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Opinion / Technology
Why proptech is key for a sustainable rental business
By Jim Netska - PointCentral | September 9, 2022
It’s crucial for property managers to understand the importance of property technology and how it can supercharge long-term strategic business goals. Read More
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Interview / Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Chain4Travel prepares to launch blockchain run by travel industry
By Kathryn Walson | August 26, 2022
Founded by Peakwork CEO Ralf Usbeck, Chain4Travel is the facilitator of the Camino consortium blockchain and has more than 50 supporters from the travel industry. Read More
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News / Online
Cleartrip confirms data breach of internal systems
By Jill Menze | July 19, 2022
The Indian OTA says it is “currently investigating the matter along with a leading external forensics partner.” Read More
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News / Technology
WestJet to trial Zamna technology to accelerate passenger check-in
By Mitra Sorrells | June 23, 2022
Zamna says this is the first example in North America of an airline using this type solution to verify international traveler data before airport arrival. Read More
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News / Technology
WTTC calls on governments to introduce a digital travel portal
By Jill Menze | May 20, 2022
In a new report, the WTTC outlines how governments can implement a digital travel portal to check a traveler’s health status prior to traveling. Read More
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News / Technology
Miami airport enables largest use of biometric tech in U.S.
By Mitra Sorrells | May 17, 2022
Miami International Airport is rolling out SITA's biometric boarding system for international flights at all of its more than 130 gates. Read More
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News / Online
Airbnb enables “split stays” to ease inventory woes
By Mitra Sorrells | May 11, 2022
"Split stays" are part of Airbnb's newest version of its platform, described as “the biggest change to Airbnb in a decade.”   Read More
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Interview / Online
Sounding Off: It’s not on guests to make short-term rentals safer
By PhocusWire | April 29, 2022
The short-term rental industry must do a better job of vetting travelers – but not at the expense of well-meaning guests. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Short-term rental industry must do a better job vetting travelers
By Carl Shepherd | April 25, 2022
The co-founder of HomeAway says, with property owners becoming farther removed from those renting their properties, a new, stronger system is needed to minimize the chance of tragedy. Read More
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News / Online
Everyone hates bots, but the travel industry needs them
By Dr. Eduardo Rocha - GlobalDots | April 5, 2022
A security expert’s take on how travel and bots can peacefully coexist.   Read More
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News / Startups
Casai broadens tech offerings with Loopkey acquisition
By Jill Menze | April 4, 2022
Loopkey is a smart-lock hardware and software company based in Brazil. Read More
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News / Startups
Short-term rental tech platform Futurestay raises $11M
By Mitra Sorrells | March 17, 2022
Founded in 2015, Futurestay provides technology and strategies to help independent property managers grow their businesses. Read More
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News / Startups
Virdee closes seed financing with additional $5M
By Mitra Sorrells | March 1, 2022
Virdee provides digital check-in and virtual concierge solutions that integrate with door lock and property management systems. Read More
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News / Technology
Vacasa adds smart-home tech to all properties
By Mitra Sorrells | February 24, 2022
Vacasa is covering the cost to install smart locks, custom Wi-Fi routers and noise-monitoring systems in its 35,000 homes. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Ten trends shaping contactless tech in travel
By Nadav Cornberg - Virdee | February 9, 2022
As we head into 2022, here are some critical areas of focus to consider as brands consider implementing contactless guest experiences.   Read More