more than $3 billion over the next seven years. Global IT p


Abu Dhabi airport welcomes 2.1m passengers in Sept

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) welcomed 2.1 million passengers throughout September this year, marking an increase of 5 per cent on September 2015. Since the beginning of the year, passenger traffic has grown 6 per cent from the same period last year, with 18,528,723 passengers


Emirates 'may cut flights to Africa'

Economic and financial challenges affecting Africa could spell doom for its aviation sector as international airlines, including Emirates, has concluded plans to reduce the frequency of its flights to African cities or cut routes completely, said a report. The Dubai-based airline


Etihad, NATS collaborate to improve global operations

Etihad Airways is working with air traffic management specialists NATS to deliver operational enhancements across its network, and improve the way the airline works with air traffic control providers and airport operators on airfield management procedures. Guy Allison, a speciali


Steigenberger Hotels is now Deutsche Hospitality

Looking to grow its portfolio internationally, Steigenberger Hotels is  consolidating its three hotel brands into one umbrella brand: Deutsche Hospitality. Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Steigenberger Hotels, said: “These two words combine our German roots and our internation


World Travel Service selects Sabre to enhance customer experience

World Travel Services (WTS), one of the most established travel companies in Bahrain, is working to deliver a more personalised travel experience for its customers, using industry-leading technology from global travel technology company, Sabre Corporation.   The company, whi


Sabre, World Travel ink strategic deal

Sabre, a global travel technology provider and World Travel Service, one of Bahrain’s oldest and most established travel companies, have signed a multi-year agreement to boost the kingdom’s travel and tourism market, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.


Dubai Tourism unveils new apps, tech updates

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), has announced new technological updates and applications at the ongoing Gitex Technology Week, a major ICT show in Dubai, UAE. Dubai Tourism will use the event as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in e


Dubai reaches 100,000 hotel rooms milestone

Dubai has recorded the milestone achievement of reaching 100,000 rooms across its expanding hotel and hotel apartment inventory following the soft opening of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. Key players in Dubai’s tourism industry who came together to mark the event inclu


Passengers want to avoid travel hassles with technology - report

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) announced the results of its 2016 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) which showed that passengers are looking for technology to improve their travel experience. Based on 6,920 responses from around the globe, the survey provided insig

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