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9 Travel Companies and Hawaii Sign Court Documents to Overturn the Travel Ban

9 Travel Companies and Hawaii Sign Court Documents to Overturn the Travel Ban

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travel companies have an economic self-interest in reversing the travel ban and maintaining the relatively free flow of visitors. But, in the current political climate, they obviously feel that the issues involved are important enough to risk stepping into the line of fire.

2 months ago

Airline Services Leaders Accelya and Mercator Announce Merger

Airline Services Leaders Accelya and Mercator Announce Merger

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Piece by piece, private equity firm Warburg Pincus is building Mercator into a rival to Sabre and Amadeus -- two travel technology providers that provide overlapping software and operational services to commercial airlines (and that recently went public after restructurings by buyout experts). Expect the Mercator merger with Accelya to spur an acquisition spree.

2 months ago

Skift Podcast: The Evolution of Accessible Travel

Skift Podcast: The Evolution of Accessible Travel

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear from two experts about why the travel industry shouldn't overlook customers with disabilities — and how companies can best serve the market.

2 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Travel Is Finally Becoming a Reality

Travel Megatrends 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Travel Is Finally Becoming a Reality

Greg Oates, Skift

After years of hype, hospitality and travel companies are now delivering real added value for consumers by integrating artificial intelligence into online search and booking platforms.

2 months ago

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2017 Prediction: More Travelers Will Embrace Alternative Payment Methods

2017 Prediction: More Travelers Will Embrace Alternative Payment Methods

worldpay + Skift

The demand for alternative payments will continue to flourish in 2017. The question remains as to whether the industry will be ready to meet the demand.

2 months ago

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Free Webinar: Optimizing Customer Engagement Through Data

Free Webinar: Optimizing Customer Engagement Through Data

Mastercard + Skift

This webinar will discuss the foundational best practices for travel retailers to use in order to understand, acquire and retain their most valuable travel customers and build a more optimized and engaged customer relationship with them.

3 months ago

Microsoft is Latest Tech Company to Release an Artificial Intelligence Translator App

Microsoft is Latest Tech Company to Release an Artificial Intelligence Translator App

Dina Bass, Bloomberg

Microsoft has steep competition going up against Google Translate and despite its heavy investments consumers have yet to demonstrate they care about the company's artificial intelligence ambitions.

3 months ago

Sabre’s New CEO Is Former Frontier Airlines Chief Sean Menke

Sabre’s New CEO Is Former Frontier Airlines Chief Sean Menke

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airlines and travel agents are Sabre Corp.'s most important constituencies -- other than shareholders -- and now the company has former airline executives serving as CEO and executive chairman of the board. These airline connections aren't the only reasons the board selected these executives but their experience certainly can't hurt.

3 months ago

Trends Highlight: The Monetization Challenges for Metasearch on Mobile

Trends Highlight: The Monetization Challenges for Metasearch on Mobile

Dave Montali, Skift

While the world is transitioning to mobile, there are still issues to work on when it comes to monetizing mobile search.

4 months ago

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The Race for Speed and Relevance in Travel Search is On

The Race for Speed and Relevance in Travel Search is On

Amadeus + Skift

When it comes to booking travel online, every second matters for consumers. With the smart execution of speed, relevance and depth of content paving the way towards a better user experience, metasearch sites are looking increasingly viable to win consumer travel spend.

4 months ago

Event Tech Leaders Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Event Tech Leaders Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Jason Clampet, Skift

With Vista already owning Lanyon, the writing was on the wall for this merger.

4 months ago

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Travel Might Revolve Around a Driverless Minibus

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Travel Might Revolve Around a Driverless Minibus

Greg Oates, Skift

IBM has come a long, long way in rebuilding its brand thanks to all of the cool factor surrounding Watson. But it could do more to showcase the consumer appeal around cognitive travel in 2017, including the benefits of machine learning to better connect us with travel destinations.

5 months ago