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.


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Why travel management companies have a responsibility to drive innovation
By David Thompson - American Express Global Business Travel  | March 5, 2019
Business travel should be the most fertile ground for innovation in the traveler experience. However,... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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BookingPal lands $12M round to boost vacation rental distribution platform
By Linda Fox | March 4, 2019
Valor Capital Group with Altabix and a “new strategic investor” join Existing investors Amadeus... Read More
News | Distribution
Sounding Off: Voice-enabled devices in travel need to be given time
Sounding Off: Voice-enabled devices in travel need to be given time
By PhocusWire | March 1, 2019
A touch of the "information superhighway - it'll never catch on"-type reactions to voice tech failures... Read More
Interview | Technology
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Marriott data security breach costs the company $28M so far
By Linda Fox | March 1, 2019
Marriott revealed that the data breach disclosed in November 2018 cost the company $28 million in the... Read More
News | Distribution
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
By Apurva Chamaria - RateGain  | March 1, 2019
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
WEBINAR ALERT! AI: No longer just a buzzword for airline growth
WEBINAR ALERT! AI: No longer just a buzzword for airline growth
By PhocusWire | February 28, 2019
You hear a lot about AI today, but did you know that many airlines... Read More
News | Technology
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Bookingkit calls European first on Ctrip partnership for tours and activities
By Linda Fox | February 28, 2019
Ctrip's global expansion brand Trip.com included in deal to integrate tours, activities and events... Read More
News | Distribution
Amadeus reports growth across distribution and IT solutions units in 2018
Amadeus reports growth across distribution and IT solutions units in 2018
By Linda Fox | February 28, 2019
Amadeus sees revenue growth across businesses in 2018, hitting almost €5 billion total for the... Read More
News | Distribution
Sabre brings a dose of reality to artificial intelligence
Sabre brings a dose of reality to artificial intelligence
By Linda Fox | February 27, 2019
Sabre's chief scientist says AI can solve very specific problems but is at its very early stages.... Read More
News | Technology
Do not disturb: Not all hotel guests want Amazon's Alexa as a roommate
Do not disturb: Not all hotel guests want Amazon's Alexa as a roommate
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly  | February 27, 2019
Maybe this won't surprise anyone, but it turns out that some hotel guests are not happy about having... 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