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Toyota backs autonomous shuttle service May Mobility with $50M investment
By Steven Lerner | December 5, 2019
The Toyota Motor Corporation is leading a $50 million Series B round into autonomous transportation-as-a-service startup May Mobility. Read More
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VIDEO: Google on machine learning having an impact on online travel
By Linda Fox | November 28, 2019
A Tech Talk from Google at the Phocuswright Conference 2019 highlights areas where machine learning can improve operations for travel companies. Read More
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VIDEO: Kara Swisher on the tech trends shaping the travel industry
VIDEO: Kara Swisher on the tech trends shaping the travel industry
By Jill Menze | November 26, 2019
At The Phocuswright Conference 2019, journalist Kara Swisher said recurring revenue bundles, augmented reality and transportation are trends to watch in the travel industry. Read More
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VIDEO: 30SecondsToFly - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: 30SecondsToFly - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | November 26, 2019
Claire, the AI partner for large TMCs, offers traveler-centric conversational commerce for higher revenues and lower costs. Read More
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Hot 25 Startups 2020: ForwardX
Hot 25 Startups 2020: ForwardX
By PhocusWire | November 18, 2019
ForwardX's Ovis is the world’s first vision-powered artificial intelligence carry-on luggage that can follow users from behind and can move autonomously on the side throughout the airport. Read More
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Hot 25 Startups 2020: Journera
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Journera
By PhocusWire | November 18, 2019
Journera enables travel companies to leverage their data to create a more seamless experience. Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Whispr wants to help frontline staff with voice guidance
STARTUP STAGE: Whispr wants to help frontline staff with voice guidance
By Linda Fox | November 15, 2019
The company was recently accepted into IAG's Hangar 51 accelerator and has begun work with maintenance staff at Spain flag carrier, Iberia. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Hopper acquires GDX Travel, advancing NDC capacity and geographic growth
By Mitra Sorrells | November 14, 2019
The deal gives Hopper direct access to more than 25 regional and low-cost carriers in Latin America via IATA’s NDC. Read More
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The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - A future not fully understood
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - A future not fully understood
By PhocusWire | November 8, 2019
Will the brands that dominate now still be there in a future still yet to be fully defined? Yes and no. That's why the next era for the digital travel economy promises to be such a thrilling ride... Read More
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Singapore Tourism Board opens accelerator to improve the visitor experience
By Linda Fox | October 31, 2019
Singapore Tourism has announced the first cohort of startups for its accelerator which has been set up to boost the visitor experience. Read More
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Digital transformation still in its infancy for airlines
By Linda Fox | October 16, 2019
A study from PROS reveals perceptions from the aviation industry on the state of digital transformation. Read More
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Google's Waymo to trial autonomous vehicle airport transfers
Google's Waymo to trial autonomous vehicle airport transfers
By Kevin May | October 14, 2019
It is hoped the service, operated in conjunction with Groupe Renault, will run between La Defense in Paris and Charles de Gaulle Airport. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: TripAbrood wants to be smart with family trip planning
By Linda Fox | October 14, 2019
TripAbrood is using artificial intelligence to build a virtual assistant to help book family vacations. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Travel brands, take note: The Age of Convergence is here
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDeaS  | October 11, 2019
The Age of Convergence isn’t a pie‐in‐the‐sky idea or something that may happen in the future. Convergence is already happening every day, and it’s a part of our daily lives, even if we can’t see it. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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VIDEO: AirBaltic on NDC, Blockchain and other emerging tech
By Linda Fox | October 4, 2019
PhocusWire talked to airBaltic boss Martin Gauss about emerging tech, NDC and wider distribution challenges at the World Aviation Festival 2019. Read More
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