Articles tagged “travel tech”

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018

Hannah Sampson, Skift

From brands as experience platforms to strategic mergers, diversity messaging and beyond: These are the Megatrends in travel we're watching closely in 2018.

1 month ago

Travel Startups Work With Breakthrough Technologies That Could Threaten Industry Leaders

Travel Startups Work With Breakthrough Technologies That Could Threaten Industry Leaders

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence and blockchain, have yet to make the leap from buzzword to mainstay, but have the potential to disrupt travel incumbents. The big players will have ample opportunity to adapt, though, and leading startups can play a role in helping executives grapple with when and how to implement these technologies.

1 month ago

New Skift Research Report: Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

New Skift Research Report: Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Venture capitalists invested a record amount in travel startups in 2017. The industry is no stranger to disruption, but we may be seeing some of the greatest changes of the last two decades. Our latest research report is a deep dive into these emerging trends with insights for founders, incumbents, and investors.

2 months ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Travelport Is Doubling Down on Its Payments Business and on Distribution, Too

Travel Tech CEO Series: Travelport Is Doubling Down on Its Payments Business and on Distribution, Too

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In his first Q&A with Skift, President and CEO of Travelport Gordon Wilson acknowledges that suppliers are no longer as dependent on distribution technology companies as they once were. He makes a persuasive case that better meeting the needs of suppliers is the way to thrive.

10 months ago

Welcoming Sean O’Neill to Skift as Our First Travel Tech Editor

Welcoming Sean O’Neill to Skift as Our First Travel Tech Editor

Jason Clampet, Skift

We're putting a focus on travel technology at Skift, and to be the best we can be about it, we're bringing in one of the best in the business.

1 year ago

The State of Travel Startup Investment in 2016

The State of Travel Startup Investment in 2016

Dave Montali, Skift

While travel funding saw a decline compared to last year, investments are still flowing into the industry.

1 year ago