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What NFTs and the metaverse mean for airline loyalty programs
Opinion / Technology
What NFTs and the metaverse mean for airline loyalty programs
By Joseph Vito DeLuca - Kambr | January 19, 2022
While NFT and metaverse technologies are in their infancy, they have the potential to reimagine airline loyalty programs. Read More
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News / Technology
Singapore Airlines creates lab for digital push
By Linda Fox | January 18, 2022
The lab is described as a £24 million “research facility to develop cutting-edge solutions" across passenger services, revenue management and operations. Read More
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News
Transport companies made headlines for innovation in 2021
By Linda Fox | January 18, 2022
Some travel companies are savvy when it comes to generating buzz, while others are truly innovative. Read More
VIDEO: Uplift on riding the buy-now-pay-later wave
News / Technology
VIDEO: Uplift on riding the buy-now-pay-later wave
By PhocusWire | January 14, 2022
CEO Brian Barth discusses how the concept might evolve next, usage rates of the services, partner trends and how subscription models fit in. Read More
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | January 14, 2022
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | January 14, 2022
PhocusWire%252527s live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector%252527s efforts to recover. Read More
Origin raises $5M for membership-based trip-planning app
News / Startups
Origin raises $5M for membership-based trip-planning app
By Jill Menze | January 14, 2022
Origin's travel curators have local expertise and use machine learning to help travelers find, plan and book their trips, including flights, accommodation and experiences. Read More
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News / Technology
Airline tech chiefs prioritize investment in cybersecurity, cloud services
By Linda Fox | January 13, 2022
SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights study reveals 61% of airlines see IT investment increasing in 2022 while 55% of airports expect to spend more. Read More
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News / Technology
Airports trade group displeased about 5G agreement
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | January 13, 2022
Airports Council International North America CEO Kevin Burke said the list of airports getting a 5G buffer zone is largely irrelevant. Read More
Fly Now Pay Later takes off with $75M investment round
News / Technology
Fly Now Pay Later takes off with $75M investment round
By Kevin May | January 11, 2022
The latest injection of capital brings the total invested in the U.K.-based staggered travel payment service to just over $150 million over seven rounds. Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: How DeFi tokens can reinvent travel loyalty
By PhocusWire | January 11, 2022
Coras CEO Mark McLaughlin explains how blockchain-based tokens can solve problems inherent in existing loyalty programs. Read More
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News / Online
JetBlue launches sustainability program for corporate customers
By Donna M. Airoldi - BTN | January 7, 2022
JetBlue’s new Sustainable Travel Partners program is intended to help corporate customers fast-track their sustainability targets.   Read More
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News / Technology
Clear acquires virtual queuing tech company Whyline
By Jill Menze | January 5, 2022
Whyline’s software allows users to see live wait-times to enter a queue remotely. Read More
CellPoint Digital raises $25M to go beyond travel payments
News / Technology
CellPoint Digital raises $25M to go beyond travel payments
By Linda Fox | January 5, 2022
CellPoint Digital plans to use the funds to expand into new markets including retail, gaming, crypto and digital content. Read More
Network providers reject U.S. agency request to stall 5G rollout on aircraft
News / Technology
Network providers reject U.S. agency request to stall 5G rollout on aircraft
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | January 5, 2022
The Biden administration is concerned that the deployments will interfere with aircraft landings and approaches. Read More