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Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, has added a new Stay Safe feature for agents connected to its API or industry leading Smartpoint agency desktop solution.

The best feature of the new optimisation service, delivered by AVTECH Sweden, is that airlines do not have to make any investments to use it. All heavy calculations are made on the ground and just a small amount of data is uploaded to already existing onboard equipment.

New online research by Sabre Corporation, one of the leading global travel technology providers, has revealed that 59 percent percent of Middle Eastern adults would pay between USD101 - USD500 on extras that personalise their travel journeys.

The Middle East’s travel and tourism industry is expected to increase its spending on Internet of Things (IoT) technology by 22 percent by 2022, according to data published ahead of the inaugural edition of Travel Forward, which will take place alongside Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19 -22.

Known for its exclusive maritime flair, the elegant harbour city of Hamburg in Northern Germany continues to woo visitors with an increasing number of new interactive and digital experiences, adding more exciting tourist attractions for young and old to the Hanseatic city.

Q&A with Abdul-Razzaq Iyer, vice president, Sabre Travel Network Middle East

Abdul-Razzaq Iyer talks to Travel Trade MENA about the evolution of the travel industry as well as Sabre’s new products.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) announced a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making best use of new and emerging technology, while enhancing border security.

A year after Iberia introduced its new distribution model, the Spanish airline is taking another step forward in the development of new products that are accessible to travel agencies connected to Iberia's inventory of flights via any of the NDC solutions available.

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) concluded its 109th Executive Council session in Manama, Bahrain with members showing appreciation both for progress made under the 2018 institutional priorities and for the organisation’s financial stability and restructuring process.

Sabre Corporation, one of the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, is pleased to announce that Alitalia has joined a growing list of airlines implementing Sabre Branded Fares, available now for domestic flights as well as for international short- and medium-haul flights. Most recently, Sabre Branded Fares have been extended to Alitalia flights to and from the US and Canada.