Artificial Intelligence

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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: TravelRank guides travelers to new destinations via AI
By Linda Fox | August 4, 2021
TravelRank's AI analyzes the user's travel history and compares it to data of similar travelers and similar unvisited destinations. Read More
Airlines must embrace tech to improve passenger experience
Opinion / Technology
Airlines must embrace tech to improve passenger experience
By Juan Hoyos - Cinq | July 30, 2021
How can airlines use technology to improve the overall customer journey as travelers take off in growing numbers? Here are three areas that airlines can focus on to improve the passenger... Read More
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News / Online
Skyscanner tests personalized road trip service
By Mitra Sorrells | July 29, 2021
Skyscanner's new Road Trips service is built on personalization capabilities from Inspirock and launching in five countries. Read More
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News / Distribution
Amadeus offers Hopper’s travel fintech products to intermediaries and airlines
By Mitra Sorrells | July 27, 2021
In a new two-way partnership Amadeus will offer Hopper’s fintech products to its clients while Hopper gains access to Amadeus’ car rental inventory.     Read More
The most informed travel agents: Artificial intelligence and consent
Opinion / Technology
The most informed travel agents: Artificial intelligence and consent
By Simon Yencken - Fanplayr | July 27, 2021
As artificial intelligence technologies continue to advance in sophistication and adoption, they will hyper-charge personalization in the travel industry. Read More
Lyft and Ford unite to push autonomous ride-hailing services at scale
News / Technology
Lyft and Ford unite to push autonomous ride-hailing services at scale
By Kevin May | July 26, 2021
The motor manufacturing giant will deploy its vehicles and safety drivers, using Argo AI's autonomous driving software, on the Lyft network of services. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: ModiHost is a hotel management system using AI and blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
ModiHost is a hotel management system that uses artificial intelligence to personalize the guest experience and blockchain and smart contracts to build in transparency and efficiency.   Read More
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News / Startups
E-commerce fraud fighter Nethone raises $6.7M
By Mitra Sorrells | July 19, 2021
Nethone, a Poland-based startup that provides fraud protection technology for travel suppliers, says it will use the funding to accelerate its go-to-market efforts and to develop new features.   Read More
softbank invests in yanolja
News / Online
SoftBank invests $1.7B into South Korean travel platform Yanolja
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2021
According to Yanolja, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the company achieved both net growth and gains in operating profit last year. Read More
Former Uber exec leads $17.5M round into autonomous traffic management platform NoTraffic
News / Technology
Former Uber exec leads $17.5M round into autonomous traffic management platform NoTraffic
By Jill Menze | July 14, 2021
NoTraffic uses artificial intelligence to modernize traffic management and save cities on infrastructure and traffic management costs. Read More
VIDEO: Troop - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Technology
VIDEO: Troop - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 7, 2021
Troop is building a self-serving end-to-end meetings management technology to make organizing a meeting easy for anyone. Read More
Startup Stage: Travlled opens up guest data services for hotels
Interview / Startups
Startup Stage: Travlled opens up guest data services for hotels
By Jill Menze | June 30, 2021
Travlled solves the guest data issue, by enabling customers to create and share their unique preference profile with hotels.  Read More
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Interview / Technology
In The Big Chair - Stan Boland of Five
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2021
Five announced Series B funding of $41 million in March 2020 to further develop its in-car software. In 2019 the company conducted tests of self-driving cars in London. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
The intersection of travel and mobility requires a big effort on tech
By David Litwak - Ground Control | June 21, 2021
In order for integration businesses, or marketplaces, to exist you need to have enough of the industry onboarded and accessible - especially as mobility and travel come close together. Read More
Google's Waymo collects $2.5B to continue autonomous driving push
News / Technology
Google's Waymo collects $2.5B to continue autonomous driving push
By Kevin May | June 18, 2021
The new investment follows a $2.25 billion deal in March 2020, a top-up round of $750 million just three months later and the departure of its CEO in April 2021. Read More