It has been another exciting week for all things tech, travel and #tech4travel, with numerous developments enhancing the customer journey and making travel a truly incredible experience…
- In an effort to speed up, simplify and digitalize the airport experience, Lufthansa Group has announced that it will use biometric boarding procedures at LAX (via Travel Pulse).
- A cross-party group of MPs has demanded urgent action “to clarify” the security assurances of accommodation platforms such as Airbnb and demanded “a level playing field” on standards (via Travel Weekly).
- Bd4travel talks about personalisation, adopting test and learn and traveller intent (via Tnooz).
- Amadeus company, travel audience, has partnered with Dubai Tourism to use its travel advertising platform. Dubai is also using Amadeus Destination Insight to better gather information on global travel, booking and scheduling data (via Travel Pulse).
- Ride-hailing app Uber has suspended its self-driving car tests in all North American cities after a woman was killed in an accident involving one (via Travolution).
- Jet2holidays.com has been ranked as the highest performing tourism organisation in the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (via Travel Weekly).
- The U.S. State Department has lifted its travel ban barring government employees from visiting Playa del Carmen, Mexico (via Travel Pulse).
- The average room rate per night paid by UK travellers for accommodation when booking through Hotels.com has gone up for the first time in three years (via Travolution).
- A significant portion of today’s frequent business travellers are stressing out over work trips, and some are turning to unhealthy means to combat the unwelcome tension (via Travel Pulse).
- A hospitality group recently released an annual salary report that highlighted the continued wage gap between men and women within the travel industry (via Travel Pulse).
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