Travel Technology Category

Since yesterday I’ve been making changes to an application running on an Access Database. Its not my code so its going to take a lot more time to figure out what I need to change than to make the actual changes. With no process documentation and conflicting feedback from the users, its turning into one [...]

Visual Search from Bing

In: Travel Technology

For travel sites a VisualSearch option would be great! But from what I’ve seen of Bing’s Visual Search, its more of an index to start your search from. There are a host of issues I found with this new feature: It takes a while to load so its easy to get bored. Image rendering is [...]

Inspite of Sabre trimming down their MySabre interface, a lot of people still prefer to use a terminal only type POS. I’ve now added the lean Sabre POS terminal to the Agent Tools utility. You can access it by clicking on the Sabre POS menu link.

Agent Tools Update

In: Travel Technology

There has been a great response to my Itinerary Editor on TravTools [link] and the requests for updates keep coming in. I’ve just updated the site with two new features: 1) The Itinerary Edit History. On login you will be presented with your recent most Itinerary edits! You may use the “Show More” link to [...]

Well a lot of people seem to have a problem setting up MySabre to run on 64-bit machines and especially under Vista or the newer flavours of Windows. Just last week I had to setup MySabre on a 64-bit Windows 2008 server and the response I got from the Sabre Helpdesk was no-way, it won’t [...]

Sabre’s DevStream

In: Travel Technology

I just got an invite from Sabre to join their new community site for developers. I must say I’m impressed with this move. Hopefully this will give me easier access to their development team. I like the layout and simplicity of this site. Its got a few focused groups and a QnA section. Also like the [...]

So, Kumo is now Bing. But the big deal in the travel industry is that there is a “Travel” menu on the home page. You don’t see that on Google! I decided to give it a quick try. First impression is that it’s a Kayak clone. Design-wise, its more appealing. The only unique feature seems [...]

This time from Kuwait to Dubai, we flew Emirates Business Class. The pic above is of their new Business Class cabin introduced on some sectors.  We reached the airport about an hour and half before take off and were greeted by a huge (and I mean huge) unorganised crowd of travellers all going to Dubai [...]

So, now your thinking, is that a Mac or is this some kind of Photoshop trick!!!  Yes, its a Mac, its OSX 10.4 and that is MySabre working perfectly in FireFox! It does look shitty especailly that big urgly yellow area that chops off the right side of your terminal!  I decided it was time [...]

Since the launch of Agent Tools [link] a few days back, a majority of the feedback received was to change the format of the Itinerary and ETickets. Well, its done now! It’s now got a cleaner look and agents seemed thrilled with it. A big thanks to all the agents in Kuwait and Dubai for [...]

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