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Why Airbnb Experiences are a threat to franchised suppliers - not retailers
By Alex Bainbridge - DestinationCTO | March 9, 2018
Innovation when an industry is watching your every move is hard, especially so when you have to bring hundreds of partners with you so have to disclose what you are doing outside of your own business. Read More
Opinion | Online
Blockchain cross border payments
Decoding blockchain, part 4: Cross-border payments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 26, 2018
Most of the headlines about blockchain have been about the implications of this emerging technology on the financial sector – the potential for it to change banking, share trading, insurance, payments... Read More
News | Technology
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Q&A: Trust, truth and transparency at the heart of TUI Group’s blockchain work
By Mitra Sorrells | February 21, 2018
TUI Group was one of the first travel brands to make headlines for its adoption of blockchain.   Read More
News | Technology
Battling external forces: How a startup competes in the tours market
Battling external forces: How a startup competes in the tours market
By Jill Menze | February 14, 2018
The travel industry has yet to see a clear frontrunner emerge in the tours and attractions space. Be it for lack of the right idea or the right distribution model - or, most likely, both - no major or... Read More
News | Online
Travel ledger blockchain billing
Travel tech entrepreneur launches blockchain system for non-airline services
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2018
A new blockchain-based travel billing and settlement platform is in the works.    Read More
News | Startups
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Expedia plots new push on attractions without "same old playbook"
By Jill Menze | January 29, 2018
“We’re at a precipice for change,” Expedia Local Expert vice president Jen O’Twomney observes about the current state of the tours and attractions market. Read More
News | Online
TUI Group, Utrip unleash AI-driven travel planning platform
TUI Group, Utrip unleash AI-driven travel planning platform
By Jill Menze | January 23, 2018
TUI Group has tapped digital travel discovery platform Utrip to help personalize the traveler planning experience through artificial intelligence. Read More
News | Technology
Solo travel search tool
New search tool curates packages, pricing for solo travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | January 19, 2018
 Aiming to eliminate the aggravation of too many search results, a new patent-pending software is designed to help solo travelers find what they are looking for quickly and easily.   Read More
News | Online
Leisure travel report forecasts growth for hotels, tour operators
Leisure travel report forecasts growth for hotels, tour operators
By Mitra Sorrells | January 18, 2018
 Investors will find a great deal to like across the travel and leisure segment in the coming year according to the latest research from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.    Read More
News | Online
Amazon patent blends reality to virtual locales
Amazon patent blends reality to virtual locales
By Alan Boyle - GeekWire | January 3, 2018
Amazon has a new patented technology: a blended-reality display that puts your image into a virtual scene. Read More
Notated News | Technology
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Gordon Wilson of Travelport has five trends to follow
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Gordon Wilson of Travelport has five trends to follow
By Gordon Wilson - Travelport | December 15, 2017
As is customary at this time of the year, we turn out minds, strategy and expectations to what we might expect to happen over the course of the next 12 months. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Mixing media is the smart shift for travel in 2018
Mixing media is the smart shift for travel in 2018
By Jim Price - PebblePost | December 13, 2017
There was a shift felt across the travel industry when Booking.com announced in November that they would be more than doubling their investment in television advertising. Read More
Opinion | Online
VIDEO: Solving a genuine multi-billion dollar problem in travel
VIDEO: Solving a genuine multi-billion dollar problem in travel
By Kevin May | December 6, 2017
There are a number of comments that often float about during travel startup pitch events - many of them not very positive. Read More
News | Technology
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Thomas Cook talks up digital reboot with Expedia
By Kevin May | November 28, 2017
Thomas Cook has spent a long time trying to figure out what to do when it comes to providing online services to customers. Read More
News | Online