maps-me-funding lands $50M round, plans mobile wallet
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2021 plans to bring decentralized finance for travel purchases to its users following the new funding round. Read More
News | Online
Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce to create standards for storing, sharing vaccination records
By Mitra Sorrells | January 18, 2021
The goal is to give consumers the ability to store an encrypted copy of their immunization credential in a digital wallet of their choice, such as Apple Wallet or Google Pay. Read More
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Book4Time secures growth investment from Serent Capital
By Mitra Sorrells | January 13, 2021
Founded in 2004, Book4Time manages booking, inventory and payment processing for hotels and resorts, as well as casinos, spas and fitness facilities. Read More
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IATA Travel Pass digital health solution to be rolled out to major airlines in March
By Mitra Sorrells | January 13, 2021
Travel Pass is a mobile app that helps travelers to store and manage their verified certifications for COVID-19 tests or COVID-19 vaccines. Read More
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International SOS successfully pilots digital health pass in Singapore
By WiT | January 5, 2021
Travelers can use the IOC AOKpass to verify health credentials at Changi Airport. Read More
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HumanForest crowdfunds £1.3M for e-bike push
By Linda Fox | December 30, 2020
HumanForest is launching its e-bike service in London in Spring 2021, with additional cities around Europe to follow. Read More
News | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SmartNomad wants to make trip planning a one-click experience
By Linda Fox | December 29, 2020
The New York-based company initially wants to offer the service to online travel agencies and travel management companies. Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Port provides remote guides for events and tours
By Mitra Sorrells | December 24, 2020
Port enables users to visit destinations or attend business events or trade shows through live video calls with remote guides. Read More
Interview | Startups
Hopin acquires Topi to drive hybrid events
By Linda Fox | December 23, 2020
Topi's co-founders are joining Hopin to head up the development of hybrid and mobile products. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Travel veterans Peluso and Jones on opportunities to emerge from COVID stronger
VIDEO: Travel veterans Peluso and Jones on opportunities to emerge from COVID stronger
By Mitra Sorrells | December 23, 2020
Travelocity founder Terry Jones and former Travelocity CEO Michelle Peluso reunited for a discussion with Phocuswright senior analyst Lorraine Sileo. Read More
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Digital payments could go backwards with hidden charges pushing travelers to use cash
By Linda Fox | December 21, 2020
Digital payments have accelerated during the pandemic with travelers switching to contactless cards and mobile options. Read More
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VIDEO: How digitization impacts costs, consistency and confidence in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | December 21, 2020
A panel discussion at The Phocuswright Conference on instilling confidence in travelers included executives from CitizenM, SITA and Beachy. Read More
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Transportation startup Bolt closes €150M funding round
Transportation startup Bolt closes €150M funding round
By Mitra Sorrells | December 18, 2020
The Estonia-based startup says it will use the funding to enhance the safety and quality of its products and services. Read More
News | Startups
Four travel CEOs on thriving through 2020
By Mitra Sorrells | December 17, 2020
The CEOs of Serko, RedDoorz, Journera and Hopper detail what they've done to finish 2020 on a strong note. Read More
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What to expect from hotel tech in 2021
What to expect from hotel tech in 2021
By Juan Carlos Abello - Nuvola | December 17, 2020
Technology will be one of the biggest tools at the hospitality industry’s disposal to enhance health and safety standards upon reopening and gaining the trust of travelers in 2021. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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