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From Our Partners / Technology
All roads lead to SaaS in travel
By George Dumitru - WBE.travel | October 18, 2021
Ever since online travel became a thing when the internet took off in the late 1990s, the industry has been evolving in line with changes elsewhere - traveler trends, global events, enterprise and... Read More
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Event / Technology
Evolution of Software-as-a-Service in travel: from “nice-to-have” to “need”
October 4 2021
In the necessary search for the most suitable tech model for their business, travel professionals encounter countless issues when comparing software solutions. On Demand
SoftBank leads $200M investment in serviced robotics company Keenon Robotics
News / Technology
SoftBank leads $200M investment in serviced robotics company Keenon Robotics
By Jill Menze | September 17, 2021
The Chinese company says the Series D round is the largest round of funding to-date in the service robot field. Read More
How 3D robots can aid hotels amid labor shortages
Opinion / Technology
How 3D robots can aid hotels amid labor shortages
By David Chen - Orbbec | August 23, 2021
Robots are some of the most impactful forms of hospitality technology hoteliers can invest in to maintain efficiency, serve guests and aid understaffed operations. Read More
Lyft and Ford unite to push autonomous ride-hailing services at scale
News / Technology
Lyft and Ford unite to push autonomous ride-hailing services at scale
By Kevin May | July 26, 2021
The motor manufacturing giant will deploy its vehicles and safety drivers, using Argo AI's autonomous driving software, on the Lyft network of services. Read More
A smart revolution: Will the tech boom last in short-term rentals?
Opinion / Technology
A smart revolution: Will the tech boom last in short-term rentals?
By Sean Miller - PointCentral | July 16, 2021
Will property managers keep adopting new tech and refining their tech stacks? Or is there a saturation point? Read More
Former Uber exec leads $17.5M round into autonomous traffic management platform NoTraffic
News / Technology
Former Uber exec leads $17.5M round into autonomous traffic management platform NoTraffic
By Jill Menze | July 14, 2021
NoTraffic uses artificial intelligence to modernize traffic management and save cities on infrastructure and traffic management costs. Read More
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News / Technology
Private equity takes majority stake in hospitality tech provider Enseo
By Mitra Sorrells | June 23, 2021
Enseo will use the capital to accelerate growth, including expanding into new vertical markets and pursuing mergers and acquisitions. Read More
Travelport shifts to cloud hosting through Amazon Web Services
News / Technology
Travelport shifts to cloud hosting through Amazon Web Services
By Kevin May | June 15, 2021
The distribution and travel IT giant will migrate its global platform to Amazon Web Services as part of a wider-ranging agreement. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
It's time to future-proof in-flight and at-sea connectivity
By Manik Vinnakota - Telesat | June 10, 2021
New Low Earth Orbit satellite networks can enable air and cruise companies to offer travelers faster and more reliable connectivity.   Read More
Is there a role for NFTs in travel?
News / Technology
Is there a role for NFTs in travel?
By Jill Menze | June 9, 2021
Non-fungible tokens could present an opportunity for travelers to gain clout and for providers to connect with their audiences. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Why technology is the key to getting the world moving again
By David Taylor - Publicis Sapient | May 25, 2021
As it emerges from crisis, the travel industry should not consider a return to normal but rather rebuild itself with the future in mind.  Read More
Debunking myths around hotel lobby kiosks
Opinion / Technology
Debunking myths around hotel lobby kiosks
By Branigan Mulcahy - Virdee | May 7, 2021
Kiosks serve an important role in the hotel lobby today and will continue to do so even after COVID issues subside. Read More
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News / Startups
Autonomous shuttle startup EasyMile raises €55M for global scaleup
By Mitra Sorrells | April 30, 2021
The France-based startup is one of the largest providers of driverless mobility solutions, with deployments around the world including a pilot at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Read More
ROAR for Good raises funds to meet demand for hotel panic button solution
News / Technology
ROAR for Good raises funds to meet demand for hotel panic button solution
By Jill Menze | March 22, 2021
The round of growth capital will help ROAR for Good ramp up marketing and sales efforts of its panic button solution, AlwaysOn. Read More