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Airbnb Teams With Olympics, Broadway and More to Unveil New Virtual Experiences
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Airbnb Teams With Olympics, Broadway and More to Unveil New Virtual Experiences

Airbnb has revamped its lineup of recently-launched Online Experiences this summer, unveiling brand new virtual experiences this week through unique partnerships with the Olympics, Paralympics, Broadway, Tik Tok, International LGBTQ+ Travel Association and more. Launched in April, Airbnb’s Online Experiences are designed to keep hosts and guests connected and engaged throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. So...

Summer Travel Gets its Own App in Europe
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Summer Travel Gets its Own App in Europe

Today marks the reopening of the European Union’s (E.U.) internal borders between member nations, which abruptly slammed shut when COVID-19 began to gain momentum across the continent. The European Commission had requested that all E.U. national governments reopen their internal borders by today. “Most member states have done so,” a Commission spokesperson told Forbes. Trending...

Airbnb Launches Online Experiences
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Airbnb Launches Online Experiences

Airbnb has launched Online Experiences in an effort to help both hosts and guests connect, experience virtual travel and earn income during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Highlights of the new program include virtual activities for families, fun meetings for co-workers and exciting features for groups Examples of the new Online Experiences include learning the secrets...

Top Travel Technology Leaders Honored at 2020 Travvy Awards
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Top Travel Technology Leaders Honored at 2020 Travvy Awards

Don’t blink. These days, the speed of technology in the travel arena is moving at the pace of…well, at the pace of a 787. From facial recognition check-ins at airports and hotels to augmented reality to hotel apps that allow you to control the lights, the TV, the heat and more in your room from...

Facial Recognition for Global Entry Gaining Popularity
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Facial Recognition for Global Entry Gaining Popularity

Global Entry has slowly but surely been getting a technological upgrade that is making the popular travel program even quicker to use at airports. Facial recognition has been added to the Global Entry program at 15 airports in the U.S. and overseas, allowing international travelers to navigate re-entry at a much faster pace. Global Entry...

Google Enhances Travel Website With New Tools
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Google Enhances Travel Website With New Tools

Google has updated its travel website with new features to help users better plan their next trip. The company’s latest updates include revealing the cheapest and most expensive times to visit a particular destination in addition to the the typical temperatures and weather conditions travelers can expect based on their trip dates. MORE Travel Technology...

New Allianz Survey Predicts the Future of Travel
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New Allianz Survey Predicts the Future of Travel

Will airline traffic double and will our faces replace passports by 2040? Allianz Partners’ new travel futurology report, “The World in 2040” aims to find out. The goal of the report is to predict major trends that will influence travel and lifestyle choices in the coming decades and will help the industry prepare for the...

Blue Ribbon Bags Mourns Death of Partner and Founding Member Barry Liben
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Blue Ribbon Bags Mourns Death of Partner and Founding Member Barry Liben

WHY IT RATES: Barry Liben had a huge impact on the travel industry and will be missed by many. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Blue Ribbon Bags (BRB), the world’s leading delayed baggage tracking service and one of the fastest-growing ancillary services in the travel industry, is deeply saddened by the loss of Barry Liben who...

Study Finds Bias in Facial-Recognition Technology
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Study Finds Bias in Facial-Recognition Technology

A recent study of the facial-recognition technology that officials plan to add to more airports and other ports of entry in the United States found there are more false identifications for African-American and Asian users. According to The Washington Post, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that many of the systems tested...

Blue Ribbon Bags Pushes Further Into Southeast Asia With New Partnership
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Blue Ribbon Bags Pushes Further Into Southeast Asia With New Partnership

WHY IT RATES: Blue Ribbon Bags partnership with HG Travel came at a great time, as outbound tourism continues to grow in Vietnam. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Earlier this month, Blue Ribbon Bags (BRB) and HG Travel, the largest destination management company in Vietnam, agreed to a key strategic partnership in which HG Travel will...