Artificial Intelligence

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News / Startups
Reeco checks in with $10M for hotel supplies marketplace
By Linda Fox | March 28, 2023
The investment in the Israel-based company was led by Net Capital Ventures and Joule Ventures while a number of angel investors also participated. Read More
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News / Technology
Duve to launch ChatGPT tool for guest communications
By Linda Fox | March 27, 2023
The company, which plans to launch DuveAI in the second quarter of this year, says it will enable “hoteliers and hosts to interact with their guests like never before.” Read More
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News / Technology
Expedia, Kayak first in travel with plugins for ChatGPT
By Mitra Sorrells | March 23, 2023
ChatGPT is inviting its Plus subscribers to join a wait list to get access to plugins, with plans to roll them out more widely in the future.   Read More
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News / Technology
Travel Talk: What’s next for travel tech?
By PhocusWire | March 17, 2023
Editorial leaders from across Northstar Travel Group discuss how artificial intelligence, biometrics and the metaverse are reshaping the travel industry.   Read More
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News / Technology
Splio acquires Tinyclues to boost AI-marketing power
By Derek Catron | March 16, 2023
The Tinyclues’ platform increases the value proposition of Splio, making it the European leader in AI-powered customer relationship management, the company says.   Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Awai seeks to simplify travel booking with one-stop shop
By Kathryn Walson | March 13, 2023
The Melbourne-based startup says it saves consumers time, money and headaches during trip planning, while removing the need for travel agents. Read More
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News / Online Group sees outbound travel demand surge
By Mitra Sorrells | March 7, 2023
The company says demand for outbound travel is continuing to accelerate in the first months of this year, with bookings up more than 300% compared with the same period last year.   Read More
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News / Technology
Google enhances AI-powered ad tool for hoteliers
By Mitra Sorrells | March 7, 2023
The updates to Google's Performance Max campaign type are intended to help hotel advertisers with different properties create unique, effective ads for each one and track the performance of the campaign... Read More
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News / Technology
Amadeus, Microsoft on the "next-gen" travel experience
By Derek Catron | March 7, 2023
A new report from Amadeus and Microsoft explores how a focus on purpose and context will allow the travel industry to maximize value.   Read More
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News / Online
When will travel agencies deliver the “Connected Trip”?
By Christian Watts - Magpie | March 6, 2023
Will it be, Expedia or an AI startup that finally develops an app that helps you from the start of booking a trip until you get home again? Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Tern uses GPT technology for travel planning
By Mitra Sorrells | March 6, 2023
Tern is an artificial intelligence-powered travel planning system that provides personalized recommendations in minutes. Read More
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News / Online
RocketRez acquisition adds AI tech to guest experience
By Kathryn Walson | March 3, 2023
TourOpp Go! says its chatbot technology automates communication between tourist attractions and ticket buyers. Read More
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News / Technology
Expedia, Microsoft and travel experts on ChatGPT
By Mitra Sorrells | February 27, 2023
Listen to PhocusWire's first LinkedIn Audio event, with executives from Expedia and Microsoft and Kayak co-founder Paul English discussing the potential use of ChatGPT in travel.     Read More
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News / Technology
Magpie launches new tool for tour operators built on ChatGPT
By Mitra Sorrells | February 23, 2023
Magpie's ChatGPT-based “product optimization tool” is intended to help tour and activity suppliers create better quality marketing content, including titles, descriptions, keywords and... Read More
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News / Technology
Aerocloud lands $12.6M investment for airport management tech
By Linda Fox | February 21, 2023
AeroCloud uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to increase airport efficiency, improve communication and drive up operating margins. Read More