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Internet Above The Clouds – From Now On, Lufthansa And Austrian Airlines Will Offer High Speed Internet On Many Of Their Short- And Medium-Haul Flights

Unlimited surfing and streaming in the skies over Europe – from now on, this will be the reality on many Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines aircraft. Internet access will also be available on Eurowings flights in a few weeks’ time. Up to now, 19 Lufthansa A320 family fleet aircraft, as well 31 Austrian Airlines and 29 Eurowings aircraft have been fitted…

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67% of websites displayed unreliable Flights pricing

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (11 Apr) welcomed a European Commission study which revealed that two thirds of more than 350 travel comparison and booking websites checked were displaying unreliable pricing, which will now be the subject of EU enforcement procedures. The European Commission and EU consumer protection authorities launched a coordinated screening of 352 price comparison and travel booking…

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HYATT AND SONIFI TO DELIVER A PERSONALIZED IN-ROOM STREAMING EXPERIENCE POWERED BY GOOGLE CHROMECAST TO TRAVELERS AROUND THE GLOBE

Hyatt has selected SONIFI Solutions, Inc. as its preferred provider for delivering a personalized in-room streaming solution to hotel guests. SONIFI’s patent-pending STAYCAST™ solution, powered by Google Chromecast, has been seamlessly integrated with the World of Hyatt mobile app. With this first-of-its-kind integration, participating Hyatt hotels now offer guests simple, seamless and secure streaming of their favorite apps, such as…

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Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Emirates customers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of their journeys, and also during transit in Dubai. They must then…

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Airline electronics ban: What you need to know

Flying to the U.S. and Britain from airports in the Middle East and North Africa just got a lot more complicated The Trump administration has ordered nine airlines to stop passengers from bringing most types of electronic devices — except smartphones — into the cabin for U.S.-bound flights. Instead, they’ll have to check them in. The U.K. government announced similar…

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91% of Japanese and Malaysian Theme Park Guests Want Queue-busting Apps

Consumers expect a super-smooth, cash-free experience using mobile technology, research shows 91% of Japanese and Malaysian theme park and resort visitors want to bypass queues by using a cell phone app to purchase a fast-track pass with specific timeslots. 89% want to use an app to buy their entrance ticket and gain entry, a survey by Omnico has found. The…

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The eight airlines that offer in-flight Wi-Fi for free

With in-flight Wi-Fi increasingly provided by airlines, more and more digital addicts are able to remain connected in the sky. The budget-conscious among you will also be glad to know there are some carriers, though currently only a handful, that offer the service for free. Norwegian, Europe’s third largest lowcost carrier, is one of them, offering free Wi-Fi on most…

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts gets between the sheets with launch of new ‘Sleep individually different’ room concept on World Sleep Day

The world’s first pocket spring bed with adjustable firmness is the star of the Swiss hotel company’s all-new ‘Sleep individually different’ room category, launching on 17 March Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is launching a ground-breaking new room category concept that guarantees guests what they value the most – a good night’s sleep. The new ‘Sleep individually different’ will offer: Personalised…

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Vodafone Portugal launches tourism platform

The Vodafone Portugal and Vodafone Spain Foundations, together with Accessible Portugal and Turismo de Portugal, have created the first Iberian platform for tourism. TUR4all will allow users to consult tourist offers for Portugal and Spain, providing objective and updated information on hotels, monuments and museums, the existence of adapted transport, restaurants with menus in Braille, among others. In the world,…

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Chinese travel search engine iGola partners with Amadeus to make travel more inspiring, simple and affordable

You’ve got one weekend and $500; where should you go? iGola, a new travel search engine based in China, is making it easier for travellers to answer this question with the implementation of Amadeus Extreme Search technology. With this strategic partnership, iGola is using Amadeus’ cutting edge technology to further boost innovation and market growth on a global scale. READ…

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