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Travel technology buyers to prioritise spend on customer experience in 2018 – GDPR is the biggest texchnology challenge

A new survey from Travel Technology Europe shows that despite facing serious challenges in the back-office, travel and hotel technology buyers will be prioritising spend on new technologies that improve the customer experience in 2018. Content marketing, payments and guest-facing experiences look set to be the biggest areas of new …

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WTM 2017: Maldives unveils ambitious infrastructure expansion

Mohamed Anil, Maldives attorney general, has announced several new tourism developments taking place in the country for 2018 during a press briefing at World Travel Market in London. The announced plans include expansion of the recently rebranded Velana International Airport and the opening of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge in July …

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Dubai maintains momentum in visitor arrival growth

Dubai has maintained its strong performance through 2017 and is on track for another record year in terms of tourist volumes. According to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, a total of 11.58 million international overnight visitors arrived in Dubai during the first nine …

Read More » names the safest airlines for 2018

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – Safety and product rating website has announced its top 20 safest airlines for 2018 from the 409 it monitors. The top twenty are the who’s who of airlines and in alphabetical order are: Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, …

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US treasury secretary Mnuchin back Saudi Vision 2030

The United States treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin gave his government’s strong and clear support to recent announcements by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in an address given at the Future Investment Initiative being held in Riyadh. Referring to the public statements by crown prince Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud, chairman of …

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