Skytours | December 10, 2020
RocketFuel Blockchain, Inc., a developer of blockchain-based payment registration technologies, today declared that Skytours and Militaryfares, two significant travel organizations, have picked RocketFuel's troublesome blockchain-based payment technology for usage of its one-click check-out payment solution.
The first segment of the usage will empower Skytours and Militaryfares to acknowledge digital currencies from its clients, consistently and frictionless. Their customers will profit by an advantageous registration in a 100% secure environment.
The second part of the implementation will, other than the blockchain based payment infrastructure, include everything from booking passes to preparing bank payments. The implementation of RocketFuel's services will help abbreviate exchange time and reduce the measure of paperwork, all while guaranteeing transaction security.
sekr | March 21, 2022
Sekr announced the launch of SekrHubs, a new in-app community forum changing how users can interact with one another. Sekr is the mobile platform simplifying the outdoor travel planning experience. SekrHubs enables app members to exchange knowledge and experiences, get information about campgrounds, travel gear, and more, and interact with other app members who share their interests via SubHubs, customized channels inside SekrHubs.
Each SubHub channel within SekrHubs is dedicated to a topic or experience and allows members to connect with others who share similar interests and experiences. SubHubs can have thousands of participants, allowing members to connect with new people, share expertise, and seek help, all while having the opportunity to add and tag other members directly in the group.
Sekr's purpose is to simplify social interactions and collaborations in the outdoors to respect individuals' social habits and preferences. The new chat function was created with the community in mind to make knowledge exchange more effortless and more accessible than ever. In addition, the firm built SekrHubs as a centralized location for conversations and message boards to streamline and extend communication.
To ensure member safety and privacy, Sekr has assigned Community Leaders to each SubHub. These Community Leaders will act as official Sekr moderators, curating conversations, encouraging member engagement, and most importantly, reporting any inappropriate activity within the SubHub that violates Sekr's Community Guidelines.
SekrHubs is now live and accessible to all new and existing app members. SekrHubs began with a core set of SubHubs dedicated to caravans and events; rigs, builds, and vehicles; general Sekr product feedback, tips and tricks, top tools; and regional groups.
AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS
Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority | August 10, 2021
Corporate business travel on airlines is expected to shrink by as much as 19 percent, and that decline could become permanent, an analysis from Raleigh-headquartered Beroe, Inc. found.
“When travel restrictions were imposed worldwide, businesses replaced direct meetings with virtual ones to contain the pandemic’s spread. Many businesses adapted to virtual meetings and have realized that not all meetings must be in-person. Businesses have also realized huge cost savings on air travel spend,” said Anusree Mohan, senior analyst at Beroe, in a statement. “In the future, airline travel will be a more mindful and thought-out way of traveling, allowing employees to have a better life balance and employers to have a better return on investment.”
Prior to the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, business travelers represented about half of airline revenue, or about 1.7% of total global GDP, according to Beroe.
But with businesses seeking cost-saving measures, and integrating virtual meeting tools to conduct meetings, Beroe analysts are predicting short- and long-term effects on air travel.
“Businesses have suffered around the world in this pandemic. Thus, cost-cutting will remain their prime focus at least for the coming few years. And this will mean fewer corporate air travels,” said Anusree Mohan, Senior Analyst at Beroe. “Employee travel rate will decrease as corporate customers will remain concerned about health and safety.”
At Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU), air traffic consisted of about 50% leisure and 50% business travel, spokesperson Stephanie Hawco told WRAL TechWire.
“The leisure market is recovering faster than the business market,” said Hawco. “Our current mix is about 65% leisure and 35% business.”
At the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, and soon after, a dramatic reduction in air travel occurred at RDU, Hawco told WRAL TechWire in March. Compared to 2019, when about 14 million passengers traveled through the airport, 5 million traveled through the airport in 2020, Hawco noted.
Air travel through RDU is steadily increasing, Hawco said. The latest available data, from June 2021, released by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, showed that June travel set a new passenger traffic peak since the onset of the pandemic in 2020.
The airport saw more than 887,000 guests pass through the airport in June, nearly a 15 percent increase over May traffic levels.