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Nor1 buys texting platform Stay Delightful to boost ancillary sales
Nor1 buys texting platform Stay Delightful to boost ancillary sales
By Jill Menze | April 20, 2018
Hospitality merchandising technology company Nor1 has acquired Stay Delightful, a mobile-messaging platform. Read More
News | Technology
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Airbnb makes foray into events with meeting planner tool
By Jill Menze | April 19, 2018
Airbnb is out to conquer yet another corner of the travel market with the launch of a new tool for meeting and event planners. Read More
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Aruba blockchain Winding Tree3
Can blockchain help a tiny, travel-dependent island reinvent its economy?
By Mitra Sorrells | April 18, 2018
On the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba – population just over 100,000 – tourism is the foundation of the economy, contributing about 88% of its gross domestic product and accounting for 90% of its... Read More
News | Technology
Marriott ramps up tours and activities, new loyalty program plays a role
Marriott ramps up tours and activities, new loyalty program plays a role
By Kevin May | April 18, 2018
Plenty of attention on Marriott this week as it introduces a new loyalty package - but other efforts to coincide with the launch illustrate a maturing of another sector. Read More
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Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with CitizenM Hotels' Michael Levie
By PhocusWire | April 17, 2018
Ahead of the event, he discusses the importance of data, what it means to be a mobile traveler and more. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Pegasus ambitious on its return to the fold
Pegasus ambitious on its return to the fold
By Kevin May | April 16, 2018
Hotel computer reservation and technology provider Pegasus predicts a rosier future ahead after putting a turbulent few years behind it. Read More
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AI series part 3 Hopper
AI analysis, part 3: The brains behind Hopper
By Mitra Sorrells | April 16, 2018
In part three, we talk to Fred Lalonde, founder and CEO of Hopper. Read More
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Sabre sharpens tools for hoteliers with new guest-focused property hub
By Jill Menze | April 16, 2018
Sabre’s newly outlined vision to reshape the business of travel includes not only solutions for its airline customers, but also for hoteliers. Read More
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Banishing the pricing monster that the industry created
Banishing the pricing monster that the industry created
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDEAS | April 13, 2018
Creating differentiation and building guest loyalty is more complex than ever for hotel brands. Read More
Opinion | Technology
In The Big Chair – Noreen Henry of WayBlazer
In The Big Chair – Noreen Henry of WayBlazer
By Mitra Sorrells | April 12, 2018
Hotel brands, travel tech providers, airline vacation packaging groups and others use Wayblazer’s AI-powered recommendation engine to help travelers find the best destinations and products. Read More
Interview | Technology
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
Amazon's options for disrupting online travel: try or buy
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | April 11, 2018
Will it or won't it - the subject of Amazon’s potential to disrupt the travel industry is back in vogue once more. Read More
Opinion | Online
Sabre aims to break down walls as it "reimagines" business of travel
Sabre aims to break down walls as it "reimagines" business of travel
By Jill Menze | April 11, 2018
Sabre president and CEO Sean Menke has a new vision for how tech will reimagine the business of travel. Read More
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EAN Points Loyalty Program report 2
Experiences and products - not financial rewards - drive customer loyalty for travel brands
By Mitra Sorrells | April 10, 2018
The key to long-term loyalty for travel brands comes from creating memorable experiences based on superior products and personalized service.   Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Business travel, supplier technology and customer ownership
VIDEO: Business travel, supplier technology and customer ownership
By Kevin May | April 10, 2018
There is an ongoing discussion around the idea that suppliers are gaining more control of the customer as they often have the ability to handle the tech interface. Read More
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Airbnb tests eliminating guest fees in new pilot program
Airbnb tests eliminating guest fees in new pilot program
By Jill Menze | April 9, 2018
Airbnb is asking select hosts to join a pilot program that removes guest fees from listings. Read More
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