Hopper buys PlacePass, moves into tours and activities
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Hopper buys PlacePass, moves into tours and activities
By Kevin May October 19, 2021
PlacePass has a consumer-facing booking service but the company is perhaps best known as the engine behind Marriott's Bonvoy Tours and Activities platform. Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for Peter Kern
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The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for Peter Kern
By PhocusWire October 19, 2021
Kern oversees a portfolio of brands such as Expedia, Vrbo, Hotels.com and Trivago, as well as a number of B2B services including Expedia Group Media Solutions and Expedia Group Partner Solutions. Read More
News / Startups
Rezdy lands $5.6M investment, plans North America expansion
By Linda Fox October 19, 2021
Rezdy is planning product and engineering development with its latest funding, over three years on from its previous round.... Read More
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Princess Cruises president John Padgett on driving brand, tech innovation
By Johanna Jainchill - Travel Weekly October 19, 2021
The line's new president talks about how innovation adds value to vacations.... Read More
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Zeus Living raises $55M for flexible accommodations model
By Jill Menze October 18, 2021
Zeus Living, which counts Airbnb as a previous investor, is looking beyond the corporate travel market.... Read More
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 2
By Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group October 18, 2021
In the second part of his analysis of hotel PMS architecture%2c Shiji Group%27s Anthony Hunt explains why microservice technology has benefits the industry needs to modernize.... Read More

News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital... Read more
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Is the neoluxury traveler leading industry recovery?
The neoluxury traveler is demanding an experience throughout the travel process and the trip itself. Read more
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Willingness to use apps, share health data increasing as travel opens
Ninety-seven percent of respondents to an Amadeus survey say technology will increase their confidence... Read more
Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: Criticizing airlines is easy, changing them will be harder
The first step by airlines must be an acceptance that there needs to be a root and branch makeover of... Read more
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 1
Legacy systems built on client-server architecture lack the efficiency and scalability now... Read more
News / Startups
Startup accommodation platform CuddlyNest raises $3.5M
Founded in 2017, CuddlyNest says it will use the funding to grow its team and add new product... Read more
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