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Marriott CEO Sorenson Senate panel cyber breach
Marriott CEO: Source of attack still unknown, encryption and decentralization may be future solution
By Mitra Sorrells | March 7, 2019
Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee regarding the cyber attack on Starwood's guest reservation system. Read More
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Marriott data security breach costs the company $28M so far
By Linda Fox | March 1, 2019
Marriott revealed that the data breach disclosed in November 2018 cost the company $28 million in the fourth quarter. Read More
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Airlines, cruise lines see big gains in WeChat engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | February 28, 2019
According to a report from Dragon Trail Interactive, the top 10 airlines and cruise lines saw significant increases in WeChat activity in 2018. Read More
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Seamless and secure cross-border travel - the tech is here, collaboration needed next
Seamless and secure cross-border travel - the tech is here, collaboration needed next
By Liselotte de Maar and Rajeev Kaul - Accenture  | February 22, 2019
Using biometrics and cryptography, KTDI enables the creation of unique, verifiable and secure digital identities for travelers that will provide them with nearly hassle-free travel. Now it needs... Read More
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Home-sharing is ready to write its second chapter
Home-sharing is ready to write its second chapter
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly  | February 18, 2019
Startups are mounting fresh challenges to both traditional hotels, whose forays into the home-rental space have met with mixed results, and to a maturing Airbnb, which is showing signs of evolving its... Read More
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Marriott and Expedia's battle over commissions could trigger industry-wide overhaul
Marriott and Expedia's battle over commissions could trigger industry-wide overhaul
By Linda Fox | January 8, 2019
Expedia and Marriott are said to be near agreement on fee negotiations, other large hotel players are likely to follow suit. Read More
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Marriott says 383 million, not original 500 million figure, guest records hit in hack
Marriott says 383 million, not original 500 million figure, guest records hit in hack
By Linda Fox | January 7, 2019
Marriott adjusts the numbers around those affected by the data attack. Read More
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Marriott breach wider problem analysis
Marriott cyber breach shows industry's hospitality to hackers
By Patrick Clark - Bloomberg | December 18, 2018
For now, there are more questions than answers regarding Marriott's announcement of a far-reaching breach of the Starwood guest reservation database. Read More
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PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2018
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2018
By Kevin May | December 17, 2018
The profile of a brand in travel - and the perception of it from consumers and industry peers - is mostly generated over the course of certain events or a period of time. Read More
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I was a senior VP of technology at Starwood - here’s my take on the guest data breach
I was a senior VP of technology at Starwood - here’s my take on the guest data breach
By Israel del Rio - Quilmach | December 10, 2018
Reports on the Marriott guest data breach have suggested the most probable cause was a result of the technology platform deployed by Starwood under the name “Valhalla.”  Read More
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Will Marriott data breach herald the death of personalization?
Will Marriott data breach herald the death of personalization?
By Greg Abbott - DataArt | December 5, 2018
This analysis could be titled in a number of ways, each with a lean towards what was disclosed by Marriott last week when it emerged some 500 million guest accounts had been hacked. Read More
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Marriott data breach - a mess that is only starting to unravel
Marriott data breach - a mess that is only starting to unravel
By Gates Marshall - CompliancePoint | November 30, 2018
Businesses and consumers continue to discuss privacy regulations and legislation on a regular basis, especially in the travel industry. Read More
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Marriott admits 500 million guest accounts hacked
Marriott admits 500 million guest accounts hacked
By Kevin May | November 30, 2018
A major security breach impacting on half a billion guest records in the Starwood reservation system has been disclosed by Marriott. Read More
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VIDEO: The promise of voice tech for travel
VIDEO: The promise of voice tech for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | November 26, 2018
Voice technology has been one of the hottest topics of 2018, as both Google and Amazon ramp up their activity in the space, brands develop voice capabilities and consumers buy devices at a quickening... Read More
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Shiji Fliggy facial check-in
Shiji and Fliggy partner to enable facial recognition for hotel check-in
By Mitra Sorrells | September 14, 2018
Facial recognition is enabling travelers to check into a hotel, receive a room card and establish payment authorization, all in about 30 seconds.   Read More
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