Jewish National Fund | May 13, 2020
The Jewish National Fund USA (JNF), just launched virtual tours, taking people to Israel and showing them iconic places.
People buy seats on virtual buses, they have a professional tour guide all via Zoom.
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Since the stay-at-home orders have been put in place so many of us have canceled our travel plans, domestically and internationally.
In fact, according to the World Tourism Organization, international tourism could decline by 60-80% over the entire year and that means billions of dollars in lost revenue. However, some San Diegans are finding different ways to travel.
The Jewish National Fund USA (JNF), just launched virtual tours, taking people to Israel and showing them iconic places like the Old City of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and much more.
Here's how it works
People buy seats on virtual buses, they have a professional tour guide all via Zoom. Just last week, a San Diego group finished their five-day virtual trip. JNF board member, Lauren Lizerbram, and her husband Sol, who is the national president of JNF, experienced the virtual trip.
It's really really a fun, exciting, emotional, motivating trip. It was a fabulous idea. It really took off beyond our wildest expectations and, like I said, we have over 700 people signed up. We really want to support these licensed tour guides in Israel
The five-day experience is $50. All of the money goes to the tour guides in Israel who aren't working right now. The virtual tours are an hour a day. Seven hundred people have already registered.
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TripActions | January 11, 2021
Corporate travel management platform TripActions said in an official statement that its TripActions Liquid payments and cost framework presently incorporates with driving corporate finance systems.
Among the enterprise resource planning (ERP) frameworks with which TripActions Liquid communicates now are NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage Intacct, SAP and Xero, according to the release.
"This integration automates and integrates [travel and entertainment (T&E)] and ERP data to help finance teams experience an entirely new level of visibility over financial data," Michael Sindicich, general manager of TripActions Liquid, said in the release. "An automated link with ERP systems will improve analytical capabilities and provide executives with true spending intelligence across the greater organization."
Among the advantages of the integrations TripActions promotes in the release about the new mixes is that account groups will have the option to follow costs as they're caused instead of when representatives submit them.
TripActions states in marketing materials that a major preferred position it offers business travelers is a powerful online platform combined with admittance to human travel agents 'round the clock.
TripActions' contributions incorporate the Liquid payment card, which PYMNTS detailed kills frustrations that arise — in any event, during seasons of limited travel — that come from having employees working from remote outposts.
Microsoft | August 09, 2020
Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has partnered with Microsoft to further streamline data-driven services offered to stakeholders. The move will also enhance the e-learning platform for the Dubai College of Tourism (DCT) and adopt an innovative approach towards showcasing the city as a must-visit destination.
The wide scope of collaboration between Dubai Tourism and Microsoft is largely based on leveraging the Azure cloud platform, which provides a range of services from computing to networking, databases to analytics, and artificial intelligence designed to help organisations run their digital systems and processes more efficiently. Dubai Tourism's goal is to create a strong data analytics platform on the cloud that will help it share valuable business insights via online dashboards to facilitate managerial decision-making and to constantly update public and private stakeholders with critical industry-related information.