Technology

Travel demand in 2021 pivotal

Sandeep Dwivedi, Chief Operating Officer, InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ), shares his views on the increasing consumer sentiment to restart travel, which in turn is leading towards air traffic surge. He expects full domestic recovery to 2019 levels by end of the year. The first weeks of 2021 have renewed our …

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Digi-pass boosts confidence

Digital passes and certificates lower the risk of COVID-19 infection by providing accurate health status details of passengers, says GlobalData, a research and consulting company. Amidst COVID-19, several stakeholders of the travel and tourism industry are exploring the option of digital passes and health certificates which include destinations, airlines and …

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Recovery through technology

Providing detailed insights and statistics, Jason Clarke, Chief Commercial Officer, Agency Sales, Travelport, helps us understand what the recovery trend looks like, adding his perspective on reconnecting the world via technology. Manas Dwivedi “We will have to adopt,” asserted Jason Clarke, adding, “We all want this industry to prosper and …

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Tech that COVID-19 has given rise to

The risk of human-to-human virus transmission has never been so much in the spotlight, and the travel industry is trying to adapt to a new world of airport health screenings and contact-free security. Although some of this technology may have been around for some time, its application has now surged. …

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Tech that won’t break your bank

StreetGooser has revolutionised the cloud-based hotel management software domain by curating dynamic yet  easy-to use technology solutions that have helped accommodation providers expand their visibility, marketing reach and business, all while reducing costs. Hazel Jain A lot of hoteliers around the globe are joining the ‘cloud’ which has been one …

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Vervotech signs 6 clients

Two-year old Pune-based hotel mapping company Vervotech has signed up six new businesses since the pandemic struck – an indication that companies are now beginning to invest in the future. Hazel Jain A SaaS company offering AI-based hotel mapping and room mapping services to travel companies globally, Vervotech is breaking …

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C-commerce, the new way to engage

During ATM Virtual’s session ‘Conversational Commerce for Travel Brands’, experts from Facebook provided insights on what travel technology will have to offer beyond 2020, stressing on the potential of ‘c-commerce’ in helping travel and hospitality brands connect and transact with consumers. Manas Dwivedi Amidst a huge crisis like the COVID-19 …

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Thomas Cook India’s Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging enters Caribbean market

Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI), a recent addition to Thomas Cook India’s Group portfolio has augmented its presence in the international market by venturing into The Bahamas. The world’s leading imaging solutions and services provider has partnered exclusively with the colossal Atlantis Paradise Island to enrich travel experiences for both leisure and …

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ITQ’s next stop: Bhubaneswar

ITQ has conducted roadshows in Jaipur and Lucknow with over 50 travel agents and plans to conduct about 20 roadshows across Tier-II and III cities. In a bid to popularise Travelport and IndiGo’s collaboration, which allows the airline’s content to be available on the GDS, InterGlobe Technology Quotient, the official …

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MMT scouts for more hotels

Having identified hotels and international airlines as big growth areas for itself, MakeMyTrip is scouting for more acquisitions after Goibibo. Deep Kalra, Founder and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip, speaks to TRAVTALK about the growth areas for the company. HAZEL JAIN After the recent merger with rival online travel agent Goibibo, MakeMyTrip …

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