Articles tagged “tech”

Travel Booking on Instagram and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

Travel Booking on Instagram and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in digital news, booking through Instagram might finally work, Airbnb buys Gaest in a bid to enter further into the meetings and events sector, and a "glamping" startup raises $115 million.

10 months ago

Wellness Tech Is Having a Moment

Wellness Tech Is Having a Moment

Leslie Barrie, Skift

The wellness industry is on the rise, so it makes sense that wellness tech would be garnering a lot of excitement at CES. Women’s health in particular is having its moment in the tech spotlight.

11 months ago

The Evolution of the Hotel Front Desk: Why Tech Can Only Go So Far

The Evolution of the Hotel Front Desk: Why Tech Can Only Go So Far

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Even consumers who embrace technology may worry that companies are exploiting them through so-called personalization. Hoteliers need to balance digital ingenuity with a human touch.

2 years ago

The Coming Tech Backlash and What It Means for Travel

The Coming Tech Backlash and What It Means for Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

While the larger world is asking questions and turning on Silicon Valley, and the tools and culture it spawned, it is time for everyone — including us in travel — to pause to account for the society we are creating. The tech and social media backlash happening right now is a test for us in travel, as well.

2 years ago

Tourism Boards Used New Platforms to Woo Connected Travelers in 2017

Tourism Boards Used New Platforms to Woo Connected Travelers in 2017

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tourism boards have their critics who say destinations don't drive as much innovation as other travel sectors. But destination marketers are increasingly proving their naysayers wrong, and in some cases they are changing the tech landscape in their communities.

2 years ago

Royal Caribbean Is Rolling Out New Tech to Make Cruising Easier

Royal Caribbean Is Rolling Out New Tech to Make Cruising Easier

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise line tech race is heating up, and that means travelers should prepare for some changes. While ideas such as virtual reality dining are fun, more fundamental innovations including facial recognition, easier activity reservations, and drink delivery should have a greater impact on the cruise experience.

2 years ago

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We think this will take some getting used to for cruise passengers and crew alike. But the widespread acceptance of Disney's MagicBand — at least in Florida parks — shows that vacationers can adapt and embrace new forms of technology, especially if it improves their trip.

3 years ago

Airlines Say Sabre Reservations System Glitch Cause Delayed, Cancelled Flights

Airlines Say Sabre Reservations System Glitch Cause Delayed, Cancelled Flights

David Koenig, Associated Press

Southwest and Delta aren't the only airlines with technology problems. American, JetBlue and Alaska joined the party today with a tech glitch in their Sabre reservations systems, although today's outages appear to be on a smaller scale that what Southwest and Delta experienced several months ago.

3 years ago

Choice Hotels Eyes an Unfamiliar and New Upscale Market

Choice Hotels Eyes an Unfamiliar and New Upscale Market

Deanna Ting, Skift

Choice Hotels CEO Stephen P. Joyce knows that future success for his company depends on smart acquisitions and investments in technology, loyalty, and the sharing economy.

3 years ago

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Video: How Mae Karwowski, Founder and CEO of Obvious.ly, Is Redefining Tech and Media

Video: How Mae Karwowski, Founder and CEO of Obvious.ly, Is Redefining Tech and Media

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Obvious.ly founder and CEO Mae Karwowski knows a thing or two about creating a dynamic social experience for brands. The entrepreneur is now in the process of mastering how to successfully run and scale a business on her terms, while continuing to fuel her passion for social media.

3 years ago

Business Travelers Want Free Hotel Wi-Fi and Smart Power Outlets More Than Anything Else

Business Travelers Want Free Hotel Wi-Fi and Smart Power Outlets More Than Anything Else

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We think there's plenty of opportunity for hotels to get more creative with the services they offer on their mobile apps, but they should also prioritize the basics: free, fast Wi-Fi and convenient, plentiful power outlets.

3 years ago

Silicon Valley Has an Unofficial Nerd Heritage Trail for Tech Tourists

Silicon Valley Has an Unofficial Nerd Heritage Trail for Tech Tourists

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

It's like a Star Maps for computer science majors.

3 years ago