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WEBINAR ALERT! Get ready for 5G to transform travel and hospitality
WEBINAR ALERT! Get ready for 5G to transform travel and hospitality
By PhocusWire | October 17, 2019
Soon, 5G will be here. And it will offer a blazing-fast wireless connection that moves data between your customers and data systems in near-real time. Read More
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Sabre buys airline retail platform Radixx for $110M
Sabre buys airline retail platform Radixx for $110M
By Kevin May | October 16, 2019
The deal is being positioned as a mechanism to get more low-cost carriers into the Sabre fold, with Radixx's core platforms being a passenger service system and internet booking engine Read More
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Future proof, defined: 10 things to look for when considering new hotel tech
Future proof, defined: 10 things to look for when considering new hotel tech
By David Berger - Volara  | October 16, 2019
In the hotel industry, where cost often drives decisions over value, the term "future proof" is often heard, yet equally often ignored.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Thomas Cook - Tech lessons for small travel businesses from the fall of a giant
By George Dumitru - WBE.travel  | October 15, 2019
The reasons for Thomas Cook’s collapse will become clearer over time, but for now here are some of its issues which should provide SMEs with some talking points for the boardroom and water cooler alike. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Hoist Group acquires HotelEngine booking platform
By Linda Fox | October 14, 2019
Hoist also acquired Locatel in 2014 and Swisscom Hospitality in 2015. The company runs a number of products including property management systems, in-room tech, smart locks and WiFi services. Read More
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Google's Waymo to trial autonomous vehicle airport transfers
Google's Waymo to trial autonomous vehicle airport transfers
By Kevin May | October 14, 2019
It is hoped the service, operated in conjunction with Groupe Renault, will run between La Defense in Paris and Charles de Gaulle Airport. Read More
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Travel brands, take note: The Age of Convergence is here
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDeaS  | October 11, 2019
The Age of Convergence isn’t a pie‐in‐the‐sky idea or something that may happen in the future. Convergence is already happening every day, and it’s a part of our daily lives, even if we can’t see it. Read More
Opinion | Technology
When it comes to LiDAR and the opportunities in travel, Elon Musk is wrong
When it comes to LiDAR and the opportunities in travel, Elon Musk is wrong
By Sam Kamel - iinside  | October 9, 2019
Rather than dramatically ringing the death knell for LiDAR, Musk's comments earlier this year merely underscore the fact that LiDAR has an awareness issue, no pun intended. Read More
Opinion | Technology
What billions of GDS data signals tell us about traveler booking behavior
What billions of GDS data signals tell us about traveler booking behavior
By Robert Brown - Travelport  | October 7, 2019
The report investigates the six dominant traveler personas that make up global travel bookings – solo travelers, families, business travelers, couples, weekenders, and groups. Read More
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Google, Expedia, Skyscanner and Amadeus on the future of airline retailing
By Mitra Sorrells | October 4, 2019
At ATPCO's Elevate conference, executives discussed the impact of younger generations on flight shopping, their plans for NGS implementation and their outlook for the coming year. Read More
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Bold and evergreen: The Irish advantage in travel technology
Bold and evergreen: The Irish advantage in travel technology
By Marisa Garcia - PhocusWire  | October 3, 2019
There must be something in the water, or maybe it’s all of that fresh air, but Ireland is evergreen when it comes to travel innovation. Read More
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In The Big Chair - Rolf Purzer of ATPCO
In The Big Chair - Rolf Purzer of ATPCO
By Mitra Sorrells | October 3, 2019
Rolf Purzer has been with ATPCO 22 years, serving as CEO since 2017. Read More
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ATPCO expands Next Generation Storefront to four international markets
By Mitra Sorrells | October 1, 2019
ATPCO is developing its Next Generation Storefront standard globally, with help from four new advisory boards. Read More
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VIDEO: Airbus on the airline wishlist, sharing data and onboard connectivity
By Linda Fox | September 30, 2019
During the World Aviation Festival 2019, PhocusWire talked to Marc Fontaine about digital transformation for an aircraft manufacturer and how data is being used for the benefit of the entire industry. Read More
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VIDEO: IBM on airlines needing to maximize how they use data
VIDEO: IBM on airlines needing to maximize how they use data
By Kevin May | September 25, 2019
Airlines are sitting on mountains of data, but they - as passenger requirements and technology improve - are perhaps not getting the most out of it. Read More
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