Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Denton’s Upventur to Launch New Outdoor Social Platform

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris
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[Photo: Upventur]

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, …

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 …