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…
- Homeworker Rita Hunter has been jailed for not repaying the tens of thousands of pounds she defrauded from The Advantage Travel Partnership (via Travel Weekly).
- Travel agencies have rebuffed research that suggests the industry is struggling more than any other on the high street (via Travel Weekly).
- British Airways’ £8 booking fee on GDS sales is hitting independent Scottish agents harder than those south of the border, according to the Scottish Passengers’ Agents Association (via Travel Weekly).
- A former travel agent with a surname that matches the registration of a Flybe Bombardier Q400 has had a chance to take a flight on the aircraft (via Travel Weekly).
- “In-depth travel” is the most popular request for Chinese travellers taking customised tours to Europe (via Travel Daily Media).
- An Air China online promotion offering 20% discounts in a Black Friday sale has been ruled as misleading by the advertising watchdog (via Travolution).
- Travel firms, airports and airlines are among those at risk of a cyberattack by Russian hackers, a fraud expert has warned (via Travolution).
- TripAdvisor’s influence over booking options has been described as “staggering” by a senior executive at the online travel reviews site (via Travolution).
- As a result of the deadly explosion on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, the Federal Aviation Administration will order the inspection of other planes with the same engines (via Travel Pulse).
- Mexico continues to rise the ranks among the world’s most-visited destinations, ranking sixth globally after hosting more than 39 million international tourists in 2017 (via Travel Pulse).
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