Will food delivery apps eliminate the need for hotel room service?
Will food delivery apps eliminate the need for hotel room service?
By PhocusWire | June 17, 2019
In recent years, new options for on-demand, personalized meals have emerged – initially disrupting the way people dine at home and now gaining traction among travelers as a convenient way to eat while... Read More
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Sounding Off: Another major OTA arriving is the least of the hospitality sector's worries
By PhocusWire | June 14, 2019
Understanding and meeting the changing customer is going to become the single most important investment that hotels and chains make in the years ahead, after asset improvements and other infrastructure... Read More
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Airbnb gets into multiday tours game with launch of Airbnb Adventures
Airbnb gets into multiday tours game with launch of Airbnb Adventures
By Jill Menze | June 13, 2019
The adventures, numbering more than 200 at the outset, are available either exclusively to Airbnb or provided by small local operators. Read More
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Frustration with online travel booking continues as consumers consult more sites
By Linda Fox | June 13, 2019
The web was supposed to make booking travel easier, faster and more accessible - but the reality is somewhat different, according to research. Read More
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Worldpay Helldorff payment challenges trends
Q&A: Worldpay's Thomas Helldorff on challenges, trends and predictions for travel payments
By Mitra Sorrells | June 13, 2019
Worldpay's vice president of vertical strategy for travel and airlines shares his thoughts on the role of mobile and alternative payments, how payment systems can drive conversions and much... Read More
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Bitcoin continues to be on a slow burn as payment option in travel
By Linda Fox | June 12, 2019
Can Bitcoin gain real traction in travel payments as it's explored by new segments? Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Welcome uses AI to make trip planning more spontaneous and personalized
By Jill Menze | June 12, 2019
Welcome uses artificial intelligence to help travelers plan in real time based on their preferences, tips from friends and location data. Read More
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Booking Holdings funds part of $180M round into South Korean hotel site Yanolja
Booking Holdings funds part of $180M round into South Korean hotel site Yanolja
By Kevin May | June 11, 2019
The South Korea-based hotel booking website has now secured a total of $242 million in funding after landing the latest Series D round. Read More
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Amadeus hits back at IATA over claims of "anticompetitive conduct"
By Linda Fox | June 10, 2019
Amadeus says IATA has created the current situation of adoption of the NDC standard “difficult and costly for the whole industry.”  Read More
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Aviation innovation: Insider perspectives on where the industry goes next
By Voyager HQ  | June 10, 2019
Voyager HQ asked individual table moderators from this year’s summit to share some of the most compelling conversations and useful tidbits from their tables and from the day as a whole. Read More
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Travel payments, part 2: Balancing friction and risk in fighting fraud
By Mitra Sorrells | June 10, 2019
For part two in our series on travel payments, we explore issues related to fraud and how machine learning can help to solve them. Read More
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Sounding Off: It's all about making consumers' lives easier
Sounding Off: It's all about making consumers' lives easier
By PhocusWire | June 7, 2019
It's not quite "one app to rule them all" but ultra-simplicity is perhaps where the travel app marketplace could be heading. Read More
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Marketing might be the answer for corporate travel booking tool adoption
By Linda Fox | June 7, 2019
Challenges remain for corporate booking tools, which are having to evolve fast to keep up. Read More
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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
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Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
By Kevin May | June 6, 2019
The search giant quietly updated the app's help page this week to reveal support for the product will cease after almost three years in the market. Read More
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