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News / Online
Travel app bookings up 16% as consumers embrace digital solutions
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2022
According to a PYMNTS study, consumers reported more engagement with travel platforms such as Airbnb and Homestay along with other digital solutions in Q2 2022. Read More
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Interview / Distribution
Q&A: Amadeus on the changing face of airline distribution
By Linda Fox | September 23, 2022
In this Q&A, Decius Valmorbida, president of Amadeus’ travel unit, discusses how the company is ditching the old, transaction-based treatment of customers in favor of a new,... Read More
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News / Startups
Zartico raises $20M to help destinations make sense of visitor data
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2022
Founded in March 2020, Zartico has raised a total of $24.5 million and says it has more than 180 customers.  Read More
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News / Technology
CLEAR makes foray into hotels via Virdee partnership
By Jill Menze | September 20, 2022
The partnership between CLEAR and Virdee allows travelers to bypass the front desk and check in by showing a photo at a hotel kiosk. Read More
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News / Distribution
TAKE A SURVEY: The outlook for tours and attractions
By PhocusWire | September 19, 2022
Phocuswright and Arival are conducting a survey on the outlook for tours, experiences and attractions. Read More
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News / Technology
Ixigo, Amadeus latest to add new fintech and payment options
By Linda Fox | September 16, 2022
Insurance products and buy-now-pay-later options are becoming more widespread in travel. Read More
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News / Online
Travel planning app Orbzii acquires Pluto
By Kathryn Walson | September 15, 2022
Orbzii will take over ownership of Pluto’s mobile app, website and community of users. Read More
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News / Distribution
How payments can maximize the airline retailing opportunity
By Jill Menze | September 15, 2022
According to a new report from McKinsey, airlines stand to earn an additional $14 billion on top of the $40 billion airline retailing opportunity by strategically addressing payments. Read More
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News / Technology
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts introduces mobile tipping app
By Kathryn Walson | September 15, 2022
Once a hotel opts-in to the béné platform, guests can tip the employee of their choice by scanning a QR code during their stay. Read More
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News / Distribution
Tiqets, Klook to share content across platforms
By Mitra Sorrells | September 13, 2022
For Tiqets, this is the second collaboration in about two months with an Asia-based company, following its announcement in July of an integration with Group.   Read More
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News / Technology
Could gamification help corporate travel go green?
By Linda Fox | September 12, 2022
Iomob’s WheelCoin app uses gamification and tokenization to nudge corporate travelers into making sustainable choices. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Aloke Bajpai of Ixigo
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2022
Aloke Bajpai founded India-based Ixigo in 2007 alongside co-founder Rajnish Kumar to improve the travel booking process for consumers through technology.  Read More
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News / Startups
U.K. startup wi-Q lands £3 million to digitalize payments in hospitality
By Jill Menze | September 8, 2022
Founded in 2014, wi-Q aims to help hospitality and leisure companies improve the guest experience via its mobile ordering and payments solutions. Read More
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News / Technology
Why the travel industry should care about SSI and DID
By PhocusWire | September 2, 2022
Nick Price explains how technology to enable self-sovereign, digital identity will be commonplace in the next decade.    Read More
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News / Distribution
Google to phase out Book on Google for flights
By Jill Menze | September 1, 2022
The decision comes after Google shuttered its Book on Google option for hotels earlier this year. Read More