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As Bitcoin surges, will cryptocurrency become an accepted form of payment in travel?
As Bitcoin surges, will cryptocurrency become an accepted form of payment in travel?
By Mitra Sorrells | February 18, 2021
Industry experts agree digital currencies are an inevitable evolution and provide advantages for travel payments, but there are challenges to adoption. Read More
News | Technology
Is hospitality ready to service the digitally savvy travel consumer?
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
Opinion | Technology
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Health passport standards, interoperability critical for revival of international travel
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2021
During a panel discussion hosted by Plug and Play, industry leaders stressed the need for fast solutions to spur travel this summer. Read More
News | Technology
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Maps.me lands $50M round, plans mobile wallet
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2021
Maps.me plans to bring decentralized finance for travel purchases to its users following the new funding round. Read More
News | Online
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Fetch.ai launches AI travel agents to reduce hotel booking distribution cost
By Linda Fox | January 15, 2021
Fetch.ai believes its AI agents can reduce distribution costs and protect hotels from security breaches. Read More
News | Distribution
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International SOS successfully pilots digital health pass in Singapore
By WiT | January 5, 2021
Travelers can use the IOC AOKpass to verify health credentials at Changi Airport. Read More
News | Technology
Hot 25 Startups 2021: Zamna
Hot 25 Startups 2021: Zamna
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
Zamna empowers airlines to verify a passenger’s identity prior to arriving at an airport, creating both a better passenger experience and better security. Read More
Interview | Startups
15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy
15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy
By Kevin May | September 8, 2020
Insert a near-shutdown of the industry due to COVID-19 this year and you can multiply the existing challenges for travel startups tenfold. But they should think about these tips as they look ahead. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Biztribution - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
VIDEO: Biztribution - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2020
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
Reinventing air distribution: empowering stakeholders to reduce costs and regain governance. Read More
Interview | Distribution
InPhocus, episode 18 - Innovators are primed and ready
InPhocus, episode 18 - Innovators are primed and ready
By PhocusWire | July 17, 2020
The reset that everyone is going through gives startups (already born or just ideas) and new technology an opportunity to make their case. Read More
News | Technology
WEBINAR REPLAY! Everything you need to know about open and secure travel marketplaces
WEBINAR REPLAY! Everything you need to know about open and secure travel marketplaces
By PhocusWire | July 2, 2020
This free webinar is your chance to understand how the distribution model is changing and how players across the industries are seizing the opportunity to think in a new, deeper and more secure... Read More
News | Technology
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Immunity passport debate shows we need a trusted guardian for digital identities
By Andersen Cheng - Nomidio | May 18, 2020
The global response to COVID-19 has sparked intense debate about the balance between protection and privacy. Should privacy be sacrificed in order to slow transmission of the virus? Read More
Opinion
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STARTUP STAGE: Aeroband is developing a blockchain platform for apps serving aviation
By Linda Fox | March 13, 2020
Malta-based Aeroband is seeking to sign a contract with a major airline within a year and hopes for investment in its first app in the coming months. Read More
Interview | Startups
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How blockchain is reinventing travel loyalty programs for both brands and consumers
By Mitra Sorrells | February 28, 2020
Companies such as Loyyal, Qiibee and Kornchain are accelerating development of blockchain solutions for loyalty and rewards, and executives say they expect widespread adoption in the next five to 10... Read More
News | Technology
Golden shots and wild cards - how IAG brings startups through Hangar 51
Golden shots and wild cards - how IAG brings startups through Hangar 51
By Linda Fox | February 26, 2020
In the coming weeks, British Airways parent company IAG will enter the fifth year of its Hangar 51 accelerator program. Read More
News | Startups
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