Innovative digital technology delivers far more than simply cost savings for airports
Monday, September 24, 2018
Airport Digital Transformation, a new report by Arthur D. Little, explores the long-term potential of digital technologies for airports, and highlights the need for a strong strategic focus on digital transformation

The growth of global air travel, increasing infrastructure constraints and higher traveler ex-pectations have created a new challenge for airports: how to maximize existing facilities and deliver value to all stakeholders. This summer, the International Air Transport ... Read more
Three fantastically simple apps
Monday, September 24, 2018
IMAGE PROCESSING ISN'T JUST FOR PROS ANYMORE. TODAY THERE ARE MANY APPS THAT LET YOU EDIT VIDEOS AND IMAGES FOR FREE - IT'S EASY TO DO ON A SMARTPHONE AND DURING DOWNTIME, WHEN YOU'RE ON A LONG TRAIN RIDE OR YOUR PLANE IS DELAYED.

Move presents three tested, free tools that will help you stand out in social media networks. All apps are available for iPhone and Android devices and can be downloaded in the App Store or Google Play Store.

VIDEO PRODUCTION MADE EASY WITH ADOBE PREMIERE ... Read more
La pieuvre Delta Air Lines
Monday, September 24, 2018
Voilà donc Mr Benjamin Smith [1] à la tête d'Air France/KLM. Cette nomination est due finalement à Delta Air Lines, dont les représentants au Conseil d'Administration de la compagnie franco-néerlandaise se sont opposés à la nomination de Philippe Capron [2] pourtant désigné par le Comité des Nominations. Le transporteur américain voulait un professionnel du secteur, et il a imposé son choix. Comment en est-on arrivé là ?

Il n'est pas inutile de rappeler que Delta Air Lines revient de très ... Read more
Advito permet de suivre l'évolution des tarifs aériens
Monday, September 24, 2018
Advito lance Airfare Predictor en partenariat avec Air Cube, spécialiste de la business intelligence et de l'exploitation des données. Cette solution permet aux Travel Managers de suivre l'évolution des prix des billets d'avion.

L'application Airfare Predictor permet de suivre l'évolution des prix des billets d'avion. Ces concepteurs, Advito et Air Cube, ont travaillé de concert pour développer un outil qui permet aux acheteurs :
* d'avoir une visibilité complète sur l'inventaire passé ... Read more
Amadeus Service Changer - easier rebooking of ancillary services
Monday, September 24, 2018
No more manual dealing with ancillaries when rebooking services - Amadeus Service Changer is now available for BOTH voluntary font-family:"Source Sans Pro";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN;mso-fareast-language:NL-BE" lang="EN">Time to spend less time on managing changes! Amadeus Service Changer allows you to automatically reprice ancillary services that are rebooked on a new itinerary after the ticket change, and facilitates the ... Read more
Air Belgium zet Chinese groeiplannen onverminderd door
Monday, September 24, 2018
Air Belgium vliegt komende winter niet meer naar Hongkong, maar wil de geplande route naar Zhengzhou gewoon opstarten. "Er is geen gevaar voor de werkgelegenheid", stelt de luchtvaartmaatschappij, die met Hongkong haar tot nu toe enige lijndienst ziet vervallen.

Deze week werd bekend dat Air Belgium al na één seizoen stopt met de lijndienst tussen Charleroi en Hongkong. Volgens het bedrijf ligt het niet nakomen van afspraken met een grote (Chinese) partner aan die beslissing ten ... Read more
ISRAELI TOURISM BOOMING WITH MORE TO COME
Monday, September 24, 2018
_Israel has been experiencing a record year in terms of tourism. In the last 12 months, 4 million visitors arrived to Israel. 3.9 million of them stayed at least for one night. This figure represents a 20% increase over the previous year. Moreover, revenues from tourism increased to about $5.7 billion. _

"This year was the best year for tourism in Israel since the establishment of the State of Israel. The steady increase of visitors has continued for 22 consecutive months in unprecedented ... Read more
Independent hotels: New opportunities for travel agents
Monday, September 24, 2018
DESPITE THE GROWTH OF MEGA-BRANDS LIKE MARRIOTT, HILTON, AND ACCORHOTELS, INDEPENDENT HOTELS HAVE SHOWN TREMENDOUS RESILIENCE IN THE MARKETPLACE AS TRAVELERS INCREASINGLY LOOK FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF LODGING EXPERIENCE.

That is why Andrew Benioff, a veteran hotelier, has organized an annual International Lodging Conference (ILC) for the past five years with the next one scheduled for Brooklyn, New York, October 17-19. While it might be a bit more challenging for travel agents to get to ... Read more
GERMANY Tour operators head for consolidation, predicts market researcher
Monday, September 24, 2018
The German tour operator market is set for the next round of consolidation due to increasing financial pressures, a leading market researcher forecast at the fvw Kongress in Cologne.

Markus Heller, managing director of market researchers Dr. Fried + Partner, explained that technology-driven price transparency is putting extreme pressure on the package holiday margins of traditional tour operators.

In addition, tour operators - in particular the top three (TUI, Thomas Cook and DER ... Read more
American and Delta raise checked bag fees
Monday, September 24, 2018
Every major North American airline has now raised its fees for checked bags except Southwest Airlines, which still allows travellers to check two bags at no added cost, and Alaska Airlines, which still charges $25 per bag, the previous industry standard.

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are the latest carriers to announce increases in baggage fees, following the trend started by JET BLUE [1] last month and quickly matched by UNITED AIRLINES [2], Air Canada, and WestJet, the SAN ... Read more