Technology


Travel technology is the glue that allows the industry to function at astonishing speeds, connecting brands to partners and consumers in ways that should both excite and challenge every player to ensure they keep on top of developments.

These are exciting times  - important but fairly functional forms of technology are being joined by techniques covering big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, and the internet of things.


Data, data and more data - the most valuable currency in hospitality
Data, data and more data - the most valuable currency in hospitality
By Carson Booth - SnapShot | July 20, 2018
With massive amounts of data now available to hotels, it’s safe to say that all future technologies... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Most voice assistants "unskilled" for travel planning and booking
Most voice assistants "unskilled" for travel planning and booking
By Michael Coletta | July 20, 2018
For all the skills in Amazon's Alexa voice marketplace (30,000 and counting), the majority can still... Read More
News | Technology
Booking.com tests marketplace offering third party technology
Booking.com tests marketplace offering third party technology
By Linda Fox | July 19, 2018
Booking Holdings is piloting a service that offers access to third party technology platforms for its... Read More
News | Technology
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We need to talk: Conversational hospitality and the guest experience
By Jordan Parsons - Benbria | July 18, 2018
In 2016, Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, published a post on Medium dubbing a new trend... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Utrip claims new tool brings travel planning closer to Netflix and Amazon models
Utrip claims new tool brings travel planning closer to Netflix and Amazon models
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2018
Utrip, a personalization platform for travel, has been testing a destination discovery experience... Read More
News | Technology
Journera, brainchild of Orbitz founder Jeff Katz, secures $9M capital
Journera, brainchild of Orbitz founder Jeff Katz, secures $9M capital
By Linda Fox | July 13, 2018
Journera, the data and analytics platform launched by former Orbitz boss Jeff Katz, has raised Series... Read More
News | Technology
Artificial intelligence and the drive for an emotional connection with travelers
Artificial intelligence and the drive for an emotional connection with travelers
By Linda Fox | July 12, 2018
Amadeus is experimenting with a branch of artificial intelligence called "reinforcement learning."... Read More
News | Technology
lodgify raises 5 million
Lodgify bags $5M to build vacation rental tech, eyes hotel market next
By Jill Menze | July 10, 2018
Vacation rental software company Lodgify has raised $5 million to develop its direct-booking... Read More
News | Technology
Emirates virtual reality cabin tour
Emirates customers can now use VR to explore plane cabins
By Mitra Sorrells | July 6, 2018
Passengers flying on Emirates can now use virtual reality to explore seat options and cabin amenities.... Read More
News | Technology
Amazon Alexa for Hospitality D Berger
Alexa For Hospitality is a seminal moment in the industry (despite challenges)
By David Berger - Volara | July 4, 2018
The launch of Alexa for Hospitality is a seminal moment for hoteliers, as well as the ecosystem of... Read More
News | Technology
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