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    airasia acquires Gojek’s Thai operations to become leading tech giant in the region

    The post airasia acquires Gojek’s Thai operations to become leading tech giant in the region appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. airasia Digital, the digital arm of airasia Group and Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on-demand services and payments platform, today revealed a partnership whereby airasia Digital will acquire Gojek’s operations in Thailand. This win-win deal is expected to rev up expansion of the airasia Super App in Asean, while enabling Gojek to increase investments in its Vietnam and Singapore operations. In return, Gojek will receive shareholding in the airasia Super App whose market value is around USD1 billion. The deal provides both parties with a strong…

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    FCM unveils tech platform in China

    The post FCM unveils tech platform in China appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. FCM has announced the launch of its new proprietary technology platform in China. The launch reinforces FCM’s strategic commitment to the Chinese market and to be the best localised global TMC in China. The group’s globally consistent platform has been enhanced with unique localised features and content developed specifically for the Chinese market and their traveller needs. FCM expects its first pilot customers to start using the platform in July. With an accelerated investment in technology during the pandemic, along with extensive customer and traveller feedback, FCM developed a platform which provides a…

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    Top tech trends fuelling the holiday rental success story

    The post Top tech trends fuelling the holiday rental success story appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Despite continuing uncertainties surrounding the UK travel situation as a result of Covid restrictions, holiday rental bookings are enjoying a boom. With foreign travel dreams paused for now, families are pinning their hopes on summer staycation options. Anyone looking to bag a holiday cottage by the sea during the school holidays (Cornwall being the most popular destination) will find it increasingly difficult to secure as demand surges. A Mintel poll of 2,000 consumers indicated a total of GBP 7.1 billion (USD 9.86 billion) will be spent on staycations between July…

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    How tech can augment safety, staff efficiency and guest satisfaction for safe experiences

    The post How tech can augment safety, staff efficiency and guest satisfaction for safe experiences appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. David Millili, CEO of Angie Hospitality talks about creating personalised guest journey with limited staff touch points. The pandemic has thrown digital transformation into overdrive for hotels around the world. With distance and limited interactions required for safe experiences, how can hotels adopt technology to assist stretched staff and boost efficiency, while at the same time making guests feel welcome? Considering 90% of guests prefer to use a mobile app to manage their stays and avoid interacting with other people, it’s critical that hotels leverage minimal-to-no-touch…

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    FCM signals game-changing tech offering with bold new brand identity launch

    The post FCM signals game-changing tech offering with bold new brand identity launch appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A rapidly evolving business travel landscape has been the catalyst for award-winning global travel management company FCM to transform its brand identity and take a fresh approach to developing a new tech platform. With the global pandemic causing a seismic shift in the business travel industry, FCM has made it a priority to address customers’ pain points and their travel programmes by investing in new technology, rapid implementation, enhanced account management and sustainable and secure travel. FCM’s bold new look is designed to showcase the brands’ distinctively flexible…