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Debunking the impact of blockchain on hotel distribution
Debunking the impact of blockchain on hotel distribution
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | June 14, 2018
A recent article on the Nasdaq website claims blockchain‐based platforms “offer promising solutions” to particular areas of difficulty in the hospitality industry, including blockchain‐based hotel... Read More
Opinion | Technology
SITA Orlando biometric exit
Orlando airport first in U.S. to use biometric exit for all international flights
By Mitra Sorrells | June 13, 2018
By October, outbound international passengers at Orlando International Airport will no longer need to show their boarding passes or passports at their departure gates. Read More
News | Technology
Sabre taps Microsoft to grow cloud services, expands NDC efforts
Sabre taps Microsoft to grow cloud services, expands NDC efforts
By Jill Menze | May 31, 2018
Sabre has struck a long-term deal with Microsoft to expand its cloud-based offerings. Read More
News | Technology
Why innovation starts with the travel experience
Why innovation starts with the travel experience
By Jill Menze | May 25, 2018
As an industry representing 10% of jobs globally and on track to reach $1.5 trillion in gross bookings by 2020, the travel market is one that’s ripe for innovation and disruption. Read More
News | Technology
Internet of Things for hotels - great, until a hacker calls
Internet of Things for hotels - great, until a hacker calls
By Dean Coclin - DigiCert | May 24, 2018
Smart devices, often referred to as the Internet of Things, offer the hospitality industry the opportunity to give guests a much richer and differentiated experience. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Nordic Choice projection mapping
How projection mapping allows guests to customize hotel room décor
By Mitra Sorrells | May 23, 2018
Hotel rooms without windows – either because they are interior rooms or they are located under ground level – are not uncommon in some parts of the world, particularly in crowded cities where available... Read More
News | Technology
Ctrip takes revenue boost from Chinese outbound travelers
Ctrip takes revenue boost from Chinese outbound travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | May 23, 2018
Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency, posted strong financial results for the first quarter of 2018.   Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Investors explain the Asia Pacific travel phenomenon
VIDEO: Investors explain the Asia Pacific travel phenomenon
By PhocusWire | May 21, 2018
There's something refreshing about listening to investors and other financial folk who consider their focus to be on Asia Pacific. Read More
News | Startups
the shared hotel room
Why hotel rooms belong to guests - not hoteliers
By David Goldstone - DigiValet | May 17, 2018
Airbnb and other “shared economy” businesses have raised the bar for travel providers who wish to deliver personalized, truly local experiences for guests. For hotels, the new environment means a... Read More
Opinion | Technology
RV marketplace Outdoorsy expands to Asia Pacific
RV marketplace Outdoorsy expands to Asia Pacific
By Jill Menze | May 16, 2018
Following its $25 million funding haul in February, RV rental service Outdoorsy is expanding to the Asia Pacific region. Read More
News | Online
Travelport NDC benefits
Travelport touts opportunities, challenges of NDC
By Mitra Sorrells | May 14, 2018
As the industry moves ahead with implementation of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC), Travelport’s global head of product and marketing for air commerce is optimistic the new data transmission... Read More
News | Distribution
QOTW: Something about a battle of wills
QOTW: Something about a battle of wills
By PhocusWire | May 11, 2018
Quote from Bill Carroll, independent analyst for Phocuswright and PhD. Read More
News | Technology
AI and tracking data: looking beyond the travel industry
AI and tracking data: looking beyond the travel industry
By Simon Tomlinson - SITA | May 11, 2018
The combination of artificial intelligence and tracking data will increasingly enable organizations to optimize operations, introduce automation, utilize prediction tools and adapt what they do in... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Microsoft’s manifesto on corporate travel – a not so fast revolution
Microsoft’s manifesto on corporate travel – a not so fast revolution
By Bill Carroll - Phocuswright | May 8, 2018
In 1848, German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote The Communist Manifesto to recognize the struggles of class in societies as they related to capitalism. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Amadeus Q1 2018 earnings
Amadeus revenue up on growth in distribution and IT solutions
By Mitra Sorrells | May 4, 2018
Amadeus brought in €1.23 billion in revenue during the first quarter of 2018 – up 3.1% over the same period a year earlier. Read More
News | Distribution