The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the successful completion of the first “IATA Pay” ticket purchase transaction in a live test environment.
The value of UAE online travel sales in 2018 is forecast to reach $1.98 billion, driven by a growing population, an increasing number of tourists, and UAE residents’ shift towards digital services.
Emirates passengers travelling from or transiting through Dubai International Airport (DXB) can expect fewer instances of delays associated with aircraft turnaround thanks to a new innovative application built in-house by Emirates called the Hub Monitor, WAM reported.
Utilising data analytics and improving cybersecurity should be among the key priorities of aviation organisations, according to experts at the 6th annual World Aviation Safety Summit.
Eighty percent of hotel searches and 60 per cent of travel searches in the Middle East and North Africa, MENA region, are made using mobile phones, demonstrating the importance of a digital, social and mobile first strategy when designing booking platforms, according to a recent study.
Hackers have reportedly stolen about 500 million records from Marriott International’s Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago.
Dnata has that it acquired a majority stake in bd4travel (Big Data for Travel), a tech company that provides artificial intelligence(AI)-driven IT solutions to online travel agencies.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in the UAE has announced an automated system that allows people to apply for an entry permit in just 15 seconds.
Emirates is gearing up to launch the world’s first “biometric path” which will offer its customers a smooth and truly seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai International airport.
In line with the ongoing transformation of Dubai into a smart city, emaratech, a regional technology and consulting company, have announced their strategic partnership with Dell EMC.
Cisco and Abu Dhabi Airports have signed an agreement that will give the UAE capital’s airport the commercial benefits on Cisco solutions in support of its digital transformation strategy.
Blockchain is fast emerging as the priority technology for future exploration among airport and airline CIOs globally, according to new research released by SITA.
The future of Dubai’s tourism sector will require greater integration between public and private sector authorities, the implementation of ambitious initiatives to strengthen the sector and the adoption of the latest technologies, such as blockchain.
Saudi-based Al Hokair Entertainment has reportedly announced plans to embed virtual reality technology into its 91 active entertainment centres in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.