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VIDEO: Biometrics lead the way for fast, contactless identification in travel
News / Technology
VIDEO: Biometrics lead the way for fast, contactless identification in travel
By PhocusWire | May 27, 2021
Paravision CEO Doug Aley explains the benefits of biometric systems for identification and security and what’s next for this technology.   Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Why technology is the key to getting the world moving again
By David Taylor - Publicis Sapient | May 25, 2021
As it emerges from crisis, the travel industry should not consider a return to normal but rather rebuild itself with the future in mind.  Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Washbnb offers a tech-enabled linen solution for short-term rental hosts
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Washbnb offers a tech-enabled linen solution for short-term rental hosts
By Jill Menze | May 20, 2021
Founded in 2020, Washbnb’s tech-enabled linen solution simplifies rental, logistics and laundry through an environmentally sustainable service. Read More
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News / Technology
Can technology help hospitality labor shortages?
By Linda Fox | May 18, 2021
Hotels are dealing with huge staff shortages because of the pandemic, technologies are emerging to help and some say it's a short-term issue. Read More
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News / Online
GetYourGuide survey finds caution being replaced by eagerness to travel
By Mitra Sorrells | May 18, 2021
According to a survey of nearly 7,500 people in six countries, 56% are "eager" to travel, compared to just 40% in 2020. Read More
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News / Online
Cost, convenience increasing as considerations for air travel, ahead of health and hygiene
By Mitra Sorrells | May 12, 2021
A report from Expedia Group Media Solutions points to a shift in Q1 2021 in topics searched for when booking air travel. Read More
In The Big Chair - Roberto Martinoli of Silversea Cruises
Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Roberto Martinoli of Silversea Cruises
By Mitra Sorrells | May 4, 2021
Founded in 1994 and now part of the Royal Caribbean Group, Silversea Cruises is an ultra-luxury cruise line with itineraries covering all seven continents and more than 900 destinations. Read More
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Opinion / Online
How testing, transparency and technology can reduce COVID risk in air travel
By Timothy O'Neil-Dunne - 777 Partners | May 3, 2021
For a safe flying environment to exist, we must stop COVID-positive transports; for now that is unrealistic, so testing on arrival must be the start. Read More
WTTC Global Summit: Clarity, certainty and collaboration keys to travel recovery
News / Online
WTTC Global Summit: Clarity, certainty and collaboration keys to travel recovery
By Mitra Sorrells | April 27, 2021
More than 600 leaders from travel, tourism, government and the private sector are gathered for the World Travel and Tourism Council's Global Summit in Cancun, the organization's first in-person event... Read More
Here's why to review your travel and spend policy now
From Our Partners / Technology
Here's why to review your travel and spend policy now
By TripActions | April 26, 2021
Companies must build in more flexibility to accommodate quick pivots, as well as incorporate more nuanced controls to allow for more focused approvals and more streamlined processes. Read More
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News / Distribution
IATA chief Willie Walsh says zero-risk approach from government is not possible
By Linda Fox | April 21, 2021
Governments need to look at the current procedures for travel post pandemic and create a more seamless experience. Read More
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News / Startups
Singapore-based GlobalTix raises S$3M to develop new digital solutions for attractions industry
By Mitra Sorrells | April 21, 2021
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, GlobalTix says the company has expanded from being a channel manager to also providing technology solutions across Asia Pacific for its attractions, tours and... Read More
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News / Startups
Virdee adds $2M to seed round for virtual concierge service
By Linda Fox | April 19, 2021
U.S-based Virdee believes contactless solutions for check-in and payment at hotels are here to stay. Read More
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News / Startups
Mint House secures investment for corporate travel rental platform
By Linda Fox | March 26, 2021
Mint House, a rentals for corporate travel concept, previously announced $15 million in funding in May 2019. Read More
Is robotics taking over hospitality? Yes and no
Opinion / Technology
Is robotics taking over hospitality? Yes and no
By Chris Connar - Angie Hospitality | March 19, 2021
Robots and automated technology support the current evolution of hospitality, but only when they allow staff to focus on delivering exceptional guest services. Read More