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wrapup april 20 2018
Delta, Blacklane, BookingKit and more news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | April 20, 2018
Delta launches Farelogix’s calculation engine… BookingKit partners with Vakario… Thai Airways International promotes Blacklane… Cathay Pacific integrates with Skyscanner… RedAwning grows... Read More
Notated News | Technology
Nor1 buys texting platform Stay Delightful to boost ancillary sales
Nor1 buys texting platform Stay Delightful to boost ancillary sales
By Jill Menze | April 20, 2018
Hospitality merchandising technology company Nor1 has acquired Stay Delightful, a mobile-messaging platform. Read More
News | Technology
Meet the ultra-smart new head of AI at Google
Meet the ultra-smart new head of AI at Google
By Tom Simonite - Wired | April 19, 2018
Google's heavy investment in artificial intelligence has helped the company’s software write music and beat humans at complex board games. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Traveler insurers eye investment in AI
Traveler insurers eye investment in AI
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | April 17, 2018
From customer service chatbots to serving up the right mix of trip-specific benefits to the right consumer, technology using artificial intelligence is making its way into the travel insurance sector,... Read More
News | Technology
How TripAdvisor is using AI to "humanize" its review community
How TripAdvisor is using AI to "humanize" its review community
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2018
TripAdvisor is the most-visited pre-transaction travel website in the world - meaning hundreds of millions of visitors each month come to the site looking for travel recommendations. That’s a lot of... Read More
News | Technology
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Sabre sharpens tools for hoteliers with new guest-focused property hub
By Jill Menze | April 16, 2018
Sabre’s newly outlined vision to reshape the business of travel includes not only solutions for its airline customers, but also for hoteliers. Read More
News | Technology
QOTW: Something about keeping things alive
QOTW: Something about keeping things alive
By PhocusWire | April 13, 2018
Quote from Kathy Morgan, vice president of product management at Sabre Travel Network, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Distribution
Sabre makes NDC push, launches new airline commercial platform
Sabre makes NDC push, launches new airline commercial platform
By Jill Menze | April 12, 2018
While airlines are still adjusting their attitudes toward IATA’s New Distribution Capability, Sabre has changed its tune about how the communication standard will present new opportunities around... Read More
News | Distribution
Sabre aims to break down walls as it "reimagines" business of travel
Sabre aims to break down walls as it "reimagines" business of travel
By Jill Menze | April 11, 2018
Sabre president and CEO Sean Menke has a new vision for how tech will reimagine the business of travel. Read More
News | Technology
AI series part 2 Watson
AI analysis, part 2: Watson's world
By Mitra Sorrells | April 9, 2018
It’s been more than seven years since IBM’s Watson computer entered the spotlight by beating two acclaimed – and human – competitors on the quiz show Jeopardy!   Read More
News | Technology
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Amadeus to design NDC platform with agency friends
By Kevin May | March 27, 2018
Amadeus has enlisted the help of Flight Centre to assist with the design and implementation of a new NDC-enabled platform for travel agencies. Read More
News | Distribution
Finding a unique voice in travel technology
Finding a unique voice in travel technology
By Chad Callaghan - Sabre | March 27, 2018
The increasing and widespread adoption of voice technology is already beginning to establish its place as a major factor in travel. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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IBM enters voice assistant market with Watson Assistant for businesses
By Jill Menze | March 27, 2018
IBM is throwing its hat into the voice assistant ring, but with what could be a key differentiator over Amazon and Google. Read More
News | Technology
Amadeus takes majority control of Hiberus, changes name to Travel IMS
Amadeus takes majority control of Hiberus, changes name to Travel IMS
By Kevin May | March 26, 2018
Hiberus Travel IO Solutions, an inventory management provider to tour operators, is now 95% owned by Amadeus. Read More
News | Technology
SITA report biometric boarding
Collaboration is key to widespread implementation of biometric boarding for air travel
By Mitra Sorrells | March 22, 2018
Facial recognition technology is gaining adoption by airlines and airports to expedite passenger identity verification. In the past year British Airways, Air Asia, JetBlue, Lufthansa and others have... Read More
News | Technology