Articles tagged “blockchain”

Online Travel

Google Sees Travel Searches Jump Sixfold Over Covid Rules Confusion

As travel demand picks up helter skelter, depending on the destination and trip mode, travel advertising has returned as a strong piece of Google's business. Among the companies that have emerged from the pandemic with momentum, you can place Google in the upper echelon.

Google Sees Travel Searches Jump Sixfold Over Covid Rules Confusion

Business Travel

Digital Nomads, NFTs and One Man’s Quest to Build an Island Oasis for Remote Work

It was only a matter of time before tourism caught up with the hype over non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, and join the worlds of art and sport. And digital nomads will be at the heart of it all. Just ask Olumide Gbenro.

Digital Nomads, NFTs and One Man’s Quest to Build an Island Oasis for Remote Work

Business Travel

Consulting Giant EY Dives Into Direct Blockchain Travel Bookings With American Airlines

Blockchain distribution, and how it can eliminate the need for intermediaries, has been discussed for some time in travel. When these bigger players take a seat at the table, the rest of the industry needs to pay attention.

Consulting Giant EY Dives Into Direct Blockchain Travel Bookings With American Airlines

Hotels

Why This New Luxury Hotel in Venice Is Hopping on the NFT Frenzy

Ca' di Dio is the first Venetian luxury hotel to offer a reservation via the trendy asset class NFT, or non-fungible token. Smart hotels everywhere are trying fresh ways to appeal to niche audiences, instead of just rely on Booking.com & company.

Why This New Luxury Hotel in Venice Is Hopping on the NFT Frenzy

Coronavirus

Amadeus Adds IBM’s Digital Health Pass to Speed Up Airline Boarding Checks

Any extra digital platforms that can be plugged in will be welcomed by airlines and airports, but, most importantly, passengers if it means they don't have to wait hours in long queues.

Amadeus Adds IBM’s Digital Health Pass to Speed Up Airline Boarding Checks

Online Travel

Separating Hype From Emerging Tech’s Real Shortcomings Post-Crisis: New Skift Research

Not all tech is worth the hype. But then again, the current crisis will likely accelerate the adoption of some worthwhile emerging technologies. It’s important to know how this will impact the travel industry. We’ve set out the most important technologies to help you burst that hype bubble.

Separating Hype From Emerging Tech’s Real Shortcomings Post-Crisis: New Skift Research

Online Travel

Travelport, IBM and BCD Travel Use Blockchain to Manage Hotel Commissions

Blockchain isn't as hyped up as it used to be during the bitcoin craze, but companies are still finding its function as a secure ledger useful. If this catches on, it could provide some much-needed transparency to the hotel reconciliation process.

Travelport, IBM and BCD Travel Use Blockchain to Manage Hotel Commissions

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

Business Travel

Why Blockchain Could Come to Airport Security Checkpoints

Blockchain in travel hasn't disappeared, even if people are no longer obsessed with getting rich off of cryptocurrencies.

Why Blockchain Could Come to Airport Security Checkpoints

Business Travel

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Blockchain for Travel Security Measures

As governments and big corporations adopt blockchain solutions to persistent challenges, one shouldn't lose sight of the fact that blockchain's ledger technology can be used to surveil and persecute travelers.

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Blockchain for Travel Security Measures