Articles tagged “technology”

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Oman Tourism Opens the Way for Approved Short-Term Rentals

UnderTheDoormat Group CEO Merilee Karr said her company's new technology and distribution agreement with Visit Oman can be a novel approach to short-term regulation — one where technology can spur governments to embrace the sector rather than shun it. UnderTheDoormat CEO Merilee Karr and Shabib Al Maamari, managing director, Visit Oman, signed a a short-term…

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb has its best quarter yet, Booking Holdings plans more tech investment, and Qatar aims for long-lasting tourism after the World Cup.

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

Travel Technology

The Case for Virtual Experiences Thriving Even as In-Person Travel Returns

Amazon divested from its virtual experiences venture, but that doesn't necessarily mean the small players should do the same.

The Case for Virtual Experiences Thriving Even as In-Person Travel Returns

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Eyes Even More Tech Investment After Mobile App Successes

CEO Glenn Fogel is focused on making Booking Holdings apps easier for consumers to use. Apparently he's doing something right.

Booking Holdings Eyes Even More Tech Investment After Mobile App Successes

Tour Operators

The Tech Revolution Poised to Power Tour Operators

The technological advances tour operators are making now are long overdue. Propelling this sector of the travel industry into the future is certainly timely, considering operators needed to find ways to speed up bookings coming out a crisis that left their in-person businesses decimated.

The Tech Revolution Poised to Power Tour Operators

Online Travel

Wego CEO Sets Ambitious Goal to Be the First Travel Unicorn in Middle East

The Middle East focus is surely helping Wego go places, but CEO Ross Veitch has bigger plans.

Wego CEO Sets Ambitious Goal to Be the First Travel Unicorn in Middle East

Online Travel

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

When it comes to running mainstream tours to popular attractions, booking sites can't hope to compete with the online user experience that Google provides. Off-the-beaten track activities, though, may be more fruitful.

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

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Expedia Group Launches a Startup Accelerator To Foster Innovation on Its Platform

Expedia Group announced the launch of a startup accelerator to empower innovation on its business to business platform. Selected startups — and small businesses, as well — would get technology and business development support, mentorship from Expedia Group personnel as well as outside experts, a non-equity grant, and access to the Expedia Group platform and…

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Faroe Islands’ National Gallery Becomes the First to Launch Artificial Intelligence Exhibit

The National Gallery of the Faroe Islands launched an exhibition this week containing 40 images of the archipelago developed by artificial intelligence program Midjourney, becoming the first national gallery to feature a fully produced show created by artificial intelligence.  The exhibit, which runs from September 29 through October 30, reveals how prominent artists — such…

Startups

Steve Case’s Road Trips Across America Reveal the Promise of Startups for Cities

AOL co-founder Steve Case never lost his passion for startups. His new book reminds us that innovation can thrive anywhere in America outside of New York and Silicon Valley and help reimagine U.S. cities big and small. Take note, travel industry.

Steve Case’s Road Trips Across America Reveal the Promise of Startups for Cities