Media Alert: Launch of blockchain for hotel booking and UK tourism Rankings

Tarsh Consulting is handling two embargoed stories for World Travel Market 2019, the first is the launch of the first application of blockchain technology to hotel reservations and the second is rankings of the top origin markets for travel to the UK. More details are below.

In both cases, one on one interviews with the key people can be arranged at World Travel Market at London’s ExCeL centre and an embargoed press release can be provided.

Webjet will launch new blockchain booking verification solution at WTM

Whole industry could benefit from error free hotel reservations

WebBeds, the worlds’ second largest and fastest growing B2B accommodation provider will unveil new technology at the World Travel Market (WTM), that enables users to eliminate costly discrepancies that occur in up to 5% of hotel booking transactions. The technology, pioneered in collaboration with Microsoft, makes use of the blockchain, which underpins crypto currencies.

Lynne Oldfield: Director Corporate Development, who has led the project since its inception will be at WTM and available for one on one interviews prior to the launch announcement on November 7th.

ForwardKeys will unveil rankings for travel to the UK at WTM

ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm which monitors over 7m flight searches and 17 m air booking transactions a day, reveals a ranking of the UK’s top long-haul source markets – the top 50 cities and the top 30 countries – and how those rankings have changed over the past year and the past five years. The presentation will explain the key trends, and provide valuable insights for anyone involved in promoting the UK to visitors from abroad. If you are curious to know which origin markets are the largest, which are the fastest growing and by how much and which cities have zoomed up the rankings and why, this is the media briefing for you. Alternatively, if you are a journalist coming to WTM from far away, you could find out how important your market is to the UK and how it has been performing.

The briefing for the media will take place on 4th Nov 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 in the Press Conference Theatre – International Media Centre, at WTM.