Travel Technology

Hotels

Wyndham’s App Update Is Made for Road Trips

Hundreds of thousands of Americans regularly struggle to plan long-distance trips with stops at hotels that are pet friendly or have parking for large trucks. Wyndham's new tool aims to address this hassle.

Wyndham’s App Update Is Made for Road Trips

Travel Technology

Google Parent Picks Phoenix for First Airport Trial for Waymo Driverless Cars

Waymo's test is a baby step — autonomous vehicles will serve the perimeter of the airport, avoiding the front door of terminals themselves. But it's the Alphabet unit's first foray into serving an airport. If it works, the days of driverless cars and profitable ridehailing services will edge closer.

Google Parent Picks Phoenix for First Airport Trial for Waymo Driverless Cars

Travel Technology

An Artificial Intelligence Remedy to Ease Traffic Jam Madness This Summer

Travel reports are revealing that people are going to be spending more time on the road this year than during any other pandemic year. One company is introducing a new technology to make sure people are actually spending that time in transit, not at a traffic light.

An Artificial Intelligence Remedy to Ease Traffic Jam Madness This Summer

Startups

Japan Airlines Gave This Startup Travel Subscription Service a Lift

Japanese startup Kabuk Style has thousands of travelers booking hotels and guesthouses via subscription. A recent promotion with the airline JAL boosted the company's profile.

Japan Airlines Gave This Startup Travel Subscription Service a Lift

Mergers and Acquisitions

Sabre to Buy Nuvola in Bet on Hotel Upselling

Sabre gets deeper into hotel operations with this acquisition of a vendor of upselling and guest messaging tech.

Sabre to Buy Nuvola in Bet on Hotel Upselling

Startups

Why European Investing Giant Kinnevik Is Betting on Travel Startups

Even though Kinnevik is Europe's largest publicly listed startup investor, it has only recently begun to take stakes in travel startups. What it looks for in companies tells a broader story of how investors generally view the sector.

Why European Investing Giant Kinnevik Is Betting on Travel Startups

Travel Booking

Amadeus Profit Takes Off in First Quarter as Air Travel Recovers

Amadeus, the world's biggest provider of travel booking and airline IT services, has closed its best post-pandemic quarter thanks to the revival of tourism. But its profit was still 73 percent below 2019 levels.

Amadeus Profit Takes Off in First Quarter as Air Travel Recovers

Airlines

Investor 777 Buys AeroCRS to Build Tech Stack for Smaller Airlines

Investment firm 777 Partners hasn't only bought 68 Boeing 737 Max jets for its budget airlines. It has also been rolling up software vendors, competing with other airline tech providers.

Investor 777 Buys AeroCRS to Build Tech Stack for Smaller Airlines

Travel Technology

Sabre Signals Corporate Travel May Recover Quicker Than Some Expected

A corporate travel rebound is in the offing, says new data from tech firm Sabre. Bill Gates may have to eat his words, given his dire 2020 prediction about business travel.

Sabre Signals Corporate Travel May Recover Quicker Than Some Expected

Hotels

Restaurant Tech Upstart Toast Puts Hotels on the Menu

Hotels are looking to upgrade the tech that guests use to order and pay for food. Toast's move into the market takes advantage of a surge in hotel spending on cloud-based systems, a key ingredient for upselling travelers.

Restaurant Tech Upstart Toast Puts Hotels on the Menu