Tourism Ministry prepares guide on halal tourism

The Jakarta Post | July 01, 2019

The Tourism Ministry is currently preparing a guide to further develop halal-standard tourism in the archipelago.We are optimistic that the guide will help accelerate the growth of halal tourism in Indonesia as we must follow standard strategies like good service and pricing that are globally implemented, said Tourism Minister Arief Yahya in a statement as quoted by Antara news agency on Wednesday.The halal tourism guide is said to be based on the best global tourism standards and covers four sectors, namely destination, marketing, industry and institution.

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There’s no word that can describe the amazing nature of Georgia. You will be stunned by the view of the mountains and the environment in surrounding. The peak of Mount Elbrus, which is the highest peak of Europe, will catch your attention and makes you want to explore more about the mountains in Georgia.

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Huawei & Skyscanner | May 31, 2022

Huawei and Skyscanner entered a partnership to bring new flight search capabilities to Huawei users using Petal Search. This partnership will allow millions of travelers to find the best flights, hotels, and car hire options. Skycanner has enhanced Petal Search and Petal Maps on the Huawei Mobile Services through its market-leading flight search capabilities. Its extensive network of over 1000 suppliers can help Huawei users easily search for and compare flights, hotels, and car hire options around the globe. "We're pleased to be partnering with Huawei to be powering flight discovery in Petal Search with our industry leading API. Petal Search users will now be able to find millions of flight combinations to destinations throughout the world, all in the palm of their hands with the most competitive flight prices and fast results. Our collaboration comes at an important time for the travel industry and we're looking forward to winning both globally and locally together in the coming months and years ahead." -Sonja Balcer, Director of Affiliate Marketing from Skyscanner The Skyscanner integration will be available to 40 million monthly active users of Huawei Petal Search in 170 countries and over 28 million monthly active users of Petal Maps in 160 countries. It will be available in Europe before the rest of the world. Petal Search users can enjoy access to the same coverage, content, and competitive pricing just like native Skyscanner users. "As tourism picks up and consumer confidence grows, we think this is the perfect time to encourage consumers to get back out there. We want to support adventurous mindsets by building new and existing partnerships with travel and search brands to help build Petal Search as an efficient and reliable travel companion," -Jaime Gonzalo, VP of Huawei Mobile Services Europe. Jaime added: The arrival of Skyscanner to Petal Search showcases our commitment to providing our users with more choice, and sets a new milestone for our dedication to working with market leaders and innovators. Petal Search leverages the latest technological innovation to provide consumers with cognitive search capabilities globally. It aims to provide a search experience populated with high-quality content and services, partnering with leading brands and businesses across all industries to make the everyday needs of Huawei users as effortless as possible.

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Trivago | October 27, 2021

trivago, a leading global accommodation search platform, and HUAWEI, one of the world’s largest providers of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices, announced a partnership in the development of travel products for use on the HUAWEI Mobile Services platform. A new trivago app will launch on HUAWEI’s AppGallery enabling users to instantly compare millions of accommodations worldwide from hundreds of booking sites to find their ideal choice at a great price. trivago currently offers more than 5 million hotel and alternative accommodation options in 190 countries. As of September 2021, HUAWEI’s AppGallery had a diverse, global audience of 580 million monthly active users in more than 170 countries. In 2020, the platform saw app distribution reach 384.4 billion, an increase of more than 120% over 2019. In addition, trivago and Huawei will jointly develop solutions for accommodations listings of the paid hotel search feature on HUAWEI’s Petal Search and Petal Maps. This will empower HUAWEI users around the world with direct connectivity to their travel providers of choice, driving a frictionless user experience. The commercial launch of trivago in Petal Search will be on the 29th of October. “HUAWEI is a Global leader in mobile devices and technology solutions and we are excited to partner with them on the development of accommodation solutions as part of their Petal Ecosystem,Jointly driving the functionality and adoption of Petal Search, Petal Maps and the AppGallery will allow us to contribute to the development of travel solutions going forward.” -Axel Hefer, trivago CEO We are happy to partner with trivago, a leading global provider of accommodation search and price comparison. We believe that this partnership will allow us to jointly develop technology and solutions that will stand out in the market, said William Tian, the WEU President of Huawei Consumer BG. About trivago trivago is a leading global hotel search platform focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels and alternative accommodations. Incorporated in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the platform allows travelers to make informed decisions by personalizing their hotel search and providing them access to a deep supply of hotel information and prices. trivago enables its advertisers to grow their businesses by providing access to a broad audience of travelers via its websites and apps. As of March 31, 2021, trivago has established 54 localized platforms connected to over 5.0 million hotels and alternative accommodations, in over 190 countries.For more information on trivago, visit https://www.trivago.com/. About HUAWEI HUAWEI's products and services are available in over 170 countries and are used by around one third of the world's population. HUAWEI is one of the largest smartphone suppliers and currently operates 14 research and development facilities and 36 innovation centres with partners. HUAWEI's Consumer Business Group is one of HUAWEI's three business units, along with Carrier Network and Enterprise Business, covering smartphones, audio, mobile broadband, wearables, computers, accessories and cloud services. HUAWEI's global network is based on over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and offers consumers all over the world the latest technological innovations. ABOUT HUAWEI PETAL SEARCH Petal Search is a HMS-native search engine app that allows HUAWEI smartphone owners to easily search for and find the things they need – including news, videos, images, shopping, flights, local businesses, and more – directly from their home screen. With Petal Search, HUAWEI is committed to maintaining an open search ecosystem as well as building a unified and complete search service experience. The company seeks to provide an enriched search experience for all HMS mobile phone users while providing a platform that drives business interest and operational efficiency for developers and partners. ABOUT HUAWEI AppGallery HUAWEI's official app store, the HUAWEI AppGallery, provides users of HUAWEI devices with a simple and secure platform to search, install and use a wide variety of apps. The HUAWEI AppGallery enables easy installation of apps and convenient management for users. HUAWEI continuously develops its HUAWEI AppGallery with great effort. In this way, the company ensures that users always find directly what they really need. HUAWEI's exclusive service has a professional, fourfold security system to ensure that privacy is protected all around. The system reliably detects harmful behaviour and is consistently scanned for potential security risks. It also manually checks the security of real names and devices, and authenticates real environments to guarantee the security of all apps at all times. In addition, the HUAWEI AppGallery always offers lucrative discounts and VIP privileges for HUAWEI users.

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Combined Zaplox & Agilysys Solution Enables Hotels To Greet Post-Pandemic Travel Surge With Ease

Zaplox | February 28, 2022

Zaplox (Nasdaq: ZAPLOX), the market innovator of the contact-free mobile guest journey and mobile key services for hotels, resorts and casinos, and Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation cloud-native SaaS and on-premise hospitality software solutions and services, continue to sign new customers in North America and Europe. Agilysys rGuest Express together with Zaplox mobile keys is the perfect combination for a complete contact-free check-in and check-out solution.Since the beginning of the partnership, the combined Agilysys and Zaplox solution has been chosen by more than 40 properties. The joint solution is used to help ease labor shortages and meet the demand for contactless solutions at boutique and city hotels, destination resorts and casinos across North America. In 2021, the joint offering also gained traction with European hotels as properties began to open their doors again. The Agilysys and Zaplox combined solution allows hotels to offer one seamless mobile guest journey with everything from check-in/check-out to mobile keys directly in the hands of the guest. Zaplox’s mobile key functionality has been added to Agilysys’ modern, cloud-native mobile guest self-service check-in/out solution, rGuest Express, using the key-centric SDK solution from Zaplox. This integration results in a mobile guest journey that is seamlessly integrated with the hotel’s Agilysys PMS and lock system. “We are proud of our partnership with Agilysys, a global leader in hotel technology. The partnership demonstrates Agilysys’ market leading position through continuously yielding new customer agreements. The pandemic has created momentum and a strong focus on the many benefits a contact-free mobile solution offers hotels and casinos as well as their guests. Already in January, we notice that digitization efforts are a key part of the hotels' budget for 2022,” says Even Frydenberg, CEO Zaplox. “We are thrilled to offer the Zaplox digital key technology as part of our contactless hotel solutions. Together, Agilysys and Zaplox provide hotel and casino customers the ability to enhance the guest journey while at the same time addressing urgent labor shortages with a streamlined check-in process and the use of a mobile key,With the integration of our industry-leading solutions, casinos and hotels can deliver truly exceptional experiences that help protect guest health, increase profitability and ensure their most valuable customers return repeatedly.” -Rohith Kori, VP Product & Corporate Strategy at Agilysys. The Agilysys/Zaplox digital key solution supports major industry lock vendors and can be configured to handle complex requirements such as restricted access to a variety of resort amenities and facilities based on the booking package of the guest. As a result, a guest needs only her/his phone for easy access across the resort. February 28 - March 2 - Zaplox joins Agilysys INSPIRE User Conference in Las Vegas, where Agilysys rGuest Express and Zaplox Mobile Keys will be demonstrated. rGuest Express provides a complete mobile or lobby kiosk check-in and check-out guest experience with support for digital keys, ID verification and key encoding. With rGuest Express, guests can avoid long front desk lines and enjoy a complete contactless process getting to their rooms and the property’s amenities faster. The result is reduced lines at the front desk, greater staff productivity, and reduced operating costs. Zaplox key-centric SDK for Mobile Keys enables guests to use their phone to unlock the hotel room door, thus eliminating the need for plastic cards. Once the check-in by the front-desk or in the app is completed, the mobile key is issued and can be accessed via the guest app. The hotel room door is unlocked by activating the mobile key in the app and holding the phone against the door’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) lock. The guest can easily share the key with other guests electronically. Zaplox key-centric SDK is the most cost-efficient way to add mobile keys to a new or existing hotel app. About Zaplox Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the contact-free mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market. The company operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay, improving the check-in and check-out process, and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions allow hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, or to launch their own mobile app in a cost-effective way. In addition, Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 2010. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at IDEON Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. www.zaplox.com. 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Agilysys operates across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and India with headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA.

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