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News / Technology
Can we hardwire happiness into hospitality tech?
By Linda Fox | March 29, 2023
Hotels are providing the opposite of hospitality with long queues, paperwork, poor Wi-Fi and disconnected systems, according to Lennert de Jong, president for hospitality at Planet. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SkipQ is an app for airport retail and restaurant services
By Linda Fox | March 24, 2023
SkipQ describes itself as a travel retail marketplace that connects airport retailers and passengers via its app.  Read More
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News / Online
Google is testing free price guarantee for flights
By Mitra Sorrells | March 23, 2023
For fares that include the guarantee, Google automatically monitors prices and refunds the difference to the traveler's Google Pay account if it drops. Read More
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News / Technology
Brex adds managed travel powered by Spotnana
By Mitra Sorrells | March 22, 2023
The travel service is part of Brex Empower and provides travel booking and management, self-service trip changes and round-the-clock support from agents.   Read More
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From Our Partners / Online
Cross-sector collaboration key to success for travel industry
By PhocusWire | March 20, 2023
 Hear from Mastercard about shifts in payment strategies and why cross-sector partnerships are so critical for the future. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel Talk: What’s next for travel tech?
By PhocusWire | March 17, 2023
Editorial leaders from across Northstar Travel Group discuss how artificial intelligence, biometrics and the metaverse are reshaping the travel industry.   Read More
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News / Technology
Selfbook releases new hub for hotel booking and payment management
By Mitra Sorrells | March 1, 2023
Selfbook says the system can automatically schedule and process payments based on custom and dynamic rate plans, boost fraud prevention capabilities and send payment links to recapture failed... Read More
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From Our Partners / Distribution
What agencies need to know about future travel retailing
By Michelle Bruno | February 10, 2023
Despite hurdles to the broader implementation of offers and orders across airlines, partners and sellers, the benefits of getting started are surfacing, and momentum is shifting across the industry. Read More
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From Our Partners / Technology
Travel agencies embrace a virtual future for B2B payments
By Chiara Quaia - Mastercard | February 9, 2023
Travel agencies are switching to the merchant of record payment model to increase protection and gain greater control over the entire consumer experience.   Read More
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News / Technology
Future traveler segments and the forces forging them
By Linda Fox | February 7, 2023
A new Amadeus study defines different groups of travelers and gauges their attitudes toward travel in 2033. Read More
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News / Startups
Expedia Group kicks off startup accelerator focused on underserved travelers
By Linda Fox | January 31, 2023
Startups selected for the accelerator, announced in September 2022, will spend the next five months joining virtual workshops led by Expedia Group employees as well as some external partners. Read More
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News / Online
Travelers seek more adventure, ways to pay, report shows
By Derek Catron | January 27, 2023
WeTravel's look at travel trends sees push for more customization and payment flexibility after COVID.   Read More
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News / Startups
Hotel tech innovators present solutions for cleaning rooms, digital tipping
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | January 26, 2023
During the ALIS Tech Challenge at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit, several companies pitched new hotel technology solutions to address the industry's labor challenges. Read More
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News / Startups
Grazzy lands $4.25M for hospitality payment and tipping platform
By Linda Fox | January 24, 2023
The investment from Next Coast Ventures and Tuesday Capital brings the company’s total seed round to $6.8 million. Read More
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News / Online
Could “save now buy later” take off in travel?
By Kathryn Walson | January 19, 2023
With SNBL, a traveler creates an account to save toward a goal - such as a trip - and their savings are boosted by financial incentives and discounts from supplier partners.  Read More