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In this section, you will find the latest news and trends about Travel industry, including means of travel, the evolution in travel technology, and how travel has changed during the last decade.
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Apr 20, 2018
There is a growing interest among air transport companies and passengers for biometric technologies, which enable simpler and quicker processes and provide greater levels of security.
Dubaï - Émirats arabes unis, Apr 16, 2018
Virtual reality headsets are currently being made available by Emirates Airlines in its lounges at Dubai Airport, to give its clientele an "immersive cinematographic experience".
Apr 13, 2018
Skytrax has just published its annual ranking of the best airlines in the world, with five European carriers featuring in the top 20.
France, Apr 11, 2018
In Dijon, contactless-enabled Visa or Mastercard charge cards can now be used on the city’s tram network, in place of traditional tickets or other travel passes.
Mar 31, 2018
At the 27th EVP trade fair, American Express Global Business Travel revealed the figures in its European Business Travel Forecast for 2018.
Mar 28, 2018
A report published by a company called SITA has shown how artificial intelligence could improve baggage tracking in air transport.
Mar 23, 2018
According to estimates recently published by American Express Global Business, prices are not set to rise significantly this year, thanks in no small part to increased capacities.
Mar 21, 2018
According to a recent survey by magazine Travel Weekly, airlines are starting to tailor their prices according to the profile and travel habits of their clients.
Mar 16, 2018
According to journalist Aarian Marshall, ski resorts could be a well-established source of inspiration for future smart cities.
Mar 8, 2018
As part of a partnership between a start-up by the name of Rythm and the AccorHotels group, two Pullman hotels located in Paris and San Francisco are currently enabling guests to test a [...]
Mar 5, 2018
After offering it to passengers on US domestic flights, Delta Air Lines is set to implement its baggage tracking system, which uses RFID tags, at Heathrow International Airport in the U [...]
Mar 2, 2018
In a bid to improve in-flight connectivity, British Airways have just begun equipping their planes with a payable Wi-Fi signal. Over the next two years, 118 of the company’s long-haul [...]
Feb 24, 2018
Google Flights has announced that ‘Basic Economy’ tickets will now be clearly marked, which is good news for anyone using the online flight booking service to compare prices.
Feb 23, 2018
Avinor, the public operator of Norwegian airports, says that electric planes could be used for all the country’s domestic flights by 2040.
Feb 17, 2018
According to the latest annual report from Routehappy, Wi-Fi is now available on board 43% of aeroplanes courtesy of 82 airlines around the world.
Feb 16, 2018
According to the HRS group, which has just published its annual Hotel Price Radar report, the hotel industry experienced a widespread price increase in 2017.
Feb 9, 2018
Sportswear brand Adidas have just launched a new model of connected trainer. These shoes have the unusual feature of being accepted as a public transport ticket in Berlin, Germany.
Feb 2, 2018
The first British operator to develop a “skill” that can be accessed by Amazon’s artificial intelligence users, London Heathrow Airport is seeking to improve its client experience [...]
Jan 30, 2018
Corporate travel operators are just some of the companies benefitting from the United States tax reforms voted in last December. The corporate tax rates were lowered, meaning that compa [...]
Jan 26, 2018
Bluesmart’s Series 2 Cabin 22’’ is a compact smart suitcase that is stylish, easy to handle and packed with features.
Jan 24, 2018
2017 was the safest year for air travel since 1946, when statistics on air traffic accidents were first collated by the Aviation Safety Network (ASN).
Jan 20, 2018
Faced with a new generation of connected travellers and their growing – and more elaborate – demands, brands in the travel sector are having to change the way they market their serv [...]
Jan 12, 2018
A new study led by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, entitled CWT Connected Traveler Study, focuses on the preferences of “Millennials” in terms of business travel.
Jan 5, 2018
Amazon has just unveiled Alexa for Business, a voice-activated, artificial intelligence-powered workplace assistant with corporate travel capabilities.
Dec 29, 2017
French airline Air France now has a virtual assistant on Facebook Messenger to respond to questions about luggage. A team of advisers will nevertheless still be available to customers w [...]
Dec 19, 2017
Tourism is one of the sectors where virtual reality and 360° video are enjoying a meteoric rise. Several companies are already using these new technologies to show clients new desti [...]
Dec 15, 2017
Albert Einstein’s work on the concept of relativity shows that a phenomenon called worm holes can be created, which would enable time-travel into the past. The possibility of going ba [...]
Dec 9, 2017
A connected wristband designed by Moop, a recently-formed company in Toulouse, France, guides its users in such a way that they no longer have to have their eyes riveted to a screen – [...]
Dec 9, 2017
A new move being rushed in by some of the biggest names in the hotel sector is to offer their clients smart rooms equipped with the latest connected devices. Their aim is to cater to us [...]
Dec 8, 2017
The "millennial" generation, born between 1980 and 2000, is managing to combine business with pleasure when travelling for work.
Dec 1, 2017
Following on from its chatbot Oscar, Air New Zealand is going one step further for its clients by offering a virtual assistant called Sophie, a "digital human" who responds to users’ [...]
Nov 29, 2017
According to a survey carried out by the CITS American Express Global Business Travel in 2017, 31% of Chinese companies are expecting to spend more on business travel over the next 12 [...]
Nov 24, 2017
Thanks to technological advances and their own growing demands, the lives of business travellers are set to become increasingly digital in the years ahead. By 2020 their everyday experi [...]
Nov 22, 2017
From the end of November 2017, a driverless shuttle will be tested at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport by the ADP Group, as part of its innovation programme.
Nov 18, 2017
"Bleisure" is becoming ever more popular among people looking to combine business trips with tourism. The sector is developing apace and is set to expand yet further in the next few yea [...]
Nov 17, 2017
In the tourism sector as well as other fields of activity, the rise of voice-controlled smart speakers is opening up new horizons. However, this innovative way of booking and purchasing [...]
Nov 14, 2017
Finnair has joined the 14% of airlines that offer their customers AI-powered chatbots. Known as Finn and launched on Facebook Messenger, the artificially intelligent interactive service [...]
Nov 10, 2017
A US start-up is hoping to have small hybrid passenger aeroplanes in the skies by 2022, and eventually, the technology developed by this aeronautical company could usher in fully electr [...]
Nov 7, 2017
As part of the DXB Plus programme that aims to increase its capacity, Dubai airport has presented two intelligent and connected innovations at the Gitex 2017: a security tunnel with fac [...]
Nov 6, 2017
In scheduling initial testing for 2018, Airbus hopes its self-piloted four-seater air vehicle will be in the sky by 2023. Dubbed CityAirbus, the environmentally friendly flying taxi is [...]
Nov 3, 2017
The World Air Transport Statistics 2017, for both passengers and freight, are now available. Including 10 years of data, they enable air traffic to be analysed in detail.
Nov 1, 2017
Technology and devices are gaining traction when it comes to managing, preparing and carrying out business travel. A recent study involving business travellers would seem to indicate th [...]
Oct 20, 2017
The travel sector is more than healthy as we approach the end of the year, according opinions canvassed by the Travel Leaders Group as part of its annual autumn survey.
Oct 9, 2017
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is currently working on a futuristic space hotel project, in collaboration with a group of young graduates from the Massachusetts Insti [...]
Sep 18, 2017
As of 7 August, Air France has been providing business class travellers with virtual reality headsets on flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Saint Martin.
Qatar, Sep 16, 2017
Qatar has announced that the citizens of 80 countries are now entitled to enter the country without a visa, including the members of the Schengen area.
Sep 15, 2017
Tempted by the prospect of substantial savings, increased profits and enhanced safety, airline companies are contemplating the use of pilotless airliners. Though it would lead to cheape [...]
Sep 8, 2017
The 9% rise in passenger numbers at European airports over the last year is the kind of growth they have not experienced in over a decade. The increase, which spiked in June, has mainly [...]
Sep 1, 2017
The most recent edition of a study on business travel carried out by Europeans shows that London and Vienna are still the most popular destinations. Furthermore, there have been no chan [...]
United Kingdom, Aug 25, 2017
Be they business travellers or tourists, Europeans are choosing the United Kingdom, and in particular London, as their favoured destination. Experts believe that this phenomenon is due [...]
Aug 18, 2017
Sabre and Yougov publish the results of a new study into the personalization of travel...
Aug 4, 2017
Dutch airline KLM, French aerospace group Zodiac and students from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have joined forces to design a smart airplane seat. Fitted with sens [...]
Abou Dabi - Émirats arabes unis, Aug 2, 2017
Since the start of the year, Abu Dhabi has been reaping the rewards of its national tourism development programme. Over the first four months of 2017, the number of international travel [...]
Jul 29, 2017
Buoyed by the success of a crowdfunding campaign that has helped them bring the floating hot tub to the UK, two entrepreneurs will shortly be operating on a London canal, offering their [...]
Jul 28, 2017
A recent study carried out by Phocus Forward showed that the online travel industry has a great impact on the tourist industry. From flight bookings to accommodation, the market is evol [...]
Jul 19, 2017
German company Bragi recently presented the Dash Pro, its latest model of wireless earphones that boast an innovative new function: real-time translation of 40 different languages into [...]
Jul 18, 2017
Here are a few tips on how to keep your Apple data safe when you are travelling...
France, Jul 13, 2017
"Co-planing", which had previously been banned in France by the Directorate General of civil aviation, has now been authorised by the Council of State.
Jul 12, 2017
The European Commission is investing €2.7bn in "Europe on the Move", a wide-ranging set of initiatives including 152 transport projects towards clean energy and digitalisation.
Thaïlande, Jun 19, 2017
While it is a popular tourist destination, Thailand’s hospitals are currently bursting at the seams due to accident-prone foreign visitors. The country is therefore thinking of making [...]
Canada, Jun 16, 2017
Air Canada has recently begun two new routes from Vancouver, flying to Frankfurt in Germany and Nagoya in Japan. There is more development to come, with nine other flights to be added t [...]
Jun 3, 2017
More than ever, and especially since the Parisian attacks in 2015 and 2016, companies are becoming aware of the challenge of protecting their business travellers. According to a new s [...]
Jun 2, 2017
As of next August in four of the European railway stations which it serves, Thalys will be helping travellers to discover the main destinations in their network by means of smells that [...]
May 16, 2017
Despite current geopolitical turbulence, spending on business travel increased in 2016, and growth for 2017 is estimated at 2.5%.
May 12, 2017
Delays and cancels can make air travel a source of frustration. As for an official report, flights punctuality got worse in France between 2015 and 2016, all types of flights affected.
May 11, 2017
In a country known for its high-speed trains, the Shiki-Shima has recently taken to the tracks offering a different, very upmarket service, with suites, gourmet dining and a chic piano [...]
May 5, 2017
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has recently announced its intention to use biofuels made from waste products on certain long-haul flights, in order to try to reduce its greenhouse gas [...]
Apr 28, 2017
Delta Air Lines will offer up to $10,000 to passengers if they agree to voluntarily give up their seat on an overbooked flight. The American airline thus hopes to avoid incidents like t [...]
Apr 28, 2017
Doha-based airline Qatar Airways recently unveiled a project to launch a new airline located in India by the end of this year, primarily designed to meet domestic demand.
Apr 28, 2017
According to an OpinionWay survey, 34% of French people use social media to look for holiday ideas, especially Instagram. Having been very popular among young people, who can someti [...]
Londres, Royaume-Uni, Mar 23, 2017
On 6 February, Qatar Airways made the world’s longest commercial flight, covering the 14,535 kilometres between Doha and Auckland in 16 hours and 23 minutes. The flight was carried ou [...]
Feb 28, 2017
A new partnership between UATP and Paymagnet will enable airlines to directly integrate contactless card payments via smartphone into their mobile applications.
Feb 28, 2017
Switzerland is preparing the first ever manned solar flight out into the stratosphere. It will be flying as high as an altitude of 25,000 metres, meaning that the pilot will need to be [...]
Feb 20, 2017
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA-AST) has awarded Virgin Galactic a much prized operator licence. Owned by billionaire Richard [...]
Feb 10, 2017
“Hyperloop”: The capsule train promised for 2020 is taking shape Imagine sitting down in a capsule and being projected down a tube at faster-than-airline speeds: this is what is being [...]
Feb 10, 2017
Low-cost airlines increased air traffic in 2016 : World air passenger traffic continued to rise in 2016, though at a slightly slower rate than in previous years. Thanks to the entrepre [...]
Paris, France, Jan 26, 2017
Supersonic speed, windowless fuselage, electric propulsion, birdlike wings, connected aircraft... Discover Allianz Worldwide Partners Top 5 innovations in aviation of the future that [...]