Articles tagged “bitcoin”

Business Travel

Is It Tourism or Is It Remote Work? The Line Is Getting Blurry

Destinations, start spending your marketing dollars on the ultimate repeat visitor — the remote worker.

Is It Tourism or Is It Remote Work? The Line Is Getting Blurry

Business Travel

Corporate Travel Giant CWT Paid $4.5 Million in Ransom to Cyber Hackers: Reports

Data breaches often go undetected for months or even years, so is this latest attack a new tactic the travel industry needs to prepare against?

Corporate Travel Giant CWT Paid $4.5 Million in Ransom to Cyber Hackers: Reports

Online Travel

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

Booking Holdings wants to be an innovator and supporter of alternative payments systems given its presence in emerging markets, especially in Asia. So it is understandable that Booking would want to be a first mover in Facebook's digital currency effort, regardless of how it eventually turns out.

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

Online Travel

Tales From the Crypto: The Wild World of Travel Blockchain Startups

Some entrepreneurs and scammers are treating initial coin offerings like get-rich-quick schemes, and the travel distribution ecosystem isn't immune. Beware of people who say they can totally disrupt the travel industry, especially if they don't even understand how the industry works.

Tales From the Crypto: The Wild World of Travel Blockchain Startups

Startups

Travel Startups Work With Breakthrough Technologies That Could Threaten Industry Leaders

Emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence and blockchain, have yet to make the leap from buzzword to mainstay, but have the potential to disrupt travel incumbents. The big players will have ample opportunity to adapt, though, and leading startups can play a role in helping executives grapple with when and how to implement these technologies.

Travel Startups Work With Breakthrough Technologies That Could Threaten Industry Leaders

Startups

New Skift Research Report: Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

Venture capitalists invested a record amount in travel startups in 2017. The industry is no stranger to disruption, but we may be seeing some of the greatest changes of the last two decades. Our latest research report is a deep dive into these emerging trends with insights for founders, incumbents, and investors.

New Skift Research Report: Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

Online Travel

Bitcoin Payments for Citizenship Used by Vanuatu Tourism to Woo Paradise Seekers

A small tourism board in the South Pacific sees bitcoin it as a major hook to lure travelers to its beaches and towns. They are thinking outside the box — or prevailing financial systems, that is.

Bitcoin Payments for Citizenship Used by Vanuatu Tourism to Woo Paradise Seekers

Online Travel

Blockchain Will Disrupt Expedia and Airbnb, TUI CEO Says

Blockchain is essentially a large immutable database which, due to its security features and decentralized nature, can pose a threat to traditional intermediaries. Companies are looking to expand blockchain to tackle the current travel distribution landscape.

Blockchain Will Disrupt Expedia and Airbnb, TUI CEO Says

Online Travel

New Skift Research Report: The State of Consumer Payments in Travel 2017

Consumer adoption of new payment methods and devices for settling purchases is the main driver of adoption by companies. Yet travel companies can gain a valuable competitive advantage by predicting trends in payments and making payments as easy as possible for everyone.

New Skift Research Report: The State of Consumer Payments in Travel 2017

Airlines

Japan’s Peach Airline Is Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

We're still at the point where accepting bitcoin is nothing more than a clever marketing ploy.

Japan’s Peach Airline Is Accepting Bitcoin as Payment