Thalys Ticketless "Any Belgian Station" now available
Friday, March 24, 2017
Good news! As from now, you can issue ABS Thalys tickets in Ticketless fulfillment in your sales application.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
** YOUR CLIENT HAS TO PRINT THE CONFIRMATION E-MAIL. THIS E-MAIL CONTAINS A BARCODE WHICH WILL BE SCANNED BY THE SNCB TRAIN MANAGER.
** CLIENTS WITH A MOBILE TICKET DON\'T HAVE TO PRINT THE E-mail. They only show the barcode on the Mobile Ticket which will be scanned by the SNCB train manager.

The Option "Any Belgian station" is visible on the confirmation ... Read more
DRV Reisen 4.0 - Blog zum Digitalen Wandel der Reisewirtschaft
Friday, March 24, 2017
See https://reisenviernull.de/ [1]

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Full content agreements for airline distribution live to fight another day
Friday, March 24, 2017
Several major airlines, including Lufthansa [1], Air Canada [2] and American Airlines [3], were unsuccessful in their recent attempt to bring the GDS "full content agreement" closer to a demise.

The carriers had sought declaratory relief to clarify the outcome [4] of the long-running US Airways vs. Sabre antitrust trial [5] and its impact on future GDS-airline agreements.

The jury found in favor of US Airways [6], and the carrier was awarded $5.1 million in damages.

The amount was ... Read more
Word productiever:onmiddellijk inzicht in gegevens - Productivity Tracker
Friday, March 24, 2017
Word productiever: onmiddellijk inzicht in gegevens om reisbureaus sterker te maken

Productivity Tracker, de jongste oplossing in de Amadeus Agency Insight reeks, geeft reisbureaus groot en klein een diepgaand inzicht in hun prestaties.

VCK Travel gebruikt de Amadeus Travel Intelligence oplossing om snelle strategische beslissingen te nemen en zijn processen te verbeteren.

De reissector groeit aan snel tempo. Nieuwkomers maken gebruik van de nieuwste technologien en maken het ... Read more
Travel360°: De 10 Geboden - Gebod 1, 2 & 3
Friday, March 24, 2017
U heeft het ongetwijfeld al gemerkt: Travel360 heeft geen schrik om standpunten in te nemen, en deze standpunten zijn consequent. Wij houden van de reisbranche, maar we aarzelen niet om iedereen -inclusief onszelf- een spiegel voor te houden. Hierbij volgen we onze eigen 10 geboden. Tien punten, die bepalend zijn voor alles wat wij zeggen, schrijven en doen. We delen ze graag met u.

EERSTE GEBOD: "NIEUWE SPELERS ZIJN NODIG, WELKOM EN ALTIJD VERRIJKEND"

"GIJ ZULT ELKE NIEUWE SPELER ... Read more
Google Advertising Toch oppassen
Friday, March 24, 2017
Bij heel wat grote bedrijven wordt er deze dagen met veel aandacht gekeken naar hun Google marketing & advertising strategie. Voor de goede orde: het gaat niet om Google search ads, maar de via computeralgoritmes geautomatiseerde verspreiding en sturing van advertenties via het Google Display Network naar sites die op dat moment populair zijn.

Het is de Britse tak van het wereldwijde reclamebureau Havas die recent alle digitale campagnes via Google Display Network in de UK stopzetten. ... Read more
Getting in on the business travel action
Friday, March 24, 2017
With travel to the US becoming more difficult and European companies looking to cut back on business travel, trip savings are grabbing headlines. Sally White reports

Astute timing no doubt helped TripActions get away its first major funding. When better for a business travel cost-saving app than the atmosphere of complete panic at what President Donald Trump's isolationism could do. When that comes just as the global economy looks threatened by Brexit and rising popularism, currencies are ... Read more
Booking.com reveals the most popular destinations for first-time travel
Friday, March 24, 2017
Booking.com, global leader in connecting travelers with the widest selection of awesome places to stay, has conducted global research* which reveals the ten most popular destinations that people travel to for their first time. Over 15,000 travelers were polled from markets all over the world, but it's Europe that has come out on top - with nine out of ten destinations. Each location offers a variety of dynamic city experiences with something for everyone to explore and enjoy, whatever your ... Read more
EU tourism project awarded to the ETOA-ETC-ECTAA consortium
Friday, March 24, 2017
ECTAA, as part of a consortium led by ETOA, has been awarded by the European Commission a service contract for the support to the internationalisation of EU tourism operators for the promotion of trans-European tourist products and the organisation of B2B matchmaking during international fairs. The project has begun on the 12th of March and will last 24 months. All expense of ECTAA (human resources, travel, etc.) have been costed and are covered by the project. Read more
Electronics ban ‘unworkable’ for business travellers
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The UK and US ban on large electronic devices [1] on certain flights is "breeding scepticism" in the government's perception of business travel and labelled "nonsensical" and "unworkable", as the industry reacts to the ruling.

David Holley, director at security consultancy HP Risk Management, told _BBT _the ban is "haphazard" with levels of security differing highly at certain airlines, while ACTE [2] said it "made no sense" and raised concerns of higher costs for corporate travel ... Read more