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Health startup Air Doctor gets $7.8M to make medical care accessible for travelers
By Steven Lerner | April 1, 2020
With health becoming a major concern in the travel industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a marketplace that connects travelers with local doctors has landed its largest capital raise to date. Read More
News | Technology
Keeping communication channels open is critical for airlines during a crisis
Keeping communication channels open is critical for airlines during a crisis
By Linda Fox | March 23, 2020
15below CEO Nicholas Key discusses the role technology is playing in real-time communications with passengers, lessons learned from previous experiences and the need to meet customer expectations... Read More
News | Technology
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Trip.com Group's James Liang: Mobile apps could help to contain epidemics
By James Liang - Trip.com Group  | March 20, 2020
Trip.com Group chairman James Liang explains how a mobile app could be used to address issues related to travel during crises such as the current one caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Corporate travel on the front line of global incidents
By Linda Fox | March 18, 2020
The corporate travel industry has to deal with an increasing volume of incidents related to weather, terrorism - and now health - that impact travel. Read More
News | Online
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Coronavirus and economic uncertainty: Technology strategies hoteliers should evaluate to weather the storm
By Matt Melymuka and Andrew Bartusiak - PeakSpan Capital  | March 16, 2020
As operational budgets come under increasing scrutiny and hoteliers are forced to cut spending in various areas, forward-thinking organizations should consider increasing investment in strategic... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Changi Airport, Accenture create "digital factory" to improve airport experience and operations
By Mitra Sorrells | March 11, 2020
Changi Airport Group and Accenture operate a “digital factory” in the airport to improve the traveler experience and airport operations. Read More
News | Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Freddy is changing city tours with augmented reality
STARTUP STAGE: Freddy is changing city tours with augmented reality
By Steven Lerner | March 10, 2020
Freddy is an interactive augmented reality travel map, city guide and game designed for parents and children. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Ixigo moves deeper into bus travel with investment in GogoBus
By Mitra Sorrells | March 5, 2020
India-based online travel agency Ixigo is investing in the first round of funding for smart bus startup GogoBus. Read More
News | Online
Digital identity solution Airside gets strategic investment from Amadeus Ventures
Digital identity solution Airside gets strategic investment from Amadeus Ventures
By Steven Lerner | March 5, 2020
For its first investment of 2020, Amadeus Ventures is backing mobile identity solution Airside for an undisclosed amount. Read More
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VIDEO: American Express GBT on rogue spend, digital experience and content fragmentation
VIDEO: American Express GBT on rogue spend, digital experience and content fragmentation
By Linda Fox | March 4, 2020
American Express GBT's Evan Konwiser, executive vice president of product and strategies, joins us in the PhocusWire Studio at Travel Technology Europe 2020. Read More
News | Online
Limehome welcomes €21M in funding to grow apart-hotel concept
Limehome welcomes €21M in funding to grow apart-hotel concept
By Steven Lerner | March 2, 2020
Alternative accommodations provider Limehome has raised €21 million, bringing its total funding to date to €26 million. Read More
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Q&A: Collinson's Phil Seward on co-brand cards, travel subscriptions and empowering consumers
Q&A: Collinson's Phil Seward on co-brand cards, travel subscriptions and empowering consumers
By Jill Menze | February 27, 2020
Phil Seward, senior vice president of loyalty strategy, Americas, at Collinson, explains the evolution of the co-branded credit card, if subscription models in travel are viable and how brands can put... Read More
News | Online
Golden shots and wild cards - how IAG brings startups through Hangar 51
Golden shots and wild cards - how IAG brings startups through Hangar 51
By Linda Fox | February 26, 2020
In the coming weeks, British Airways parent company IAG will enter the fifth year of its Hangar 51 accelerator program. Read More
News | Startups
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Grab raises $856M to grow financial services, digital payments in Southeast Asia
By Steven Lerner | February 25, 2020
Super app Grab has secured a pair of investments totaling $856 million, fueling the so-called decacorn’s latest amplification into financial services and digital payments. Read More
News | Technology
RailYatri’s smart bus network IntrCity raises funds to expand its fleet in India
RailYatri’s smart bus network IntrCity raises funds to expand its fleet in India
By Steven Lerner | February 25, 2020
India-based travel app RailYatri has landed Rs 100 core (about $13.8 million) as it seeks to grow its IntrCity SmartBus network. Read More
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