Trade & Travel | August 11, 2020
Trade & Travel today announced the six companies participating in its inaugural acceleration program focused on passenger screening and safety. The eight-week program will help emerging tech companies break into and scale in the trade and travel markets. Trade & Travel is a commercial partnership combining Dcode's proven go-to-market acceleration strategy with Pangiam's decades of experience in security and innovation in the U.S. government and trade and travel industries.
"The post-pandemic world is an opportunity to challenge 'the way it's always been done' and work with emerging technologies to meet today's challenges and secure a stronger future," said Meagan Metzger, CEO of Dcode. "This is why Dcode and Pangiam launched our Trade & Travel partnership and why we're hopeful for this group of emerging tech companies that can support the response of these highly regulated industries as quickly as possible."
Travel Leaders Network | August 31, 2020
After weeks of being cooped up at home, consumers are seeking to explore the great outdoors farther than their own back yards, say travel advisors at Travel Leaders Network who have seen an uptick in travelers wanting advice where to go and want to do before the end of the year. Road trips, national parks and theme parks top the list.
Sherpa | April 12, 2021
Sherpa, a leading travel technology provider, has expanded its product range with the Travel Reopening Map, which helps people get back into travel. Travel providers and customers are ready to get back on the road, but due to the rapid speed of change in travel laws, what was once simple has become complicated. Partners such as airlines, online travel agents, and cruise lines can use sherpa's map-based UI to help their customers book by allowing them to browse for destinations open to travel as well as COVID-19 testing and quarantine guidelines for both outbound and return routes.
The map was launched by American Airlines as the first partner, making it available to millions of AA customers.
"International travel is an integral part of our global economy and human experience," said Max Tremaine, CEO of sherpa°. "However, planning travel in the event of a global pandemic is a challenge." "Our goal was to create a digital solution that fills the information gap and provides travelers with the real-time accuracy they need to make informed decisions and travel with confidence. This solution is just one part of a larger plan to ease border crossing by allowing travelers to get all of their requirements, documentation, and visas in one place while booking their travel."
The breadth of data is unique to the map; sherpa processes millions of data points from thousands of sources, including governments, airlines, airports, tourism boards, public forums, and media outlets. Other important features include COVID-19 testing sites in-destination and the ability for partners to maximize booking conversions by directing passengers from the map back to their flight destination pages.
The map-based UI is easily customizable and can be embedded into partners' websites and apps through embeddable widgets, APIs, or white-label web apps. English, Spanish (South American), French (Canadian), German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Turkish, and Latvian are among the languages supported, with more on the way.
Sherpa is the leading provider of travel identification requirements for the travel industry, founded in 2015 by Max Tremaine and Ivan Sharko. Sherpa's mission is to provide every traveler with the information and documentation they need to cross borders confidently and securely. Sherpa, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is trusted by over 50 of the world's largest and most well-known travel brands, including American Airlines, TripActions, Icelandair, LATAM, Flynas, and CWT. True Ventures, Narrative Fund, Relay Ventures, Globalive Capital, N49P, TSVC, Golden Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Stuart MacDonald, and LP Maurice are among the investors in sherpa°.