Red Roof's Direct Booking Strategy and 18 Other Digital Trends This Week

skift.com - Digital · 11 Aug

This week in digital news, Red Roof launched a new best-rate guarantee program that provides a strong incentive to anyone who finds a cheaper room ra

Alipay Expands to Cater to Chinese Tourists in Europe

skift.com - Digital · 11 Aug

Travel brands and destinations take note: Offering digital mobile payment methods is an effective way to appeal to Chinese outbound travelers, who ar

Top Tech Exec at Traveloka Instrumental in New Wave of Growth Dies

skift.com - Digital · 31 Jul

Grief hits Traveloka as a key member of the leadership team passes away just as the company is looking to raise new funding.

Online Bookings Surge in Middle East and 10 Other Digital Trends This Week

skift.com - Digital · 28 Jul

This week in digital news, a spike in mobile use in the Middle East has spurred new online travel competition, and Medallia, a customer feedback firm

Skift Tech Forum Video: Why Payment Strategy is Key to Travel's Frictionless Future
Skift Tech Forum Video: Why Payment Strategy is Key to Travel's Frictionless Future

skift.com - Digital · 22 Jul

A smart payments strategy sits at the heart of any successful travel business. But too many companies take this hidden infrastructure for granted in

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Skift Tech Forum Video: Real-Time Travel Advertising in the Age of Optimization
Skift Tech Forum Video: Real-Time Travel Advertising in the Age of Optimization

skift.com - Digital · 22 Jul

The discipline of digital advertising has been fundamentally transformed by technology and automation. Travel marketers have more power over their ca

Every Travel Tech Company Calls Itself a Platform: Why That's Silly
Every Travel Tech Company Calls Itself a Platform: Why That's Silly

skift.com - Digital · 22 Jul

Travel tech's "platformania" may be cooling off. One reason is fiercer competition, according to a new study.

6 Big Travel Takeaways From Skift Tech Forum

skift.com - Digital · 28 Jun

The travel industry is obsessed with Big Data and artificial intelligence. The genie is out of the bottle. But the best way to use it will trigger an

Cross-Border Payments: 4 Best Practices That Travel Providers Should Keep in Mind

skift.com - Digital · 24 Jun

The travel industry has its own set of unique challenges when it comes to getting cross-border payments right. There are a few key tactics that can t

Waymo to Launch Ridehailing Robotaxis in France and Japan
Waymo to Launch Ridehailing Robotaxis in France and Japan

skift.com - Digital · 22 Jun

Will Waymo pose a serious challenge to Uber with its autonomous ridehailing service? First it has to ensure a robot cathan a human.

Skift Forum Asia Video: How APAC is Transforming the Global Payments Landscape
Skift Forum Asia Video: How APAC is Transforming the Global Payments Landscape

skift.com - Digital · 19 Jun

Mobile payments are already commonplbut as travelers adopt these tools, travel companies will need both local expertise and deep technological capabi

Facebook's New Libra Cryptocurrency Could Solve Travel Payments Dilemma
Facebook's New Libra Cryptocurrency Could Solve Travel Payments Dilemma

skift.com - Digital · 18 Jun

Cryptocurrency is only in its early days, but already it's easy to see how its mission to democratize the financial system might be co-opted. And do

RateGain Acquires BCV, Gains Momentum in Hotel Tech Consolidation

skift.com - Digital · 17 Jun

RateGain, a travel tech company backed by private equity, said it has begun a roll-up of hotel tech vendors. It joins a party led by Shiji, Amadeus,

Google May Face New U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Probe

skift.com - Digital · 1 Jun

The momentum is certainly building for a renewed looked into Google's business practices as they relate to antitrust issues. As part of that, a wide

Skift Tech Forum: Amadeus Says Computer Vision Models Will Disrupt Aviation Tech
Skift Tech Forum: Amadeus Says Computer Vision Models Will Disrupt Aviation Tech

skift.com - Digital · 31 May

Computer vision algorithms will have a huge impact on airline and airport operations, according to Marion Mesnage, who heads up the research and inno

Skift WebinCreating More Human Interactions for Travel Brands

skift.com - Digital · 23 May

Machine learning is revolutionizing the travel industry, where it has the potential to transform company activity related to marketing, customer serv

How Sabre Is Tackling Its Airline Tech Challenges
How Sabre Is Tackling Its Airline Tech Challenges

skift.com - Digital · 21 May

Sabre has sold operational tools to airlines for years, but the business unit became complacent. CEO Sean Menke has revved up the travel tech company

This German Startup Aims to Have a Fleet of Jet-Powered Flying Taxis by 2025
This German Startup Aims to Have a Fleet of Jet-Powered Flying Taxis by 2025

skift.com - Digital · 19 May

Lilium's five-seat aircrafts can operate in pilot or drone mode, but the company must raise more venture capital dollars for it to reach its goal.

Travelport's Plans to Go Private Held Up by Russian Regulators

skift.com - Digital · 10 May

Russian regulators have put up obstacles to the long-discussed buyout of the travel technology giant Travelport. Odds are the deal will still be comp

Amadeus Finds Fastest Growth Overseas in North America

skift.com - Digital · 8 May

Texas-based Sabre can no longer take for granted its home market of North America as Amadeus attempts to make inroads on the continent.

Google Expands Power Over Local Discovery and Travel Tools

skift.com - Digital · 7 May

It will be fascinating to see whether consumers embrace booking various elements of travel using Google Assistant. Perhaps more interesting is the wa

Expedia Faces Headwinds in Short-Term Rentals and 5 Other Digital Trends this Week

skift.com - Digital · 5 May

This week in digital news, search engine optimization issues hold Expedia back, Trivago's business strategy reflects Google's growing presence in tra

Masabi Raises $20 Million for Ticketing Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

skift.com - Digital · 3 May

Masabi enables cities, such as Denver and Sydney, to sell tickets on public transit via the mobile apps of travel companies like Uber. Meanwhile, Ele

Expedia Faces Stiff Headwinds in Rebranded Short-Term Rental Business

skift.com - Digital · 3 May

When Expedia announced the acquisition of HomeAway in 2015, then-CFO Mark Okerstrom called it "a huge opportunity on a go-forward basis." Today, it s

Google Hotels Prompts Trivago to Increase Advertising in 50 Global Markets

skift.com - Digital · 1 May

Google is eating the world. When metasearch sites such as Trivago see a strategic benefit in increasing their advertising in Google metasearch, it is

Rentals United Raises $4 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

skift.com - Digital · 26 Apr

This week's startup funding announcements reveal broader industry investment themes, such as the need for marketing tools for the owners of short-ter