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QOTW: Something about meaning more than money
QOTW: Something about meaning more than money
By PhocusWire | September 21, 2018
Quote from Sam Bruce, co-founder of Much Better Adventures, in an article on PhocusWire this week.... Read More
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Ground transportation on the cusp of another revolution
Ground transportation on the cusp of another revolution
By PhocusWire | September 21, 2018
Ground transportation of the road variety in the travel industry was once dominated by car rental and highly regulated taxi services.... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Startup Stage FlyGRN
Startup Stage: FlyGRN combines flight booking with automatic carbon offsetting
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2018
FlyGRN uses a portion of the commission it receives for flight bookings to support carbon offsetting projects, such as a solar panel initiative in India that displaces fossil fuels. Travelers receive a CO2 certificate in the mail to verify the transaction.... Read More
Interview | Startups
Kayak AR bag measurement Siri Shortcuts
Kayak adds AR-powered bag measurement tool, Siri Shortcuts to mobile app
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2018
Kayak wants to help travelers have confidence their carry-on bags meet airline restrictions.  ... Read More
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Redeam launches new automated channel management platform for tours and activities
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2018
 Redeam, a digital ticketing and redemption provider for suppliers of tours, activities and attractions, has created a new channel management platform.  ... Read More
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Booking.com ODX blockchain internet marketplace
Booking.com will give data to consumers in emerging markets to access its site
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2018
Booking.com has signed on to try a new blockchain-based data marketplace aimed at helping brands connect with users in emerging markets.  ... Read More
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Established travel brands see crowdfunding as mechanism to boost loyalty
By Linda Fox | September 20, 2018
Mr & Mrs Smith and Much Better Adventures discuss why they decided to go down the crowdfunding route.... Read More
News | Startups
Infor buys Vivonet in bid to extend tech to other hotel operations
Infor buys Vivonet in bid to extend tech to other hotel operations
By Kevin May | September 19, 2018
Hospitality tech provider Infor has snapped up Canada-based Vivonet - pushing its portfolio of tools for hotels into food and beverage.... Read More
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Make It Social hones group check-out experience, sees growth in travel and ticketing
By Linda Fox | September 19, 2018
Make It Social has gone back to basics and revamped its social check-out technology... Read More
News | Online
Expedia Group Chinese travel survey
Chinese millennials nearly doubled travel spending in the past year
By Mitra Sorrells | September 19, 2018
Chinese residents born after 1990 are fueling a surge in international travel, with a preference for local experiences, independent accommodations and long-haul destination.  ... Read More
News | Online
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eDreams trials biometric technology to help drive inspiration
By Linda Fox | September 19, 2018
Edreams Odigeo is employing eye-tracking as well as biometric scanning technology to help it improve the customer experience.... Read More
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Another revolution for the offline retail world?
By Pushpa Bector | September 19, 2018
About five years ago, Marc Andreessen, creator of Netscape and a serial investor in platforms such as Pinterest, Foursquare and Business Insider, declared the future of offline retail to be dead.... Read More
Notated News | Technology
Shiji acquires StayNTouch
Shiji acquires PMS provider StayNTouch
By Mitra Sorrells | September 18, 2018
Shiji Group, a provider of technology for the hotel, retail and entertainment industries, has acquired StayNTouch.... Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Jeff Katz
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Jeff Katz
By PhocusWire | September 18, 2018
The founder of Orbitz, CEO of Swiss, senior executive at American Airlines and Sabre - Katz has seen and done it all, and now he joins us for an executive roundtable on corporate travel at The Phocuswright Conference 2018.... Read More
Interview | Technology
CruiseWire OTA one-way cruises
New online booking site facilitates one-way cruise travel
By Mitra Sorrells | September 18, 2018
A new online travel agency focused on the cruise industry has a unique goal – to help travelers find and book one-way itineraries, in effect using cruise ships as the means of travel one from destination to the next.   ... Read More
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