Articles tagged “travel tech”

Hotels

Hilton to Enable Guest Requests by Text at All Hotels

Good news for anyone who dislikes talking to hotel staff about service requests. But let's hope that hotel companies don't abuse the privilege and have AI spamming guests with messages throughout a stay.

Hilton to Enable Guest Requests by Text at All Hotels

Startups

Steller Raises $5 Million for AI Trip Planner: Startup Funding Roundup

Another two AI-powered trip planners have raised money this month, plus a startup that detects bed bugs and a new eSIM app.

Steller Raises $5 Million for AI Trip Planner: Startup Funding Roundup
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Tourism

Skift Global Forum East Attendees Share 4 Key Travel Insights

What are the emerging trends and issues shaping the future of travel? We surveyed our Skift Global Forum East audience of more than 600 travel executives to determine what industry leaders think about top-of-mind subjects.

Skift Global Forum East Attendees Share 4 Key Travel Insights

Announcements

Skift’s Top 12 Travel Research Reports of 2023

Did you miss some of our Skift Research reports during a busy year? Have no fear! We've gone back and hand-picked our favorite 12 must-read reports for the year.

Skift’s Top 12 Travel Research Reports of 2023

Ground Transport

Hyperloop One to Shut Down, Ending Its Vision for ‘Frictionless’ Transport

Commercial considerations doomed high-speed freight company Hyperloop One, which featured tech that attracted the interest of Elon Musk and Richard Branson. The company is dead, but the dream lives on.

Hyperloop One to Shut Down, Ending Its  Vision for ‘Frictionless’ Transport
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Online Travel

Supercharging Digital Transformation for Travel Agencies and Professionals

For travel agencies to navigate the next evolution of business-to-business travel booking, they need a forward-thinking technology partner that knows how to balance digital innovation with human expertise — especially in an industry known for its resistance to change.

Supercharging Digital Transformation for Travel Agencies and Professionals

News Blog

IDEAS: Renaissance Hotels Launches RENAI, its New AI-powered Virtual Concierge

Guests staying at select Renaissance Hotels will soon have access to RENAI, a virtual concierge. Credit: Renaissance Hotels/Marriott Bonvoy RENAI, which stands for Renaissance Artificial Intelligence, is being launched as part of a pilot program designed to provide guests with instant access to ‘vetted , insiders’ picks for vibey cocktail bars, under-the-radar attractions, top-rated breakfast…

Online Travel

Booking vs. Google in Travel AI

No one truly knows how generative AI will shake up the travel industry. Will Google stick with advertising instead of booking? Meanwhile, Booking feels it has advantages as a booking site.

Booking vs. Google in Travel AI
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Airlines

Sabre Launches AI-Powered Airline Retailing Solution to Boost Ancillary Revenue

Ancillaries are increasingly essential to the financial health and resilience of airlines. Sabre’s new Upgrade IQ product uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to optimize airlines’ premium cabin inventory and unlock incremental revenue.

Sabre Launches AI-Powered Airline Retailing Solution to Boost Ancillary Revenue

Airlines

American Airlines Accuses Travel Agents of Stifling Innovation for Self Interest

American Airlines has lashed out at U.S. travel agents in a scathing response to the complaint that the airline's robust distribution strategy was unfair.

American Airlines Accuses Travel Agents of Stifling Innovation for Self Interest