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ICEbreaker, March 2018

by ICE ICT Editor | March 29, 2018 | Newsletter | 0 Comments

Hello and welcome to our monthly newsletter, ICEbreaker from ICE, the travel technology consultants.
To prolong our St Patrick Day’s celebrations we’re making our March ICEbreaker a special green edition. This month’s highlights include Norway’s journey to build electric shipping fleets, the rise and rise of sustainable aviation fuel and MIT’s robot fish diving undercover to save the coral reefs. We also have some interesting reads on project management and avoiding risk in software testing.

This month we enjoyed seeing many of our clients and friends at Seatrade Global in Fort Lauderdale. We welcomed a number of new members to the CLIA Technology Advisory Council where a motion was formed for a dedicated cruise focused technology event later in 2018.
We’d also like to welcome our latest managed service client ACTours to TheICEway family. We are extremely proud of our strong relationship with P&O Ferries, which is very happy with the services we have been providing for the last 18 months. Read the P&O Case study here.

Until then, 

Ian Richardson (Richie) and Conor Byrne
(ICE's founders) 

Infographic Of The Month

What risks are we willing to accept with self-driving cars? Placing the recent driverless Uber car accident in context, here are car-related deaths from 1925-1995.


Quote Of The Month


 “Protecting people's information is at the heart of everything we do. No systems were infiltrated, and no passwords or sensitive pieces of information were stolen or hacked.”


Paul Grewal, deputy general counsel at Facebook responding to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which will have repercussions for our industry and beyond.

Find out more HERE.

Number Of The Month


48 Hours


It takes just 48 hours to print a 3D house, showcased as a potential safe shelter for the homeless at SXSW this year.

Find out more HERE.

Articles Of The Month


A Guide On When To Take The Risk With Software Testing

ew software is almost never bug-free. So how should business take the call on when to release a new product? If you require advice and support in software testing contact our testing experts at eTestware.

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Let's Hear It For Women In Travel

We know that diversity is good for business so how does the travel industry fare with senior women at the top table?

Read More (3 mins)



Europe Sails Towards Electrified Shipping Fleets

Norway is leading the way with electric-powered ships, with plans to have 60 electric ferries by 2021. More than half of all Norwegian cars sold last year were hybrid or electric. It’s not just climate change; the economics make sense too.

Read More (4 mins)



Can Artificial Intelligence Make Baggage Tracking Better?

Technology has already reduced the air industry’s baggage mishandling costs from
$4.22 billion to $2.1 billion over the past decade. How can AI tools empower airlines to keep track of the new volumes of data from IATA Resolution 753?

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1 Billion Passengers To Fly On Sustainable Fuel

The IATA wants 1 billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mixture of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. SAF is helping the airline industry's commitment to achieve carbon neutral growth from 2020.

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VR For Travel

Virtual reality doesn't just have to be about the novelty of gimmicks and games. It can help you overcome client objections and drive booking rates. Research shows that 13% of people who experience a holiday in VR go on to book or get in touch.

Read More (4 mins)



The Paradox Of Tech And Insomnia

Is tech really responsible for the sleep deprivation epidemic, which is costing the US up to $411bn a year? Maybe. But tech might also have a role to play in fixing the sleep crisis reports CNBC

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The Digital Workplace Is Changing Project Management

We're big believers in the power of the digital workplace. This is how it's changing project management with increased agility, collaboration, efficiency and productivity.

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Robot Fish Save The Coral

MIT's SoFi, a robo-fish powered by a Super Nintendo controller is a sophisticated, discreet observatory empowering scientists to study marine life in its natural habitat.

Read More (2 mins)


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