Space walks anyone?

Space walks anyone?

Russia is planning to send paying tourists on the International Space Station out on spacewalks for the first time, said Vladimir Solntsev, the head of Russian space company Energia.   “Market analysts have confirmed this: wealthy people are ready to pay money for this,” he said.  The cost could be...

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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority partners with Airbnb

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority partners with Airbnb

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and Airbnb have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote responsible home sharing, boost tourism and diversify the tourism offer in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The announcement was made today by Haitham Mattar, Chief Executive Officer of RAKTDA and Hadi...

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Virtual restaurant ‘Project P’ launches in Dubai

Virtual restaurant ‘Project P’ launches in Dubai

  A brand new virtual pizza restaurant has landed in Dubai, offering a fuss-free solution to online food delivery.   Project P, the brainchild of the Foodmark group, will offer a ‘one-size-fits-all’ deal – offering 13 inch gourmet pizzas for only AED 34 (USD 9) each (inclusive of VAT). A...

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Nourpay prepares for increase in travel and tourism spend in KSA

Nourpay prepares for increase in travel and tourism spend in KSA

Nourpay, the digital and payment services member of Nour Communications Group, and Planet Payment, a leading international and multi-currency payment processor, today announced a partnership agreement for the potential delivery of Pay in Your Currency, Planet Payment’s Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) solution, via Bank and Merchant customers in Saudi Arabia....

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Saudi Arabia is fifth place globally in terms of the ranking of digital travelers

Saudi Arabia is fifth place globally in terms of the ranking of digital travelers

Travelport, the leading travel commerce platform, published the results of a Global Traveler Survey of 11,000 people worldwide that highlights the use of digital tools when planning, booking and experiencing a journey.   According to the report 81 percent of travelers use peer to peer reviews when researching a trip,...

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Marriott International launches the IoT hotel room of the future

Marriott International launches the IoT hotel room of the future

Marriott International has teamed with two leading companies – Samsung and Legrand to launch the hospitality industry’s Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room to inspire the ultimate hotel experience of the future.   The IoT Guestroom Lab, powered by Marriott’s Innovation Lab at the company’s corporate headquarters, explores concepts that...

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Four Seasons connects real people in real time with  new chat feature

Four Seasons connects real people in real time with new chat feature

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts launched Four Seasons Chat – a new digital service enabling guests to send and receive instant messages with property teams before, throughout and after their stay.   Four Seasons Chat leverages technology to get more personal, providing guests with access to legendary Four Seasons service...

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Marriott brings chatty career Facebook bots

Marriott brings chatty career Facebook bots

Marriott International, Inc is enhancing the job search and apply experience with the launch of MC – the Marriott Careers chatbot for Facebook Messenger.   Powered by data-driven logic and specialized algorithms, the hospitality industry’s first virtual assistant for job seekers creates a more personalized and efficient experience while delivering...

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AccorHotels launches Handy in Africa

AccorHotels launches Handy in Africa

Redefining the Guest experience with a new digital service throughout its hotels in Africa, AccorHotels announces a partnership with handy, a tailor-made technology solution for the hotel industry. Currently available for members of Le Club, the Group‟s global loyalty program, benefits include the free usage of a mobile phone with...

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SevenRooms, a guest management platform rolls out across Jumeirah Group Restaurants

SevenRooms, a guest management platform rolls out across Jumeirah Group Restaurants

SevenRooms, a reservation, seating and guest experience management platform for restaurants, nightclubs and hotels, announced the expansion of their partnership with Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding. SevenRooms’ software will integrate into over 70 restaurants, lounges and bars within the Jumeirah Group portfolio,...

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