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Seatfrog joins Amadeus Next to deliver world-first mobile ancillary technology

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Seatfrog has joined Amadeus Next, the leading community for travel tech startups in Asia Pacific, as it aims to transform the future of mobile airline ancillaries by allowing travellers to upgrade their seat in the 48-hour window prior to take-off, and right up until the time of departure.

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The Amadeus Next partnership enables Seatfrog to benefit from Amadeus’ industry expertise, global customer base of more than 130 airlines, and access to Amadeus technology. Seatfrog is working closely with Amadeus Next to bring a new level of real-time data intelligence to market, to help Airlines set up and test rapidly, and begin to drive genuine commercial value immediately. This represents a significant innovation in mobile ancillaries and a step forward for airlines and travellers alike.

Seatfrog’s unique mobile platform is set to revolutionise mobile ancillaries, with a view to capturing a share of the US$130 billion airline ancillary industry. Built with a focus on data science and superior passenger experience, it allows travellers to transparently bid and pay for an upgrade in real time, and receive a new boarding pass directly to their mobile to scan at the gate in one smooth transaction. The benefits for airlines are…

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Traveloka to launch financial services in Vietnam and Thailand

Traveloka, which says it has 40 million active monthly users, is developing “buy now, pay later” services for Vietnam and Thailand.

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Indonesian company Traveloka and Southeast Asia’s largest online travel startup, plans to launch financial services in Vietnam and Thailand as it eyes a listing in the US, its president said.

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Will Covid-19 unleash a new generation of digital nomads?

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Will Covid-19 unleash a new generation of digital nomads?
– Covid-19 has facilitated the widespread adoption of remote working
– Despite travel restrictions, countries are seeking to attract digital nomads
– Dubai and Mexico have emerged as key destinations for foreign remote workers
– As travel resumes, many anticipate a new wave of roaming digital nomads

With Covid-19 facilitating the widespread adoption of remote working practices, some emerging markets are seeking to attract digital nomads through a series of incentives and special visas.

Despite border closures and travel restrictions resulting from the virus, various countries are stepping up efforts to incentivise the movement of so-called digital nomads – people who work remotely and relocate relatively freely.

For example, in October the Dubai government launched its virtual working programme, an initiative that gives foreign professionals the opportunity to move to the emirate and continue to work remotely in their current jobs.

The one-year programme, launched after Dubai reopened its borders to international tourists in July last year, is designed is attract professionals, entrepreneurs and those working in start-ups.

Given its strong ICT infrastructure and healthy start-up scene, Dubai has been seen as an increasingly attractive option for digital nomads in recent years, with officials marketing the emirate as a place where people can live and work by the beach.

As a further incentive, in January officials began offering free vaccines to those on the programme.

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Global Gaming Expo Asia Overview

This event is a must for anyone involved in the Asian gaming industry: an overwhelming 95% of Asian casino and sportsbook operators attend G2E Asia to present their products

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G2E Asia – an abbreviation for Global Gaming Expo Asia – is a renowned iGaming event and entertainment business hub where companies from all over the globe come to exhibit their latest products and innovations.

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