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CarTrawler Marks Travel Recovery

  • 6 min read

Jump to Just the Facts CarTrawler Records Stellar Recovery in FY22  In a turn of events that illustrates a robust rebound from the pandemic-induced downturn, CarTrawler has returned to profitability in FY22. As a prominent player in the travel industry, the company’s financial performance reveals its resilience and underscores the… 

You Can Now Earn a Scholarship to Travel So You Can Catch All the Pokémon.

  • 5 min read

In a publicity stunt that proves Sweden totally owns its Silicon Valley of the Nordics status, IT company, Consid, is offering people a stipend to travel the world hunting Pokémon and catch ‘em all.

The firm explains its decision to create the world’s first (perhaps only) Pokemon GO Scholarship to the huge popularity of Niantic’s and Ninetendo’s gift to summer. 

Long-Haul Luxury or Supersonic Thrill: Which Would You Choose?

  • 4 min read

Airlines launch new long-haul routes and set new records, on the same week that NASA announces new low-boom Supersonic aircraft project.

So which way are we headed around the world? The long and winding road, or fast as the meteor flies?

Self-Service Technology is the Future of Air Travel in Brazil

  • 2 min read

Passengers in Brazil are embracing self-service check-in technology using their smart-phones, personal computers and airport kiosks, SITA reports.

  • 80%  of passengers in Brazil said they liked using web check-in services
  • 76% of passengers in Brazil said they like using self-service kiosks
  • Only 65% said they liked checking-in at the desk

More than half of passengers surveyed still use check-in desks, higher than the global average of 43%, but SITA believes the trend is moving away from desks to digital.

The Big Bag Theory

  • 4 min read

I spent a bit of time this month writing about IATA’s proposed ‘Cabin OK’ program: introducing it, clearing up misconceptions, and, finally, reporting on its demise, er, “pause.” This is one of two posts today, which review the Cabin OK aftermath. I promise to let the matter drop after that.

In truth, IATA proposing that we carry a bit less with us when we travel, especially in the main cabin, was not a terrible idea. Obviously, any further baggage restrictions were bound to get people upset–but it wasn’t mandatory. In practical terms, we shouldn’t travel with too much baggage and we probably do.

New Finnair Connection: From Helsinki to Hermitage..And Back Again to the World

  • 2 min read

Finnair and Finnish railway operator VR have come together to offer combined air-and-rail tickets between Saint Petersburg and your choice of International destinations, connecting through Helsinki Airport. These air-to-rail tickets will allow Finnair passengers to enjoy a range of travel experiences, merging the speed and convenience of flight with the romance… 

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