Established in 1993 to recognize, reward and celebrate exceptional services in various sectors of the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards is a globally recognized brand, marking a high standard of quality to which all tourist service brands aspire.
17 February 2014
15 January 2014
The first European airport to provide passenger processing with SITA’s AirportConnect Open platform was Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, which has recently renewed their contract for another five years. The future-proof SITA technology includes SIM-based NFC, which allows efficiency in moving through airport checkpoints via a reliable and secure link to passengers’ smartphones. With a simple tap of the smartphone, the passenger information of a standard boarding pass is read via “Tap n’ Fly”TM, a commonly-used applet, and the industry standard for NFC.
10 December 2013
Eurostar recently announced that it plans to launch a route from London to Amsterdam. Though it still needs to be approved by the Dutch Parliament, if all goes well, the proposed service will begin operation in December 2016. The route, which will run twice daily, stops in Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Schiphol Airport before reaching Amsterdam.
13 November 2013
If you were ever in doubt that Britannia rules the waves, wait until P&O unveils its new cruise ship, Britannia. The £500m mega ship will be the UK’s biggest when it is delivered in 2015, and at 330 metres long, stood on its end the Britannia would be taller than the Eiffel Tower. And as we’ve come to expect the patriotic megaship, which is owned by a company based in Miami, is being built in Italy.
30 October 2013
Berlin is currently the hottest destination in Europe by quite a stretch. So much that a good deal of the world’s conversation is currently – and has been for some time – devoted to singing the praises of the German capital. Either people just got back and can’t stop raving about it, or they’ve already moved there. Why? Well if you didn’t know already…
14 October 2013
It’s bad enough when a baggage handler damages something of value in one of your bags. But this week a Heathrow’s lugger really took the biscuit. One of the baggage attendants working at London’s busiest airport caused a reported £4 million worth of damage – and narrowly avoided a catastrophe – when he threw a spanner in the works. Well, a scanner gun – same thing.
27 September 2013
02 September 2013
You turn up for your flight, and the airline representative announces the plane is over booked. They’re asking for volunteers to skip this flight in exchange for compensation. How much should you expect?
15 August 2013
30 July 2013
Complaint letters have a greater potential for comedy than most other official correspondence. And airline companies, with their capacity to make life extremely inconvenient for people, are prime targets for a take down. This week a new classic of the genre landed in the inbox of Caribbean airline Liat.