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Travel technology is anticipated to top the bill at Dubai’s upcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM) travel trade show as hotels prepare to spend millions to retain tech-savvy traveller loyalty.

As Chinese tourists are anticipated to number almost 191 million by 2021, GlobalData, a data and analytics company, suggested that global tourism brands should embrace tools such as China’s popular WeChat app.

As technology advances and traveller behaviour changes, the tourism production chain is reinventing itself.

On November 11 -12, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils will take place at the Madinat Jumeirah Convention Centre in Dubai, bringing together more than 600 members of the Forum’s Global Future Councils.


Testing new technologies, the Finavia and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is operating the driverless electric bus service for the months of October and November.

In partnership with Rocket Entertainment, Mandarin Orchard Singapore launches a superior in-room entertainment experience supplying guests with a variety of newly-released Hollywood blockbuster movies in all its 1,077 rooms.

airBaltic has introduced iPads to replace paper manuals and forms used by the cabin crew as a modernisation investment, which will provide increased operational efficiency and will lead to considerable savings on paper consumption.

Etihad Airways and its international cash management bank partner Citi have successfully completed a project six months ahead of schedule to introduce new automated treasury tools at the airline.

According to SITA’s 2017 Air Transport IT Trends Insights report airlines and airports across the world are planning to invest USD33 billion this year on technology.

Travelport has announced a new multi-year full content agreement with Ethiopian Airlines. Under the agreement, Travelport's technology will support the carrier’s market and retail its offerings in a more visual and effective way to over 68,000 travel agents in over 180 countries worldwide.