The Middle East’s travel and tourism industry is expected to increase its spending on Internet of Things (IoT) technology by 22 percent by 2022, according to data published ahead of the inaugural edition of Travel Forward, which will take place alongside Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19 -22.
Abdul-Razzaq Iyer talks to Travel Trade MENA about the evolution of the travel industry as well as Sabre’s new products.
Following the successful launch of the Amadeus Champions Club in the Gulf in 2018, Amadeus has expanded the remit of its knowledge-sharing initiative to cover even more activities and members moving forward. The club connects local travel agents and other travel industry leaders to review new policies, challenge traditional business models, and develop mutually-beneficial market intelligence.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest affiliate members, real-world games developer Niantic, to enhance global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) concluded its 109th Executive Council session in Manama, Bahrain with members showing appreciation both for progress made under the 2018 institutional priorities and for the organisation’s financial stability and restructuring process.
Seeking to advance use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology will be held in Hamedan, Iran alongside the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session.
Cutting edge technology and innovation will be adopted as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April 28 – May 01, 2019.
In keeping with Central Hotel’s paperless initiative designed to protect the environment and enhance the customer experience, Canal Central Hotel Business Bay has successfully installed digital interactive guest room tablets in all 278 rooms and suites.
Global technology provider for the travel industry, Amadeus, and Oman-based travel agency, Khimji’s House of Travel, recently renewed their partnership.