Latest Global Travel Technology News (September 2023)

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 acquires PayPad in a strategic move into on-premise sales operations

This strategic acquisition marks a significant milestone in HotelRunner’s mission to offer a comprehensive, all-in-one solution with a specific focus on the hotels’ on-premise sales and payments.

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Saudi Arabia says its 100 million visitor goal is “No longer sufficient”

Saudi Arabia will raise its previous 100 million visitors by 2030 target to 150 million, as kingdom officials say the old number is too low. The move was revealed during the Skift Global Forum 2023 by Mahmoud Abdulhadi, Deputy Minister, Destination Enablement at the Ministry of Tourism.

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HotelRunner has been recognized as a “Preferred Software Partner” by Airbnb once again

The designation highlights the quality and growth of HotelRunner, as Airbnb recognizes the software partners that meet and exceed the highest technical and performance benchmarks.

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Generative AI, contactless tech make hotels vulnerable to cyberattacks: report

The report noted a surge in ransomware attacks on the industry, with 59 incidents since 2022. Meanwhile, 31% of hospitality organizations have reported a data breach in their company’s history, and 89% of those were affected more than once in a year.

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New Report: Exploring the rise of purposeful business travel

As the market continues to level out post-pandemic, business leaders are seeking a new status quo that balances business needs with social and environmental pressures.

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Fatih Tuncer

Content Manager @ HotelRunner

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