Security

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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
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Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: Collaboration is key to enabling decentralized tech
By PhocusWire | January 28, 2022
It's a tremendous leap to consider, but that spirit of teamwork during the pandemic could be the framework that all of those with a vested interest will use to move things forward. Read More
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News / Technology
Q&A: Why - and how - travel brands should embrace verifiable ID
By Mitra Sorrells | January 26, 2022
Affinidi's director of travel says there will be opportunities for travel operators and intermediaries that can accept they do not "own" the customer. Read More
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News / Technology
Singapore Airlines creates lab for digital push
By Linda Fox | January 18, 2022
The lab is described as a £24 million “research facility to develop cutting-edge solutions" across passenger services, revenue management and operations. Read More
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Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: A major - and overdue - power shift is coming to travel
By PhocusWire | January 14, 2022
Self-sovereign decentralized identity solutions are coming to travel and will give consumers much-needed control over their personal data. Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: How SSI eliminates friction, adds control for travelers
By PhocusWire | January 11, 2022
At The Phocuswright Conference, a panel of technology professionals discuss the benefits of self-sovereign digital identity for the travel industry - both for suppliers and consumers. Read More
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News / Technology
Clear acquires virtual queuing tech company Whyline
By Jill Menze | January 5, 2022
Whyline’s software allows users to see live wait-times to enter a queue remotely. Read More
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News / Technology
WTTC outlines digital solutions for governments to restore international travel
By Jill Menze | December 6, 2021
In a new report, the WTTC urges governments to activate a digital travel portal to recognize travelers’ digital COVID certificates. Read More
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Interview / Startups
VIDEO: Local Purse - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | December 3, 2021
Web-based platform which supports travel guides, local artisans, and cultural vendors by using live video shopping. Read More