Traveltek upgrades cruise bookings

December 1, 2017 by  
Filed under cruises, News, Singapore, Technology

SINGAPORE, 1 December 2017: Traveltek Group Ltd, which recently opened offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, unveiled its next-generation cruise booking platform to the Asian market at this week’s CruiseWorld Asia.

Traveltek CruiseNX offers travel and cruise specialists a raft of improved features that promise to drive productivity for travel agency users.

The next-generation platform, available for desktop and as a new B2C website, has been developed in partnership with some of Traveltek’s major clients in key markets worldwide. Read more

Check out hotel locations

November 9, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Technology

BANGKOK, 9 November 2017: When you are not sure which part of a city to stay in, or need to know what’s cool and there are no local experts to ask, then startup AVUXI could be one answer.

The young startup claims it will rank the popularity of every place on earth so you can figure out the best places to visit when you are about to book your hotel and flight.

The London and Barcelona-based company is the latest startup to benefit from an Amadeus Ventures investment. Read more

Tineri wins Travelmole award

November 6, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Technology, Thailand

BANKOK, November 6 2017: Thailand-based travel tech startup, Tineri, has been honoured in Travelmole’s 2017 Asia-Pacific Awards.

The company, which specialises in providing mobile itinerary solutions for tour operators, travel agents and other travel providers, was the winner in the ‘Most Exciting New Startup Company’ category, according to the UK-based travel community website.

Travelmole Awards are an annual event designed to reward excellence in online travel engagement and deployment. Read more

Traveltek opens Singapore office

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, Technology

SINGAPORE, 4 October, 2017: Traveltek Group has made its debut in Southeast Asia, introducing booking solutions to the region’s travel industry.

The UK-based firm opened an office in Singapore, targeting OTAs, retail agents, cruise bookers and tour operators, who are seeking technology to help them keep pace with customer demand for leisure travel, particularly cruises,

Asian cruise passenger volumes are growing at double-digit rates annually. Read more

Travelport tweaks hotel rates

September 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Singapore, Technology

SINGAPORE, 26 September 2017: Travelport a leading travel commerce platform announced, Monday, it has negotiated rates at 1000 hotels, worldwide, for its corporate travel agency customers.

Located in 48 countries, participating hotels in the Travelport Exclusive Rates programme will offer negotiated rates with at least one added value element exclusive to the Travelport Travel Commerce Platform.

These offers are negotiated directly by Travelport, providing agencies that may not be able to secure special rates themselves, the benefit of Travelport’s scale and negotiating leverage. Read more

Helsinki taps Tencent link to China

September 25, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, Events, News, Technology

HELSINKI, Finland, 25 September 2017: Helsinki, World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) and Tencent have signed a tripartite cooperation agreement, to boost promotions in China’s massive outbound market.

The agreement was signed at the WTCF Los Angeles Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2017.

Helsinki continues to see travel from China grow with the registered overnight stays by Chinese travellers  more than doubling in the past five years to reach 90,000 in 2016. Read more

Hotels can sell you an airline ticket

September 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Technology

SINGAPORE, 13 September 2017: Time Design, a global dynamic package solution company,  announced, Tuesday, its integration with Sabre Hospitality Solutions’ SynXis Central Reservations, which will give hotels the ability to offer travel packages direct to guests.

With the integration, global travellers can combine their hotel reservations with airline tickets during a visit to the participating hotels’ websites.

Time Design’s Global Dynamic Package Solution combines real-time availability and prices of both accommodation and transportation including the purchase of international airline tickets. Read more

Traveltek opens shop in Hong Kong

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under cruises, News, North Asia, Technology

HONG KONG, 7 September, 2017: UK-based Traveltek Group has made its debut in North Asia, opening an office in Hong Kong to sell its dynamic packaging and cruise booking technology.

Asia’s cruise industry is growing rapidly, with passenger numbers from the region rocketing 40% from 774,536 in 2012 to 2.08 million in 2015, according to Cruise Lines International Association figures.

China was the biggest source market by far, accounting for 47.4% of total passenger volume. Read more

Mongolian opts for Altéa Suite

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Technology

BANGKOK, 10 August 2017: MIAT Mongolian Airlines, the national flag carrier of Mongolia, confirmed last week a new partnership with Amadeus to upgrade its technology systems.

The airline will adopt Amadeus Altéa Suite, a passenger service system that will further the airline’s mission to connect Mongolia with the rest of the world.

Mongolia is noted for its beautiful landscapes, rich culture and vast natural resources that make it an attractive destination for tourists. Read more

Expedia locks in Traveloka

August 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Indonesia, News, Technology

JAKARTA, 2 August 2017: Expedia Inc has invested USD350 million Traveloka Holding Limited, a leading Southeast Asian online travel company.

The deal was concluded over the weekend with Expedia describing it as a “primary minority investment” in Traveloka to deepen cooperation on global hotel supply.

Over the course of Traveloka’s last two funding rounds, East Ventures, Hillhouse Capital Group, JD.com and Sequoia Capital also contributed funding, bringing the total investment amount to approximately USD500 million within the last year. Read more

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