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Willingness to use apps, share health data increasing as travel opens
By Mitra Sorrells | October 18, 2021
Ninety-seven percent of respondents to an Amadeus survey say technology will increase their confidence to travel, up from 91% in February and 84% in September 2020.   Read More
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 2
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 2
By Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group | October 18, 2021
In the second part of his analysis of hotel PMS architecture%2c Shiji Group%27s Anthony Hunt explains why microservice technology has benefits the industry needs to modernize. Read More
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 1
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 1
By Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group | October 15, 2021
Legacy systems built on client-server architecture lack the efficiency and scalability now available in more modern technology.      Read More
TripActions raises $275M at $7.25B valuation
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TripActions raises $275M at $7.25B valuation
By Mitra Sorrells | October 13, 2021
 The funding comes less than nine months after TripActions' Series E round of $155 million in January. Read More
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News / Startups
Airalo raises $5.4M for digital SIM marketplace
By Mitra Sorrells | October 11, 2021
Airalo plans to increase its global coverage and in-app services, add to its teams and further develop partnerships with telecom and travel companies.   Read More
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Car rental delivery platform Kyte raises $30M for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | October 8, 2021
Kyte will use the funding to expand across the United States and internationally and to continue developing capabilities to enable delivery of teleoperated and autonomous vehicles. Read More
Trainline integrates into Google Maps for rail ticketing
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Trainline integrates into Google Maps for rail ticketing
By Jill Menze | October 7, 2021
Trainline says it is the first train booking platform to be integrated into the Google Maps app on Android devices. Read More
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AirAsia to require vaccine, check-in via app only
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2021
Along with a vaccine requirement, the low-cost carrier is now requiring passengers to check in via the AirAsia Super App. Read More
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News / Startups
Vouch expands to Europe as it raises $1.1M seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | October 6, 2021
 Singapore-based Vouch, a PhocusWire Hot 25 Startup of 2021, provides artificial intelligence and chatbot-based solutions for hotels to streamline operations and enhance the guest experience.... Read More
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Hospitality tech provider Jurny raises $9.5M
By Mitra Sorrells | October 5, 2021
Founded in June 2020, Jurny says it will use the funding to accelerate global expansion of its Jurny Virtual solution.   Read More
Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
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Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2021
According to a report from SensorTower, top travel booking apps exceeded 10.6 million downloads in Q2 2021 – an 81% jump compared to 2019. Read More
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News / Startups
Corporate travel startup backed by Concur founder launches with $41M raised
By Mitra Sorrells | September 23, 2021
Spotnana uses a cloud-based, API-friendly platform to provide unbundled travel services and automation to global corporations and travel companies. Read More
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Google launches sustainability initiatives, confirms "Things to Do" changes
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2021
Google, in addition to adding "eco-certified" badges to hotels and joining the Travalyst coalition, has confirmed updates to its search and booking functions for tours and activities. Read More
E-commerce and the future of airline-passenger connections
Opinion / Online
E-commerce and the future of airline-passenger connections
By Joshua Ng - Alton Aviation Consultancy | September 21, 2021
As a result of the pandemic, airline apps are on the rise, changing the dynamic of airline-passenger interactions. Read More
Q&A: Klook on taking risks, collaboration and new trends
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Q&A: Klook on taking risks, collaboration and new trends
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2021
As Klook marks seven years since its launch, chief commercial officer Wilfred Fan shares the company's COVD recovery strategy and future plans. Read More