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How digital health passes bring biometrics in aviation much closer
By Linda Fox | April 7, 2021
Progress in facial recognition technology and reduced development costs are bringing seamless travel... Read More
News | Technology
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Xie Zhu lands $46M for smart hotel technology
By Linda Fox | April 2, 2021
This latest investment comes on top of $37 million in funding announced in January 2020.... Read More
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Redeam plans to expand activities platform after $12M funding round
By Kevin May | April 1, 2021
The Series B round was led by Vertical Venture Partners and Thayer Ventures. Other existing... Read More
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Webjet invests $4.1M into blockchain startup LockTrip
Webjet invests $4.1M into blockchain startup LockTrip
By Jill Menze | March 31, 2021
As part of the deal, Webjet has agreed to a second optional tranche of $4.2 million for a total of... Read More
News | Technology
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Venza acquires CyberTek in hospitality security technology roll-up
By Linda Fox | March 30, 2021
Venza says its acquisition of CyberTek will boost its service for hotel customers.... Read More
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Sounding Off: The truest test of a travel brand? Disruption
Sounding Off: The truest test of a travel brand? Disruption
By PhocusWire | March 26, 2021
This will be found in a combination of honesty, the speed with which a brand makes good on refunds,... Read More
Interview | Technology
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Travel recovery goes beyond planes in the sky - it requires customer empathy
By Simon Dempsey - AviLabs | March 25, 2021
Winning business is hard. Most successful companies will tell you that retaining customers is far... Read More
Opinion | Technology
My Method… How digitizing an IHG hotel helped save both time and money
My Method… How digitizing an IHG hotel helped save both time and money
By Aaron Belton - DocMX | March 25, 2021
With DocMX, the InterContinental Cascais-Estoril automated daily revenue audits by around 90%, saving... Read More
News | Technology
How I Got Here, episode 57 - Greg O'Hara of Certares
How I Got Here, episode 57 - Greg O'Hara of Certares
By PhocusWire | March 25, 2021
An astute and outspoken financial operator, O'Hara's influence in travel has grown considerably in... Read More
Interview | Technology
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Cruise acquires Voyage to boost autonomous driving development
By Linda Fox | March 24, 2021
    Cruise was acquired by General Motors in 2016, in an agreement that was reported to be... Read More
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REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines... Read More
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More
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