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Travelport and Amazon launch global accelerator program to tackle travel’s biggest retailing challenges

A travel tech giant, an all-round tech behemoth and a smattering of tech start-ups are all gonna try to help the industry clear the retailing hurdles ahead of it.

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Hotels

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour introduces self-check-in technology

Hotelier Dr Jerry Schwartz has been tinkering with some flash new tech at one of his properties.

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Cruise

Meet Rob, the world’s first humanoid robotic bartender at sea

Do you live in fear that one day you will be replaced in your job by a robot? Well, if you’re a bartender on a cruise ship, sadly that day has arrived.

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Cruise

Norwegian releases latest sustainability report, scores a ‘B’ for climate change action

Curious about what cruise lines are doing to achieve sustainability? Norwegian has laid all its cards on the table for you to peruse.

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Aviation

Qantas maps out digital-led future, with dedicated sales and service desks set to go

by Huntley Mitchell

More redundancies are coming for Qantas staff, as the airline accelerates its shift to digital.

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Technology

Wearables: the next travel tech frontier?

by Simon Akeroyd

Are you the proud owner of an Apple or Samsung smartwatch? Well, according to this blogger, they are set to play a big role in the travel industry’s post-COVID recovery.

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Technology

Tourism & Transport Forum’s new app is the industry’s “single source of truth”: Osmond

The Tourism & Transport Forum’s new app is officially live today, which it’s claiming to be a one-stop shop for the latest industry news and research.

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Technology

Amadeus’ profit plunges more than 60 per cent in Q1

by Huntley Mitchell

The travel tech giant has limped its way through most of the first quarter of 2020 after getting off to a strong start in January.

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Technology

“That middle-man model needs to evolve”: Troovo CEO says blockchain can solve inefficiencies

by Christian Fleetwood

It’s a technology that boasts a quarter-trillion-dollar industry gradually growing in importance, but why should the travel sector join the blockchain craze? All is explained here.

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Technology

The biggest challenge facing Booking.com and other OTAs

by Huntley Mitchell

Booking.com’s regional boss kicked off this year’s Travel Tech. Summit with an insightful keynote. Find out what she had to say here.

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Technology

Apple under fire for listing Crimea as part Of Russia

The tech giant has found itself in the middle of an international dispute, after it referred to the annexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia on its maps and weather apps.

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Technology

5 tech trends to keep an eye on in 2020

by Sponsored by Quest Events

Identifying trends is key to staying ahead of the pack when it comes to the use of technology in travel. Here are five big ones you should be taking note of in 2020.

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