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Sports Events 365 launches intelligence service for hotels and airlines

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Sports Events 365, the provider of database and tickets for sports and music events worldwide, which actively targets the global travel market, is launching a new B2B pricing support intelligence service. The new service, specifically designed for hotels and airlines, enables them to optimise the price they charge for rooms or flights, based on information of upcoming sporting events. The company will introduce the B2B intelligence service at the Travel Technology Europe exhibition that will take place at Olympia, London, on February 21-22, 2018. The information is geared for revenue managers of hotels in Western Europe and North America, and airlines flying to those destinations where sport tourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry. “Once they learn to use the information in our database and implement it, they benefit twice. Hotels and flights everywhere are online these days and it is hard to shine. Sports tickets are much harder to find, so if you sell a room with an entrance ticket to a sporting event, for example, you have a better chance to stand out. You will also have fewer cancellations and will offer something quite special while not having to settle for lower pricing for your own basic product,” says Sefi Donner, Founder and CEO, Sports Events 365.

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Delta rolls out RFID tags for Heathrow travellers

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Delta’s focus on innovation has moved up a gear with the roll out of a new service which allows customers to keep track of their checked bags on its flights between London Heathrow to the United States via their mobile phones. Radio Frequency Identification bag tags are added to all checked luggage enabling customers to receive real-time updates on the whereabouts of their luggage from check-in to the arrival carousel. The tags are read by RFID antennas at various points along the journey and customers receive push notifications via their phones on the Fly Delta app, setting new standards for what customers can expect when they travel with Delta. “Carrying more than 1.3 million bags between London Heathrow and the United States each year, our new service gives customers peace of mind because they know we’re looking after their bags every step of the way,” said Corneel Koster, Delta Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. “Following a successful roll-out in the US, we are on track to equip all of our international stations, including Heathrow, with this technology as part of our continued efforts to improve our customer experience.” Initial results of RFID-tagged items show they are tracked at a 99.9 percent success rate, ensuring proper routing and loading. In addition to live updates, customers can also access a map view of their bag’s journey when travelling in the United States through the Delta Fly app. Delta has invested more than $50 million to ensure the accurate routing and loading of the 180 million bags it handles each year. This commitment to reliability has been recognised with Delta recording the lowest mishandled bag numbers in US Department …

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Expedia to link with hotel websites for MICE

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Expedia has announced rolling out a software to enable prospective meetings clients to search, configure, price and book meeting space online. The tool is similar to the company’s RevPlus, a free revenue management tool, part of its Expedia Partner Central services. Expedia is promoting integrated meetings revenue management tools that can link up to a hotel’s property management system to help hotels adjust meeting and group prices. Expedia has piloted the tool in Germany with select hotel partners, including Best Western Hotels Central Europe. The online travel giant already has implemented the technology with select hotel partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as in Asia.

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Emirates announce 40% discount sale on advance booking

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Emirates has announced its annual advance booking sale with discounts as high as 40 per cent to destinations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East or the US, if booked by 10th December 2016. The offer is valid for return Economy and Business Class travel starting from December 3, 2016 to until June 29, 2017, and are available for purchase from now until December 10, 2016. Passengers can travel to a range of destinations around the globe while experiencing Emirates world-class hospitality at unbeatable prices. Some of the featured economy fares (Ex-Delhi) include: Dubai (from INR 16,689) Istanbul (from INR 37,007) London (from INR 40,280) New York (JFK) (from INR 56,417)

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