The Impact of Emerging Tech in Travel Post-Coronavirus: New Skift Research

skift.com - Digital · 19 Mar

There are so many technologies that can and will impact the travel industry, but it's hard to poke through all the hype and see what will fundamental

GetYourGuide, Omio, Other Travel Tech Startups Hunker Down

skift.com - Digital · 16 Mar

GetYourGuide top boss Johannes Reck said coronavirus may inflict a "nuclear winter" on the travel industry this year but that it has the resources to

Sabre to Boost Its Travel Tech Investment by $150 Million This Year

skift.com - Digital · 26 Feb

Sabre CEO Sean Menke is right to highlight the progress his business has made during the three years since he took the top job. He's also right the c

What the Sabre-Farelogix Antitrust Trial Could Reveal About Airline Technology
What the Sabre-Farelogix Antitrust Trial Could Reveal About Airline Technology

skift.com - Digital · 27 Jan

It's notable that we had a much easier time finding experts who supported Sabre's proposed merger of Farelogix than opponents. But this court case wi

Oracle Hospitality's New Boss Sees Gaps in Its Hotel Tech Portfolio

skift.com - Digital · 23 Jan

Oracle Hospitality's Alex Alt sees two gaps in his company's suite: distribution services and customer relationship management tools. Yet the opportu

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DAQ Soft Raises $5 Million for Smart Tourism: Travel Startup Funding This Week

skift.com - Digital · 10 Jan

This week, travel startups DAQ Soft, The Guild, Shep, Hellotickets, Bob, Beonprice, Whizar, IceLolly, and Your Rentals raised funding. It's great tha

2C2P Raises $52 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

skift.com - Digital · 29 Nov

This week, travel startups announced more than $101 million in funding for a range of concepts, including cross-border payments technology, short-ter

Alipay, WeChat Apps Open to Foreign Visitors to China

skift.com - Digital · 6 Nov

This sure looks like the first step to global ambitions of Chinese payments giants WeChat Pay and Alipay. Those who think Tencent and Alibaba see the

Sabre Predicts Clear Skies for Its Airline Distribution and Tech Businesses

skift.com - Digital · 31 Oct

To paraphrase Sabre executives, airlines in North America are too fat and happy to be bothered to mimic the experiments with direct distribution happ

Thomas Cook's Failure to Adapt and 15 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

skift.com - Digital · 6 Oct

This week in digital, we take a closer look behind the collapse of Thomas Cook and what the company's failure to adjust to the changing economy means

Aero Raises $16 Million for Air Service for Millennials: Travel Startup Funding This Week
Aero Raises $16 Million for Air Service for Millennials: Travel Startup Funding This Week

skift.com - Digital · 4 Oct

This week, the startups Aero, TravelBank, Impala, Quicko, and Fyle together announced more than $45 million in funding.

Traveloka to Launch Credit Card to Complement Its Travel App

skift.com - Digital · 26 Sep

After changing the way many across Southeast Asia book travel, it's logical that the expansion-hungry Traveloka would make a play into financial serv

Google's Big Push Into Vacation Rentals and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

skift.com - Digital · 7 Sep

This week in digital news, hotels are getting smart about using technology to stimulate demand while Hilton turns to social media to attract millenni

AirAsia CEO Takes On New Website Role and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

skift.com - Digital · 31 Aug

This week in digital news, AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes took on the new role of CEO of AirAsia.com, while hotel tech startup Mews raises $33 million in

Google Maps Poised to Be an $11 Billion Business in 4 Years

skift.com - Digital · 30 Aug

When you're Google, you can take more than a decade to hone a product such as Google Maps and attract more than a billion users without having to wor

Mews Raises $33 Million to Challenge Oracle Hospitality in Hotel Tech

skift.com - Digital · 29 Aug

Game on, Oracle. But like everything in the hotel sector, the battle between next-generation hotel tech players and established titans will take year

Travelport, IBM, and BCD Travel Use Blockchain to Manage Hotel Commissions

skift.com - Digital · 21 Aug

Blockchain isn't as hyped up as it used to be during the bitcoin craze, but companies are still finding its function as a secure ledger useful. If th

Avis' Digital Partnership Strategy and 9 Other Digital Trends This Week

skift.com - Digital · 18 Aug

This week in digital news, we looked at how Avis is stretching beyond the traditional rental car business to offer new digital services, while TripAd

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

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

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