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How technology can help protect "travel bubbles" from popping
By Jeremy Springall - SITA | July 8, 2020
While "travel bubbles," which are formal agreements between governments allowing travelers to bypass quarantine measures, sound promising, they're also fraught with challenges. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Travelport returns corporate travel tech Locomote to original founders
By Linda Fox | July 3, 2020
The company originally announced the acquisition of a 49% stake in Australia-based Locomote in August 2014, ahead of its IPO in late-September of the same year. Read More
News | Technology
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Amadeus touts human-tech hybrid for travel's future
By Linda Fox | July 1, 2020
Amadeus says AI is playing an increasing role in travel distribution, but the need for humans remains. Read More
News | Technology
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Routehappy founder Robert Albert to step down, shift to advisory role at ATPCO
By Mitra Sorrells | June 30, 2020
Robert Albert, founder of Routehappy that is now part of ATPCO, is stepping down from his role as executive vice president of retailing to support social justice causes. Read More
News | Distribution
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How one startup used the downtime to improve life for travel buyers and suppliers
By Linda Fox | June 29, 2020
The team at vintage car tour company Nowaday has spent the downtime created by COVID-19 to build an online workplace for travel buyers and suppliers. Read More
News | Startups
RedAwning sells Blizzard marketing and web services unit to Beyond Pricing
RedAwning sells Blizzard marketing and web services unit to Beyond Pricing
By Kevin May | June 29, 2020
Blizzard is a specialist in web hosting, website design, paid search and email marketing for vacation rental companies. It will retain the brand name it has operated under for 23 years. Read More
News | Online
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SevenRooms raises $50M to expand its hotel guest experience platform
By Mitra Sorrells | June 25, 2020
SevenRooms has raised a $50 million Series B round with Providence Strategic Growth.    Read More
News | Technology
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Travel payment standard sees early traction, aims to rebuild trust
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2020
The Open Payment Alliance removes friction from B2B payments but still allows for payment flexibility via a standard. Read More
News | Technology
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Hotel tech startup gets $1M to develop contactless communication tools
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2020
 Akia, founded in 2018 by former Facebook engineers, has received capital to expand its contactless communication products for hotels. Read More
News | Startups
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Journera nabs $11.6 million to move its tech platform into growth stage
By Mitra Sorrells | June 10, 2020
Journera has raised $11.6 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz and B Capital. Read More
News | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2020
SION officially launched in May but has decided to provide the service free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Startups join forces to create digital services platform for rental accommodation and hotels
By Linda Fox | June 3, 2020
SmartDigitalPlug was created by six startups to help small hotels and rental properties to digitize their services and address some of the current safety and hygiene challenges. Read More
News | Startups
Consider what happens after the crisis is over (and use it to your advantage)
Consider what happens after the crisis is over (and use it to your advantage)
By Gavin Smith - Element | May 25, 2020
How you can make the business and your people work better, because when this situation is over, and it will be over, people will start travelling again.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
EasyJet admits security hack of 9 million passenger records
EasyJet admits security hack of 9 million passenger records
By Kevin May | May 20, 2020
The Europe-based airline says the attack captured names, email addresses and travel details, including 2,200 customers that had their credit card details stolen. Read More
News | Technology
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Immunity passport debate shows we need a trusted guardian for digital identities
By Andersen Cheng - Nomidio | May 18, 2020
The global response to COVID-19 has sparked intense debate about the balance between protection and privacy. Should privacy be sacrificed in order to slow transmission of the virus? Read More
Opinion
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