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When Will Rolls-Royce Introduce Flying Taxis?
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When Will Rolls-Royce Introduce Flying Taxis?

Engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed it is working on the propulsion system for a flying taxi that could be ready for mass production by the early-to-mid 2020s. According to BBC.com, Rolls-Royce electrical team leader Rob Watson revealed ahead of the Farnborough Airshow the company is working on an electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) vehicle that...

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Rolls Out Price Tracking
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Carlson Wagonlit Travel Rolls Out Price Tracking

WHY IT RATES: A trial of its price-tracking technology resulted in savings overall. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer MORE Travel Technology Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, is rolling out Price Tracking worldwide, following a successful trial that delivered savings of up to 2 percent of total travel spend. The Price Tracking...

Journera Raises $9M and Signs Long-Term Travel Contracts
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Journera Raises $9M and Signs Long-Term Travel Contracts

WHY IT RATES: Journera, which promises to streamline travel journeys, signed agreements with six major travel industry players. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer MORE Travel Technology Journera, the software platform for creating more seamless travel journeys, announced the close of its Series A financing today. The $9 million funding round was led by B Capital...

Why Technology Matters for Travel Agents
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Why Technology Matters for Travel Agents

Technology is a driving force behind travel bookings. The better your tech is, the easier it is to schedule travel for clients in a seamless and straightforward manner. Delivering high-tech travel solutions to travel agents is what Traveltek is devoted to, with the goal of boosting advisors’ bottom lines. Without good technology, it’s hard to...

Seadust Cancun Family Resort Adds Lifeguard Drone
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Seadust Cancun Family Resort Adds Lifeguard Drone

The Seadust Cancun Family Resort announced the addition of a lifeguard drone to ensure the safety of guests staying at the property. The drone will lend aid to lifeguards already working the resort’s beaches by supporting safety equipment and providing emergency floatation devices. With the addition, Seadust becomes the first property in the popular Mexican...

Orlando Airport Adding Face Scanning for All International Travelers
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Orlando Airport Adding Face Scanning for All International Travelers

Orlando International Airport is making waves in the airline industry by becoming the first in the country to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights. Officials from the Florida airport told The Associated Press that scans will be conducted on all international travelers, including U.S. citizens. A formal announcement...

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...