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Interview / Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Tashi provides technology for travel marketplaces
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2021
Tashi provides the drag-and-drop tools, integrations and templates to easily create and launch a peer-to-peer travel marketplace.   Read More
Travelport shifts to cloud hosting through Amazon Web Services
News / Technology
Travelport shifts to cloud hosting through Amazon Web Services
By Kevin May | June 15, 2021
The distribution and travel IT giant will migrate its global platform to Amazon Web Services as part of a wider-ranging agreement. Read More
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News / Online
Q&A: OYO on how it wants to emerge from the COVID crisis
By Mitra Sorrells | June 8, 2021
Abhinav Sinha, COO of India-based OYO, discusses what the company has learned through the pandemic, new tech products it has launched and its plans for future growth. Read More
How I Got Here, episode 67 - Richard Valtr of Mews
Interview / Technology
How I Got Here, episode 67 - Richard Valtr of Mews
By PhocusWire | June 3, 2021
Richard Valtr was back in his home country of the Czech Republic and helping with a family project to renovate and build a hotel, when the concept of Mews was formed. Read More
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News / Technology
MyDigitalOffice acquires Broadvine to boost hotel performance platform
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2021
MyDigitalOffice says the addition of Broadvine's budgeting and forecasting technology rounds out its platform. Read More
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News / Startups
Singapore-based GlobalTix raises S$3M to develop new digital solutions for attractions industry
By Mitra Sorrells | April 21, 2021
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, GlobalTix says the company has expanded from being a channel manager to also providing technology solutions across Asia Pacific for its attractions, tours and... Read More
Sabre sells Trams to Tres Technologies
News / Technology
Sabre sells Trams to Tres Technologies
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | April 15, 2021
Tres provides CRM and back-office systems to travel agencies and was founded by Lee Rosen, who founded Trams and eventually sold it to Sabre. Read More
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News / Technology
Redeam plans to expand activities platform after $12M funding round
By Kevin May | April 1, 2021
The Series B round was led by Vertical Venture Partners and Thayer Ventures. Other existing backers participating in the investment include Peninsula Ventures and Cobre Capital, with Boulder... Read More
Why hoteliers should consider a phased approach to a revenue rebound
Opinion / Distribution
Why hoteliers should consider a phased approach to a revenue rebound
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDeaS | March 24, 2021
The sector needs a better understanding of data, insight into what is driving today’s consumer, untapped innovation, new leadership roles and the agility to keep up with demand. Read More
STARTUP STAGE: WePlan brings tech to travel team planning
Interview / Technology
STARTUP STAGE: WePlan brings tech to travel team planning
By Jill Menze | March 23, 2021
The Germany-based startup was founded by Franziska Burmester and Lana Jansen following successful careers in aviation consulting. Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: Optii’s Katherine Grass on the playbook for recovery in hospitality
By Jill Menze | March 8, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire's inaugural Pulse event, Optii CEO Katherine Grass says flexibility is the name of the game in 2021. Read More
How Big Data can drive hotel value and loyalty
Opinion / Technology
How Big Data can drive hotel value and loyalty
By Laurent Idrac - Hapi | March 1, 2021
Hotels may know about their guests pre‐stay and post‐stay, but they’re often missing out on the most important part of the journey: personalizing the experience while on property. Read More
Is hospitality ready to service the digitally savvy travel consumer?
Opinion / Technology
Is hospitality ready to service the digitally savvy travel consumer?
By Max Starkov - hospitality consultant and strategist | February 16, 2021
There is a clear deficit of proper hospitality industry education in digital technology and the latest technology innovations, trends and best practices. Read More
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News / Technology
Casai talks technology investment and data-driven decisions
By Linda Fox | February 10, 2021
For a company that set its strategy on offering smart rentals - its name translates as smart home - it concedes a need to ensure the business is getting the basics right. Read More
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Opinion / Online
What COVID-induced changes in hospitality are here to stay?
By Soenke Weiss - Optii Solutions | February 8, 2021
The founder and chief strategy officer of Optii Solutions says hotels should expect enhanced operational and cleaning protocols to be the norm for years to come.   Read More