Articles tagged “contactless”

Travel Technology

Amazon Wants Travelers to Pay With a Hand Wave

Retailers like Amazon keep making everyday experiences more seamless, and that means that consumers will see an ever more glaring contrast with the travel sector's often outdated processes.

Amazon Wants Travelers to Pay With a Hand Wave

Business Travel

Visa’s New Deal With TripActions Signals Renewed Interest in Travel

Payment technology has never been the most exciting part of the travel industry, but agencies that don't offer expense solutions could lose out as companies restart their travel programs.

Visa’s New Deal With TripActions Signals Renewed Interest in Travel

Announcements

Pandemic Travel Buzzwords We Hope Get Left Behind in 2020

Hygiene theater. Pivot. Revenge travel, and many more. It looks like it's going to take a lot more than a pandemic to end the travel industry's love of pithy, jargony buzzwords and phrases.

Pandemic Travel Buzzwords We Hope Get Left Behind in 2020

Coronavirus

New Report: Five Contactless Hotel Technology Trends for 2021

In 2020, contactless technology has rapidly evolved from a nice-to-have to a must-have feature in the hotel industry. What does the future hold for contactless experiences? We investigate in this new report.

New Report: Five Contactless Hotel Technology Trends for 2021

Online Travel

Former La Quinta Top Boss Bets on Contactless Tech Startup Virdee

Contactless tech is buzzy as a form of pandemic harm reduction. But hotel companies will only front money for digital tools if the tech will steeply slice their costs long-term.

Former La Quinta Top Boss Bets on Contactless Tech Startup Virdee

Online Travel

Skift Global Forum Video: Creating Contactless Experiences That Resonate With Guests

In this conversation from Skift Global Forum, we hear from Medallia Zingle and MGM about how contactless technology is helping hotels recover from Covid-19 while simultaneously simplifying the travel journey and reinforcing the value of human-powered hospitality. 

Skift Global Forum Video: Creating Contactless Experiences That Resonate With Guests

Hotels

Hotel Contactless Tech: What Will Stick and What Won’t?

Contactless technology is being adopted in hotels at breakneck speed to ensure safe operations. Not all tech is created equal though. Skift Research looked at what tech has the momentum to continue growing after the pandemic fades.

Hotel Contactless Tech: What Will Stick and What Won’t?

Hotels

The Future of Contactless Tech in Hotels Past the Pandemic: New Skift Research

All the contactless tech that is receiving so much buzz in the hotel industry today predates the current crisis. So it might not be revolutionary, but the impact will certainly outlast the pandemic.

The Future of Contactless Tech in Hotels Past the Pandemic: New Skift Research

Online Travel

U.S. Needs to Tighten Oversight of How Airlines Use Facial Recognition Data: New Government Report

Facial recognition tech divides people. They say either that it's faster and contactless, or that it invades people's privacy. But questions about data security matter, too.

U.S. Needs to Tighten Oversight of How Airlines Use Facial Recognition Data: New Government Report

Airlines

Airports Push for New Contactless Tech and Automation as Budgets Shrink

The airport sector needs to invest in contactless tech and automation through the challenges. A recent product contest with vendors and a new accreditation program may help airports make progress.

Airports Push for New Contactless Tech and Automation as Budgets Shrink