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News / Technology
SITA tests app to let travelers digitally cross border
By Mitra Sorrells | March 20, 2023
The program, managed by SITA and Indicio in partnership with Aruba Tourism Authority, is an extension of work the organizations began at the start of the pandemic to create a blockchain-based app to... Read More
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Southwest updates on action plan for disruption
By Linda Fox | March 16, 2023
Bob Jordan, the carrier’s president and CEO, talks of the severe weather event that turned into a crew-related event resulting in a “three-day reset of our aircraft and crew networks.” Read More
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News / Online
SITA and Lufthansa digitize lost luggage solution
By Kathryn Walson | March 16, 2023
When passengers land at an airport, SITA’s WorldTracer Auto Reflight notifies them of any luggage delay and gathers delivery details. The companies say it saves time and money for the industry. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Travel platform Mapathink targets Southeast Asia
By Kathryn Walson | February 27, 2023
By disrupting the travel ancillary services market, Mapathink says it is looking at a huge addressable market. Read More
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News / Distribution
Amadeus expects further gains in 2023 as recovery continues
By Linda Fox | February 24, 2023
Air distribution revenue in 2022 was just over €2 billion, up 102% on 2021 and 73% on 2019 revenue. Read More
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News / Technology
Aerocloud lands $12.6M investment for airport management tech
By Linda Fox | February 21, 2023
AeroCloud uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to increase airport efficiency, improve communication and drive up operating margins. Read More
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News / Online
Travel industry works to avoid another chaotic summer
By Kathryn Walson | February 21, 2023
Some say better staffing and enhanced tech, such as increased use of biometrics, could help prevent congestion and expedite passengers at airports. Read More
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News / Online
Sabre says cloud migration will drive savings, improve customer service
By Kathryn Walson | February 15, 2023
The cloud now contains 66% of Sabre’s “total compute capacity,” and the company expects to reach 90% this year. Read More
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News / Online
B2B mobility platform Transferz secures €6.5M to fuel expansion
By Kathryn Walson | February 15, 2023
Founded in 2020, Transferz works with local transportation providers and operates in the background, allowing travel brands to offer its mobility product in their own branding. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Could flying taxis leave hotels up in the air?
By Alex Barros - BEONx | February 14, 2023
Hoteliers take note: The advent of eVTOL could mean dozens of points of departure and arrival in a city instead of just one major airport. Read More
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News / Online
Jayride acquires assets of
By Mitra Sorrells | February 3, 2023
Jayride says the acquisition is a fit with its "growth strategy, enhancing scale and accelerating path to cash flow positive." Read More
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News / Technology
Traveler well-being and the shift to purposeful business travel
By Linda Fox | February 1, 2023
Three years from the start of the pandemic, there is talk beyond safety to more of a focus on traveler well-being in terms of mental, physical and emotional health. Read More
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News / Technology
Airlines plan tech investment boost to drive efficiency
By Linda Fox | January 31, 2023
The latest SITA report on aviation technology reveals investment priorities including cybersecurity initiatives and cloud services. Read More
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News / Technology
SITA partners with Zamna to digitize travel processes
By Kathryn Walson | January 26, 2023
Airlines and airports benefit from reduced processing times and less infrastructure needed to process passengers, Zamna says, while border agencies benefit from the checks happening pre-departure. Read More
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News / Technology
United boss warns airlines have "outgrown their technology infrastructure"
By Linda Fox | January 19, 2023
United CEO Scott Kirby says pilot shortages and other staffing issues as well as the delay in aircraft delivery and parts are inhibiting the growth of carriers. Read More