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…
- Turkey and Egypt are attracting a surge in summer bookings as British holidaymakers return to countries previously affected by terrorism (via Travel Weekly).
- Online cruise retailer co.uk has brought in a direct debit plan to give its customers the option of spreading the cost of paying for their holidays (via Travolution).
- TrustYou has published a new report which shows that why actively asking for reviews from hotel guests should be a critical part of hotels’ CRM strategy (via Tnooz).
- Vallenato, the folk music of northern Colombia, was once derided as unsophisticated but is now celebrated at a festival in a city that loves to party (via The Guardian).
- com and Jet2holidays will operate to Bulgaria for the first time next summer after adding a trio of eastern Mediterranean locations (via TTG Media).
- The shortlists for this year’s British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame young manager and young entrepreneur awards have been revealed (via Travel Weekly).
- Prepare for PTD and Atol reform as timings will be tight, says Simon Bunce, director of legal affairs at Abta (via Travel Weekly).
- Marriot, one of the world’s largest hotel groups, announced its intention to enter the home-sharing market (via Travel Daily Media).
- Luton airport faces the threat of “significant disruption” this summer as the UK’s largest union announced a series of strike ballots over pay and zero hours’ contracts (via Travel Weekly).
- Icelandair announced the arrival of its first new Boeing 737 MAX 8 last week in a really smart and memorable way (via Travel Daily Media).
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