Blockchain


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
Why innovation starts with the travel experience
Why innovation starts with the travel experience
By Jill Menze | May 25, 2018
As an industry representing 10% of jobs globally and on track to reach $1.5 trillion in gross bookings by 2020, the travel market is one that’s ripe for innovation and disruption. Read More
News | Technology
Startup Stage Chozun
STARTUP STAGE: Chozun offers blockchain system for experiences and loyalty
By Mitra Sorrells | May 3, 2018
Australian entrepreneurs Teresa Truda and Zia Word pivoted the focus of their app to Chinese outbound millennial travelers after they were accepted into Chinaccelerator, a Shanghai-based startup... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Can blockchain help a tiny, travel-dependent island reinvent its economy?
By Mitra Sorrells | April 18, 2018
On the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba – population just over 100,000 – tourism is the foundation of the economy, contributing about 88% of its gross domestic product and accounting for 90% of its... Read More
News | Technology
Six trends for travel startups to consider
Six trends for travel startups to consider
By Kevin May | April 16, 2018
Fifteen startups have joined the popular Welcome City Lab, part of the Paris & Co network of services to support new businesses in France. Read More
News | Startups
Blockchain and a potential snafu with EU privacy law
Blockchain and a potential snafu with EU privacy law
By David Meyer - IAPP | February 28, 2018
There's one huge problem on the horizon for blockchain: Europe's privacy push in the shape of its General Data Protection Law. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Blockchain cross border payments
Decoding blockchain, part 4: Cross-border payments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 26, 2018
Most of the headlines about blockchain have been about the implications of this emerging technology on the financial sector – the potential for it to change banking, share trading, insurance, payments... Read More
News | Technology
Travel opportunities - and distribution challenges - in the blockchain
Travel opportunities - and distribution challenges - in the blockchain
By Sara Pavan - Amadeus | February 22, 2018
In 48 BCE, the historic city of Alexandria was destroyed by Caesar’s army, including its world-famous library. Today, if a library was destroyed, its records would live on in other libraries and on the... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Q&A: Trust, truth and transparency at the heart of TUI Group’s blockchain work
By Mitra Sorrells | February 21, 2018
TUI Group was one of the first travel brands to make headlines for its adoption of blockchain.   Read More
News | Technology
Webjet opens blockchain marketplace to external partners
Webjet opens blockchain marketplace to external partners
By Mitra Sorrells | February 20, 2018
Webjet is expanding its blockchain initiative, Rezchain, to four companies: Thomas Cook, DidaTravel, Mitra Global and Far East Hospitality.   Read More
News | Technology
The case for a decentralized internet
The case for a decentralized internet
By Chris Dixon | February 19, 2018
The internet is still early in its evolution: the core internet services will likely be almost entirely rearchitected in the coming decades. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Decoding blockchain, part 3: Flight data management
Decoding blockchain, part 3: Flight data management
By Mitra Sorrells | February 19, 2018
Data sharing is a complicated - and sometimes disjointed - process in the air transport industry. The creation and storage of information for each flight is handled by multiple entities, at minimum the... Read More
News | Technology