Hygiene

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News / Technology
Airline tech chiefs prioritize investment in cybersecurity, cloud services
By Linda Fox | January 13, 2022
SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights study reveals 61% of airlines see IT investment increasing in 2022 while 55% of airports expect to spend more. Read More
No, guests do not require human-provided services in hospitality
Opinion / Technology
No, guests do not require human-provided services in hospitality
By Max Starkov - hospitality consultant and strategist | January 4, 2022
Max Starkov makes a case that in five years, hotels will operate with about 50% of the staff they had in 2019 – and that’s not a bad thing.   Read More
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Opinion / Online
Travel marketers must focus on the new customer-first experience
By Kurt Weinsheimer - Sojern | December 14, 2021
Sojern’s chief solutions officer outlines three strategies travel marketers can use to entice consumers to book now and into the future.   Read More
MCR acquires housekeeping management platform Optii
News / Technology
MCR acquires housekeeping management platform Optii
By Jill Menze | December 7, 2021
Optii will remain a standalone company with its existing management team intact. Read More
Q&A: Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal on hybrid futures and going public again
News / Technology
Q&A: Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal on hybrid futures and going public again
By Donna Airoldi - BTN | December 1, 2021
Cvent founder and CEO Reggie Aggarwal spoke with BTN in late November and says the company planned to be listed on the Nasdaq exchange the morning of December 9. Read More
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News / Technology
My Method... A tale of two zoos and conversational technology
By Don White - Satisfi Labs | November 9, 2021
Travelers have put the spotlight on the trip planning process during the pandemic and providing reassurance to tourists has led to the implementation of new technologies.  Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
News / Online
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2021
Business leaders now have some choices to make - decisions and shifts in strategy that will help shape travel for the years ahead in both positive and fundamental ways. Read More
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News / Technology
AirAsia to require vaccine, check-in via app only
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2021
Along with a vaccine requirement, the low-cost carrier is now requiring passengers to check in via the AirAsia Super App. Read More
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News / Startups
Pudu Robotics adds $77M for delivery robots
By Linda Fox | September 27, 2021
Pudu Robotics announced $78 million in Series C1 funding earlier this year. Read More
The next steps for travel are long and led by digital
Opinion / Technology
The next steps for travel are long and led by digital
By Koen Deryckere and Emily Weiss - Accenture | September 6, 2021
Why collaboration and investment in cloud and digital technology will make travel companies future-ready. 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
turnoverbnb-funding
News / Startups
Rental cleaning services startup TurnoverBnB raises $4.5M
By Mitra Sorrells | August 17, 2021
TurnoverBnB provides a marketplace that gives rental operators access to cleaners around the world and the ability to manage scheduling and payments. Read More
Sounding Off: Travel brands walk a tightrope over vaccines
Interview / Online
Sounding Off: Travel brands walk a tightrope over vaccines
By PhocusWire | August 6, 2021
The sector will not recover at the speed it wants if its brands fail to follow the science and unless they do their part to urge people to take up the offer of vaccinations. Read More
VIDEO: Can the travel industry avoid a post-pandemic social divide?
News / Online
VIDEO: Can the travel industry avoid a post-pandemic social divide?
By PhocusWire | July 21, 2021
Issues range from those that do not have the ability to travel from a vaccination perspective to, in particular, those that do not have the money to resume the same types of trips that they took... Read More
VIDEO: How one airline is unravelling from its last 18 months and looking ahead
News / Distribution
VIDEO: How one airline is unravelling from its last 18 months and looking ahead
By PhocusWire | July 16, 2021
It's been a tough year and a half for almost very airline on the planet. Some, as traffic fell away within days, ran medical supply flights and others pivoted to use some of their aircraft for... Read More