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.


Ground transportation part 2 car rental
Ground innovation, part 2: A new model for car rental
By Mitra Sorrells | March 11, 2019
For part 2 in our ground transportation series we look at some of the innovations in the sector from... Read More
News | Technology
Marriott CEO Sorenson Senate panel cyber breach
Marriott CEO: Source of attack still unknown, encryption and decentralization may be future solution
By Mitra Sorrells | March 7, 2019
Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee regarding the cyber attack on... Read More
News | Technology
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Time to talk - using Google Assistant to book a hotel room
By Pablo Delgado - Mirai  | March 7, 2019
It is becoming clearer that using voice commands to search for and book hotels is going to be... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Travel intermediaries must figure out how to automate better
Travel intermediaries must figure out how to automate better
By Maxim Sevastianov - Traveknowledgy  | March 7, 2019
Travel agencies and OTAs are required to automate in order to offer their clients with personalized... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Skyscanner Trello integration
Skyscanner enables flight search through Trello platform
By Mitra Sorrells | March 7, 2019
Skyscanner has created an integration with Trello, a visual organization and collaboration tool.... Read More
News | Technology
Connectivity and control will give rail the green signal in the future
Connectivity and control will give rail the green signal in the future
By SmartRail World  | March 6, 2019
Whether it is bringing wi-fi to passengers subways, or connecting the longest rail in the world, rail... Read More
Notated News | Technology
Booking.com pivots BookingSuite into a hotel tech app store
Booking.com pivots BookingSuite into a hotel tech app store
By Kevin May | March 6, 2019
The BookingSuite App Store is a collection of currently 45 different services provided by software... Read More
News | Technology
In the Big Chair - Patrick Bosworth of Duetto
In the Big Chair - Patrick Bosworth of Duetto
By Linda Fox | March 6, 2019
Learning the trade at a number of hotels and resorts in the mid-2000s, the often outspoken Patrick... Read More
Interview | Technology
Amex GBT launches cross-industry benchmarking tool to measure travel manager performance
Amex GBT launches cross-industry benchmarking tool to measure travel manager performance
By Jill Menze | March 6, 2019
American Express Global Business Travel's new Peer Travel Insights service will rank companies within... Read More
News | Technology
Tour and activity veterans line up to launch content platform Magpie
Tour and activity veterans line up to launch content platform Magpie
By Linda Fox | March 5, 2019
Former tour operator Christian Watts, Viator founder Rod Cuthbert and Tokyo-based Venture Republic are... Read More
News | Technology
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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
4 tips to help hoteliers create an effective distribution strategy
February 28, 2019
4 tips to help hoteliers create an effective distribution strategy
Hoteliers who want to gain and hold a competitive edge in today’s fragmented marketplace need to... Read More