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AT&T and Sabre part­ner. United and Mercedes ex­pand tar­mac trans­port. JAL adds Gogo Vi­sion. Chicago’s Ho­tel Blake joins As­cend Collection. Boe­ing ex­plores green diesel. Ho­tel Le Grande Belle­vue re­opens. South­west grows in­ter­na­tional routes. Mar­riott and Protea ink a deal. Eu­rail of­fers ad­vance pur­chase Global Pass. World­ho­tels adds Christo­foro Colombo. Find­ing which jet­Blue planes have Fly-Fi. JW Mar­riott de­buts LEED Gold in Seoul. Plus property pipe­line and new open­ings

AT&T and Sabre have part­nered to jointly de­velop and test so­lu­tions that take ad­van­tage of AT&T’s newly en­hanced Lo­ca­tion In­for­ma­tion Ser­vices (LIS) – Hy­brid, which al­lows de­vel­op­ers to build geo-aware mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions. The two com­pa­nies are ex­plor­ing how de­vice-based lo­ca­tion in­for­ma­tion ser­vices can help air­lines, air­port re­tail­ers and other travel-re­lated com­pa­nies deliver in­tel­li­gent, pre­dic­tive and per­son­al­ized ser­vices through­out a trav­eler’s jour­ney.

The two com­pa­nies are ex­plor­ing tech­nol­ogy that could un­der­pin apps across al­most all types of smart­phones, tablets and op­er­at­ing sys­tems. Any ser­vices de­vel­oped as part of the trial will meet lo­ca­tion ser­vices best prac­tices guide­lines when it comes to cus­tomer pri­vacy in­clud­ing cus­tomer opt-in. Phase one of the pi­lot project be­tween Sabre and AT&T is ex­pected to be com­pleted dur­ing the first half of 2014. For de­tails visit att.com and sabre.com.

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