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Sleepbox - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
Sleepbox - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 7, 2018
Sleepbox is a technology-driven micro-hotel providing frictionless, autonomous, affordable, private and safe housing during travel. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Regulations and sustainability - an awkward paradox for travel
VIDEO: Regulations and sustainability - an awkward paradox for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | December 6, 2018
Tourism drives economic growth for destinations, but it can also cause issues such as overcrowding and regulatory challenges. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Jeff Katz on a new path for connectivity
VIDEO: Jeff Katz on a new path for connectivity
By Kevin May | November 28, 2018
Jeff Katz is an enigmatic figure in the travel industry, having overseen a string of business and considered by many as an important thinker in the development of the modern sector. Read More
News | Technology
HYP3R happy as it raises $17M to expand geofencing tech
HYP3R happy as it raises $17M to expand geofencing tech
By Kevin May | September 17, 2018
A string of investors have handed HYP3R a $17 million war chest by way of a Series A investment in the company. Read More
News | Technology
Utrip claims new tool brings travel planning closer to Netflix and Amazon models
Utrip claims new tool brings travel planning closer to Netflix and Amazon models
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2018
Utrip, a personalization platform for travel, has been testing a destination discovery experience driven by artificial intelligence. Read More
News | Technology
TripAdvisor airport store program grows
TripAdvisor airport store program grows
By Kevin May | May 10, 2018
Rarely mentioned by TripAdvisor (it's not really been officially announced) but the company has a growing offline strategy, too. Read More
News | Online
Groupon founder's tour app Detour goes to Bose, needs a lot more to survive
Groupon founder's tour app Detour goes to Bose, needs a lot more to survive
By Kevin May | April 23, 2018
In some respects, Detour was Just Another Walking Tour Guide App that used smart technology to try and muscle in on an already crowded marketplace. Read More
News | Technology
airbnb threat supply
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
expedia tours attractions business
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
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
Augmented reality specs - the race is on
Augmented reality specs - the race is on
By Laurent Hrybyk - Wired | December 13, 2017
Though the Next Big Thing won’t appear for a while, we know pretty much what it will look like. Read More
Notated News | Technology
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
YouTube addicts are prime customers for travel brands
YouTube addicts are prime customers for travel brands
By Staff - Web In Travel | October 24, 2017
Travelers watch on average about two hours of videos a day, travel five times a year, and spend $3,657 a year on trips. Read More
News | Online