This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel SYSTEMS in tourism and hospitality for September 2014.
September 19, 2014
Flight reservation company HitchHiker is improving its supplier payment process through the introduction of Virtual Account Numbers from eNett. The Mastercard VANs are automatically generated by the eNett platform and are designed to reduce the risk of fraud. eNett has also signed a deal to provide a similar service to Ypsilon enabling agencies to make virtual payments to suppliers using the VANs.
September 18, 2014
Low-cost carrier Ryanair is enabling its pilots to access flight charts and data from flight management systems following a deal with Navtech. The airline is also cutting over to iCharts EFB, an electronic flight bags system designed to provide pilots with the latest information.
September 17, 2014
ITC plans to take on a new reservations platform provided by Dolphin Dynamics following its management buyout completed in August. The tour operator system includes selling, administrative and support functionality as well as reporting and accounting automation. The roll-out, which begins in November and will initially involve 100 staff, also sees Dolphin powering an online trade booking portal.
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