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Startup Stage FlyGRN
Startup Stage: FlyGRN combines flight booking with automatic carbon offsetting
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2018
FlyGRN uses a portion of the commission it receives for flight bookings to support carbon offsetting projects, such as a solar panel initiative in India that displaces fossil fuels. Travelers receive a... Read More
Interview | Startups
Booking.com ODX blockchain internet marketplace
Booking.com will give data to consumers in emerging markets to access its site
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2018
Booking.com has signed on to try a new blockchain-based data marketplace aimed at helping brands connect with users in emerging markets.   Read More
News | Technology
Infor buys Vivonet in bid to extend tech to other hotel operations
Infor buys Vivonet in bid to extend tech to other hotel operations
By Kevin May | September 19, 2018
Hospitality tech provider Infor has snapped up Canada-based Vivonet - pushing its portfolio of tools for hotels into food and beverage. Read More
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Google plunges deeper into hotel search: It's all about rooms
Google plunges deeper into hotel search: It's all about rooms
By Diego Varela - Mirai | September 19, 2018
Ever wondered how far search giant Google wants to take consumers in its quest to dominate the accommodation sector? More evidence is emerging... Read More
News | Online
Shiji acquires StayNTouch
Shiji acquires PMS provider StayNTouch
By Mitra Sorrells | September 18, 2018
Shiji Group, a provider of technology for the hotel, retail and entertainment industries, has acquired StayNTouch. Read More
News | Technology
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Jeff Katz
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Jeff Katz
By PhocusWire | September 18, 2018
The founder of Orbitz, CEO of Swiss, senior executive at American Airlines and Sabre - Katz has seen and done it all, and now he joins us for an executive roundtable on corporate travel at The... Read More
Interview | Technology
tripadvisor plots social network
TripAdvisor plots social network, goes all-in on personalization
By Jill Menze | September 18, 2018
TripAdvisor is betting big on social media with the launch of “the new TripAdvisor” - a revamp of the platform that allows users to connect with fellow travelers as well as brands, publishers and... Read More
News | Online
HYP3R happy as it raises $17M to expand geofencing tech
HYP3R happy as it raises $17M to expand geofencing tech
By Kevin May | September 17, 2018
A string of investors have handed HYP3R a $17 million war chest by way of a Series A investment in the company. Read More
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Inside the complicated world of cancellation fees and non-refundable bookings
Inside the complicated world of cancellation fees and non-refundable bookings
By Stefano Petrazzoli - Chargebacks911 | September 14, 2018
In this digital era, we’re used to booking our ticket, but often then have separate extras to consider, like choosing our seat, eating in-flight meals, hold luggage, among others. Read More
Opinion | Online
Shiji Fliggy facial check-in
Shiji and Fliggy partner to enable facial recognition for hotel check-in
By Mitra Sorrells | September 14, 2018
Facial recognition is enabling travelers to check into a hotel, receive a room card and establish payment authorization, all in about 30 seconds.   Read More
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Hilton Honors app add recommendations
Hilton’s new in-app guide offers tips from hotel employees
By Mitra Sorrells | September 13, 2018
Hilton is adding location-based recommendations for food, nightlight, shopping and activities to its Hilton Honors mobile app.   Read More
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Beekeeper 13M funding
Beekeeper picks up $13M to grow hotel employee communication platform
By Mitra Sorrells | September 13, 2018
Beekeper, a platform that provides real-time, two-way communication among all employees in a hotel has raised an additional $13 million as a part of its Series A extension round.    Read More
News | Startups
CEO interview Nor1 Jason Bryant
In The Big Chair - Jason Bryant of Nor1
By Mitra Sorrells | September 11, 2018
Founded in 2004, Nor1 provides data-driven pricing and merchandising products used by hotels and resorts in more than 100 countries. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices around... Read More
Interview | Online
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Startup Stage: Criton drags and drops app tools into hotels
By Kevin May | September 11, 2018
With 28 full-time employees and expansion to London, Criton is ambitious with its plan to give hotels the tools to create their own mobile applications. Read More
Interview | Startups
Offline part 2 agency technology
Back in the offline world, part 2: Travel agency technology
By Mitra Sorrells | September 10, 2018
For part two in this month’s series on the offline travel market, we look at the technology that is supporting the work of traditional agents and how it has evolved over the years.   Read More
News | Technology