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Travel Tech Briefing

Travel Technology

Stayntouch CEO Aims to Defy the Odds in Hotel Tech Against Oracle Hospitality

It’s never been easier to start a travel tech business, but it’s also never been trickier to scale one. Former equity analyst Tom Underwood became the CEO of Stayntouch because he believes the startup can defy the odds.

Stayntouch CEO Aims to Defy the Odds in Hotel Tech Against Oracle Hospitality

Travel Technology

Inside Travelport’s Tech Revamp

Travelport has been running a slick marketing campaign about its innovations that showcases dancers and snowboarders. But we wanted the nerdy details about what's technologically changing. So here's the first in-depth interview with the company's new tech chief.

Inside Travelport’s Tech Revamp

Media and PR

Australia’s Travlr to Bring Travel-as-a-Service to U.S. Media Brands

Media brands that publish travel content are seeking enhanced monetization of their work and audiences. The story of one vendor serving them helps to highlight the questions that brands such as BBC and MTV face more generally.

Australia’s Travlr to Bring Travel-as-a-Service to U.S. Media Brands

Travel Technology

Salesforce-Backed Mews Shifts Hotel Tech Focus From Room to Guest

The venture arm of enterprise giant Salesforce may see its investment in Mews as yet another way to get its array of services into the hands of hotel companies.

Salesforce-Backed Mews Shifts Hotel Tech Focus From Room to Guest

Travel Technology

What’s Next for Leading Travel Tech Investor Thayer Ventures?

Big Tech flies to the Code conference, and politicians flock to Davos. But travel tech professionals don't have their own premiere, invitation-only event. The next-best thing is a conference run by Thayer, an investment firm. Here's a briefing.

What’s Next for Leading Travel Tech Investor Thayer Ventures?

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

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

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

Travel Technology

Why This Top United Airlines Exec Jumped to a Tech Vendor

The story of why Tye Radcliffe, who had been the top distribution executive at United, recently took a role at Accelya suggests a broader tale about a shift in tech dynamism between airlines and vendors.

Why This Top United Airlines Exec Jumped to a Tech Vendor

Online Travel

What Accor’s Top Technology Executive Has to Say May Surprise You

In his first interview since becoming Accor's chief technology officer, Floor Bleeker explains the hotel giant's contrarian tech strategy. Expect top tech players and Accor's rivals to take notice.

What Accor’s Top Technology Executive Has to Say May Surprise You