2018 review 2019 preview blockchain
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Blockchain in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | December 3, 2018
For our look ahead, SITA Lab program manager Sherry Stein provides an update on blockchain for the air transport industry and her predictions of what to expect in 2019.   Read More
News | Technology
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Q&A: How blockchain is helping Webjet improve efficiency, cut costs for hotel bookings
Q&A: How blockchain is helping Webjet improve efficiency, cut costs for hotel bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2018
When Microsoft announced in November 2016 that it was working with Australia-based online travel agency Webjet to build a blockchain proof-of-concept solution, the term “blockchain” was still relatively... Read More
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Cool Cousin guide app blockchain
Local guide app Cool Cousin pivots to blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2018
When Nadav Saadia and his co-founders launched “Cool Cousin” in 2016, they were aiming to create a new version of a travel agency. Read More
News | Startups
Iceland has Bitcoin power-suckers and overtourism to worry about
Iceland has Bitcoin power-suckers and overtourism to worry about
By Chris Baraniuk - BBC | February 12, 2018
Academics and tourism leaders have discussed overtourism in Iceland (and elsewhere) for many years, yet it is a blockchain-led process that could have another fundamental impact on the island nation. Read More
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Blockhain travel loyalty programs
Decoding blockchain, part 2: Travel loyalty programs
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2018
If we think of loyalty program rewards as a currency, it becomes easy to see why the current system is not ideal and why most programs are struggling to achieve their ultimate goal: to influence... Read More
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Travel ledger blockchain billing
Travel tech entrepreneur launches blockchain system for non-airline services
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2018
A new blockchain-based travel billing and settlement platform is in the works.    Read More
News | Startups
Singapore Airlines blockchain loyalty wallet
Singapore Airlines creates blockchain-based rewards program for frequent flyers
By Mitra Sorrells | February 5, 2018
Singapore Airlines will launch a blockchain-based “digital wallet” for members of its KrisFlyer loyalty program.   Read More
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Blockchain known travel digital identity
Decoding blockchain, part 1: Travel ID and security
By Mitra Sorrells | February 5, 2018
Depending on who you listen to, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin will either change fundamental aspects of people’s daily lives – financial services, healthcare, retail and, yes,... Read More
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Indian government pledges to stop cryptocurrency use
Indian government pledges to stop cryptocurrency use
By Devidutta Tripathy, Nidhi Verma - Reuters | February 1, 2018
One of the biggest reactions so far, as India says it will move to stamp out use of cryptocurrencies, which it considers illegal. Read More
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blockchain ota disruption
Pulse check: Blockchain not a panacea to disrupt web travel
By Douglas Quinby - Phocuswright | February 1, 2018
People have been bashing online travel agencies since, well, they first came along in the mid-1990s. Read More
Opinion | Technology