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.


Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
Distributed ledger technology can bring rate parity to hotel distribution
By Nadim El Manawy - Arise Travel  | February 15, 2019
We ask if distribution technology in use today has been designed with goals that are out of... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Business travelers happy with tech and human hybrid approaches to services
By Linda Fox | February 13, 2019
Travelport research reveals the technologies business travelers are adopting, with support growing for... Read More
News | Technology
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Building blocks of the group experience - considering needs of planners, groups and guests
By Amadeus  | February 13, 2019
The changing face of “groups” is an interesting case study in how hotels must be on top of industry... Read More
News | Technology
Why customer data platforms hold immense potential for travel companies
Why customer data platforms hold immense potential for travel companies
By Jim Price - MParticle  | February 13, 2019
For travel companies, a CDP can add significant agility and resilience to infrastructure and... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Older Chinese tourists catching up to millennials in use of mobile payments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2019
Alipay says middle-aged travelers, those born between 1960 and 1979, were the main driving force in... Read More
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Sabre bullish for the year ahead, rounds out 2018 with revenue close to $4BN
Sabre bullish for the year ahead, rounds out 2018 with revenue close to $4BN
By Linda Fox | February 12, 2019
Sabre says it's confident of growth in revenue for 2019 as it announces 2018 full-year figures.... Read More
News | Distribution
A practical guide for affordable virtual reality productions in travel
A practical guide for affordable virtual reality productions in travel
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | February 12, 2019
VR has one big downside: Creating professional-level content is expensive - some might say... Read More
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How airlines can sweat existing assets to capture in-flight eyeballs
How airlines can sweat existing assets to capture in-flight eyeballs
By Dan Hurwitz - Penthera  | February 11, 2019
In-flight entertainment has evolved at a rapid pace in recent years, yet seat-back screens are... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Airlines look to test-and-learn techniques to shift from being "laggards"
By Linda Fox | February 8, 2019
The survey divides airlines into laggards, challengers, visionaries and leaders when it comes to... Read More
News | Technology
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Business travelers continue to spend big on Uber and Lyft, food delivery services gaining share
By Linda Fox | February 7, 2019
The latest business travel expense report from Certify reveals the dominance of digital brands.... Read More
News | Distribution
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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