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TripAdvisor will offer Wi-Fi services to restaurants to help their marketing efforts
By Mitra Sorrells | August 20, 2019
TripAdvisor Wi-Fi Plus is a new option to enable restaurants to offer free Wi-Fi to their guests in return for sharing their email or social media credential.... Read More
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Kara Swisher joins growing speaker roster for The Phocuswright Conference 2019
Kara Swisher joins growing speaker roster for The Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | August 20, 2019
Kara Swisher was once described as Silicon Valley's "most-feared and well-liked journalist" in a profile piece for New York Magazine.... Read More
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Choice Hotels is the latest chain suffering data breach exposing customer details
Choice Hotels is the latest chain suffering data breach exposing customer details
By Linda Fox | August 19, 2019
Choice Hotels has suffered a security breach said to involve 700,000 customer records. It blames a third-party vendor that “copied the impacted data from our environment without authorization."... Read More
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RedDoorz opens $70M round, has big plans for $115M raised this year
RedDoorz opens $70M round, has big plans for $115M raised this year
By Kevin May | August 19, 2019
The Singapore-based hotel brand is aiming for new markets and will invest in a number of other areas of the business after securing another sizeable funding round.... Read More
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Business travel, part 3: How technology is improving risk management
Business travel, part 3: How technology is improving risk management
By Mitra Sorrells | August 19, 2019
Artificial intelligence and mobile technology are improving both the quality of risk management information that business travelers can receive and the speed at which they receive it.... Read More
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Could digital ID be the key to achieving a frictionless travel experience?
By Mitra Sorrells | August 19, 2019
Amadeus traveler ID innovation manager Laurent Conjat says digital identity is coming and will add efficiency and remove friction at every step of the traveler's journey. ... Read More
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Sounding Off: True innovation in business travel is more than cosmetic
By PhocusWire | August 16, 2019
The number of startups targeting the corporate travel market in recent years is interesting. It is a sector full of pain points and frustration for business travelers and those trying to manage their spend and safety in a consistent way.... Read More
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TUI eyes tours and activities opportunities, makes progress on digital platforms
TUI eyes tours and activities opportunities, makes progress on digital platforms
By Linda Fox | August 16, 2019
TUI is not ruling out further acquisitions in the tours and activities space as it looks to grow its holiday experiences division further.... Read More
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British Airways boosts in-flight experience with virtual reality trial
By Linda Fox | August 16, 2019
The carrier is offering passengers on some flights in its first class cabin the chance to view films, documentaries and other programs in 2-D, 3-D and 360-degrees formats... Read More
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RV sharing site PaulCamper raises €7M
European RV-sharing platform PaulCamper raises €7M for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | August 15, 2019
Berlin-based RV sharing site PaulCamper has raised €7 million in Series A funding.... Read More
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Sabre pushes to close Farelogix acquisition, awaits potential D.O.J. block
By Linda Fox | August 15, 2019
Sabre says it intends to close its acquisition of Farelogix by August 21 but will extend the agreement until the end of April to overcome regulatory hurdles.... Read More
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Travelport BCD Hyatt blockchain hotel settlement
Travelport, BCD, Hyatt test blockchain for hotel commission settlement
By Mitra Sorrells | August 15, 2019
Travelport, in partnership with BCD Travel and Hyatt, is developing a blockchain system for hotel commission settlement.... Read More
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Research Spotlight: Are bots the future of brick and mortar?
Research Spotlight: Are bots the future of brick and mortar?
By Jill Menze | August 14, 2019
A new report from Phocuswright examines how several chatbot startups found a way to turn bot limitations into a feature rather than a bug.... Read More
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Amex GBT acquires Middle East Kanoo Travel
American Express GBT acquires stake in Middle East TMC
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2019
American Express Global Business Travel has taken a 65% stake in Kanoo Travel, a TMC focused on the Middle East.... Read More
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VIDEO: Getting to One Order - is the airline industry there yet?
VIDEO: Getting to One Order - is the airline industry there yet?
By Jill Menze | August 13, 2019
At GBTA 2019, IATA's Yanik Hoyles and Travelport's Ian Heywood engaged in a spirited discussion on the status of IATA's One Order initiative.... Read More
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