Travel Tech Briefing

Skift’s Senior Travel Tech Editor Sean O’Neill each week brings readers exclusive reporting and insight into the world of travel tech, and how it is having an impact across the industry in times of recovery and beyond. The briefing will be an essential guide for travel executives to decide if their company should “build, buy, or partner” to stay ahead.

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Tourism

Destinations Look Beyond Bad White-Label Tech to Drive Bookings Themselves

Destination marketers are skilled at helping travelers plan trips, but they're poor at encouraging transactions. Are they missing a trick by not driving more direct bookings and, thus, helping to level the playing field for the smallest travel suppliers?

Destinations Look Beyond Bad White-Label Tech to Drive Bookings Themselves

Travel Technology

How Much Hotel Tech Investment Is Just Way Too Much

Some hoteliers risk being overly ambitious in their tech efforts coming out of the pandemic.

How Much Hotel Tech Investment Is Just Way Too Much

Travel Technology

Nordic Choice Embraces Hotel Tech Reset

How Nordic Choice recently handled a ransomware attack, sold a hotel tech subsidiary, and kept employees engaged while opening 16 hotels makes it an interesting tech example for other hotels.

Nordic Choice Embraces Hotel Tech Reset

Startups

Where This Fidelity Venture Fund Is Placing Travel Tech Bets

Many people wonder why some travel startups attract venture funding while others don't. In this interview, Gaurav Tuli, a partner at Fidelity's F-Prime, clears up some of the mystery.

Where This Fidelity Venture Fund Is Placing Travel Tech Bets

Airlines

2 Visions for Airline Distribution

Airline distribution's fate may lie somewhere between the skeptical view of Tom Klein, the former CEO of Sabre, and the optimistic view of Alice Ferrari, the CEO of Kyte.

2 Visions for Airline Distribution

Hotels

Why This Hybrid Hospitality Brand Ripped Out Its Tech Stack

Einstein said space-time is warped by matter and energy. The Student Hotel has a big idea, too. It thinks about what it sells in a matrix of space and time. Hoteliers: Study up.

Why This Hybrid Hospitality Brand Ripped Out Its Tech Stack

Hotels

Shiji Aims to Fill an Overlooked Hole in Hotel Distribution

No one has cornered the market in enterprise software for hotels. This fractured sector creates opportunities for vendors. One notable pitch is Shiji's call for "total distribution."

Shiji Aims to Fill an Overlooked Hole in Hotel Distribution

Travel Technology

Decoding Yanolja Cloud and Its Hotel Software Strategy

Yanolja Cloud is the world's largest seller of hotel software whose strategy you don't understand. Here are a few "cheat codes," courtesy of the brand's chief strategy officer.

Decoding Yanolja Cloud and Its Hotel Software Strategy

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

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