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Accor Still Keen to Find Investors for Its Software Business Despite Pandemic Fallout

Accor Still Keen to Find Investors for Its Software Business Despite Pandemic Fallout

Sean O'Neill, Skift

D-Edge needs a financial partner besides Accor to fuel its dreams of hotel tech expansion. Expect other hotel groups to join Accor in rethinking their tech plays.

3 days ago

New Booking Data Shows Lopsided Global Recovery Frustrating Travel Outfits

New Booking Data Shows Lopsided Global Recovery Frustrating Travel Outfits

Sean O'Neill, Skift

You can't really talk about a global recovery for the travel sector overall. Regions are out of sync, reveals new data from Travelport. Companies are affected differently, depending on their market exposure.

4 days ago

The Travel Sector Is Retooling Back-Office Payments in Response to the Crisis

The Travel Sector Is Retooling Back-Office Payments in Response to the Crisis

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The travel sector's slo-mo refund process has infuriated everyone. So the crisis is upending the dull business of how money is sent among travel companies, resellers, tech vendors, and financial institutions.

7 days ago

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Executive Q&A: How to Cut Costs on Business-to-Business International Payments

Executive Q&A: How to Cut Costs on Business-to-Business International Payments

Sabre Virtual Payments + Skift

Travel companies today are more dependent on moving money around the world than ever before. Minimizing the friction caused by foreign exchange fees, regulatory surcharges, and other international fees requires a secure and streamlined global payment solution.

4 months ago

Behind the Lens: How Google’s Street View Traveler Is Capturing the World’s Most Iconic Places

Behind the Lens: How Google’s Street View Traveler Is Capturing the World’s Most Iconic Places

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Business travel is often dreaded by perpetual road warriors, but that’s not true for Valentina Frassi. Except when there's a pandemic, Frassi travels the world recording iconic scenes of major landmarks that most people can only dream of seeing.

2 weeks ago

What Legacy Travel Companies Could Learn From Oracle Hospitality’s Weeklong Tech Push

What Legacy Travel Companies Could Learn From Oracle Hospitality’s Weeklong Tech Push

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A desperate urge to help get the travel sector back on its feet could give some companies a singular purpose, spurring innovation despite the pandemic's hit to revenues.

2 weeks ago

Pandemic May Revive Fortunes of Virtual Reality and 360-Degree Travel Content in a Few Niches

Pandemic May Revive Fortunes of Virtual Reality and 360-Degree Travel Content in a Few Niches

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Virtual reality has been the next big thing for years, and it always will be. But despite skepticism, the technology shows a potential to help the travel sector in a few specific, high margin cases.

2 weeks ago

Accelya to Buy Farelogix in Airline Tech Rollup

Accelya to Buy Farelogix in Airline Tech Rollup

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vista, the investor behind this merger of airline tech vendors Accelya and Farelogix, is no private equity tourist. The firm has committed tens of billions to technology businesses, and it shows signs of having the wherewithal to grow Accelya into a long-term player in airline tech services.

4 weeks ago

Travel Industry to Switch On More Automated Processes to Cope With Reduced Staffing

Travel Industry to Switch On More Automated Processes to Cope With Reduced Staffing

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Forget animatronic robots. But software that replaces repetitive tasks that white-collar workers do in back-offices, tracking devices that can alert when hand sanitizers are empty, and mobility scooters that drive themselves are some of the examples of automation that may be worthwhile.

1 month ago

Google Maps to Alert Users About Pandemic-Related Travel Restrictions

Google Maps to Alert Users About Pandemic-Related Travel Restrictions

Munsif Vengattil, Reuters

One more sign of how Google Maps aspires to be a superapp for travel.

1 month ago

Travelport Receives $500 Million in Fresh Financing From Private Equity

Travelport Receives $500 Million in Fresh Financing From Private Equity

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The cash injection will give the travel technology firm Travelport some breathing room as it fights payments tech firm Wex over a transaction dispute.

1 month ago

Sabre’s Major Restructuring Includes Cutting 800 More Jobs

Sabre’s Major Restructuring Includes Cutting 800 More Jobs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre's leadership team has been like an endurance runner in its strategy of patching up the security of the company's software, breaking down internal business silos, and moving Sabre's systems to the more stable cloud. This latest restructuring is the next phase.

1 month ago