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News / Technology
AI Insights: Generative AI's impact on the shopping experience
By PhocusWire June 6, 2023
Amadeus chief technology officer Sylvain Roy answers our questions on how the company is working with generative artificial intelligence technology. Read More
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News / Startups
Frontdesk acquires short-term rental operator Zencity
By Derek Catron June 6, 2023
The purchase is part of a plan to expand Frontdesk’s inventory of furnished apartments maintained to hotel standards that can be rented for nights, weeks or months at a time.   Read More
News / Technology
Iris launches venture arm to build hospitality tech ecosystem
By Linda Fox June 6, 2023
Iris Tech Ventures, spearheaded by Iris CEO Mark Horne, is targeting travel and hospitality startups across the world who are working on improving the guest experience.... Read More
News / Online
Misterb&b adds in-app social network for LGBTQ+ travelers
By Mitra Sorrells June 5, 2023
The LGBTQ+-centric travel accommodation and experience booking platform’s new social network is intended to help users meet one another and also meet locals in destinations they are visiting.  ... Read More
News / Online unveils Trekki NFT to unite travel and Web3
By Linda Fox June 5, 2023
Later this year the Singapore-based brand plans to sell 10,000 dolphin-themed NFTs, with its benefits tied to how much the token holder travels.... Read More
News / Online
Kayak launches “best time to travel” tool
By Derek Catron June 2, 2023
The “Best Time to Travel” tool incorporates predictive data from Kayak’s billions of travel queries to forecast future flight and hotel prices, allowing travelers to compare predicted pricing against monthly weather averages.  ... Read More

Opinion / Online
Influencers v. advertisers - why travel marketing is transforming
Today’s travelers are turning to social media to inspire their next trip; travel markets should adapt... Read more
News / Online
What travel companies can do to keep banks’ trust
Banks become more conservative at times of economic unrest. The companies that bear the brunt of that... Read more
News / Online
Phocuswright debuts updated interactive travel data tool
Known as Phocal Point, the platform makes it easy for users to create custom interactive charts and... Read more
News / Online
GetYourGuide nabs $194M for global expansion, more AI development
Along with a newly-launched ChatGPT plugin, GetYourGuide is exploring a variety of use cases for... Read more
News / Online
Visa wait times remain top concern at U.S. travel conference
A meeting between destination leaders and officials from the State Department at U.S. Travel’s annual... Read more
News / Online
Former Sabre exec Traci Mercer on her new role at Priceline
In her new role as senior vice president and head of accommodations for Priceline, Traci Mercer... Read more

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