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Tech trends enabling customer acquisition and end-to-end engagement in 2020
Tech trends enabling customer acquisition and end-to-end engagement in 2020
By Sinead Reilly and Glenville Morris - Travelport  | January 20, 2020
Travelport's most recent trends report has blended industry expert opinions with a survey of 23,000 consumers and 100 senior travel professionals.  Read More
From Our Partners | Online
The Future of Travel Experience: Digital overhaul, from air to rail
The Future of Travel Experience: Digital overhaul, from air to rail
By Jeff Katz - Journera  | January 17, 2020
In his series of interviews with industry leaders, Jeff Katz talks to Richard Anderson, CEO of Amtrak and former CEO of Delta Air Lines. Read More
Interview | Online
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Smart hotel specialist Xie Zhu Technology overcomes "capital winter" to raise $37M
By Steven Lerner | January 17, 2020
Xie Zhu Technology says it will use the funding for technology research and development, expanding into new markets in Southeast Asia and to prepare for a potential IPO in 2020.   Read More
News | Technology
Hotel revenue management tool Beonprice lands €2.5M for product development, European expansion
Hotel revenue management tool Beonprice lands €2.5M for product development, European expansion
By Steven Lerner | January 13, 2020
This latest investment, which is all equity, brings the company's total funding to date to €5 million.   Read More
News | Technology
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Price-predicting app Atta raises $3M to strengthen Asia partnerships, marketing efforts
By Steven Lerner | January 10, 2020
Atta Inc. will also use the funding to recruit engineers and increase partnerships in the region. Read More
News | Technology
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Travel tech pros put sustainability behind economy as key challenges for 2020
By Linda Fox | January 9, 2020
A Travel Technology Europe survey highlights economic uncertainty as the greatest challenge facing the industry - but sustainability and climate change follow close behind. Read More
News | Technology
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Coupa Software acquires corporate travel technology provider Yapta
By Mitra Sorrells | January 8, 2020
Business spend management software company Coupa has acquired Yapta, which provides airfare and hotel price assurance technology. Read More
News | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: Vervotech enables travel businesses to scale rapidly for the digital era
By Steven Lerner | January 3, 2020
Vervotech is a company that offers AI-based next-gen products built for travel businesses. Read More
Interview | Startups
The next decade of change in the travel industry
The next decade of change in the travel industry
By Abhijit Pal - Expedia Group  | December 30, 2019
Expedia Group's head of research for the Travel Partners Group shares his predictions - some obvious and some outlandish - for the next 10 years. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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AI-powered bot Eddy Travels lands $500K inaugural round for market expansion
By Steven Lerner | December 27, 2019
Techstars Toronto, Practica Capital and Open Circle Capital VCs led the round, with participation from angel investors in the United States, Canada and the U.K.  Read More
News | Technology
Airports in 2020 and beyond - it's not just all about the airlines
Airports in 2020 and beyond - it's not just all about the airlines
By Benoit Verbaere - SITA  | December 24, 2019
Over the next decade, we will witness an exponentially accelerated pace of change as digital native passengers and airport staff embrace transformative technologies. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Day trip like a local - Cunard boosts shore excursions via Cool Cousin deal
Day trip like a local - Cunard boosts shore excursions via Cool Cousin deal
By Mitra Sorrells | December 24, 2019
Cunard is partnering with travel tech startup Cool Cousin to offer curated destination guides for each of its ports. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Road.Travel integrates the travel industry with connected cars
By Steven Lerner | December 20, 2019
Road.Travel is a planner and marketplace for complex itineraries that allows users to personalize and book self-guided trips. Read More
Interview | Startups
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TravelFlan bags $7M to enhance IT, expand to new markets
By Steven Lerner | December 17, 2019
The Series A round brings the Hong Kong-based AI digital solution startup's total funding to more than $9.9 million. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Mindsay - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Mindsay - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 17, 2019
This leader in conversational AI for the travel industry builds AI-powered chatbots for major travel companies. Read More
Interview | Startups