Travel Technology Category

After a recent query on running MySabre on a Mac I decided to give it a try. There are two basic steps to get Sabre running on any machine. Step one is the VPN connection. Step 2 is to get MySabre running. First I got a copy of the OSX version of Sabre’s VPN software. [...]

The beta version of TravTools’ Agent Tools is finally up. [link] The only tool available right now is the itinerary and E-Ticket viewer for Sabre PNRs. This tool is a great replacement for Sabre’s VirtuallyThere. One of the key problems most of the Middle East travel agents face is the lack of a decent itinerary [...]

I’d have to say that on an average I get a complementary business class upgrade on every 4th journey. Its just one of those things that puts a big smile on your face at the check-in counter and an even bigger smile when you get into the aircraft. I noticed that this is more prominent [...]

I think its fair to say that most of us travel pretty often by air nowdays. The main reason would be cheaper prices and the next would be better availability of seats than maybe 10 years ago. With these frequent visits to the airport, do we take our flights for granted? Most flights require you [...]

Microsoft has combined its Virtual Earth and Photosynth platforms for the first time in a move to radically improve the functionality of both systems for users. The announcement today will give website owners the ability to place Photosynth applications into their own embedded maps, using either their own imagery or drawing from existing photos in [...]

Mobiles at 36,000 Feet

In: Travel Technology

“Thousands of passengers on AeroMobile-equipped Emirates aircraft depart daily from Dubai to destinations across its global network. Over 350 Emirates short and long haul flights operate weekly with AeroMobile covering services to 49 countries. That’s about 1/4th of their entire fleet. The AeroMobile in-flight system allows passengers the choice of safely using their own mobile [...]

  Over the last few years we have seen some major changes to the travel industry. The arrival of numerous low cost carriers has given state carriers a run for their money. Its also made air travel more affordable for the middle to low income groups. With the discontinuation of commisions to travel agencies, most [...]

Here is my first poll. With all these options to book online its amazing to find Travel Agencies offering cheaper fares than those found online. Most of the big travel agencies get special discounted rates from airlines. Even if its just a matter of saving 20KD on your trip, its still fun to know you [...]

Google O3D

In: Technology, Travel Technology

This is facinating. I can see a lot of potential using this as a part of Travel Destination guides. Possibly as a virtual tour. Should load much faster and use a lot less bandwidth than the current video option.

“Experience the adrenaline rush of taking off and flying high in the largest helicopter ever produced. The Hotelicopter features 18 luxuriously-appointed rooms for adrenaline junkies seeking a truly unique and memorable travel experience. Each soundproofed room is equipped with a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access, and all the luxurious [...]

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