Blockchain


Booking.com ODX blockchain internet marketplace
Booking.com will give data to consumers in emerging markets to access its site
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2018
Booking.com has signed on to try a new blockchain-based data marketplace aimed at helping brands connect with users in emerging markets.   Read More
News | Technology
Is the travel industry ready for a new wave of disruption?
Is the travel industry ready for a new wave of disruption?
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2018
"Disruption" has become an ever-present word in the popular vernacular when talking about changes in the digital travel economy. Read More
News | Startups
Emirates boss reverses GDS criticism, yet sees role for blockchain-led distribution
Emirates boss reverses GDS criticism, yet sees role for blockchain-led distribution
By Linda Fox | September 10, 2018
Emirates is experimenting with blockchain technology as a potential means of distribution in the future. Read More
News | Distribution
STARTUP STAGE: Arise's distributed network wants to help hotels bypass intermediaries
STARTUP STAGE: Arise's distributed network wants to help hotels bypass intermediaries
By Jill Menze | September 6, 2018
Winner of the Phocuswright’s 2018 Battleground competition, Arise’s blockchain-based technology is designed to help hotels bypass travel intermediaries to connect directly to distribution partners. Read More
Interview | Startups
ATPCO SITA Blockskye blockchain airline distribution
ATPCO, SITA and Blockskye to explore blockchain for airline offer management
By Mitra Sorrells | September 6, 2018
Could blockchain be used to create decentralized airline distribution that is based on IATA’s New Distribution Capability and ONE Order initiatives?   Read More
News | Distribution
Startup Stage PopulStay 2
STARTUP STAGE: PopulStay uses blockchain for rental bookings, management and security
By Mitra Sorrells | August 27, 2018
PopulStay is a booking and property management platform for vacation rentals that uses blockchain to create a direct connection between hosts and guests and to lower transaction costs.   Read More
Interview | Startups
Wegogo blockchain travel platform
Wegogo aims for fair-share travel platform, alternative to web agency dominance
By Mitra Sorrells | August 14, 2018
In the midst of growth plans, Wegogo is forging ahead with the introduction of blockchain-based tech and the creation of its cryptocurrency known as WeGold. Read More
News | Distribution
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The evolution of the Lufthansa Innovation Hub - internal projects, partnerships and investments
By Linda Fox | August 6, 2018
Founded in early 2014 as a standalone subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, the Innovation Hub has evolved in focus as well as in its internal projects, partnerships and investments. Read More
News | Startups
Technology and travel are driving forward together
Technology and travel are driving forward together
By Richard Gayle - Travel Forward | July 31, 2018
There is a compelling argument that the travel industry invented ecommerce. Read More
News | Technology
Ideas and insight from startups at Battleground: The Americas
Ideas and insight from startups at Battleground: The Americas
By PhocusWire | July 30, 2018
Don't miss a day of fresh ideas and innovation from travel startups and speakers from high-profile companies at Battleground: The Americas. Register now. Read More
News | Startups
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Q&A: Nordic Choice Hotels on how innovation drives the customer experience
By Nordic Choice Hotels & ALICE | July 24, 2018
ALICE co-founder and president Alex Shashou sat down with Nordic Choice head of business Christian Lunden to discuss innovation at Nordic Choice properties and how the influence of other industries... Read More
Interview | Technology
Blockchain: Not your father’s dial-up modem
Blockchain: Not your father’s dial-up modem
By Douglas Rice - Hospitality Technology Network | June 21, 2018
A recent article reminded me of an older colleague who, sometime around 1997, told me that the internet and e-commerce would never really take off because "you always get a busy signal when you’re... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Debunking the impact of blockchain on hotel distribution
Debunking the impact of blockchain on hotel distribution
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | June 14, 2018
A recent article on the Nasdaq website claims blockchain‐based platforms “offer promising solutions” to particular areas of difficulty in the hospitality industry, including blockchain‐based hotel... Read More
Opinion | Technology
A Step in the right direction for blockchain and travel?
A Step in the right direction for blockchain and travel?
By Arnie Weissmann - Travel Weekly | June 6, 2018
Distributed ledgers via blockchain came to most people's attention as the underlying technology supporting bitcoin. Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: Blockchain's role and its ambitious prospects in travel
VIDEO: Blockchain's role and its ambitious prospects in travel
By PhocusWire | May 29, 2018
Blockchain has a tendency to polarize opinion in the travel sector - fuelled a combination of distrust, ignorance, over-confidence and desire for change. Read More
News | Technology