Travel: Less Time in the Air Computerworld

Travel Policies Up for Change Shehata says the travel slowdown in the wake of the September terrorist attacks served only to accelerate a growing …

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12+ amazing ways iOS 13 transforms travel and tourism

From travel tickets to Airbnb, the $8 trillion travel industry is already a digital industry, and Apple’s iOS 13 will accelerate its transformation. How iOS 13 changes the travel industry.

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Avoiding travel, users turn to communications technology

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks prompted spice maker McCormick & Co. to suspend travel for all of its 8,100 workers worldwide. But by chance, McCormick had launched a global videoconferencing

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Travelport turns to blockchain to settle hotel commissions

The Langley, UK-headquartered company is responsible for the Travel Commerce Platform that processes over $83 billion of spending per annum across airlines, car rentals, tour operators, hotels and

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How to protect your data on an Android device when traveling

After you return home, you can re-add your primary Google account, and (if you wish), remove the travel account. A cautionary note: This process could cause some usability issues, as …

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Changing other people's flight bookings is too easy

The travel booking systems used by millions of people every day are woefully insecure and lack modern authentication methods. This allows attackers to …

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Updated Wal-Mart Site Offers Travel Services Computerworld

Contributing Writer, Computerworld | Jan 10, 2000 12:00 am PST. In a departure from its typical retail roots, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, Ark., is going into the travel business. The

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How a Windows to Go USB stick can protect data for

You can pop it in your travel bag or tuck it into your socks, if you’re that type of person. To access the content, you just plug it into any reasonably modern PC and boot off the USB drive

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Electric car battery tech lets you go 1,000 miles between

An Israeli company has teamed up with Alcoa to develop battery technology that allowed an all-electric car to travel 1,100 miles between charges. The technology, a …

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Tuning Into Travel Savings Computerworld

Tuning Into Travel Savings. By James Cope. Computerworld | Apr 1, 2002 12:00 am PST. Videoconferencing, which has long promised to save business …

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The smarter way to organize travel on Android Computerworld

The smarter way to organize travel on Android Google Trips may be going away, but there's an even better tool for organizing travel on Android — especially for business users.

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'Have Laptop, Will Travel' Computerworld

A: Basically, it comes down to "have laptop, will travel." I can work anywhere, from the wheelhouse of a yacht to the balcony of an Indonesian guest house. I usually copy the files to diskettes

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Telecommuting in a post-COVID U.S. will be radically

At the same time, post-COVID workers will be able to travel to headquarters when it truly makes sense, as well as doing travel for conferences and business partner interactions. But again, when

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Top smartphone travel apps Computerworld

Handily, Travel Interpreter also includes audio versions of each phrase spoken by native speakers, so if you're not confident of your pronunciation, you can let the app do the talking for you.

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The E-Commerce Chronicles: Last-minute travel bargains

The experience was compounded by a gate-agent supervisor looking at us sternly and admonishing, "I don't know where you bought these tickets, maybe from a travel …

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In U.S. and Europe, SARS affecting travel, meetings

International travel is also on a "volunteer" basis for all employees, according to Lang. "If someone has a need to travel, but is uncomfortable doing so, they don't need to go," he said.

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Worldspan takes steps to transform into online travel

The Atlanta travel giant unveiled a new Web offering for travel agencies and announced a deal with Dublin's Datalex for future Internet plays.

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Have Cell Phone, Will Travel Computerworld

The city of Stockholm is developing a system for guiding the sight-impaired and blind with voice advisories from a GIS-enabled mobile phone.

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Have Jini, will travel Computerworld

While others have shunned Sun's Jini technology, at Orbitz it plays a central role in the travel Web site's online reservations system. Here's why.

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Sabre airline reservation system down for two hours

Sabre said its airline reservation system was off-line from 9 to 11 a.m. yesterday. Airlines, travel agencies and travelers were unable to access the company's reservation computers.

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Update: Cendant to buy travel reservations company

Travel and reservation franchising company Cendant Corp. said today that it will buy Galileo International Inc., the second-largest computerized travel reservations company, for $2.9 billion in

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How to use your iPad Pro as a laptop

I’ve been using an iPad Pro instead of a laptop for long haul travel since early 2017. In this series of reports, I hope to share some of how iPad Pros can be used to replace laptops.

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CIO interview: TUI Travel's journey of transformation

The TUI Travel of today is a very different beast to the TUI Travel of four years ago. The global leisure company has just celebrated its most profitable year - more than £15 billion in revenue

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Web Services Loom Ahead for Travel Firms Computerworld

Liberty Travel will relaunch its booking engine online next month, and the international travel agency is developing middleware that translates data stored in …

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Expedia reports record quarter, cuts losses Computerworld

The online travel giant came close to profitability in its first quarter, reporting a solid increase in bookings and shaving its losses to $1.6 million for the quarter.

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Biztravel.com closes shop after bookings plummet

Business travel is a significant source of income for the airlines, and the drop in business travel bookings has hurt the industry, and particularly Biztravel, which specialized in business travel

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Orbitz.com charging fees for airline ticket purchases

Online travel vendor Orbitz.com has for the first time begun charging a service fee to customers buying airline tickets from its Web site. In an announcement posted …

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ICANN moves closer to approving .post, .travel Computerworld

The ".travel" domain is being sponsored by New York-based The Travel Partnership Corp., an industry group created to champion acceptance of the new sTLD. The group hopes that by creating a unique

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H-1B visas are once again open to Indian IT workers

The change would have restricted which applicants were eligible for the visas, which allow highly skilled foreign workers to travel to the US for work. The move comes as a relief to thousands of

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Orbitz CEO: Late entry forces airline-backed ticketing

The initial investment that the airlines are making in Orbitz is "staggering," said John Ackermann, president and CEO of corporate travel supplier e-Travel Inc., …

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Sabre Flies to Open Systems Computerworld

The air-travel software company is taking a step-by-step approach as it remakes its 25-year-old shopping engine using modern languages and commodity hardware. Running a query on the new system "is

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Review: 6 Android apps that track your business expenses

Review: 6 Android apps that track your business expenses If you do any business travel, you know how important — and annoying — it is to track your spending.

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Traditional and upstart travel-booking systems face off

At an online travel conference in Orlando, executives from companies that run established computerized reservation systems engaged in a war of words with online travel companies over which side

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Travelocity and Expedia continue to slug it out in online

Expedia Inc., the online travel spin-off of Microsoft Corp., this week reported $450 million in gross bookings for the second quarter. That was a record for Expedia, but it still trailed behind

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The best Android apps for organizing your life Computerworld

The best Android apps for organizing your life From projects to places and to-do lists to travel, these Android apps will help you organize all the important areas of your life.

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Remote work 2.0 — when WFH really means 'work from

Remote work itself in the US rose by 173% between 2005 and 2018, according to March 2020 data from Global Workplace Analytics. Flex work and remote work are part of the same phenomenon. But when

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Getting the most out of conferences Computerworld

In both cultures, travel was considered a critical ingredient of one’s personal and professional identity. Travel accelerated learning and expanded …

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Travelocity, Galileo make business travel plays

Two travel Web sites are taking steps to get business customers to make their travel plans online. Travelocity.com opened a business travel section on its market-leading leisure travel …

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Proposed ‘social media ID, please' law draws outrage

The social media questions will come on the ESTA form (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), a pre-clearance process in lieu of a visa. But the I …

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Travel Network Unifies Railway, Airline Data Computerworld

Amadeus Global Travel Distribution became the first operator of a computerized reservations system to add technology that lets train schedules be …

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Oracle Lends Business Muscle to E-Travel Web Services

E-Travel has added travel management and business integration tools to its product set, borrowing heavily from Oracle's electronic-business and customer relationship technologies.

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Travel Firms in Quest for Interoperability Computerworld

Travel industry IT managers gathered at a travel technology conference last week discussed the challenge of getting away from legacy systems and adopting standards-based technology.

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Cortana explained: How to use Microsoft's virtual

Cortana has a massive installed base in Windows 10, but Microsoft's virtual assistant doesn't get the same respect as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri …

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NetRatings: Orbitz is Web's biggest e-commerce launch

According to figures released by Nielsen/NetRatings yesterday, the launch of the Orbitz travel Web site last month was the most successful Web launch ever in terms of visitors to the site.

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Travelocity, Galileo Bid for Business Travel Computerworld

Two travel services Web sites are taking steps to get business customers to make their travel plans online. Travelocity.com Inc. last week opened a business travel …

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Head to head: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface

Head to head: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 for Business When every ounce and inch counts for business travel, these ultraslim laptops pack a …

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