Articles tagged “tech”

Business Travel

Would Facebook’s Virtual ‘Metaverse’ Make Your Travel Bucket List Obsolete? Hardly

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg believes the metaverse will one day supplant the mobile internet, and create the sense that you are actually together with someone else in a distant place. Whatever it ever ends up meaning to the travel industry, you can be sure it would develop into an advertising opportunity for the social network.

Would Facebook’s Virtual ‘Metaverse’ Make Your Travel Bucket List Obsolete? Hardly

Tourism

China’s Covid Lessons and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

The setback to China's hotel recovery is a cautionary hotel. In other top travel stories this week, Skift covered mask mandates, vegan tourism, and American Express Global Business Travel's latest acquisition.

China’s Covid Lessons and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Coronavirus

Airbnb CEO to Tech Platform Peers: Clean Up Your Own Content or the Government Will

The proverbial handwriting is on the wall for Airbnb, Facebook, Google, Tripadvisor, and Yelp, among others. The regulators are coming! The regulators are coming!

Airbnb CEO to Tech Platform Peers: Clean Up Your Own Content or the Government Will

Coronavirus

Contactless Tech Promises to Be Travel’s Next Big Thing: What’s Real and What’s Hype?

Low-touch is the new high-touch in travel. Companies may rapidly adopt some kinds of contactless systems in response to the pandemic. But which ones?

Contactless Tech Promises to Be Travel’s Next Big Thing: What’s Real and What’s Hype?
Free Read

Meetings

Road to Recovery: What Meeting and Event Planners Want From Hotels and Venues Right Now

After a yearlong pause for the travel industry, it’s now starting to feel like the cloud of uncertainty is being lifted. Planners are increasingly optimistic about the state of meetings and events and are growing more confident by the day about the future of the industry.

Road to Recovery: What Meeting and Event Planners Want From Hotels and Venues Right Now

Online Travel

Travel Booking on Instagram and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

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.

Travel Booking on Instagram and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

Luxury

Wellness Tech Is Having a Moment

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.

Wellness Tech Is Having a Moment

Hotels

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

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.

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

Online Travel

The Coming Tech Backlash and What It Means for Travel

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.

The Coming Tech Backlash and What It Means for Travel

Tourism

Tourism Boards Used New Platforms to Woo Connected Travelers in 2017

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.

Tourism Boards Used New Platforms to Woo Connected Travelers in 2017

Cruises

Royal Caribbean Is Rolling Out New Tech to Make Cruising Easier

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.

Royal Caribbean Is Rolling Out New Tech to Make Cruising Easier

Cruises

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

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.

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience