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Traveltek Announces Addition of Booking.Com Inventory
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Traveltek Announces Addition of Booking.Com Inventory

WHY IT RATES: Traveltek partnering with Booking.com will provide its users with access to more options—Eric Bowman, TravelPulse Senior Editor The Traveltek Group has bolstered the diversity and breadth of choice on its industry-leading booking platform via a new partnership with Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places...

The Checked Bag Has Returned, and it's Hotter Than Ever
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The Checked Bag Has Returned, and it's Hotter Than Ever

Checking luggage is often considered a mundane part of the travel experience; one that often results in waits, worry, and frustration. The payoff, particularly on longer trips, is the elimination of some schlep. Carry-on bags can be packed lighter or dispensed with altogether, and more space means more carefree souvenir hunting. This season, a number...

IATA Adopts RFID Bag Tracking
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IATA Adopts RFID Bag Tracking

The International Air Transport Association has committed to developing a global plan to standardize and mandate RFID inlays in luggage tags, citing a similar tracking program adopted by Delta Airlines as the catalyst for its decision. During the organization’s annual meeting in early June, the IATA board voted to develop a standard within one year...

Drive More Bookings with Traveltek
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Drive More Bookings with Traveltek

The travel industry continues to grow, expand and evolve. Technology is a key factor here. As a travel agent, are you doing all that you can to keep up in this digital age? Traveltek delivers world-leading technology solutions to travel agents, which in turn can help agents boost their business. “In a fiercely competitive global...

Amadeus First to Achieve Level 3 Certification on Latest Version of NDC Standard
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Amadeus First to Achieve Level 3 Certification on Latest Version of NDC Standard

WHY IT RATES: Amadeus is the first company to be certified on the 18.1 version of Altea NDC. —Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer. Since 2016, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has had a certification process in place for the New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard, for the different industry stakeholders to show their capability to...

Qantas Joins the Amadeus NDC-X Program
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Qantas Joins the Amadeus NDC-X Program

WHY IT RATES: Amadeus continues to drive progress, enhancing more airline partnerships with NDC-X technology. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer MORE Travel Technology Since the launch of Amadeus’ NDC-X program in February this year, Amadeus has made great strides with airlines and travel sellers in order to drive progress with NDC. Amadeus announced that Qantas...

OTA Insight Partners With Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
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OTA Insight Partners With Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is set to begin using OTA Insight, a cloud-based data intelligence platform designed for the hospitality industry. The hotel and resort company, which includes condominiums, and vacation resort properties in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region, is utilizing OTA Insight to help understand pricing trends and obtain greater market insight. MORE Travel...

SkyTeam Announces New Technology
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SkyTeam Announces New Technology

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance co-founded by Delta Air Lines, says it has reached a milestone in the development of technology designed to deliver seamless travel for customers. New technology known as SkyLink Digital Spine is now being used to enhance SkyTeam’s offerings with new functionalities, Delta said in a statement. MORE Travel Technology Unique...

World Cup Fans Warned to Avoid Russian Wi-Fi
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World Cup Fans Warned to Avoid Russian Wi-Fi

Fans traveling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are being cautioned to avoid tapping into Russia’s Wi-Fi networks. In a blog post entitled “Avoid scoring a cyber security own goal this summer,” Great Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is warning travelers that “Public and hotel Wi-Fi connections may not be safe.” Further,...

TravelPulse Q&A with Traveltek’s Francis Riley
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TravelPulse Q&A with Traveltek’s Francis Riley

Never underestimate the power of technology, especially when it comes to the travel industry. TravelPulse recently went one-on-one with Francis Riley, the Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas at Traveltek. Riley joined Traveltek at the beginning of 2018, with a goal to establish a sales presence in North America and build relationships within...