Blockchain

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Opinion / Technology
Why business travelers will care about personalized air travel
By Eric Leopold - Threedot | September 16, 2021
Information, care and personalization will restore trust in business travel, and new types of marketplaces will enable this to happen.   Read More
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News / Online
UATP partners with BitPay to enable cryptocurrency payments for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | September 8, 2021
UATP merchants will be able to accept payment in Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethererum, Litecoin and six other popular cryptocurrencies. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Aeropaye uses blockchain to automate airline refunds
By Mitra Sorrells | August 31, 2021
 Aeropaye automates the processing of refunds for delayed or cancelled flights, using distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and NDC.   Read More
Q&A: Exploring the role of cryptocurrency in travel's recovery
News / Technology
Q&A: Exploring the role of cryptocurrency in travel's recovery
By Linda Fox | August 26, 2021
Some believe cryptocurrencies have many applications in travel and their use could potentially aid the industry's recovery as well as setting it up for a better future. Read More
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News / Startups
Swvl acquires Shotl, expands shared transport service
By Linda Fox | August 20, 2021
Shared mobility and mass transit provider Swvl has grown its presence to 16 countries through the acquisition of Spain-based Shotl. Read More
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News / Technology
Q&A: The potential of decentralized digital ID in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | August 16, 2021
Decentralized digital identity solutions could dramatically change distribution, marketing, cybersecurity and more in the travel industry. Read More
VIDEO: The Big Picture for travel payments
News / Technology
VIDEO: The Big Picture for travel payments
By PhocusWire | August 6, 2021
In some respects the payments element of the travel, tourism and hospitality sector operates regardless of the number of travelers. Think again. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: ModiHost is a hotel management system using AI and blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
ModiHost is a hotel management system that uses artificial intelligence to personalize the guest experience and blockchain and smart contracts to build in transparency and efficiency.   Read More
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News / Technology
Amadeus launches IBM Digital Health Pass for COVID document verification
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
Amadeus is adding the IBM Digital Health Pass to its Traveler ID for Safe Travel platform, used by airlines and other travel partners to automatically verify identification and COVID-19... Read More
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News / Distribution
Blockchain-based private rental marketplace Dtravel launches with $5M seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2021
Dtravel is being launched by Australia-based OTA Travala and others, with a goal of giving “hosts and guests more control, ownership and lower fees than existing platforms.” Read More
Sounding Off: Not all tech fads have a place in travel
Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: Not all tech fads have a place in travel
By PhocusWire | June 11, 2021
NFTs are probably at the very thinnest end of a useful wedge right now but travel brands need at the very least to be keeping one eye on the bigger trends in the tech space. Read More
Is there a role for NFTs in travel?
News / Technology
Is there a role for NFTs in travel?
By Jill Menze | June 9, 2021
Non-fungible tokens could present an opportunity for travelers to gain clout and for providers to connect with their audiences. Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: Understanding decentralized, secure tech for travel ID and verification
By PhocusWire | June 3, 2021
The COVID crisis has accelerated interest in decentralized, contactless identity solutions using blockchain for data exchange.   Read More
VIDEO: Are you focusing on the big issues around digital security in travel?
News / Technology
VIDEO: Are you focusing on the big issues around digital security in travel?
By PhocusWire | June 1, 2021
Hackers have not been put off by a global pandemic; data breaches are still occurring; and the techniques used by the protagonists are often one step ahead of the brands and the systems that they... Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security
News / Technology
PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security
By PhocusWire | May 19, 2021
Our fourth PhocusWire Pulse looks at the current state and future of security in travel, examining issues ranging from biometrics, system breaches, listing fraud and blockchain. Read More