MORE: Tom Brady’s new TB12 product criticized as exploiting coronavirus fears Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye is expected to recover from the kidney-related issues that sent him to the hospital, where the 80-year-old recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his son told ESPN.Pat Dye Jr. said his father’s positive COVID-19 test “occurred a number of days ago during a routine precautionary test pursuant to his hospitalization for kidney-related issues,” adding that Pat Dye Sr. “has essentially been asymptomatic for the virus.” Dye, who also served as Auburn’s athletic director from 1981 to 1991 while he coached the Tigers’ football team from 1981 to 1992, reportedly has been living at his farm in Notasulga, Ala.”We fully anticipate his release from the hospital in the next few days once his kidney function is stable,” Pat Dye Jr. told ESPN of his father. “On behalf of my family, I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming support for Dad and our family upon the reporting of this news.”Pat Dye Sr., a College Football Hall of Famer, compiled a record of 99-39-4 in 12 seasons as Auburn’s football coach. His success is why Auburn’s football team now plays its home games on Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Amadeus Offers has been described as a ‘first of a kind solution’ that will save travel consultants time in the management of pre-booking activities, quote handling, proposing alternatives and making and cancelling provisional bookings. Launched yesterday, the travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, Amadeus, has revolutionised the way consultants work by using the GDS to automate the quote generation and conversion process. Utilising Amadeus Selling Platform, one of the most widely used front office application, Offers creates professional, easy-to-read offers that automatically include flight and hotel itineraries, pricing and mini-fare rules. Once generated, travel consultants then can easily email the quote to the traveller in a selected format to suit or through Amadeus online portal Checkmytrip. Also once the client confirms to book, the conversion from a quote to a booking can be done in a single transaction, avoiding the need to perform the entire search flow again. Consultants can instantly retrieve the offer from the PNR (searching by name or booking reference) and validate the fare and costs before converting it into a booking. As no airline inventory is held, there is no need to cancel rejected offers, which automatically expire after 30 days. “Amadeus Offers is a revolution for travel agents,” Amadeus IT Pacific managing director Sari Vahakoski said of the time saving solution that helps to improve customer service and agency ability to report on pre-booking trends. “It provides a central, cross-channel facility to manage pre-booking functions and can store up to 20 saved quotes, or offers, inside a single easy-to-retrieve Amadeus Passenger Name Record (PNR). “It will help travel agents to dramatically improve operational efficiency and boost revenue – a must have for travel agents in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region.”