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Touchless tech: Cruise lines adapt to prepare for a healthy return to sailing
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2020
While cruising remains on hold for many lines, companies are finding news ways to add contactless solutions into the guest experience to minimize risk in the future. Read More
News | Technology
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Q&A: How a pandemic has heightened the need for automation in airlines
By Linda Fox | September 14, 2020
Startups offering tech that enables passengers to rebook themselves, as well as gives carriers a better picture of what's happening, already existed - but the pandemic has thrust the need for... Read More
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Using the coronavirus pandemic to bring some innovation to business travel
By Susan Lichtenstein - DigiTravel Consulting | September 11, 2020
Now is a good time to address the many pain points in corporate travel purposes. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Airlines can address other passenger frustrations as they work to rebuild confidence
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2020
Data analyzed by Lufthansa Innovation Hub's TNMT platform identifies major issues in the passenger experience. Read More
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Forget online stars and rankings, hotels will be now judged by hygiene factors
By Linda Fox | September 7, 2020
While there is no ranking or rating system for hygiene and cleanliness, there are tell-tale signs for who is putting in the time and money. And this matters a lot in the mid-pandemic period. Read More
News | Distribution
How attractions can use AI to boost local tourism
How attractions can use AI to boost local tourism
By Don White - Satisfi Labs | September 4, 2020
Here's how three areas of the local tourism experience will be impacted by technology optimized for the COVID-19 world. Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: Iomob - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2020
VIDEO: Iomob - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2020
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
Iomob is building the Internet of Mobility (IoM): Enabling users of any IOM-connected app to discover, route, book and pay for any IOM-connected mobility device (public, private, shared, autonomous). Read More
Interview | Technology
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Southeast Asian super app Grab adds tour and activity bookings through Klook
By Mitra Sorrells | September 2, 2020
Grab users will be able to book and pay for Klook's tour and activity offerings in the Grab app. Read More
News | Distribution
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STARTUP STAGE: Zonder creates a shareable, gamified digital journal of a user’s travels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 21, 2020
Zonder is an app that automatically logs places users visit and things that they do, with a gamification aspect that creates incentives for users to do more exploration.  Read More
Interview | Startups
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Omio secures $100M in funding, eyes customer experience developments and "opportunistic acquisitions"
By Linda Fox | August 19, 2020
Existing and new investors have participated in this latest round, including Kinnevik, Temasek, Goldman Sachs, NEA and Kleiner Perkins. Read More
News | Online
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Lyft sees revenue, ridership drop 60% in Q2 as closures wipe out demand
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2020
Lyft says monthly rideshare rides in July were up 78% compared to April.   Read More
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Google adds hotel and flight availability data and ‘free cancellation’ filter
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2020
Google's travel search results will now show the percentage of available hotels and flights and also enable users to filter properties that offer free cancellation. Read More
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Airside gets $13M to accelerate digital travel identity tech
Airside gets $13M to accelerate digital travel identity tech
By Kevin May | August 10, 2020
The company works with airlines, cruise lines, hotels and other sectors of the industry on a platform that stores and maintains a database of photographs and other personal information of customers. Read More
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How the luggage experience is changing as a result of COVID-19
How the luggage experience is changing as a result of COVID-19
By Jill Menze | August 7, 2020
To ensure safety and reduce touch points while traveling, consumers are rethinking how they transport their bags. Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
By Mitra Sorrells | August 3, 2020
GettinLocal is an app to help consumers discover places to stay and eat and things to do in a specific location.  Read More
Interview | Startups
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