Articles tagged “travel tech”

Travel Technology

Stayntouch CEO Aims to Defy the Odds in Hotel Tech Against Oracle Hospitality

It’s never been easier to start a travel tech business, but it’s also never been trickier to scale one. Former equity analyst Tom Underwood became the CEO of Stayntouch because he believes the startup can defy the odds.

Stayntouch CEO Aims to Defy the Odds in Hotel Tech Against Oracle Hospitality

Mergers and Acquisitions

Colombia’s Netactica Buys Peru’s Online Tours Reseller Turismoi

Netactica is on track to become the most notable travel technology company in the business-to-business and consulting segments in Latin America.

Colombia’s Netactica Buys Peru’s Online Tours Reseller Turismoi

Tourism

Visit Mexico to Tout Digital Wallet as Unofficial Loyalty Program

It's not obvious the world needs another payment method. But a points-based loyalty program tied to the new debit card may give Visit Mexico a tool to steer travelers to suppliers and locations that most need visitors. The idea is intriguing.

Visit Mexico to Tout Digital Wallet as Unofficial Loyalty Program

Travel Technology

Inside Travelport’s Tech Revamp

Travelport has been running a slick marketing campaign about its innovations that showcases dancers and snowboarders. But we wanted the nerdy details about what's technologically changing. So here's the first in-depth interview with the company's new tech chief.

Inside Travelport’s Tech Revamp
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Travel Technology

5 Ways Retail Technology Can Power a Seamless Cruise and Ferry Experience

Implementing a unified tech solution has the power to transform the cruise and ferry sector through responsive forecasting, streamlined operations, and modernized experiences for customers and employees.

5 Ways Retail Technology Can Power a Seamless Cruise and Ferry Experience

Media and PR

Australia’s Travlr to Bring Travel-as-a-Service to U.S. Media Brands

Media brands that publish travel content are seeking enhanced monetization of their work and audiences. The story of one vendor serving them helps to highlight the questions that brands such as BBC and MTV face more generally.

Australia’s Travlr to Bring Travel-as-a-Service to U.S. Media Brands

Airlines

Frankfurt Airport Boosts Home Delivery of Retail Merchandise

Frankfurt Airport is ahead of many other airports in offering passengers home delivery of retail goods, abandoning its unnecessary mobile app, and unifying its customer databases for savvier marketing.

Frankfurt Airport Boosts Home Delivery of Retail Merchandise

Travel Technology

Trip.com Bolsters Flight Search Engine to Boost European Bookings

Western companies such as Hopper and Amadeus are lining up to sell enterprise tech solutions to Trip.com Group. That's because the Chinese travel powerhouse is in a shopping mood. It sees back-end technology as critical for making further market share gains in Europe.

Trip.com Bolsters Flight Search Engine to Boost European Bookings

Travel Technology

Salesforce-Backed Mews Shifts Hotel Tech Focus From Room to Guest

The venture arm of enterprise giant Salesforce may see its investment in Mews as yet another way to get its array of services into the hands of hotel companies.

Salesforce-Backed Mews Shifts Hotel Tech Focus From Room to Guest

Airlines

PROS Buys Fast-Growing EveryMundo to Help Airlines Sell Directly to Travelers

All airlines need to strike a balance between direct and third-party sales online. The PROS acquisition of fast-growing tech vendor EveryMundo highlights the opportunity to change the mix.

PROS Buys Fast-Growing EveryMundo to Help Airlines Sell Directly to Travelers

Travel Technology

SoftBank Invests $150 Million in Tech Provider Cloudbeds

SoftBank's high profile, despite some renowned misses, gives Cloudbeds some cachet. Still, Cloudbeds faces stiff competition in trying to break through with larger hotels.

SoftBank Invests $150 Million in Tech Provider Cloudbeds

Travel Technology

What’s Next for Leading Travel Tech Investor Thayer Ventures?

Big Tech flies to the Code conference, and politicians flock to Davos. But travel tech professionals don't have their own premiere, invitation-only event. The next-best thing is a conference run by Thayer, an investment firm. Here's a briefing.

What’s Next for Leading Travel Tech Investor Thayer Ventures?