Thought Leadership

How subscription models can democratize luxury travel
Opinion / Online
How subscription models can democratize luxury travel
By Brent Handler - Inspirato | August 20, 2021
Subscription-based innovations can bridge the affluent consumer’s desire for seamless travel experiences with accelerated upside for B2B travel purveyors. Read More
As consumers gear up for open banking are we now ready for open traveler?
Opinion / Technology
As consumers gear up for open banking are we now ready for open traveler?
By Tony Evans - TProfile | August 19, 2021
Open traveler models could spur action in other markets, by encouraging traveles to look at other third party providers offering products such as financial services and payment options. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
The many ways Magecart can hack travel sites
By Avishai Shafir - PerimeterX | August 12, 2021
Magecart is taking off, but OTAs and travel sites can save themselves grief and major financial risk by acting in advance to ground this threat.   Read More
What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
Opinion / Technology
What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
By Nikolai Scholz - Adara | August 3, 2021
Building a strategy that isn’t solely reliant on IP address is a smart investment in the future, especially for travel organizations that use location data for targeting and information-gathering. Read More
How airports must adapt to ensure a seamless intermodal journey
Opinion / Distribution
How airports must adapt to ensure a seamless intermodal journey
By David Gunnarsson - Dohop | August 2, 2021
Seamless intermodal connectivity in Europe, as well as the rest of the world, comes with many challenges, barriers and problems to overcome. Read More
Airlines must embrace tech to improve passenger experience
Opinion / Technology
Airlines must embrace tech to improve passenger experience
By Juan Hoyos - Cinq | July 30, 2021
How can airlines use technology to improve the overall customer journey as travelers take off in growing numbers? Here are three areas that airlines can focus on to improve the passenger... Read More
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Opinion / Online
Concrete steps toward a more sustainable travel industry
By Melissa Novotny - Sea Going Green | July 29, 2021
Sustainability consultancy Sea Going Green offers tips travel and tourism organizations can use to boost their environmental-friendliness. Read More
The most informed travel agents: Artificial intelligence and consent
Opinion / Technology
The most informed travel agents: Artificial intelligence and consent
By Simon Yencken - Fanplayr | July 27, 2021
As artificial intelligence technologies continue to advance in sophistication and adoption, they will hyper-charge personalization in the travel industry. Read More
The sustainable DMO: Building a future for destinations of all sizes
Opinion / Online
The sustainable DMO: Building a future for destinations of all sizes
By Luca Romozzi & Katy Gallagher - Sojern | July 22, 2021
Technology and data-driven strategies can help destinations of all sizes build sustainable business models. Read More
How Apple’s newest features will affect hotel check-in
Opinion / Technology
How Apple’s newest features will affect hotel check-in
By Nadav Cornberg - Virdee | July 21, 2021
While a significant move to simplify digital keys, Apple Wallet only solves one part of the complex digital check-in process. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Yes, there's crazy travel demand today. But what's next?
By Clayton Reid - MMGY | July 20, 2021
MMGY CEO Clayton Reid outlines the short- and long-term market conditions impacting the travel industry’s recovery. Read More
A smart revolution: Will the tech boom last in short-term rentals?
Opinion / Technology
A smart revolution: Will the tech boom last in short-term rentals?
By Sean Miller - PointCentral | July 16, 2021
Will property managers keep adopting new tech and refining their tech stacks? Or is there a saturation point? Read More
Taking mentorship in travel back to the basics
Opinion / Online
Taking mentorship in travel back to the basics
By Monya Mandich - Expedia Group Media Solutions | July 15, 2021
With travel and office culture returning, the industry faces new changes and challenges. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Measuring the success of a sustainable travel program
By Rich Johnson - CWT Solutions Group | July 12, 2021
The global pandemic has presented the corporate travel industry with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform. Read More
Wake-up call: Prioritizing technology investment in travel and hospitality in 2021
Opinion / Online
Wake-up call: Prioritizing technology investment in travel and hospitality in 2021
By John Tully - SAP North America | July 9, 2021
COVID-19 was not simply a disruption to the way things were. It was an awakening to the way things are - and the way they will continue to be. Read More