SkyTeam launches new Carry-on Calculator
Customers connecting between SkyTeam member airlines can travel with confidence knowing their hand baggage complies with every airline in their itinerary, thanks to SkyTeam’s new Carry-on Calculator. Available on SkyTeam.com, customers simply enter their class of travel and the airlines they are flying with and the calculator does the rest in seconds - giving them peace of mind before they head to the airport.
The Carry-on Calculator quickly compares the hand baggage allowances of every airline in the customer’s schedule, basing results on the most restrictive carry-on and personal item allowance for every flight, including bag dimensions and maximum weight.
Hyatt signs agreement with Sabre Corporation
Hyatt announced a new technology agreement between affiliates of Hyatt and Sabre Corporation, a leading provider of software and technology that powers the global travel industry. Under this agreement, Sabre’s SynXis Central Reservation System will become the main Central Reservation System (CRS) for Hyatt hotels beginning in 2024.
This integration will enhance Hyatt’s reservation capabilities, streamline its operations, and deliver a seamless and efficient experience for guests, including a faster search and booking process.
“All of our business decisions are driven by our purpose – we care for people so they can be their best – and that begins with empathy and listening,” said Eben Hewitt, Chief Information Officer, Hyatt. “As part of our transformative growth journey, we heard directly from owners and franchise management companies that we had an opportunity to create a more efficient and streamlined Central Reservation System, and after a very thorough evaluation, we decided that Sabre would be the perfect provider for Hyatt’s global portfolio to make the search and booking process even better for guests.”
SITA & Indicio promise to co-innovate
SITA has announced a co-innovation agreement with Indicio, the market leader in open-source verifiable data technology and trusted digital ecosystems, to accelerate the development and deployment of digital identities for travel.
As leading companies in their respective domains, SITA and Indicio are driving innovation in open-source, decentralized identity technologies that enable seamless, secure, and privacy-preserving processes in the airport and throughout the entire journey.
The development of digital identities or Digital Travel Credentials (DTC) enables passengers to securely create a digital version of their physical passport in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. The DTC is stored as a verifiable credential in the passenger’s mobile wallet. This means travellers keep control of their personal data and consent to share it as needed with different entities as they travel.
The technology has been built to ensure authenticity and integrity, and ownership can be automatically and repeatedly verified, thereby mitigating the risk of fraud.
Travelport highlights British Airways’ NDC content
Travelport, a global technology company that powers travel bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, announced that New Distribution Capability (NDC) content from British Airways is now live on the Travelport+ platform.
With Travelport, British Airways is delivering simplified access to NDC content to agents, so that travel retailers can easily book and service NDC offers for their customers.
“We’re delighted that, together with Travelport, we’re now providing agents with a view of all our products and dynamic fares. With everything all in one place, we are empowering agents to take control of a wide range of content available to them for a more efficient and seamless booking experience,” said Ian Romanis, British Airways’ Director of Retail and Customer Relationship Management.
The Content Curation Layer (CCL) within Travelport+ is driven by powerful artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning capabilities in order to provide more accurate, relevant results for a faster, more streamlined booking experience for travel retailers.