What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W2, December 2022

Here is your weekly industry news round-up. Check out the short snippets here and follow below for more details.

  • Self-Sovereign Identity: Unlocking Seamless Travel Across the World
  • Sheikh Ahmed Priorities US$150bn Disabled Tourism Market
  • Air India Cabins To Get A New Look Of $400mn
  • Did You Check The Norwegian Cruise Line’ Northern Hemisphere 2024/25 Cruise List?
  • Gen Alpha Plans International Family Travel Trips in 2023

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SSI: Your Self-Sovereign Identity for Travel

SSI is the new decentralized model for digital or online identity. Promising to dramatically improve the trust in internet identity for all parties – people, organizations, and even things can now have a trusted and provable digital identity. At the foundation of SSI are impactful technologies like the TCP/IP protocols that enabled the internet, the HTTP protocol that gave birth to the web, and the GSM standard that brought about the mobile revolution.


Sheikh Ahmed to make Dubai tourism accessible for all

Looking to make the Dubai tourism ecosystem a more inclusive place, HH Sheikh Ahmed created the Dubai Team for Travel and Tourism. The team will regularly meet with disabled people, also known as people of determination in the emirate, to gauge their needs and requirements when travelling. This includes improvements needed at airports, airlines, hotels, shopping centres, and other touristic places.


Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Northern Hemisphere Summer 2024/25 And Winter 2025 Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, unveiled its Northern hemisphere summer 2024/25 and winter 2025 cruises sailing to bucket-list destinations in Europe, Alaska, and Caribbean. “Our itineraries are designed to provide longer port hours and fewer sea days to truly allow our guests the opportunity to dive into the cultures and destinations they are visiting as a way to reconnect with the world around them” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.


Air India to spend $400mn in refurbishing its white interiors

Air India will spend over $400 million to refurbish the interiors of its entire wide-body fleet, the national carrier announced in a statement on Thursday. The move is part of the airline’s efforts to attract more flyers after the carrier was taken over by Tata Group. The fleet will include 27 Boeing B787-8 and 13 B777 aircrafts; however, the First Class cabin will be retained on the 777s, the airline said.


How Gen Alphas is contributing to 2023 travel decision making?

Data from our Gen Alpha & Family Travel Trends study shows that nearly 9 in 10 respondents said planning a trip together can be fun for the entire family. Additionally, 67% said that travel ideas come from the children or both children and adults when planning trips. 7 in 10 travelers are open to inspiration when planning a family trip, meaning that there is a strong opportunity for travel brands to reach and inspire families through various marketing initiatives.


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