Travel

Digital Travel Firm Webjet Has Launched Its Booking Verification Blockchain

Digital travel agent Webjet has launched its long-in-development blockchain-based platform in a bid to remove disparities in hotel booking data. Working in conjunction with Microsoft through the firm’s Azure blockchain-as-a-service sandbox since 2016, Webjet said Thursday the new Rezchain application will address hotel reservation snafus and overcharges by looking for data mismatches in real-time between customers, hotels and […]

Travel

IRDAI cracks down on misselling of travel insurance via online ticket booking portals, imposes curbs

In order to curb mis-selling of travel insurance through online ticket booking portals and apps, IRDAI has directed insurers to ensure that the travel insurance coverage option is not pre-selected as a default option on any ticket booking portal at the time of buying tickets online and also that travel insurance cannot be bought along with tickets bought 90 days before date of […]