Over the last dozen years I’ve tested just about every search technology that exists. From back in the so-called “search wars”, to new forms of AI and semantic intelligence, the ultimate goal of any search device is relevance for the user. Today I tested a little hospitality search engine called Pineapple Search.
Understanding the technology in the hotel distribution space can be challenging, so many players and so much technology. A visual representation of this technology can help grasp the landscape and “fit the pieces into the puzzle.” Part of working on Hotel Demand Management, and its many layers, meant getting a good grasp of the segments, […]
A recent ESSEC Business School Hospitality Management MBA Bootcamp spawned a series of discussions and expert analysis. The
Sabre Corporation is developing travel services that work across the emerging spectrum of wearable technology including smartwatches and Google Glass, preparing for the dramatic impact wearables will have on the way consumers shop for and experience travel.
Travel Technology Europe (TTE) will host its 12th annual event coming February 25th and 26th to the Olympia Exhibition Center in London.
Today low cost airline champ Ryanair has paired with Amadeus via the latter’s light tickeing technology, to offer customers more choice and value.
Berlin-based travel platform GoEuro has just raised a $27 million investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Led by existing investors Battery Ventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures, and Lakestar, the funding is intended to push forward faster the startup launched last May.
Farelogix has released NDC-Xpress, a platform airlines can use to put into play New Distribution Capability (NDC) version 1.1 down the road. This significant move to make airlines compliant with NDC transactions is big.
Travelport and e-Travel Technologies have just penned an agreement to bolster the former’s travel risk management services with duty of care solutions for the corporate travel market. e-Travel’s portfolio include; travel alerts, travel advisories, and travel tracker databases. These will now be made available globally to Travelport-connected travel agents.
Leading travel tech and distribution company, Travelport has just released their Q2 2014 results showing the first half of the year as strong for the company.
Tripbod, a travel community that lets travelers connect with local experts, has been acquired by TripAdvisor.
Vacation Home Rentals has been acquired by TripAdvisor. The Massachusetts vacation rental service’s more than 14,000 properties worldwide become part of the current expansion by the world’s most prolific online travel review site.
The European Commission has launched the 3rd edition of the Tech All Stars Competition for finding Europe’s best startups from EU accelerators, incubators and web camps. This year’s competition invites a dozen of Europe’s best talents to get connected with funding and more.
RealHolidayReports has been purchased by UK holiday review site Sunshine.co.uk. The online travel agency says the acquisition was for better informing clients about holidays.
Reading news in travel technology this morning any interested party might be a bit confused over all the smoke signals going out from online players. The New York Times suggests simply “Fewer, Bigger Travel Sites”, Expedia stocks are down on the one hand, and their mobile app is revamped a superhuman helper on the other. Meanwhile a startup called Bookt LLC takes a shot at Airbnb.com and vacations. I guess the good news is, travel technology is really still alive and doing well.