This is the regular Tnooz roundup of product news from around the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, all with a technology, online and digital twist - Tuesday 27 September 2011.
- HP Enterprise Services appointed a relatively well-known airline tech figure, Brian Cook, as vice president and general manager for travel and transportation services. Cook most previously served as president of SITA USA. Cook's mission is to enhance HP Enterprise Services' technology portfolio, oversee client relationships and develop and retain talent, HP says. The unit, formerly known as EDS, is handling American Airlines' Agilaire reservations system project, along with United Airlines' transition from Apollo to the SHARES platform, which Continental Airlines uses.
- Fastbooking has released the latest version of its booking front end called Fastbooking Engine Lux. This latest release has been enhanced with flexible offer displays, enabling users to switch between rooms displayed by price or room type and choose the information most relevant to them.
- Eurostar has signed on Nomad Digital to provide its on-board wifi connectivity and infotainment for its high-speed fleet. Eurostar has begun a £700 million investment in refurbishing the fleet as well as purchasing new stock which, on completion in 2013, would provide passengers with access to high-speed broadband throughout their journeys. Consumers will also be able to download entertainment to their devices via a secure network.