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…
- Lufthansa has begun using advanced technology to help make boarding quicker and easier. After initial testing, the program is now available at Los Angeles International Airport (via Flyer Talk).
- A cloud-based hotel check-in service has been enabled by Amadeus on Cape Verde, meaning customers can leave bags at reception rather than carry them to the airport (via Travolution).
- Manchester airports Group handled a record of almost 59 million passengers in the financial year to March (via Travel Weekly).
- A focus in reducing disruptive airline passengers as part of the government’s planned new aviation strategy has been welcomed by trade body UKHospitality (via Travel Weekly).
- Opinion: Sector must appoint more women to senior positions to fix travel’s gender pay gap, says Gemma Antrobus, chairman of Aito Specialist Travel Agents (via Travel Weekly).
- Booking.com has reached a milestone of five million reported listings in homes, apartments and other accommodation types (via Travolution).
- Expedia gives TAAP agents flexibility to optimise sales and earn more (via Travel Daily Media).
- JetBlue has just kicked-off its annual GreenUp campaign, which provides both crew members and customers a chance to get engaged in protecting the planet (via Travel Pulse).
- At the Sabre Technology Exchange in Dallas, Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, outlined its plans to launch the industry’s first Digital Airline Commercial Platform delivering end-to-end personalized retailing (via Travel Pulse).
- The French arm of lastminute.com has been ordered by a court in Paris to stop selling Ryanair flights in an ongoing battle by the carrier against ‘screenscaper’ websites (via Travolution).
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