Travel Tech Briefing

Exclusive reporting and insight into the world of travel tech, and how it is having an impact across the industry in times of recovery and beyond. The briefing is an essential guide for travel executives to decide if their company should “build, buy, or partner” to stay ahead.

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Travel Technology

Economic Uncertainties Won’t Drive More Travel Tech Mergers & Acquisitions

For the best exit strategy, hold on for a couple of years until the market stabilizes. For the deal, buy now.

Economic Uncertainties Won’t Drive More Travel Tech Mergers & Acquisitions

Travel Technology

Travel Tech Investment Is on Unstable Ground: Here’s What Industry Pros Say

Sometimes raising investment is hard, and sometimes it's harder. But that's no reason not to move forward — a product that's strong and needed will still sell.

Travel Tech Investment Is on Unstable Ground: Here’s What Industry Pros Say

Travel Technology

Are Travel Tech Companies Safe From Layoffs? These Execs Are Optimistic — For Now

While Big Tech is laying off thousands, the travel tech companies interviewed for this column are hiring dozens of people. That's good for now, but we will see how hard the global economy gets hit next year. If too hard, some cutbacks may be inevitable.

Are Travel Tech Companies Safe From Layoffs? These Execs Are Optimistic — For Now

Travel Technology

Amadeus Sees Hotel Software Revenue Nearly Regain 2019 Levels

Consumer demand for travel hasn't slowed down yet. Numbers from the travel tech giant Amadeus underscore that momentum.

Amadeus Sees Hotel Software Revenue Nearly Regain 2019 Levels

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

Travel Technology

3 Travel Tech Revelations From the HITEC Conference

At the big hotel-technology gathering, all roads still lead to Covid. Hoteliers have an even bigger staffing problem than many realize, booking data points to wary consumers, and the most-desired technologies are those that let us go back out into the world without engaging the people in it much.

3 Travel Tech Revelations From the HITEC Conference

Startups

The Problems in Mondee’s Plan to Go Public

The air travel aggregator is likely to get a $1 billion valuation in a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. But its disclosures are thin, and paint something less than a picture of certain success.

The Problems in Mondee’s Plan to Go Public

Travel Technology

Could Airlines Sell Travel Better by Offering Playlists of Recommendations?

The future of selling flights won't look exactly like this. But Ricardo Pilon's ideas are helpfully provocative and may help the industry innovate.

Could Airlines Sell Travel Better by Offering Playlists of Recommendations?

Travel Technology

Advertising Tech Firms Adjust Brand Strategies for Travel’s Labor Shortage

We take the pulse of the "adtech" sector, look exclusively at its newest player, and find out how hoteliers and other travel suppliers are approaching online advertising at a time of acute labor shortages and regulatory changes.

Advertising Tech Firms Adjust Brand Strategies for Travel’s Labor Shortage

Travel Technology

These Startups Want to Digitize the World’s Intercity Buses

Intercity bus travel isn't glamorous. But at least one company will drag this sector online and make piles of money along the way.

These Startups Want to Digitize the World’s Intercity Buses