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STARTUP STAGE: Clear Chain Travel wants to reimagine distribution through blockchain and AI
STARTUP STAGE: Clear Chain Travel wants to reimagine distribution through blockchain and AI
By Linda Fox | August 22, 2019
Clear Chain Travel is bringing blockchain principles and AI-driven robotic processes to the groups and meetings space to improve transparency, drive efficiency and save costs. Read More
Interview | Startups
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In The Big Chair - Jan Gerlach of Peakwork
By Linda Fox | August 21, 2019
Peakwork was founded in 2009 and provides software to connect supply from airlines, bedbank and other travel companies with online and off distributors. Read More
Interview | Technology
RedDoorz opens $70M round, has big plans for $115M raised this year
RedDoorz opens $70M round, has big plans for $115M raised this year
By Kevin May | August 19, 2019
The Singapore-based hotel brand is aiming for new markets and will invest in a number of other areas of the business after securing another sizeable funding round. Read More
News | Online
Business travel, part 3: How technology is improving risk management
Business travel, part 3: How technology is improving risk management
By Mitra Sorrells | August 19, 2019
Artificial intelligence and mobile technology are improving both the quality of risk management information that business travelers can receive and the speed at which they receive it. Read More
News | Technology
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Could digital ID be the key to achieving a frictionless travel experience?
By Mitra Sorrells | August 19, 2019
Amadeus traveler ID innovation manager Laurent Conjat says digital identity is coming and will add efficiency and remove friction at every step of the traveler's journey.  Read More
News | Technology
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Sabre pushes to close Farelogix acquisition, awaits potential D.O.J. block
By Linda Fox | August 15, 2019
Sabre says it intends to close its acquisition of Farelogix by August 21 but will extend the agreement until the end of April to overcome regulatory hurdles. Read More
News | Distribution
Travelport BCD Hyatt blockchain hotel settlement
Travelport, BCD, Hyatt test blockchain for hotel commission settlement
By Mitra Sorrells | August 15, 2019
Travelport, in partnership with BCD Travel and Hyatt, is developing a blockchain system for hotel commission settlement. Read More
News | Technology
SITA aviation capacity issues and data
Will data or collaboration solve aviation's capacity crunch?
By Thomas Deillon - SITA  | August 14, 2019
SITA's Thomas Deillon analyzes how the airline industry should handle the impending capacity crunch. Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: Getting to One Order - is the airline industry there yet?
VIDEO: Getting to One Order - is the airline industry there yet?
By Jill Menze | August 13, 2019
At GBTA 2019, IATA's Yanik Hoyles and Travelport's Ian Heywood engaged in a spirited discussion on the status of IATA's One Order initiative. Read More
News | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: Saba Hospitality builds tools to maximize guest and hotel staff engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2019
 Saba Hospitality is building solutions for the hospitality industry using artificial intelligence and scalable chatbot technology.    Read More
Interview | Startups
Wyndham's RCI acquires Alliance Reservation Network for $92M
Wyndham's RCI acquires Alliance Reservation Network for $92M
By Jill Menze | August 9, 2019
Vacation exchange network RCI has purchased travel technology platform Alliance Reservations Network to expand its reach beyond its core business. Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR ALERT! Budgeting for the future of hospitality
WEBINAR ALERT! Budgeting for the future of hospitality
By PhocusWire | August 5, 2019
In this webinar produced by Amadeus and Phocuswire, you’ll hear exclusive data to help prepare you for 2020. Read More
News | Technology
British Airways future of air travel report
Air travel of the future – personalized, immersive and both super-fast and super-slow
By Mitra Sorrells | July 31, 2019
British Airways is exploring predictions for the air travel experience 20, 40, 60 and even 100 years in the future. Read More
News | Technology
NDC check, part 1: Is next-gen airline distribution taxiing or taking off?
NDC check, part 1: Is next-gen airline distribution taxiing or taking off?
By Philippe Der Arslanian - Answair  | July 26, 2019
Despite the ineluctable NDC promise carried aggressively by the leading airlines, others seem to be adopting a wait-and-see approach. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
TurnKey Vacation Rentals 48M funding
TurnKey Vacation Rentals raises $48M, courts millionth guest to the platform
By Mitra Sorrells | July 23, 2019
TurnKey Vacation Rentals has raised $48 million in new funding to develop its technology, add new markets and grow its partnerships. Read More
News | Online