This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel SYSTEMS in tourism and hospitality for September 2014.
September 29 2014:
Amadeus completes Thai Airways move to ALTEA
September 19, 2014:
- The project saw the switch of over half a million passenger name records and 1.5 million tickets to ALTEA during the transition. More than 60 airport facilities also moved to the ALTEA Departure Control systems as part of the same deal and the training of 12,000 employees belonging to the carrier.
eNett increases payment security for HitchHiker
September 18, 2014
- Flight reservation company HitchHiker is improving its supplier payment process through the introduction of Virtual Account Numbers from eNett. The Mastercard VANs are automatically generated by the eNett platform and are designed to reduce the risk of fraud. eNett has also signed a deal to provide a similar service to Ypsilon enabling agencies to make virtual payments to suppliers using the VANs.
Ryanair signs data partnership with Navtech
September 17, 2014
- Low-cost carrier Ryanair is enabling its pilots to access flight charts and data from flight management systems following a deal with Navtech. The airline is also cutting over to iCharts EFB, an electronic flight bags system designed to provide pilots with the latest information.
Dolphin Dynamics selected by ITC Luxury Travel
- ITC plans to take on a new reservations platform provided by Dolphin Dynamics following its management buyout completed in August. The tour operator system includes selling, administrative and support functionality as well as reporting and accounting automation. The roll-out, which begins in November and will initially involve 100 staff, also sees Dolphin powering an online trade booking portal.
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