Blockchain


Tech Heads at a crossroads: all-in, shun, or dabble?
Tech Heads at a crossroads: all-in, shun, or dabble?
By Kevin May | November 5, 2018
The problem with new forms of technology appearing on the scene is that for travel brands there is a lot of evaluating needed. Read More
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Blockchain, emerging markets and a new travel economy
Blockchain, emerging markets and a new travel economy
By Jill Menze | October 25, 2018
Just how significant will blockchain be on the digital economy, and what are its practical applications? Read More
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Startup Pitch - Hooch Black combines subscriber discounts with digital rewards
Startup Pitch - Hooch Black combines subscriber discounts with digital rewards
By Martin Cowen | October 16, 2018
Consumer-facing subscription models in travel and other verticals existed before the internet. Paying a fee in order to access discounts is a relatively simple model for consumers to understand - the Read More
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Overcoming the many challenges to make blockchain work for airline distribution
Overcoming the many challenges to make blockchain work for airline distribution
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2018
Airlines are experimenting with different use cases blockchain and some see real potential for distribution. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: KeyoCoin helps independent travel companies through universal rewards program
By Linda Fox | October 10, 2018
KeyoCoin is a blockchain-based travel rewards cryptocurrecy and platform that aims to get independent travel businesses in front of consumers, as well as provide them with a rewards program.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Air France-KLM takes the Winding Tree road
Air France-KLM takes the Winding Tree road
By Pamela Whitby | October 4, 2018
Air France-KLM has taken a cue from Lufthansa to become the latest major airline to sign a deal with Winding Tree, the blockchain start-up looking to play disruptor with its decentralised travel ecosy Read More
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Boost for biometrics as airlines and airports plan ID management investment
By Linda Fox | September 27, 2018
Sita's latest IT report reveals investment from airports and airlines in biometric ID management. Read More
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Travelport tours and activities blockchain
Travelport and IBM test blockchain to improve distribution and settlement for tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | September 26, 2018
Another travel brand is looking to gain a foothold in the booming in-destination experiences sector.   Read More
News | Distribution
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
BCD points to specific use cases for emerging tech
BCD points to specific use cases for emerging tech
By Rob Gill | August 21, 2018
Emerging technologies including blockchain, virtual reality and bots can help corporate travel buyers to improve their sourcing from suppliers, according to a new guide from travel management company Read More
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