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VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-onlyVIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
2018 was a big year for Hopper. The app-only price prediction and booking platform picked up $100... Read More
News | Technology
GuestReady expansion Portugal FranceGuestReady grows European presence with new acquisition and partnership
London-based GuestReady is expanding its portfolio of European short-term rentals through deals with... Read More
News | Online
Hertz Clear biometric partnershipHertz enables biometric check-out for car rentals
Hertz plans to offer fast check-out lanes powered by biometrics at more than 40 airports by the end of... Read More
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Opinion future AI in travelSentiment versus sentient: Taking conversational AI further in travel
Artificial intelligence applications that are currently being used in the travel and hospitality... Read More
Opinion | Technology
2018 review 2019 preview voice technologyA review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Voice technology
To provide a look ahead on this topic, Say It Now CEO Charlie Cadbury offers his take on the top five... Read More
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Phocuswright Conference 2018 India executive interviewVIDEO: MakeMyTrip and Yatra on the future of the Indian travel market
Cheap smart phones, cheap data and a proliferation of mobile payment options are spurring massive... Read More
News | Distribution
WhyHotel 10 million series APop-up hotel concept WhyHotel raises $10M, plans U.S. expansion
A startup that manages units in new luxury apartment buildings as temporary hotels has raised $10... Read More
News | Startups
I was a senior VP of technology at Starwood - here’s my take on the guest data breachI was a senior VP of technology at Starwood - here’s my take on the guest data breach
Reports on the Marriott guest data breach have suggested the most probable cause was a result of the... Read More
Opinion | Technology
steve-hafner-kayak-pcw18-2VIDEO: Kayak on the future of meta, Google and the limitations of voice search
By some measures it’s been a tough year for traditional metasearch players, including Kayak.... Read More
News | Online
Tourlane 24 million series bTourlane raises $24M for agent-led trip tool, plans to nearly double staff
Berlin-based Tourlane, which offers online booking of custom itineraries planned by travel... Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Regulations and sustainability - an awkward paradox for travelVIDEO: Regulations and sustainability - an awkward paradox for travel
Tourism drives economic growth for destinations, but it can also cause issues such as overcrowding and... Read More
News | Technology
Hotelchamp Autopilot marketing AIHotelchamp creates AI “Autopilot” to personalize hotel websites
Hotelchamp, an Amsterdam-based startup that provides technology to drive direct bookings on hotel... Read More
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Airbnb boosts hotel visibility with homepage refresh, new filter
December 14, 2018
Airbnb boosts hotel visibility with homepage refresh, new filter
Airbnb is pushing its hotels business by featuring a “Boutique Hotels” category on its homepage and by... Read More
QOTW: Something about speaking up for voice
December 14, 2018
QOTW: Something about speaking up for voice
Quote from Stephen Taylor, SVP of enterprise at Sojern, in an article on PhocusWire this week.... Read More
Travel startup investments 2018 - a year in review
December 14, 2018
Travel startup investments 2018 - a year in review
Despite the powerful presence of established players, many of which have seemingly cornered various... Read More