Aviation driving Tech investment

Airlines and airports will spend almost US$33 billion on IT this year as they race to implement cyber security measures, new cloud services and passenger self-service technology. The investment boom has been highlighted by aviation technology firm

Travelport alliance lures sign-ups

Travelport Locomote has signed up 75 new customers in Australia after launching a strategic partnership with the ATPI Group last year. Signed in October, the tie-up allows ATPI to offer the Travelport Locomote corporate travel platform to new and

Tramada partners for chargeback scheme

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has partnered with Tramada to help travel agents manage the risk associated with credit card payments. The move follows the launch last month of the AFTA Insolvency Chargeback Scheme (AICS) and aim

Beyond the fast train

In a country weary of fast trains that never depart, the possibility of a 1,000km/h link between Sydney and Melbourne is bound to be met with scepticism. But with the tech might of Elon Musk behind it, the latest plan for high-speed travel might be r

Travelport curries Indian interest

India's leading online travel agency MakeMyTrip has signed an agreement with Travelport's distributor in the country, InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ) for the use of Travelport's Travel Commerce Platform. Brands operated by the NASDAQ-listed c

Webjet’s huge hotel play

Early last month Webjet announced the $330 million acquisition of UK-based JacTravel Group holdings, with the move catapulting the organisation's WebBeds business-to-business operation to become the second largest global player in the sector. Despite