Posts Tagged ‘travel’

AT&T Teams With Airstream to Launch ‘Smart’ RV

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

AT&T teamed up with Airstream for a 4G LTE connected “smart” RV, making it easier to stay connnected when wanderlust makes you want to hit the road again and head to a favorite campground.

The wireless Smart Control service rolls …

Follow the Money: Traxo Raises $499K, HM Dunn Nets $35M, Primoris Acquires Willbros

Posted by Lance Murray

TRAXO RAISES $499K IN EQUITY FUNDING ROUND

Dallas-based Traxo Inc. raised $499,995 of a $2.7 million equity funding round, the company reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Traxo founder and CEO Andres Fabris told Dallas

Sabre Labs: Automation, Authenticity, Blockchain Top Travel Industry’s Future

Posted by Lance Murray

Southlake-based travel technology company Sabre Corp. has identified three technologies and trends that it expects will have the most significant impact on travel over the coming decade.

In its The Sabre Labs 2018 Emerging Technology Report, the company identified automation, …

From Trip Itineraries To Navigable Maps, Dallas Startup Puts Cruise Planning In One Platform

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Alex and Marina Shumaiev love to take cruises, including the one they took for their honeymoon. But they found many pain points in the industry that were screaming for innovation.

Cruise lines make it easy to book a cruise, but …

Denton’s Upventur to Launch New Outdoor Social Platform

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Denton-based Upventur will launch a new social media platform Tuesday that focuses on the outdoor industry from fishing and paddle boarding to snow skiing and ice climbing.

It’s part Facebook and part Expedia, connecting users with friends, retailers, service providers, …

Sabre Corp. Travel Chatbot Ready for Testing

Posted by Lance Murray

Sabre Corp., the Southlake-based travel technology company, announced this week that it has developed an AI-powered chatbot that gives users a tool to add intelligent and conversational features to their apps.

A chatbot is a computer program designed to simulate …

Dallas Startup Weaves Colombian Culture, Texas Tradition

Posted by Julia Batlle

Some people have the travel bug, an insatiable desire to learn more about the world and the different cultures and beliefs that exist in it. 

Such is the case for East Dallas resident Kate Garrett. She traveled or lived in …

Dallas Companies Make ‘Most Interesting’ Travel Startups List

Posted by Julia Batlle

With the constant advancement of technology and the growing efficiency of our world, the nature of corporate travel is changing, and new startup companies are emerging to meet the needs of that transformation. 

Skift, an online news site that …

Airline Booking Data Shows Most Americans Still Opt for Split-Routes to Cuba

Posted by Nick Vivion

First, we had a surge in shopping when President Obama became the first U.S. president in modern times to visit Cuba.

Next, we considered what the relaxation of trade restrictions might mean for business travel in the Caribbean.…

Traxo Lands $5.2M in Series B Funding

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Dallas startup Traxo took off this week with a $5.2 million Series B funding round led by TripAdvisor.

Traxo specializes in data aggregation and tracking passenger loyalty and behaviors. It lists German airline Lufthansa and other travel companies as its …

Sabre Shares 5 Concepts Poised to Move From Idea to Execution

Posted by Nick Vivion

In its current iteration, a quarterly release cycle provides loose structure to the initiative. Innovation never happens neatly, so the cycle expands and contracts to accommodate.

There’s really something to be said about having a home for a company’s …

Sabre: Steal This Genius Idea for Your Brand’s Snapchat

Posted by Nick Vivion

If jumping into the augmented reality games craze is not realistic for your travel brand, how about Snapchat? The emerging media platform has recently spiked in popularity.

Snapchat has nearly 60 million monthly active users. And when it comes to …

Redstone Foods Finds Sweet Success in DFW’s Accessibility

Posted by Vanessa McGrady

In the 1960s, Herman Rothstein started selling candy out of his car. Within six years, his business outgrew his car, moved into a warehouse, and transformed into the candy distribution company, Redstone Foods.

Today, the Carrollton-based company supplies shops all …

Human trafficking: Toppling a $32B Illegal Industry Through Tech

Posted by Nick Vivion

LARGE BORDER, INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HUBS MAKE TEXAS A FOCUS AREA FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKERS


In 2014, there were 35.8 million slaves in the world. With an estimated population of 7 billion, that means that nearly one in every 200 people worldwide …

How Verizon technologies are helping reinvent the travel and hospitality industry

Posted by Verizon

USING TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE BETTER GUEST EXPERIENCES


Think about the last time you traveled for leisure or business and stayed in a hotel. Was the hotel booking experience, actual stay and billing process seamless or absolutely dreadful? If it was …

As Options Rise, Consumers Turn to Travel Consultants

Posted by Chris Henz

CUT THROUGH ‘NOISE’ IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY WITH PERSONALIZED SERVICE


There can be too much of a good thing.

The revolution in travel retail has caused disruption across the industry and, more often than not, it is being led by the

Protect Against Payment Fraud With Sabre’s Virtual Credit Cards

Posted by Sabre

SINGLE-USE CARD NUMBERS SAFEGUARD PAYMENTS IN CORPORATE TRAVEL


With a 19 percent year-over-year growth in fraud, the corporate travel industry faces serious challenges to its payment processes.

In addition to this steady increase in fraudulent activity, today’s corporate travel managers …

Sabre’s Hotel Booking App Allows Users to Customize Stay Options

Posted by Sabre

NEW APP GIVES TRAVELERS AND AGENTS ABILITY TO SPLIT STAY BETWEEN MULTIPLE HOTELS


Demand for hotel rooms is never as consistent as hoteliers might like: Large conferences and special events often stress inventory to the max.

Guests don’t all arrive …

How Big Data Can Make Your Travel Searches Easier

Posted by Nick Vivion

NEW AIRFARE SEARCH PROTOTYPE USES MILES EARNED AS SEARCH CRITERIA


Travel inspiration is often a mixed bag. It’s not always simple and straightforward to explore potential trips without a fixed destination or specific date. Thankfully, Big Data is coming into …