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BTU Hotel blockchain booking platform
New hotel booking platform offers cryptocurrency rebates for travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | January 7, 2019
A new blockchain-based hotel booking platform launching today at CES promises to take no commission on bookings and give back about 5% of each transaction to travelers that use the site.   Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Arise Travel - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Arise Travel - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 2, 2019
Arise is a blockchain-based distributed network for hotels and the ecosystem of products and services around them. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Amadeus For Developers on getting the right tools
VIDEO: Amadeus For Developers on getting the right tools
By Kevin May | December 27, 2018
To create new travel experiences, innovators like startups and developers need to get connected to travel data and functionalities from leading IT providers. Read More
From Our Partners | Startups
Believe the hype? 14 travel blockchain startups to watch in 2019
Believe the hype? 14 travel blockchain startups to watch in 2019
By Mitra Sorrells | December 20, 2018
Blockchain has been one of the most talked about concepts of 2018 - not least in travel, where its development is touted by some as the future of distribution and security. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Forter on the dangerous world of fraud in online travel
VIDEO: Forter on the dangerous world of fraud in online travel
By PhocusWire | December 5, 2018
A subject in the minds of many a travel industry executive as 2018 draws to a close is that cyber security and online fraud. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Blockchain in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | December 3, 2018
For our look ahead, SITA Lab program manager Sherry Stein provides an update on blockchain for the air transport industry and her predictions of what to expect in 2019.   Read More
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PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #16
PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #16
By Kevin May | November 30, 2018
The second our podcasts recorded during The Phocuswright Conference in Los Angeles is now available. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Jeff Katz on a new path for connectivity
VIDEO: Jeff Katz on a new path for connectivity
By Kevin May | November 28, 2018
Jeff Katz is an enigmatic figure in the travel industry, having overseen a string of business and considered by many as an important thinker in the development of the modern sector. Read More
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VIDEO: IBM on how blockchain will - and won't - impact travel
By Mitra Sorrells | November 20, 2018
When it comes to blockchain, focus on the business concepts and not the technology. Read More
News | Technology
Tech Heads at a crossroads: all-in, shun, or dabble?
Tech Heads at a crossroads: all-in, shun, or dabble?
By Kevin May | November 5, 2018
The problem with new forms of technology appearing on the scene is that for travel brands there is a lot of evaluating needed. Read More
News | Technology
Blockchain, emerging markets and a new travel economy
Blockchain, emerging markets and a new travel economy
By Jill Menze | October 25, 2018
Just how significant will blockchain be on the digital economy, and what are its practical applications? Read More
News | Technology
Startup Pitch - Hooch Black combines subscriber discounts with digital rewards
Startup Pitch - Hooch Black combines subscriber discounts with digital rewards
By Martin Cowen | October 16, 2018
Consumer-facing subscription models in travel and other verticals existed before the internet. Paying a fee in order to access discounts is a relatively simple model for consumers to understand - the Read More
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Overcoming the many challenges to make blockchain work for airline distribution
Overcoming the many challenges to make blockchain work for airline distribution
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2018
Airlines are experimenting with different use cases blockchain and some see real potential for distribution. Read More
News | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: KeyoCoin helps independent travel companies through universal rewards program
By Linda Fox | October 10, 2018
KeyoCoin is a blockchain-based travel rewards cryptocurrecy and platform that aims to get independent travel businesses in front of consumers, as well as provide them with a rewards program.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Air France-KLM takes the Winding Tree road
Air France-KLM takes the Winding Tree road
By Pamela Whitby | October 4, 2018
Air France-KLM has taken a cue from Lufthansa to become the latest major airline to sign a deal with Winding Tree, the blockchain start-up looking to play disruptor with its decentralised travel ecosy Read More
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