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

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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

Google Maps Adds More Hotel Search Filters

skift.com - Digital · 23 Apr

Google Maps is plotting a clear course in the direction of becoming a superapp for travel and dining. We'll continue to track the trend closely.

Grab Enters Travel Booking With Hotels Now and Flights Next

skift.com - Digital · 23 Apr

In the face of a fast-growing and innovative rival, Grab's foray into travel, starting with hotels, could give it an edge over arch-rival Go-Jek, whi

Travelport's Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

skift.com - Digital · 22 Apr

Travelport sees an opportunity to gain share with mid-market travel management companies in the U.S., which seems plausible. But it will need to keep

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform Superapps and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

skift.com - Digital · 21 Apr

This week in digital news, we take a deep dive into Google Maps, comparing it to other superapps like Meituan in China or Grab in Southeast Asia. Plu

Fosun's Venture Capital Arm Backs Israeli Booking Site in an Ongoing Travel Push

skift.com - Digital · 15 Apr

While Western media tends to focus on the funding moves of corporate venture capital arms of regional brands like JetBlue and EasyJet, it's also impo

Smaller Hotels and Hostels Catch Up on Tech With New Wave of Software Makers

skift.com - Digital · 15 Apr

The story of software maker Cloudbeds, named the fastest-growing travel and hospitality company in the U.S., points to a broader trend of smaller hot

Vista Global Buys Uber-Style Private Jet App

skift.com - Digital · 10 Apr

Vista is getting bigger, as more and more companies realize it's way easier to rent a jet rather than own one outright. Now, this most recent acquisi