JetBlue Tech Ventures Vantage Airport Group partnership
JetBlue Technology Ventures adds airport partner to spur travel innovation
By Mitra Sorrells | April 25, 2019
Vantage Airport Group joins Air New Zealand as the second partner in JetBlue Technology Ventures' international innovation program. Read More
News | Technology
Airlines bring baggage handling mishaps down as tracking tech kicks in
By Linda Fox | April 25, 2019
SITA's baggage report shows that airlines and airports continue to make improvements in baggage mishandling. Read More
News | Technology
Travel recession opinion MMGY Clayton Reid
It's time to call it - we are heading for a travel recession, part 1
By Clayton Reid - MMGY Global  | April 24, 2019
MMGY Global CEO Clayton Reid sees a looming slowdown that will impact travel. The first part of his analysis explains why this has come about. Read More
Opinion | Online
Travel investors talk areas of focus, the right fit and U.S. funding
By Linda Fox | April 23, 2019
Thoughts from travel tech investors at an event in Ireland on what's hot and what they're looking for from startups. Read More
News | Startups
Startup Stage Wanderift
STARTUP STAGE: Wanderift brings a subscription model to air travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2019
Founded in December 2017, Wanderift allows users to buy a subscription of either $369 per month for three one-way flights or $459 per month for four one-way flights. Subscriptions are month-to-month.... Read More
Interview | Startups
Middle East series part 3 distribution
Middle East, part 3: How homegrown travel brands are diversifying distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | April 22, 2019
For the third part in our series on the Middle East, we analyze the distribution landscape and the role of homegrown online travel agencies. Read More
News | Distribution
Transactional emails in travel: The good, the bad and the ugly
By Matt Harris - Dyspatch  | April 19, 2019
Once consumers have booked a trip, the likelihood of receiving a really bad transactional email at some point between booking and departure is far too high.  Read More
Opinion | Online
GDS interfaces drag advisors out of the dark, green ages
GDS interfaces drag advisors out of the dark, green ages
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | April 19, 2019
Increasingly, GDSs and agencies are encouraging advisors to switch to graphical user interfaces. Read More
News | Distribution
U.S. airports biometric identification
U.S. aims to use facial recognition on nearly all departing air travelers within four years
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2019
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects to use facial-recognition technology on 97% of departing passengers within that time frame. Read More
News | Technology
Going beyond NDC: Answers to your questions
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2019
We caught up with the three panelists from a recent webinar to answer some of the top audience questions that we didn’t have time to address live at the event. Read More
News | Distribution
Ryanair to get new website, promises more personalization
Ryanair to get new website, promises more personalization
By Linda Fox | April 17, 2019
The move is part of the airline’s customer strategy for 2019, which aims to deliver a more personalized service on its digital channels. Read More
News | Online
ANA OpenJaw NDC platform2
All Nippon Airways, OpenJaw partner to create NDC-enabled booking platform
By Mitra Sorrells | April 16, 2019
All Nippon Airways will use OpenJaw Technologies' NDC platform to connect multiple distribution partners and personalize fare offers.     Read More
News | Distribution
phocuswright europe 2019 google
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Thijs van As
By PhocusWire | April 16, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Google Flights lead product manager Thijs van As. Read More
Interview | Online
kiw.zuri-unmanned-flights invests in Zuri to help develop unmanned civilian flights
By Linda Fox | April 15, 2019
Virtual interlining specialist has backed the unmanned flight concept that uses vertical take-off and landing tech. Read More
News | Distribution
wit 2019 wrapup
From WiT Middle East 2019: Travel brands jostle to find their groove in a booming market
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - WiT  | April 15, 2019
A look at the five key takeaways from WiT Middle East conference. Read More
News | Online