Sean O'Neill

Sean O’Neill is our first travel tech editor, focusing on business-to-business tech (not consumer tech). He was previously editor-in-chief of Tnooz and an expat in London. He now lives in the Philadelphia area. Please stop him before he begins another home improvement project.

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Travel Technology

TripActions Bags $275 Million to Grow Expense Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? $1.3 billion in funding to date.

TripActions Bags $275 Million to Grow Expense Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travel Technology

Where’s the Fintech for Hoteliers and Vacation Rental Managers?

The consumer side of travel has recently seen a lot of change in financial technology, or "fintech." Adam Harris, the CEO of travel startup Cloudbeds, is wise to ask why there isn't more fintech for the operational side of travel.

Where’s the Fintech for Hoteliers and Vacation Rental Managers?

Travel Technology

Kyte Raises $30 Million for Rental Cars: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups, including rental car service Kyte, collectively announced more than $41 million in funding.

Kyte Raises $30 Million for Rental Cars: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travel Technology

Why Some Hotels Are Rethinking Software to Price Rooms and Extras

"Software is eating the world." That's the catchphrase of Silicon Valley. It took time for "software" to dine on the hotel sector, but it's now devouring hospitality operations for breakfast.

Why Some Hotels Are Rethinking Software to Price Rooms and Extras

Airlines

Google Flights Adds Carbon Emission Estimates to Search

Informed consumer choice could help defuse the carbon bomb. But it'll take many actions to respond to the climate emergency.

Google Flights Adds Carbon Emission Estimates to Search

Online Travel

Trip.com CEO Says China’s Remote Workforces Are Boosting Leisure Domestic Travel

It's eye-catching that Jane Sun of Trip.com believes that China's remote and hybrid working arrangements are helping domestic leisure travel to recover. That echoes predictions from Airbnb's CEO Brian Chesky and others about how hybrid working may boost travel for some time to come.

Trip.com CEO Says China’s Remote Workforces Are Boosting Leisure Domestic Travel

Hotels

The Lasting Tech Trends That Fad-Averse Hoteliers Are Pursuing Now

It's never been easy for hoteliers to decide which tech investments to make. The pandemic has tightened budgets and workforces, making the choices even tougher.

The Lasting Tech Trends That Fad-Averse Hoteliers Are Pursuing Now

Travel Technology

Ayenda Raises $10 Million for Branded Budget Lodging: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week travel startups, including Latin America's Ayenda and Turismocity, have collectively raised more than $30 million in funding.

Ayenda Raises $10 Million for Branded Budget Lodging: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hotels

How Oracle Hospitality Plans to Sustain Its Comeback Momentum

Oracle Hospitality is best known for providing full-service hotels with operational software. But this fall it has begun to go after the limited-service segment, too. Its surprise for next year will involve hotel distribution.

How Oracle Hospitality Plans to Sustain Its Comeback Momentum

Hotels

Amadeus Signs Another Hotel Giant to Its Enterprise Software Platform

Amadeus has waited for years for a global hotel company to buy into its next-gen central reservation system. A win could signal sales momentum among enterprise clients.

Amadeus Signs Another Hotel Giant to Its Enterprise Software Platform