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News / Technology
Travel innovation "faceoff" brands unveiled for Business Travel Show
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2021
The companies will present their services in series of head-to-head battles at the in person event, which takes place later this month. Read More
Sixt and Intel unite for autonomous taxi vehicle launch
News / Technology
Sixt and Intel unite for autonomous taxi vehicle launch
By Kevin May | September 10, 2021
Robotaxi services in the Bavarian city will be available via the Sixt app and on Moovit. Read More
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News / Technology
Microsoft, OYO partner to develop travel products and tech
By Mitra Sorrells | September 9, 2021
Along with announcing that the companies will work together to create "next-gen travel and hospitality products and technologies," Microsoft acknowledges a recent equity investment in OYO.   Read More
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News / Technology
Atomize attracts €3.4M to address hospitality pricing challenges
By Linda Fox | September 9, 2021
The company's funding is a precursor to Atomize's plan to list on the public markets in 2022. Read More
The next steps for travel are long and led by digital
Opinion / Technology
The next steps for travel are long and led by digital
By Koen Deryckere and Emily Weiss - Accenture | September 6, 2021
Why collaboration and investment in cloud and digital technology will make travel companies future-ready. Read More
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News / Technology
Flyr boosts airline revenue tech, acquires Faredirect and xCheck
By Linda Fox | September 3, 2021
Flyr adds ancillary revenue capabilities and fare marketing technology to its existing revenue optimization tech. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Travel management company roles grow as business travelers venture out
By Gavin Smith - Element | August 31, 2021
Business travelers will be even more reliant on the expert knowledge of TMCs going forward. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Una is an AI-powered digital travel agent
By Mitra Sorrells | August 26, 2021
XOKind is building AI agents that help people plan and make decisions more easily starting with its travel product, Una. Read More
The state of digital advertising in travel
News / Online
The state of digital advertising in travel
By Jill Menze | August 24, 2021
A new report from Sojern seeks to understand how COVID-19 has impacted budget, ad spend, allocation by channel and how advertisers are thinking about the future of ad tech. Read More
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News / Startups
Travel startup investment to hit $44B in 2021
By Linda Fox | August 23, 2021
The number of travel and mobility startups grew 5% in 2021, according to Lufthansa Innovation Hub. Read More
How COVID-19 has changed travel's chief technology officers
News / Technology
How COVID-19 has changed travel's chief technology officers
By Linda Fox | August 19, 2021
Travel CTOs have had to acquire new skills, upend their priority list and think carefully about how to combine new tech with legacy systems and practices, for maximum efficiency. Read More
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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