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Trajectory of hospitality and travel tech: Three essential points for vendor success
Trajectory of hospitality and travel tech: Three essential points for vendor success
By Andrew Sanders - DataArt | November 20, 2018
Although historically the hotel industry has been slow to adopt new technologies, the current climate has transformed this reluctant pace into a full-speed super-highway. Read More
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VIDEO: IBM on how blockchain will - and won't - impact travel
By Mitra Sorrells | November 20, 2018
When it comes to blockchain, focus on the business concepts and not the technology. Read More
News | Technology
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VIDEO: AccorHotels on adapting to shocks, localization and the road to digital
By Linda Fox | November 19, 2018
AccorHotels has been on a digital journey since 2014 when it announced its five-year digital transformation strategy. Read More
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VIDEO: Inside the brains of online travel financial analysts
VIDEO: Inside the brains of online travel financial analysts
By Kevin May | November 19, 2018
Online travel brands generally get most of the attention on their financial performance when reporting their latest earnings four times a year. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: Domio is targeting group travel with tech-forward apartment-hotels
STARTUP STAGE: Domio is targeting group travel with tech-forward apartment-hotels
By Jill Menze | November 19, 2018
Domio targets group travelers with spacious, tech-forward homes in urban markets. In addition to its Domio-operated and designed properties, the company is planning to launch 25 apartment-hotels in the... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
VIDEO: Booking Holdings on Google, complacency, ambitions and the entire trip
By Linda Fox | November 16, 2018
A string of international acquisitions and investments (plus a new-ish name) to reflect on a global position has the industry speculating about what else lies ahead for the former Priceline Group. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Hilton on loyalty, millennials and digital marketing
VIDEO: Hilton on loyalty, millennials and digital marketing
By Mitra Sorrells | November 16, 2018
With experience at Microsoft, Capital One and Uber, Kellyn Smith Kenny joined Hilton in January as the hospitality brand’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer, overseeing strategy for its... Read More
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VIDEO: Top investors on the good, the bad and the bountiful in travel
VIDEO: Top investors on the good, the bad and the bountiful in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | November 15, 2018
Benchmark Capital general partner Bill Gurley made his inaugural appearance on the center stage of The Phocuswright Conference Wednesday in Los Angeles.   Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: Skyscanner CEO on mobile, Ctrip and meta disruptors
By PhocusWire | November 14, 2018
In a conversation with PhocusWire editor in chief Kevin May at the 2018 Phocuswright Conference, Skyscanner CEO Bryan Dove says he believes there's a "100%" chance another company could come along and... Read More
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Travel fans are engaged on Instagram, but can brands keep up?
Travel fans on Instagram consume more content than other audiences but it remains a tough channel for brands to crack. Read More
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OTA Insight European parity report
Price parity a major issue for European hoteliers
By Mitra Sorrells | November 14, 2018
Hoteliers across Europe trying to drive direct bookings on their websites are being undercut by online travel agencies that are offering lower rates for their properties.   Read More
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Sojern raises $120M, eyes new markets, verticals
Travel tech firm Sojern has landed a funding round of $120 million to grow its business and enter new markets. Read More
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Building digital communities at the OTA, hotel and city levels
Building digital communities at the OTA, hotel and city levels
By Andy McNulty - Touch Stay | November 12, 2018
Technology is at its most powerful when it enables a targeted, human recommendation, and there are several brands that seem to be getting the combination right and are building digital communities... Read More
Opinion | Online
Hotelmize unlocks $3.8M in funding, plans local offices
Hotelmize unlocks $3.8M in funding, plans local offices
By Linda Fox | November 9, 2018
Hotelmize, a startup that optimizes profit for bed banks, wholesalers and travel agents, has raised $3.8 million in Series A funding. Read More
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Technically Speaking - Rajnish Kumar of Ixigo
By Mitra Sorrells | November 9, 2018
Ixigo CTO Rajnish Kumar co-founded the travel marketplace in 2007. The platform provides price comparison and booking for flights, hotels, trains, busses and holiday packages. Ixigo now has 90 million... Read More
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