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What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
Opinion / Technology
What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
By Nikolai Scholz - Adara | August 3, 2021
Building a strategy that isn’t solely reliant on IP address is a smart investment in the future, especially for travel organizations that use location data for targeting and information-gathering. Read More
VIDEO: Navigating the travel payments ecosystem in Asia
News / Technology
VIDEO: Navigating the travel payments ecosystem in Asia
By PhocusWire | August 2, 2021
Multi-currency payments; fraud; how many payment methods should you offer – key headaches that need addressing. Read More
How airports must adapt to ensure a seamless intermodal journey
Opinion / Distribution
How airports must adapt to ensure a seamless intermodal journey
By David Gunnarsson - Dohop | August 2, 2021
Seamless intermodal connectivity in Europe, as well as the rest of the world, comes with many challenges, barriers and problems to overcome. Read More
Airlines must embrace tech to improve passenger experience
Opinion / Technology
Airlines must embrace tech to improve passenger experience
By Juan Hoyos - Cinq | July 30, 2021
How can airlines use technology to improve the overall customer journey as travelers take off in growing numbers? Here are three areas that airlines can focus on to improve the passenger... Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
News / Technology
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from delayed payment programs, fintech divisions in major travel brands, credit cards, customer trust and much more. Read More
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News / Distribution
Amadeus offers Hopper’s travel fintech products to intermediaries and airlines
By Mitra Sorrells | July 27, 2021
In a new two-way partnership Amadeus will offer Hopper’s fintech products to its clients while Hopper gains access to Amadeus’ car rental inventory.     Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: ModiHost is a hotel management system using AI and blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
ModiHost is a hotel management system that uses artificial intelligence to personalize the guest experience and blockchain and smart contracts to build in transparency and efficiency.   Read More
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News / Technology
Amadeus launches IBM Digital Health Pass for COVID document verification
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
Amadeus is adding the IBM Digital Health Pass to its Traveler ID for Safe Travel platform, used by airlines and other travel partners to automatically verify identification and COVID-19... Read More
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News / Startups
E-commerce fraud fighter Nethone raises $6.7M
By Mitra Sorrells | July 19, 2021
Nethone, a Poland-based startup that provides fraud protection technology for travel suppliers, says it will use the funding to accelerate its go-to-market efforts and to develop new features.   Read More
A smart revolution: Will the tech boom last in short-term rentals?
Opinion / Technology
A smart revolution: Will the tech boom last in short-term rentals?
By Sean Miller - PointCentral | July 16, 2021
Will property managers keep adopting new tech and refining their tech stacks? Or is there a saturation point? Read More
VIDEO: Fornova - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Distribution
VIDEO: Fornova - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 16, 2021
FornovaHL enables hotels to update their profiles and photos on Google My Business, Tripadvisor and Facebook from a secure, centralized, easy-to-use platform. Read More
For airlines, customer journeys begin long before takeoff
From Our Partners / Technology
For airlines, customer journeys begin long before takeoff
By Mario Ciabarra - Quantum Metric | July 14, 2021
Long before the physical journey starts, the digital journey begins in earnest.  Read More
Expedia Group sells hotel operations platform Alice to ASG
News / Technology
Expedia Group sells hotel operations platform Alice to ASG
By Jill Menze | July 14, 2021
Expedia Group became a majority stakeholder in Alice after leading a $26 million funding round into the platform in 2017. Read More
SITA acquires aviation sustainability tech platform Safety Line
News / Technology
SITA acquires aviation sustainability tech platform Safety Line
By Kevin May | July 13, 2021
Safety Line was created in 2010 by Pierre Jouniaux, with a strategy to organize and manage data for airlines so that they can make decisions that reduce fuel consumption and subsequent CO2 levels. Read More
VIDEO: FlyNow Aviation - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Startups
VIDEO: FlyNow Aviation - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 13, 2021
Affordable 3D mobility game changer by fulfilling contradicting goals of social, ecologic and economic sustainability. Read More