Latest Global Travel Technology News (September 2022)
In our monthly digest, you can find the past month’s highlights on travel technologies in under a 1-minute read! We wish you good reading!
HotelRunner joins Independent Hotel Show in London
HotelRunner Team will be at the Independent Hotel Show, the business event for luxury and boutique hotels, as it celebrates its tenth edition in Olympia London between 4-5 October to showcase its products and services.
Online travel market expected to reach $1,835.6 billion by 2031
New research by Allied Market Research estimates that the global online travel market will reach $1,835.6 billion by 2031, valued at $354.2 billion in 2020 with the rapid increase in the number of middle and upper middle class people worldwide.
3 hospitality tech predictions for the new era of travel
As the travel industry becomes more competitive, companies are seeking out new ways of succeeding. AI and the metaverse are leading the way to presence-free experiences for guests anywhere in the world, catering to how guests feel, and sharing data with guests to help inform their decisions.
Expedia Group launches new social impact, sustainability strategy
“Expedia Group has been on a journey to make travel more inclusive and accessible,” says Aditi Mohapatra, Vice President of Social Impact and Sustainability at Expedia Group. The Open World strategy focuses on inclusive pathways, economic advancement, and a prosperous planet.
Google to phase out Book on Google for flights
The company plans to phase out the Book on Google feature for flights over the next 12 months. The feature was initially designed to offer a simpler way but, as partner websites evolved, consumers tended towards booking directly with airlines or via an online travel agency.