Articles tagged “travel tech”

Startups

RocketRez Raises $15 Million for Tours and Attractions Operator Software

Tours and attractions companies are the most behind technologically in the travel industry, and RocketRez wants to change that.

RocketRez Raises $15 Million for Tours and Attractions Operator Software

News Blog

Software Developer Makes AI Travel Itinerary Tool

During her Christmas holiday, a software developer created a tool to generate and map travel itineraries using generative artificial intelligence (AI).  The Australia-based developer, Katrin Schmid, posted on Linkedin about the tool she made, called Journeai. It is powered by the generative AI chatbot, ChatGPT, released last year by OpenAi, a San Francisco-based AI research…

Startups

HotelRunner Raises $6.5 Million for Low-Cost Hospitality Software Offerings

Funding announced this week went to a wide variety of travel tech startups, with involvement in hotels, cruises, messaging, and sustainability.

HotelRunner Raises $6.5 Million for Low-Cost Hospitality Software Offerings

Travel Technology

Marriott and Other Hotel Brands Start 2023 With New Tech Partnerships

You can't even stream Netflix in most hotel rooms. That's changing at some IHG Hotel and Resorts hotels, one of several industry upgrades announced in the last few weeks.

Marriott and Other Hotel Brands Start 2023 With New Tech Partnerships

Airlines

Southwest’s Tech Failures and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Southwest's technology failures serve as a lesson for airlines, RateGain acquires travel marketing technology firm Adara, and Hyatt House rebrands to compete against short-term rental platforms.

Southwest’s Tech Failures and Other Top Stories This Week

Announcements

10 Years of Skift Megatrends: How Did We Do?

Digital tools versus the human side of hospitality. Overtourism versus local control. It's impressive how many issues like these were pivotal a decade ago and remain so.

10 Years of Skift Megatrends: How Did We Do?

Startups

7 of the Most Interesting Travel Tech Startups Raising Capital in 2022

Despite an increasingly negative economic forecast, travel tech startups raised billions of dollars in 2022.

7 of the Most Interesting Travel Tech Startups Raising Capital in 2022

Travel Technology

Niche Short-Term Rental Startups Are Saturating the Market: It Can’t Last

Independent short-term rental software startups have done well during the post-pandemic travel boom, but the market is starting to get tougher, so they would do well to tighten their business plans and expand their assets.

Niche Short-Term Rental Startups Are Saturating the Market: It Can’t Last

Travel Technology

Celebrity Cruises Enters the Metaverse With a Virtual Ship Tour

Celebrity Cruises is taking a risk by being the first cruise line to offer a ship tour in the metaverse. It's brave to publicly adopt new technology and adapt based on customer feedback. Being a first mover already makes the company a leader in that category.

Celebrity Cruises Enters the Metaverse With a Virtual Ship Tour

Travel Technology

Innovation in Middle East Poised to Be Key Driver for Global Travel Over Next 25 Years

The new travel ideas being generated in places like Abu Dhabi and Dubai today could be the bridge to the rest of the Africa continent and the entire world in the not-so-distant future — if the region's innovators absorb the lessons from other tech hubs.

Innovation in Middle East Poised to Be Key Driver for Global Travel Over Next 25 Years