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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2021
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 2
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 2
By Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group | October 18, 2021
In the second part of his analysis of hotel PMS architecture%2c Shiji Group%27s Anthony Hunt explains why microservice technology has benefits the industry needs to modernize. Read More
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 1
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 1
By Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group | October 15, 2021
Legacy systems built on client-server architecture lack the efficiency and scalability now available in more modern technology.      Read More
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News / Startups
Startup accommodation platform CuddlyNest raises $3.5M
By Mitra Sorrells | October 14, 2021
Founded in 2017, CuddlyNest says it will use the funding to grow its team and add new product features.   Read More
New booking platform for luxury hotels promises higher, faster pay
News / Online
New booking platform for luxury hotels promises higher, faster pay
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | October 14, 2021
Four Hundred by Design offers advisors access to a curated collection of high-end hotels, resorts, villas and private residences. Read More
Majority of travelers prefer flexible booking
News / Online
Majority of travelers prefer flexible booking
By Phocuswright Research | October 13, 2021
Several behaviors, preferences and expectations shifted in the age of COVID, as travelers had to acclimate to travel in the most unusual state of the world. Read More
Pandemic business travel is different, not dead
Opinion / Online
Pandemic business travel is different, not dead
By Steve Black - Topia | October 13, 2021
Business trips may become more valuable, strategic and appreciated than ever before. Read More
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News / Technology
IBM launches climate impact tools for airlines, other companies
By Mitra Sorrells | October 12, 2021
The IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite combines weather data, carbon accounting capabilities, artificial intelligence and more. Read More
What will drive hotel recovery in 2022?
From Our Partners / Distribution
What will drive hotel recovery in 2022?
By Paul Barron - Amadeus Hospitality | October 11, 2021
Trends and considerations for hospitality professionals focused on sales, marketing, operations and revenue management. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
How digital-first can address hospitality labor shortages
By Lisa Barker - IBS Software | October 8, 2021
Technology has the potential to reduce persistent staffing pressures while simultaneously improving the guest experience. Read More
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News / Distribution
Hotel Engine to offer Sonder inventory to business travelers
By Donna M. Airoldi - BTN | October 7, 2021
Hotel Engine has added short-term rental provider Sonder's inventory to its offerings. Read More
VIDEO: Change is everywhere in alternative accommodation
News / Online
VIDEO: Change is everywhere in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | October 7, 2021
Not only is the sector now a mainstream form of accommodation but it has proven to be one that is at center of fundamental discussions around what is hospitality. Read More
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News / Online
Google adds carbon emission data to flight search results
By Mitra Sorrells | October 6, 2021
It’s the latest step in the company’s commitment to help one billion people make more sustainable choices by 2022, according to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet. Read More
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News / Startups
Vouch expands to Europe as it raises $1.1M seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | October 6, 2021
 Singapore-based Vouch, a PhocusWire Hot 25 Startup of 2021, provides artificial intelligence and chatbot-based solutions for hotels to streamline operations and enhance the guest experience.... Read More