Turkey’s tourism income reached $4.63 billion in the first quarter of 2019

Travel and Tour World | April 30, 2019

According to Turkey’s statistical authority, the total tourism income of Turkey has totaled around $4.63 billion in the first quarter of 2019. From January to March, the quarterly tourism revenue of Turkey surged 4.6% year-on-year, up from $4.42 billion in the same period last year, Turkish Statistical Institute reported.The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey also revealed that there are about 394,000 Chinese tourists came to Turkey, a 59 percent increase, in 2018. After Sichuan Airlines, which will begin flights from Chengdu, the homeland of pandas, to Istanbul on April 30, China Southern Airlines will launch flights from Wuhan in addition to its Beijing-Istanbul line and Lucky Air is gearing up to schedule flights from Kunming to Turkey’s financial hub.Turkish Statistical Institute reported that with the income of 80.3%, excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures was obtained from foreign visitors and 19.7% was obtained from citizens resident abroad.

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Heading out on our first flight abroad and not sure what happens when you get off the plane? This video talks about what documentation you may need when you go through customs and border control in some countries. Whether it is just a passport or a visa or proof of accommodation there are a  few things that you might want to know before you head to the airport. From when you pick up your luggage on an international flight to when do they check my passport.

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Heading out on our first flight abroad and not sure what happens when you get off the plane? This video talks about what documentation you may need when you go through customs and border control in some countries. Whether it is just a passport or a visa or proof of accommodation there are a  few things that you might want to know before you head to the airport. From when you pick up your luggage on an international flight to when do they check my passport.

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Amadeus and Hawaiian Airlines begin new technology journey with Altéa Passenger Service System agreement

Hawaiian Airlines | December 13, 2021

Amadeus has been selected by Hawaiian Airlines as its next-generation technology partner. Implementation of the Amadeus Altéa PSS suite will begin in Q1 2022 with targeted completion in 2023. Altéa is at the heart of the Amadeus Airline Platform, an open technology platform built for innovation, agile collaboration, and simplified interactions that will equip Hawaiian Airlines with the best technology to deliver superior service to its customers. The airline will join a community of 200+ airlines around the world, shaping its operations and passenger experiences with leading technology from Amadeus. The Hawaiian Airlines and Amadeus partnership will enable Hawaiian Airlines to: Deliver a modern, efficient reservations solution for front-line employees to aid customers in purchasing, changing, and using services from the airline. Provide airport staff with a new, modern user experience to simplify complex tasks, resulting in more time to care for customers. Connect to the Amadeus Payment Platform, allowing the airline to integrate modern payment services to Altéa and provide new payment capabilities for its customers. Equip its teams with modern, seamlessly integrated technology that provides real-time access to data insights. “The past few years have been transformative for Hawaiian Airlines in many ways and have led us on a path to take major steps in preparing for the future,We look forward to this expanded partnership that now includes Altéa PSS, which increases our flexibility to introduce new products and allows us to create a great customer experience.” -John Jacobi, Senior Vice President of Information Technology at Hawaiian Airlines We are excited to welcome Hawaiian Airlines to the Amadeus community. We are confident that our partnership will enrich Hawaiian Airlines’ customer and employee experiences, said Rajiv Rajian, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Americas, Amadeus. “We have built a close working relationship over the past several years, and we are thrilled to begin a new chapter with Hawaiian Airlines. We believe the Amadeus Airline Platform will deliver the technology to enable Hawaiian Airlines to deliver a superior traveler experience. Hawaiian Airlines is an existing user of Departure Control Flight Management, Amadeus’ load planning solution, and as part of this expanded partnership, the airline will implement Amadeus Departure Control Customer Management. Also, to help Hawaiian Airlines continue to be flexible and responsive to health and safety requirements, it will implement Traveler ID for Safe Travel, an Amadeus solution that allows passengers to verify their health documentation directly through the airline app or websites. Additionally, Hawaiian Airlines will be connected to the Amadeus Payment Platform, ensuring they can provide their customers a seamless payment experience. About Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 17 years (2004-2020) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation and was named No. 1 U.S. airline by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers Choice Awards. Consumer surveys by Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawaiʻi.Now in its 93rd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaiʻi's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 130 flights within the Hawaiian Islands, daily nonstop flights between Hawaiʻi and 16 U.S. gateway cities – more than any other airline – as well as service connecting Honolulu and American Samoa, Japan, South Korea, Sydney, and Tahiti. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaiian’s Auckland and Brisbane flights remain suspended.The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire.Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page. About Amadeus Travel powers progress. Amadeus powers travel. Amadeus’ solutions connect travelers to the journeys they want through travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways.We have developed our technology in partnership with the travel industry for over 30 years. We combine a deep understanding of how people travel with the ability to design and deliver the most complex, trusted, critical systems our customers need. In 2019, we helped connect over 1.9 billion people to local travel providers in over 190 countries.We are one company, with a global mindset and a local presence wherever our customers need us.Our purpose is to shape the future of travel. We are passionate in our pursuit of better technology that makes better journeys.Amadeus is an IBEX 35 company, listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under AMS.MC. The company has also been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last ten years.

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Travel Tech Company Amadeus Hires Global Public Relations Agencies

Amadeus | May 24, 2021

The agencies have been tasked with “evolving and elevating” Amadeus' global reputation and communications approach. 3 Monkeys Zeno and FOTH will collaborate to create “high-impact” campaigns that can be seen in different markets. Regional Zeno offices will provide network service in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and North America. Zeno is a new agency on Amadeus' roster, and FOTH's responsibilities have expanded to lead global business unit communications and corporate initiatives. Zeno stated that it would provide Amadeus with two primary areas of support. Its global hub team in London will provide strategic advice, campaign planning, development, and execution. Regional Zeno offices will create in-country media and influencer programs as well as localize global initiatives, with 3 Monkeys Zeno leading the way. The FOTH team will provide strategic insight on industry issues, develop global issues-based campaigns, and lead global business unit communications around the travel, hospitality, and payment segments. Amadeus is a major travel technology provider, offering a comprehensive range of business management tools such as search, pricing, booking, ticketing, and other processing services. It recently formed alliances with Microsoft, Mastercard, IAG, and American Airlines. “We were fascinated by Zeno's deep knowledge of technology, the travel industry, and innovative creative storytelling techniques. Its agile global agency approach was inspiring, as was its enthusiasm for our vision to transform the future of travel. Zeno, like Amadeus, uses data and insight to create highly successful strategic communications programs.” said Neil Rogan, the global head of external communications at Amadeus. “Combined with FOTH's expanded remit, we have both the industry expertise and global reach that will enable us to share our story, showcasing how we will help the travel industry rebuild in the years ahead,” said global corporate communications vice president Daniel Batchelor.

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Amadeus Partners with Star Alliance to make Travel more Touchless

Amadeus | December 17, 2020

Amadeus and Star Alliance framed an partnership that will give travelers biometric identity verification at a developing number of airports, with the point of making a more touchless travel experience. Travelers enrolled Star Alliance Biometrics, which was dispatched in November, or Amadeus Traveler ID, will have the option to take advantage of identity verification services at various airports. Star Alliance Biometric enables travelers to navigate through check-in kiosks, bag-drops and boarding gates with facial recognition technology. For its part, Amadeus Traveler ID interfaces traveler’s digital IDs to online and biometric portals.

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