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Emirates unveils Oculus virtual reality experience
By Linda Fox | September 17, 2021
The virtual reality technology enables passengers to explore the cockpit and view the cabins, first class experience and other onboard facilities. Read More
Q&A: Exploring the role of cryptocurrency in travel's recovery
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Q&A: Exploring the role of cryptocurrency in travel's recovery
By Linda Fox | August 26, 2021
Some believe cryptocurrencies have many applications in travel and their use could potentially aid the industry's recovery as well as setting it up for a better future. Read More
What is corporate travel's sequel post-pandemic?
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What is corporate travel's sequel post-pandemic?
By Linda Fox | June 7, 2021
As business travelers look to get back on the road, what will change for better or worse post-pandemic? Read More
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VIDEO: Reaping the emotional and financial value of airline loyalty
By PhocusWire | April 1, 2021
Mark Ross-Smith discusses the evolution to lifestyle programs from airlines and the drive toward personalization during a session at the PhocusWire Pulse event in March. Read More
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Emirates to roll out GDS fees as it moves sellers toward an NDC solution
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | February 23, 2021
Emirates' GDS surcharge of between $14 and $25 per ticket will begin July 1. Read More
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Airlines need new data sources to predict demand and gain flexibility
By Linda Fox | January 7, 2021
The airline industry has had 21 years of growth stripped from it in 2020. Managing cash burn and operational flexibility will be key to survival in 2021. Read More
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Emirates rejects the new norm, sees robust recovery
By Linda Fox | October 16, 2020
Predictions for when airlines might recover to something near 2019 levels are currently at around 2024. But Tim Clark of Emirates has different ideas. Read More
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New innovation hub created to spur growth in travel and tourism startups in Dubai
By Mitra Sorrells | July 23, 2020
The innovation hub is a joint effort of Emirates Group, Dubai Tourism, Accenture and Microsoft. Read More
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VIDEO: Emirates on priorities and challenges for an airline's digital strategy
By Linda Fox | October 8, 2019
During the World Aviation Festival 2019, PhocusWire interviewed Alex Knigge, Emirates SVP of marketing and brand, whose role is to focus on the customer experience. Read More
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Aviation bosses: We need to be vocal about environmental credentials and embrace tech
By Linda Fox | September 13, 2019
The flight shaming campaign has shone a critical light on the industry for not promoting the industry’s efforts enough, as pressure mounts on carriers to take notice. Read More
Middle East series part 4 aviation
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Middle East, part 4: Aviation innovation
By Mitra Sorrells | April 29, 2019
For the final piece in our monthlong series on the Middle East, we take a look at innovations in the airline sector. Read More
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On The Beach makes NDC direct connection with Emirates to assist long-haul push
By Linda Fox | January 16, 2019
The online travel agency is claiming it is the first in the U.K. to have a direct connection with Emirates via the carrier’s NDC API. Read More
Dnata majority stake Bd4travel
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Dnata acquires majority stake in AI personalization platform Bd4travel
By Mitra Sorrells | November 27, 2018
Dnata, an air services provider that is part of the Emirates Group, has acquired a majority stake in Bd4travel for an undisclosed amount.   Read More
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Biometric-led travel sees a boost as initiatives take off
By Linda Fox | November 1, 2018
Emirates is claiming a world first with the launch a “biometric path” for travelers at Dubai International Airport. It is one of a number of projects pushing the technology during 2018. Read More
Overcoming the many challenges to make blockchain work for airline distribution
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Overcoming the many challenges to make blockchain work for airline distribution
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2018
Airlines are experimenting with different use cases blockchain and some see real potential for distribution. Read More