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Health passport standards, interoperability critical for revival of international travel
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2021
During a panel discussion hosted by Plug and Play, industry leaders stressed the need for fast solutions to spur travel this summer. Read More
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Innovation, automation and collaboration - three ways to get aviation moving safely again
By Linda Fox | May 26, 2020
Airlines are desperate to build confidence among passengers and put them in the planes that are slowly returning to the skies. But it'll take more than that to get aviation moving again. Read More
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"We need to fight for equality" - Billie Jean King, Mark Okerstrom and more on diversity and inclusion
By Jill Menze | November 19, 2019
At Expedia Group's Explore event, diversity, inclusion and leadership were discussed at length by executives and speakers such as tennis legend and equality advocate Billie Jean King. Read More
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Virgin Atlantic crew get Dreamliner lessons via augmented reality
By Linda Fox | September 4, 2018
Virgin Atlantic uses augmented reality to help crew familarize themselves with the Boeing 787. Read More
SITA and Virgin Atlantic tap new tech for staff training
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SITA and Virgin Atlantic tap new tech for staff training
By Marisa Garcia | September 4, 2018
Aviation faces a jobs and training crisis but new technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality are staring to help airlines train for safety-critical positions. When staff are trained Read More
Wi-Fi now on 82 airlines, system upgrades on the rise
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Wi-Fi now on 82 airlines, system upgrades on the rise
By Jill Menze | January 30, 2018
In-flight Wi-Fi is more prevalent than it’s ever been, with 82 airlines now offering the service, up 17% over last year. Read More
Travel data can supercharge the integration of loyalty with the everyday
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Travel data can supercharge the integration of loyalty with the everyday
By Viewpoints | January 18, 2017
In the last year, we have seen significant developments taking place in the convergence of travel loyalty programmes. This came as brands looked to provide members with the maximum flexibility to e Read More
AirMosphere: another airline platform tries where countless others have failed
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AirMosphere: another airline platform tries where countless others have failed
By Kevin May | July 11, 2016
Here is the premise: travel company creates a platform where travellers can share their pictures and videos, connect with one another and recommend destinations. Sounds remarkably similar to the st Read More
Virgin Atlantic feels force of Chinese social media after alleged racist incident
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Virgin Atlantic feels force of Chinese social media after alleged racist incident
By Kevin May | March 18, 2016
Virgin Atlantic has found itself on the receiving end of a barrage of criticism on social media following reports of a racist incident on a flight to China. The incident is said to have taken place Read More
Issues at the heart of the on-board wifi debate
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Issues at the heart of the on-board wifi debate
By Kevin May | September 8, 2015
Icelandair has been talking up its connectivity prowess recently, claiming 95% of its aircraft fleet now has on-board wifi. The idea of having on-board wifi for passengers, especially on the busy t Read More
United, British Airways, and other airlines expand NDC tests of dynamic packaging
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United, British Airways, and other airlines expand NDC tests of dynamic packaging
By Sean O'Neil | March 16, 2015
New technology is enabling dynamic airfare packaging, such as a bundled offer of an airline seat and a bottle of champagne for a single price. But airlines are still figuring out the practicalities of Read More
Pivotal moments in 2014 - when Hilton embraced mobile
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Pivotal moments in 2014 - when Hilton embraced mobile
By Sean O'Neil | December 22, 2014
Looking wistfully back at 2014, I’d say a pivotal moment in travel technology came when Hilton Worldwide became the first major hotel chain to fully embrace mobile apps. By the end of summer 2014, Read More
Japan Airlines bids to improve ground experience via iBeacon trial
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Japan Airlines bids to improve ground experience via iBeacon trial
By Linda Fox | July 22, 2014
Japan Airlines is the latest to join the Beacon fray with the start of a one-month trial at Haneda Airport's domestic terminal. The carrier is working with the Nomura Research Institute to test iBe Read More
Air Berlin simplifies boarding by throwing Pebble into the mix
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Air Berlin simplifies boarding by throwing Pebble into the mix
By Linda Fox | April 24, 2014
Air Berlin is claiming a first with the launch of boarding via smartwatch enabling passengers to download a barcode from the carrier's iPhone application. Users send the digital boarding pass to th Read More
In a flashback to 2009, Turkish Airlines claims world first travel blog
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In a flashback to 2009, Turkish Airlines claims world first travel blog
By Kevin May | April 15, 2014
First rule of PR is to never claim a "first" unless you are 100% sure it's true or it won't raise a snigger here or there. So, welcome, Turkish Airlines - which is pushing hard this week on what it Read More