Smart technologies and the ecosystems they are integrated into, these each represent opportunities for both businesses and travelers. Airports, being central to the overall travel market, they will soon become highly advanced Smart hubs themselves, According to a new report from MarketsandMarkets, the global market for smart airports will reach $13.5 billion by the year 2020. Already the demand for smart technologies integrated into center infrastructures will skyrocket in the next few years.
Travelport and e-Travel Technologies have just penned an agreement to bolster the former’s travel risk management services with duty of care solutions for the corporate travel market. e-Travel’s portfolio include; travel alerts, travel advisories, and travel tracker databases. These will now be made available globally to Travelport-connected travel agents.
This weeks resort spotlight shines on Westin’s Astir Palace in Athens. Sitting in the middle of 75 acres of lush gardens along a private peninsula, this resort offers endless vacationing possibilities for the Greece traveler. But the average traveler doing their discovery, just may not give this stunning resort a chance. Here’s the pro’s and con’s of this Athens hideaway.