wrapup april 20 2018
Delta, Blacklane, BookingKit and more news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | April 20, 2018
Delta launches Farelogix’s calculation engine… BookingKit partners with Vakario… Thai Airways International promotes Blacklane… Cathay Pacific integrates with Skyscanner… RedAwning grows... Read More
Notated News | Technology
Kayak Alexa flight notifications
Kayak adds flight notifications to Alexa skill
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2018
As Kayak’s Amazon Alexa skill approaches its two-year anniversary, the company is updating the service with flight notifications.   Read More
News | Technology
Aruba blockchain Winding Tree3
Can blockchain help a tiny, travel-dependent island reinvent its economy?
By Mitra Sorrells | April 18, 2018
On the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba – population just over 100,000 – tourism is the foundation of the economy, contributing about 88% of its gross domestic product and accounting for 90% of its... Read More
News | Technology
AI series part 3 Hopper
AI analysis, part 3: The brains behind Hopper
By Mitra Sorrells | April 16, 2018
In part three, we talk to Fred Lalonde, founder and CEO of Hopper. Read More
News | Technology
QOTW: Something about keeping things alive
QOTW: Something about keeping things alive
By PhocusWire | April 13, 2018
Quote from Kathy Morgan, vice president of product management at Sabre Travel Network, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Distribution
In The Big Chair – Noreen Henry of WayBlazer
In The Big Chair – Noreen Henry of WayBlazer
By Mitra Sorrells | April 12, 2018
Hotel brands, travel tech providers, airline vacation packaging groups and others use Wayblazer’s AI-powered recommendation engine to help travelers find the best destinations and products. Read More
Interview | Technology
Sabre makes NDC push, launches new airline commercial platform
Sabre makes NDC push, launches new airline commercial platform
By Jill Menze | April 12, 2018
While airlines are still adjusting their attitudes toward IATA’s New Distribution Capability, Sabre has changed its tune about how the communication standard will present new opportunities around... Read More
News | Distribution
Sabre aims to break down walls as it "reimagines" business of travel
Sabre aims to break down walls as it "reimagines" business of travel
By Jill Menze | April 11, 2018
Sabre president and CEO Sean Menke has a new vision for how tech will reimagine the business of travel. Read More
News | Technology
EAN Points Loyalty Program report 2
Experiences and products - not financial rewards - drive customer loyalty for travel brands
By Mitra Sorrells | April 10, 2018
The key to long-term loyalty for travel brands comes from creating memorable experiences based on superior products and personalized service.   Read More
News | Distribution
AI series part 2 Watson
AI analysis, part 2: Watson's world
By Mitra Sorrells | April 9, 2018
It’s been more than seven years since IBM’s Watson computer entered the spotlight by beating two acclaimed – and human – competitors on the quiz show Jeopardy!   Read More
News | Technology
MakeMyTrip Flipkart partnership
MakeMyTrip boosts distribution with Flipkart partnership
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2018
Less than a month after buzz circulated that Amazon could make a move into travel – again – one of its biggest e-commerce competitors is doing just that. Read More
News | Distribution
Expedia Air France-KLM agreement
Expedia Group can sell Air France-KLM flights without surcharge
By Mitra Sorrells | April 4, 2018
Air France-KLM has agreed to waive surcharges for leisure and corporate customers that book through Expedia Group brands Expedia, Ebookers and Egencia. Read More
News | Distribution
Rome2rio PCW Europe
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Rome2rio's Rod Cuthbert
By PhocusWire | April 3, 2018
Ahead of the event, Rod Cuthbert discusses the evolution of multi-modal booking, how Google is changing travel and why he's publicly called out TripAdvisor. Read More
Interview | Online
wrapup april 2 2018
Amadeus, Hotelbeds, Interjet and more news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | April 2, 2018
Amadeus adds tours from Bookingkit… Hotelbeds group succeeds through its API… Interjet signs deal with Sabre… Philippine Airlines works toward five-star rating… Peakwork introduces new solutions… Read More
Notated News | Technology
AI series part 1 GDSs
AI analysis, part 1: Travel tech giants
By Mitra Sorrells | April 2, 2018
The ubiquity of artificial intelligence is evident in the fact that the abbreviation “AI” is now a common and recognizable term.    Read More
News | Technology