Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: A major - and overdue - power shift is coming to travel
By PhocusWire | January 14, 2022
Self-sovereign decentralized identity solutions are coming to travel and will give consumers much-needed control over their personal data. Read More
News / Technology
VIDEO: How DeFi tokens can reinvent travel loyalty
By PhocusWire | January 11, 2022
Coras CEO Mark McLaughlin explains how blockchain-based tokens can solve problems inherent in existing loyalty programs. Read More
News / Technology
VIDEO: How SSI eliminates friction, adds control for travelers
By PhocusWire | January 11, 2022
At The Phocuswright Conference, a panel of technology professionals discuss the benefits of self-sovereign digital identity for the travel industry - both for suppliers and consumers. Read More
Tourism startup LynKey launches NFT solutions for travel experiences
News / Startups
Tourism startup LynKey launches NFT solutions for travel experiences
By Jill Menze | January 11, 2022
LynKey aims to connect people with property tech and smart tourism experiences from resorts and cruises with NFTs and metaverse AR and VR solutions. Read More
Opinion / Technology
Four trends shaping travel fintech in 2022
By Jean-Christophe Lacour and Damian Alonso - Amadeus | January 7, 2022
Amadeus payment executives offer thoughts on what to expect in the rapidly developing world of financial technology solutions for travel.    Read More
travala launches nft rewards program
News / Technology
Travala builds NFT-based travel rewards program
By Jill Menze | January 5, 2022
The “Travel Tigers” NFT collection gives users access to Travala’s Smart Diamond membership program. Read More
News / Technology
VIDEO: Travel applications of decentralized digital ID
By PhocusWire | January 5, 2022
In the recent PhocusWire Pulse: Emerging Innovation online event, two experts explain how SSI and DDID will transform the travel experience.  Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Emerging Innovation
News / Technology
PhocusWire Pulse: Emerging Innovation
By PhocusWire | December 15, 2021
For our ninth event this year, we focus on emerging innovation as it relates to technology and processes impacting on the travel, tourism and hospitality sector in 2022. Read More
News / Technology
Czech cybersecurity firm Avast acquires SSI innovator Evernym
By Mitra Sorrells | December 9, 2021
Founded in 2013, Evernym powers IATA's Travel Pass and has founded the Decentralized Identity Foundation, the Good Health Pass Collaborative and the Sovrin Foundation. Read More
News / Distribution
American Airlines enables direct connection through Winding Tree
By Mitra Sorrells | November 19, 2021
Through the partnership, employees of an unnamed large corporate buyer can book their leisure travel directly with American Airlines, without the use of an intermediary, while still receiving the... Read More
What will Tripadvisor's new CEO have to deliver?
Opinion / Online
What will Tripadvisor's new CEO have to deliver?
By Alex Bainbridge - Autoura | November 16, 2021
Now that Kaufer has announced his retirement, Tripadvisor must look forward and hire a replacement to take the company through this next era of the web. Read More
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Travala
Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Travala
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Travala is the leading cryptocurrency-friendly travel booking service, including an online travel agency brand and now a luxury travel agency service, Read More
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
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
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