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Adrian Ng named Tecala's new Head of Professional Services
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cloud services
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project management
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it automation
Tecala Group, Australia's renowned technology service provider, appoints industry veteran Adrian Ng as Head of Professional Services, reinforcing its commitment to customer-focused service excellence.
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Ant Group raises cross-border transaction limit to $5,000
Last month
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fintech
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alipay
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tourism
Ant Group boosts its cross-border payment limit fivefold to $5,000 per transaction to simplify international visits in line with China's updated policies.
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Thai 7-Eleven stores now accept 13 e-wallets for tourists
Tue, 13th Feb 2024
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tourism
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thailand
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digitisation
Ahead of a busy travel season, 7-Eleven stores in Thailand now accept payments from 13 Alipay+-enabled e-wallet apps, increasing accessibility for international tourists.
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Singapore's Meta Fantasy clinches Google AI Trailblazer Award
Mon, 12th Feb 2024
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edutech
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vr
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awards
Singaporean startup, Meta Fantasy, acclaimed by the Google AI Trailblazers Programme, is set to launch a platform capable of creating AI-generated 3D spaces.
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Alipay+ expands Singapore presence ahead of Chinese New Year
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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fintech
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alipay
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singapore
Ahead of Chinese New Year, Alipay+ bolsters its Singapore presence, partnering with RWS to facilitate mobile payments for international tourists amid an anticipated tourism surge.
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Alipay+ boosts global travel initiative ahead of Chinese New Year rush
Wed, 31st Jan 2024
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south korea
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malaysia
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japan
Alipay+ expands its global initiative, aiming to boost growth for its partners in hospitality and tourism through incentives for users.
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Zoku Travel partners with LA Tourism Bureau for innovative travel platform
Mon, 29th Jan 2024
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tourism
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data platform
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travel
Zoku Travel and the LA Tourism and Convention Bureau join forces to redefine global travel, utilising Zoku's unique platform for content creators to monetise and distribute travel experiences.
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Alipay+ launches initiative to promote sustainable cross-border travel
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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tourism
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public transport
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alipay
Ant International's Alipay+ rolls out campaign geared towards supporting sustainable practices in cross-border travel.
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DSpark & Visa merge mobility & transaction data for enhanced analytics
Tue, 12th Dec 2023
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
DSpark partners with Visa, merging anonymous mobility data with transaction data to enable comprehensive customer insight. .
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TRAVLR launches advanced ecommerce offering to transform digital travel market
Mon, 20th Nov 2023
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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bnpl
Australian tech firm TRAVLR launches a market-changing ecommerce offering to enhance the digital travel industry.
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Mastercard, Agoda to enhance B2B payments in travel industry
Mon, 30th Oct 2023
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commerce systems
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martech
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payment gateways
Mastercard and Agoda have broadened their collaboration in an effort to modernise B2B transactions within the travel and tourism industry.
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Australian tourism firms triumph in Sitecore 2023 APJ awards
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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creative technologies
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digital transformation
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japan
Sitecore announces winners of its 2023 Experience Awards for APAC and Japan, recognising companies' innovative use of marketing technology.
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Spammers phishing tourists with travel-themed lures - Bitdefender
Fri, 20th Jan 2023
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phishing
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email security
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cybersecurity
Spammers are phishing eager holidaymakers with travel, themed lures, according to new research from Bitdefender Antispam Lab.
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Tower Insurance appoints Greg Moore as chief digital & data officer
Fri, 10th Jun 2022
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telco
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insurance
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nz
Insurance firm Tower Insurance appoints Greg Moore, a veteran with over 20 years of experience, as chief digital and data officer.
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Entrust launches a fully digital, seamless travel solution
Thu, 4th Nov 2021
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travel
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tourism
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covid-19
Entrust has announced its expansion to the travel industry with its Seamless Travel Solution, a fully-digital travel service.
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AsianWallets teams up with Japan's Globepay an Trysee
Wed, 1st Jan 2020
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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telco
The three parties will provide local payment services and exclusive benefits for members, targeting Southeast Asian tourists traveling Japan.
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Kiwi tourism startups making tracks in NZ and abroad
Thu, 19th Sep 2019
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lightning lab
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tourism
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christchurch
New tourism startups are making a name for themselves in New Zealand and abroad, fresh from a start with Lightning Lab Tourism.
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AirPass and 18Communications team up to target Chinese tourism in Aus
Tue, 16th Jul 2019
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martech
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commerce systems
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wechat
AirPass, 18Communications herald WeChat Shopping Week in Oz, eyeing Chinese tourist spend.
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NZ Geographic uses VR to show off NZ’s beauty
Thu, 15th Nov 2018
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vr
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tourism
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ar
There’s no doubt that we live in a beautiful country and New Zealand Geographic’s new virtual reality project certainly proves it.
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R&D Tax Incentive a welcome boost for tourism sector - TECNZ
Fri, 5th Oct 2018
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nz government
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r&d
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tourism
The government’s new R&D Tax Incentive could be a breakthrough for the tourism sector’s ability to innovate, adapt and change.
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Social media key to understanding sustainable tourism
Tue, 2nd Oct 2018
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ai
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social media
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christchurch
Social media and AI to reveal international visitors' thoughts on sustainable tourism in New Zealand. Canterbury research group aims to gain insights.
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Kiwi locals can now share 'Experiences' with Airbnb travellers
Mon, 27th Aug 2018
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airbnb
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entrepreneurship
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tourism
Airbnb Experiences launches in NZ, turning locals into tour-guiding 'micro-entrepreneurs'.
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Why tech can help future-proof NZ's tourism industry
Wed, 15th Aug 2018
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digital transformation
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ai
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tourism
Rapid technological advancements are forcing the tourism industry to adapt and future-proof its business practices.
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Bungy jumping from an airship over Queenstown could be a reality - one day
Thu, 19th Jul 2018
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sustainable it
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massey university
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tourism
Revival of airships? Lecturer eyes their return, with luxury sky cruises and eco benefits.