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Online Travel

How to Win at Travel Marketing in the Age of Google and Expedia

It’s tough for travel brands to compete against the Googles, Bookings, and Expedias of the industry. Integrating deep learning technology into existing marketing solutions can allow brands to make the most of their first-party data to better understand the patterns of their customers and make smarter, action-oriented decisions.

How to Win at Travel Marketing in the Age of Google and Expedia

Airlines

Heathrow Airport Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Speed Up Landings

In the landing game seconds really matter. Safely cutting the gap between landing times in cloudy conditions will be popular with passengers, who want to get on to the ground as quickly as possible.

Heathrow Airport Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Speed Up Landings

Airlines

Airbus Mulls Single-Pilot Flights as Artificial Intelligence Could Enable Autonomous Planes

Airbus acknowledges that the "explainability" of artificial intelligence is an impediment to getting regulators to sign off on certain products. Passengers will definitely need some very good explainers, too.

Airbus Mulls Single-Pilot Flights as Artificial Intelligence Could Enable Autonomous Planes

Online Travel

Companies Are in a Frenzy to Hire Artificial Intelligence Talent

Data science is central to online travel. Booking.com alone has 50 data scientists. But demand for talent exceeds the supply. Expect more acquihires of startups as a fix.

Companies Are in a Frenzy to Hire Artificial Intelligence Talent

Online Travel

Priceline Group CEO Sees No Big Investments in Blockchain for Now

A CEO such as the Priceline Group's Fogel has to pick which new technology to panic about next. He's keeping tabs on blockchain, but it's not on his investment to-do list yet.

Priceline Group CEO Sees No Big Investments in Blockchain for Now

Airlines

Artificial Intelligence Is Becoming a Priority for Airline IT Chiefs

Airline chiefs are more likely to moan than talk optimistically about leaps in artificial intelligence. But a new SITA survey suggests they're realizing that it can be the bedrock of their futures.

Artificial Intelligence Is Becoming a Priority for Airline IT Chiefs

Online Travel

Microsoft Bets on Artificial Intelligence to Help It Succeed Again in Travel

Microsoft thinks that voice-powered internet gives it a shot — via voice assistant Cortana — at upending today's travel search funnel, which is dominated by Google's search results. The theory's plausible, but Microsoft needs to move faster to win.

Microsoft Bets on Artificial Intelligence to Help It Succeed Again in Travel

Media and PR

Facebook Says Instagram Advertising Looks Promising For Travel Brands in 2017

Facebook will be cracking down on how many ads it includes in newsfeeds, which could impact some brands' ad performance. Instagram, however, is a promising bet to make if brands are thinking longer term about ads, who they'll reach and how they'll be seen.

Facebook Says Instagram Advertising Looks Promising For Travel Brands in 2017

Hotels

Wynn Las Vegas Bets Big on Amazon Echo and Voice-Activated Rooms

Will the Amazon Echo eventually become the new iHome docking station of the past? Will this technology be outdated in just a year or more? And more importantly: Is this what people really want from their hotel experience just yet?

Wynn Las Vegas Bets Big on Amazon Echo and Voice-Activated Rooms

Airlines

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Travel Might Revolve Around a Driverless Minibus

IBM has come a long, long way in rebuilding its brand thanks to all of the cool factor surrounding Watson. But it could do more to showcase the consumer appeal around cognitive travel in 2017, including the benefits of machine learning to better connect us with travel destinations.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Travel Might Revolve Around a Driverless Minibus