Articles tagged “booking technology”

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TUI Opens New Digital Hub in Portugal

TUI Group has consolidated its digital activities in Portugal by opening a new tech center in Porto. Europe's largest holiday package tour operator continues to lean into an ambitious digital transformation, with the center set to focus on developing mobile apps, payment systems, and using artificial intelligence across both TUI's customer-facing and internal services. In…

Startups

Squake Raises $3.8 Million to Calculate Travel Carbon Emissions: Startup Funding Roundup

Squake has a mission to spread the word about travel carbon emissions, while HiJiffy is using tech from ChatGPT to power a chatbot for hotels.

Squake Raises $3.8 Million to Calculate Travel Carbon Emissions: Startup Funding Roundup

Startups

Smiler Raises $8.5 Million to Connect Photographers with Tourists: Startup Funding Roundup

Smiler wants to make it easier for photographers and tourists to connect at travel destinations, while more startups are venturing into developing sustainable aviation fuel.

Smiler Raises $8.5 Million to Connect Photographers with Tourists: Startup Funding Roundup

Travel Technology

Etihad to Make Flight Bookings Conversational Using Artificial Intelligence

Travelers have long grumbled about clunky online interfaces for booking travel. Etihad's test of a more conversational style is welcome. It may wake WhatsApp to the possibilities.

Etihad to Make Flight Bookings Conversational Using Artificial Intelligence

News Blog

Yanolja Cloud Acquires U.S. Hotel Tech Company Innsoft

Yanolja Cloud has acquired Innsoft, an Oregon-based provider of hotel management software, for $8.3 million.   Yanolja Cloud is the hotel tech arm of South Korea-based booking platform Yanolja. The acquisition is part of an effort to expand its hospitality services in North America, the company said Thursday.  Yanolja Cloud plans to leverage Innsoft’s resources to…

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Travel Booking

New Insights: Understanding What Makes Today’s Traveler Click

A new report by Contentsquare presents important benchmark data and insights to help tourism and hospitality businesses create a digital experience that meets the wants and needs of today’s travelers.

New Insights: Understanding What Makes Today’s Traveler Click

Skift Meetings

Being Nimble is Key for Both Event Planners and Venues

In this episode of the Event Manager Podcast, we’re joined by Jeff Bzdawka, chief executive officer of Knowland, a hospitality data analytics and technology company.

Being Nimble is Key for Both Event Planners and Venues
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Travel Booking

Open Distribution: A New Hotel Booking Model for Hospitality’s Future

The hotel booking ecosystem is weighed down by siloed software systems, middlemen who take a piece of the RevPAR pie, and guests who don’t have as much control over their experiences as they should. The founder of Impala spoke to SkiftX about how to eliminate these issues with a new model: Open Distribution.

Open Distribution: A New Hotel Booking Model for Hospitality’s Future
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Airlines

How Singapore Airlines Uses Tech to Transform Each Step of the Traveler Journey

Technology has proven to be a valuable friend to airlines in the Covid-19 era. As they reimagine every aspect of the travel experience to make trips as safe as possible for passengers and employees, digital solutions, for everything from booking to in-flight entertainment, have become vital.

How Singapore Airlines Uses Tech to Transform Each Step of the Traveler Journey

Business Travel

What’s It Like Recruiting in a Pandemic? These 3 Corp Travel Startups Can Tell You

You can glean a fair idea of where travel management is heading from these vacancies — and how the pandemic has changed the art of hiring.

What’s It Like Recruiting in a Pandemic? These 3 Corp Travel Startups Can Tell You