Blockchain


Outside Insight: Samantha Radocchia on blockchain's power to change travel forever
Outside Insight: Samantha Radocchia on blockchain's power to change travel forever
By Jill Menze | July 18, 2019
The entrepreneur, technologist, speaker and author believes blockchain technologies have the power to fundamentally change how consumers and businesses view the very notion of travel itself. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Understanding the differences in the blockchain
VIDEO: Understanding the differences in the blockchain
By Kevin May | June 25, 2019
By now most folk should know that there is a distinct difference between the open model of blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Read More
News | Technology
Expedia’s Arthur Chapin on emerging tech: The good, the bad… and the blockchain
Expedia’s Arthur Chapin on emerging tech: The good, the bad… and the blockchain
By Jill Menze | June 20, 2019
You’ve heard it once, and you’ll hear again how things like blockchain and Amazon’s Alexa are disrupting the travel industry. But when does the talk turn from promise and buzz to practical... Read More
News | Technology
Nordic Choice on Google Amazon using blockchain
Will Google and Amazon embrace a blockchain travel marketplace?
By Mitra Sorrells | June 7, 2019
Nordic Choice Hotels’ director of future business, Christian Lundén, says blockchain has the potential to disrupt travel distribution by stimulating activity from both startups and large tech players... Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Travel Ledger - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Travel Ledger - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | June 4, 2019
Welcome to a new era of low-cost billing and payment in travel thanks to distributed ledger technology. Read More
Interview | Startups
Corporate Traveller claims there is demand for business trips in Bitcoin
Corporate Traveller claims there is demand for business trips in Bitcoin
By Linda Fox | June 3, 2019
U.K. travel management company Corporate Traveller says customers, particularly in fintech, want to pay using cryptocurrency. Read More
News | Distribution
Payments month part 1 alternative payments
Travel payments, part 1: Beyond credit cards and cash
By Mitra Sorrells | June 3, 2019
We begin our month-long series on travel payments with a look at some of the options for paying without cash or a traditional credit card. Read More
News | Online
ARC venture investment Blockskye
ARC makes first venture capital investment in travel blockchain developer
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2019
ARC has made a Series A investment in Blockskye, a company it is collaborating with to develop blockchain-based solutions for corporate travel. Read More
News | Technology
Amadeus CEO on how to manage the speed of innovation in travel
Amadeus CEO on how to manage the speed of innovation in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 4, 2019
Amadeus' Luis Maroto spoke about the pace of innovation in travel and finding the right talent to address that challenge during an interview at the World Travel and Tourism Council's Global Summit in... Read More
News | Technology
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Nadim El Manawy
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Nadim El Manawy
By PhocusWire | April 1, 2019
Launched in early 2018, Arise uses distributed ledger technology to help hotels control the distribution of their rates and inventory and to improve the commission reconciliation process.  Read More
Interview | Technology
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
By Nadim El Manawy - Arise Travel  | February 15, 2019
We ask if distribution technology in use today has been designed with goals that are out of alignment with hotelier’s best interests Read More
Opinion | Technology
Startup Stage SBC Travel
STARTUP STAGE: SBC Travel launches crypto-friendly hotel booking platform
By Mitra Sorrells | January 23, 2019
SBC Travel is a new online travel agency that accepts cryptocurrency. It is launching with an inventory of 175,000 hotels and accommodation providers in more than 185 countries, primarily powered by... Read More
Interview | Startups
BTU Hotel blockchain booking platform
New hotel booking platform offers cryptocurrency rebates for travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | January 7, 2019
A new blockchain-based hotel booking platform launching today at CES promises to take no commission on bookings and give back about 5% of each transaction to travelers that use the site.   Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Arise Travel - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Arise Travel - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 2, 2019
Arise is a blockchain-based distributed network for hotels and the ecosystem of products and services around them. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Amadeus For Developers on getting the right tools
VIDEO: Amadeus For Developers on getting the right tools
By Kevin May | December 27, 2018
To create new travel experiences, innovators like startups and developers need to get connected to travel data and functionalities from leading IT providers. Read More
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