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Utrip claims new tool brings travel planning closer to Netflix and Amazon models
Utrip claims new tool brings travel planning closer to Netflix and Amazon models
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2018
Utrip, a personalization platform for travel, has been testing a destination discovery experience driven by artificial intelligence. Read More
News | Technology
WeChat marketing for travel
Q&A: How brands are using WeChat to attract travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | June 27, 2018
Travel brands and destinations are vying for the attention of Chinese travelers – already a massive market with an estimated 130.5 million outbound trips made in 2017 and projections of 10% growth... Read More
News | Online
Startup Stage Vivere Travel
STARTUP STAGE: Vivere uses AI to curate inspirational content
By Mitra Sorrells | May 30, 2018
 Working with IBM Watson technology, Vivere uses artificial intelligence to easily organize and tag text and visual content about destinations around the world.   Read More
Interview | Startups
CEO interview Arrivalist Cree Lawson
In the Big Chair - Cree Lawson of Arrivalist
By Mitra Sorrells | May 16, 2018
 Arrivalist measures the movement of network-enabled mobile devices to determine what digital content influences consumers to visit a physical location.    Read More
Interview | Online
TripAdvisor airport store program grows
TripAdvisor airport store program grows
By Kevin May | May 10, 2018
Rarely mentioned by TripAdvisor (it's not really been officially announced) but the company has a growing offline strategy, too. Read More
News | Online
ADARA Longwoods data partnership
Data analytics partnership offers new "holistic" insights for DMOs
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2018
Travel data co-op ADARA and travel market research firm Longwoods International are collaborating to give destination marketing organizations a deeper understanding of their visitors and the... Read More
News | Online
'Smart tourism:' Should destinations take ownership of enhancing the in-destination experience through technology?
'Smart tourism:' Should destinations take ownership of enhancing the in-destination experience through technology?
By Nick Vivion | April 4, 2018
This is the latest in a series of articles spun out of [email protected], recorded live over three days at ITB Berlin this March. More clips and interviews to come here, as well as on our YouTube channel. Read More
News | Technology
What destinations can learn from data around March Madness
What destinations can learn from data around March Madness
By Scott Garner - ADARA | March 19, 2018
For the NCAA basketball tournament, college loyalists are traveling in shows of support for their favorite teams. Here’s how the Arizona Office of Tourism used travel data to quantify the impact of its... Read More
Opinion | Online
Amadeus Video Solutions
Amadeus' new interactive videos encourage traveler search and shopping
By Mitra Sorrells | March 6, 2018
Amadeus has created a new solution to help travel brands, destination marketing organizations, and online travel agencies use interactive video to facilitate consumers’ travel search and shopping.... Read More
News | Technology
WeChat usage by travel brands
How travel brands are using WeChat to reach Chinese consumers
By Mitra Sorrells | March 1, 2018
With more than 963 million active users each month, WeChat is the leading social media app in China.   Read More
News | Technology
Why "smart cities" disguise other issues
Why "smart cities" disguise other issues
By Bruce Sterling - The Atlantic | February 20, 2018
The term “smart city” is interesting yet not important, because nobody defines it. “Smart” is a snazzy political label used by a modern alliance of leftist urbanites and tech industrialists. Read More
Notated News | Technology
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
Notated News | Technology
Google's tough path to understanding language
Google's tough path to understanding language
By Douglas Hofstadter - The Atlantic | February 5, 2018
If you're a translator or a linguist, tech-powered services like these must be either be an irritation or, worse, a drive your accuracy radar mad. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Prepare for impact: autonomous vehicles will reshuffle the travel industry
Prepare for impact: autonomous vehicles will reshuffle the travel industry
By Alex Bainbridge - The Spontaneous Travel Company | January 26, 2018
Self-driving vehicles will, along with Blockchain, perhaps, be the next big industry-wide invention to make and break companies. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Helix buys attractions tech startup Booking Boss
Helix buys attractions tech startup Booking Boss
By Kevin May | January 15, 2018
Australia-based Booking Boss, provider of booking and ticketing tools to operators in tours and activities, has sold to Helix Leisure. Read More
News | Technology