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TECH 11 Jul 2019 | 12:21 PM

Halal Holiday launched to cater to Muslim tourists

Muslim friendly tourism marketplace, Halal Holiday aims to give better choices for customers by training tour operators on Muslims' needs

TECH 19 Apr 2019 | 2:00 AM

Facial recognition may help you clear immigration faster. Should you worry about your privacy?

Say goodbye to standing in long lines clutching boarding passes and other travel documents.

TECH 19 Mar 2019 | 10:30 PM

Istanbul launches major digital-focused tourism campaign

After the cosmopolitan destination welcomed some 13.4 million visitors in 2018 the Turkish city's Metropolitan Municipality has launched an extensive global tourism campaign, notably focusing on digital platforms, to promote Istanbul as a must-visit destination.

TECH 19 Mar 2019 | 1:00 AM

Streaming wars heat up as rivals queue up to challenge Netflix

Some of the biggest names in media and tech are gearing up to move into streaming, in what could be a major challenge to market leader Netflix.

TECH 06 Feb 2019 | 10:30 PM

MSC Cruises to debut world's first voice-controlled AI smart speaker for cruises

The world's first virtual personal cruise assistant is set to debut aboard MSC Cruises, allowing guests to ask about their vacation with simple voice commands.

TECH 23 Jan 2019 | 7:30 AM

Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitors

Visitors pouring into Japan’s Haneda airport for the Tokyo Olympics next year may find themselves ferried to and from planes on driverless buses, currently being tested at the major hub.

TECH 29 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Google’s parent has a plan to eliminate mosquitoes worldwide

Silicon Valley researchers are attacking flying bloodsuckers in California’s Fresno County. It’s the first salvo in an unlikely war for Google parent Alphabet Inc: eradicating mosquito-borne diseases around the world.

TECH 26 Mar 2018 | 11:00 PM

Voice-enabled digital assistant technology boards newest generation of cruise ship

When cruisers aboard the MSC Bellissima want to know the weather at their next port of call or where they can find a cup of coffee onboard the ship, all they'll have to do is ask their voice-enabled virtual personal assistant.

TECH 14 Feb 2018 | 11:00 AM

From New York to London in three hours? Yes, says Richard Branson

Supersonic jetliner travel, which ended more than a decade ago with the Concorde, will make a comeback and transform the aviation industry in coming years.

TECH 11 Sep 2017 | 10:30 PM

Is there still a place for the traditional travel agency?

Given how easy it is book a holiday online these days, you might think time is up for traditional travel agencies, with their paper catalogues and cardboard stands. But across several recent surveys, travel agencies have proven to be surprisingly resilient.