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25 12, 2020

In Memoriam: Maria Teresa Moreno de la Santa Barajas

By | December 25th, 2020|Tags: |

El maldito virus chino nos acaba de arrebatar a una mujer excepcional, a mi madre, en apenas dos semanas.  Al menos tuve la suerte de poder acompañarla, minuto a minuto, en la habitación del hospital, donde una vez más dio una lección de vida, compartiendo su bondad y su positivismo. Mi madre pertenecía a la Generación [...]

11 12, 2020

Airbnb takes IPO crown for 2020 and investors get crazy the next day

By | December 11th, 2020|Tags: |

If I were one of the investors that have bought shares of Airbnb once the price has doubled since the IPO, I would not be very relaxed. The truth is that Airbnb has yet to live up to the expectations of the IPO price, as the fundamentals of the company don't justify that valuation. So, [...]

11 12, 2020

United launches on-demand customer service at airports

By | December 11th, 2020|Tags: |

United Airlines customers at Chicago O’Hare and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental airports can now communicate with customer service representatives through their mobile devices, eliminating the need to speak to someone in person at the gate or counter for services such as seat assignments, upgrades and rebooking. The “Agent on Demand” service will roll out to [...]

11 12, 2020

El TJUE dictamina que no hay derecho a compensación cuando un vuelo se desvía a un aeropuerto cercano

By | December 11th, 2020|Tags: |

El TJUE, mediante unas conclusiones realizadas por el Abogado General Priit Pikamäe, dictamina que el hecho de que un vuelo aterrice en un aeropuerto distinto de aquel para el que se efectuó la reserva, en la misma ciudad o región, no origina un derecho del pasajero a compensación por cancelación del vuelo. Sin embargo, el [...]

11 12, 2020

What has happened with these travel start ups in 2020?

By | December 11th, 2020|Tags: |

I have always considered an interesting exercise to review the performance in the year of those start ups that the previous year were nominated as those to follow. In this case, I have selected the list prepared by Travel Massive (TM) of the "50 Travel Startups To Watch In 2020". In their words, some have [...]

11 12, 2020

Health & Safety Certifications: No more than Mumbo Jumbo

By | December 11th, 2020|Tags: |

The travel industry has suffered for years a myriad of public, semipublic and private organizations that have tried to set the standards and validate the qualify of different categories of travel players, mainly hotels and other types of accommodations. From the legal and more official classifications, we have contemplated many other approaches based on attributes [...]

2 12, 2020

Post COVID19 Trends: It is the time for Digital Money in the EU

By | December 2nd, 2020|Tags: |

It is clear that paper money and coins are a main source of transmission of COVID19. On the other hand, nobody can deny the tremendous negative impact that printing and distributing physical money has in our environment. With the current technologies and the level of mobile adoption in the EU there is no justification not [...]

25 11, 2020

¿Estas listo para innovar?

By | November 25th, 2020|Tags: |

Jesus Garre, el Socio Director de AVASANT en España y Portugal dirige la Sesión "Estas listo para innovar?", dentro del marco del Travel Innovation Summit Gran Canaria 2016 de Top Seeds Lab, contando como ponentes con Carlos Picazo, Carlos Garcia de Paredes e Isaac Hernandez

20 11, 2020

Airline alliances supports CART report

By | November 20th, 2020|Tags: |

Star Alliance, oneworld and SkyTeam – which together have 58 member airlines, representing over 60 per cent of world airline capacity and carrying over 1.87 billion passengers annually prior to the Covid-19 crisis – have come out in support of a report produced by the International Civil Aviation Organization. The updated CART report which, among [...]

20 11, 2020

Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2021, according to PhocusWire

By | November 20th, 2020|Tags: |

Traditionally, PhocusWire has marked the beginning of The Phocuswright Conference every November with the release of our annual Hot 25 Startups  In the midst of the nervousness for the future that many businesses face, these startups deserve to be highlighted in our next Hot 25 Startups list in 2021. The wheels of the industry keep on [...]