In Brief

Thales secures Muscat International

THE opening of the new, highly modernised terminal of Muscat International Airport in

March 2018, services a 17 per cent increase in passenger arrivals per annum.

Thales, a key international player in security, was hired to ensure the realisation of state-of-the-art technology for operations and security infrastructure.

The state-of-the-art technologies provided by Thales focus on the Airport Operation Control Centres and include an advanced perimeter intrusion detection system, video surveillance system with video analytics, access control, screening equipment, e-gates, security check points, as well as a full Airport IT suite that manages airport operations supported by an information broker to handle integration and communications between systems. All systems provided by Thales at Muscat International Airport have gone through a total of 45 operational readiness tests, incorporating over 26,000 participants, successfully meeting and surpassing all expectations and standards.


Kandima Maldives launches app

NOW even while relaxing at the beach, guests of the affordable resort of Kandima Maldives will have access to smart services, thanks to their newly launched app. Kandima Maldives has designed its new lifestyle app keeping a full range of guest needs at the centre.

Called K’App, the tech allows guests to bypass check-in and order room service among many other trendy features. Booking and trip extension, ordering food from any of the resort’s ten restaurants and bars during opening hours will now be a simple tap and go exercise.

In addition, K’App will make it even easier for guests to interact with Kandima Buddies for a range of services such as Home Delivery (Kandima’s 24-hour room service), room cleaning, laundry pick-up, luggage collection and mini bar top-up.

Fast and easy to use, K’App is available on both iPhone and Android platforms.


Traxo upgrades tools for SMEs

TRAXO, the leader in travel data aggregation and itinerary intelligence, debuts its new Traxo CONNECT for SME (small to medium enterprises). Traxo CONNECT for SME solution gives SMEs tools to manage their entire corporate travel spend, in real-time, while still providing their employees the ultimate flexibility to book wherever it’s most convenient. Some of the stand out features of the new platform are: Traxo FILTER, for seamless, real-time data capture whenever employees make a travel booking, without requiring the employee to forward emails. An easy-to-use dashboard for easy visualization of a company’s current travel booking activity and spend and real-time visibility into all employee travel itineraries, enabling optimal duty of care support

Built-in Traxo FILTER integration allows companies to access all employee business travel reservations, whether booked direct at airline, hotel or rental car sites, or via any online travel or meta-search site or mobile app. 

According to a 2017 joint study by ACTE and American Express Global Business Travel, Managing the Modern Business Traveller a company’s road warriors tend to be among the highest producing employees. Adding friction to their travel experiences by limiting their flexibility can cause retention challenges for the company since 28 per cent of travel managers reported that employee satisfaction with the company's travel policy is now a significant and/or growing issue in employee retention.


Travelport secures transactions for businesses

TRAVELPORT has partnered with SecurityMetrics, a global leader in data security and PCI compliance, to help agents achieve proof of PCI DSS compliance at preferential rates.

The online wizard tool for PCI compliance from the SecurityMetrics PCI Customer Portal is a quick and easy option for Travelport-connected agents to get started and complete a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) on their payment processing environment. Merchants and agents can then show proof of compliance through the completion of an Attestation of Compliance.