Webjet and Microsoft have today announced the creation of a new blockchain proof-of-concept [PoC] solution that is set to transform the travel industry. The solution has the potential to change the way online payments are processed and managed for hotel bookings.
Put your hand up if you’ve used the phone in a hotel room more than a dozen times. They are often clunky, confusing to use and, worst of all, expensive. Beyond phoning in for room service, hotel room phones today have never quite seemed to live up to their 80s heyday. But Australian startup HeyFone believes they’re not done just yet – they just need a major revamp, that’s all. The startup, led by founder Brad Byrne, has created a customised smartphone solution for hotels.