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News / Online
Rakuten India partners with InterGlobe Technology Quotient to develop travel tech solutions
By Kathryn Walson | September 16, 2022
Rakuten India will help ITQ grow its travel tech offerings through AI, augmented and virtual reality, blockchain and the Internet of Things. Read More
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News / Online
Introducing The Phocuswright Conference 2022
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2022
The Phocuswright Conference 2022, taking place in November in Phoenix, will include Center Stage sessions featuring industry leaders along with dedicated programs for innovation, diversity, Young... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Pinktada is an NFT-based hotel marketplace
By Mitra Sorrells | September 12, 2022
Pinktada is a blockchain-based marketplace for hotels that turns each combination of "hotel plus room plus night" into an NFT that the owner can use, sell or swap. Read More
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News / Technology
Why the travel industry should care about SSI and DID
By PhocusWire | September 2, 2022
Nick Price explains how technology to enable self-sovereign, digital identity will be commonplace in the next decade.    Read More
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News / Distribution
Blockchain-based OTA Travala enables direct connection for airline content
By Mitra Sorrells | September 1, 2022
Travala is now accessing airline content directly through the NDC standard. Read More
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Interview / Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Chain4Travel prepares to launch blockchain run by travel industry
By Kathryn Walson | August 26, 2022
Founded by Peakwork CEO Ralf Usbeck, Chain4Travel is the facilitator of the Camino consortium blockchain and has more than 50 supporters from the travel industry. Read More
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News / Startups
New travel tech fund targets European startups
By Linda Fox | August 18, 2022
Roch Ventures co-founder discusses why Europe needs a specialist travel tech fund and the high growth potential for travel. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
How DID and SSI will transform the travel experience market
By Bill Carroll - Marketing Economics | August 17, 2022
In the next decade, decentralized identifiers and self-sovereign identity will dramatically change travel for consumers, suppliers and intermediaries.    Read More
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Rod Cuthbert on why he’s “super positive” about travel
By PhocusWire | August 12, 2022
Travel industry veteran Rod Cuthbert discusses the ample opportunity for travel brands as well as the state of Viator and Google. Read More
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News / Startups
Ex-Booking execs build new “connected trip” solution
By Mitra Sorrells | August 10, 2022
NeoKe uses decentralized, self-sovereign ID to remove friction from the travel experience and improve conversions for suppliers. Read More
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Interview / Startups
VIDEO: Travel Ledger - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2022
By PhocusWire | July 15, 2022
Travel Ledger is a billing and settlement platform for easy payments between travel buyers and suppliers. Read More
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News / Technology
Etihad launches NFT collection tied to loyalty program
By Mitra Sorrells | July 7, 2022
Etihad says it will offset the carbon footprint of the project and use proceeds from the sale of the collection to purchase sustainable aviation fuel.   Read More
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Opinion / Technology
How NFTs can be used as “smart tickets” for travel experiences
By Hunter Abramson - Relic Tickets | July 6, 2022
Combining the convenience of mobile ticketing with the security measures of blockchain technology, NFT tickets are poised to become the future for travel and experiences. Read More
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News / Online
Travel pundits talk plumbing, pandemic and emerging tech
By PhocusWire | June 29, 2022
The travel industry remains complex, and some are concerned the opportunity to build back better may be lost. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Return of direct bookings leads to greater ownership
By Eric Pace - Dtravel | June 24, 2022
Direct bookings align with the consumer demands that are driving the shift to web3. Read More