Articles tagged “generative ai”

Online Travel

Expedia Lets Influencers Cash In, Announces AI Product Updates

Expedia can't compete with TikTok or Instagram in audience numbers, so we'll see how much traction Travel Shops can gain.

Expedia Lets Influencers Cash In, Announces AI Product Updates

Online Travel

Expedia’s New CEO: Fixing Vrbo, Loyalty, and the Outlook For International Growth

Expedia Group's new CEO, Ariane Gorin, wants to build a great product and accelerate growth. The rest would take care of itself.

Expedia’s New CEO: Fixing Vrbo, Loyalty, and the Outlook For International Growth

Travel Technology

ChatGPT Is Getting a Major Update: What it Means for Travelers

Though ChatGPT still has issues and many of its features are in experimental phases, the continued updates paint a clearer picture of the future digital travel assistant.

ChatGPT Is Getting a Major Update: What it Means for Travelers

Skift Originals

Marriott Bonvoy’s New AI Search Tool: 4 Tests Show How It Works — and Doesn’t

Marriott Bonvoy's new AI tool probably isn’t sharp enough yet to be reliable. But as one of the first tools like it by a major hotel brand, it offers an early glimpse at how lodging search could look in the future.

Marriott Bonvoy’s New AI Search Tool: 4 Tests Show How It Works — and Doesn’t

Travel Technology

We Tested New AI Trip Planners From Despegar and Kayak: Fewer Errors, Still Buggy

The industry is getting closer to the vision of the comprehensive digital travel agent, but it's still far away.

We Tested New AI Trip Planners From Despegar and Kayak: Fewer Errors, Still Buggy

Online Travel

Latin America’s Despegar Opens Travel Agencies to Get Travelers to Book Online

If you work for an online travel agency and suggested it open brick-and-mortar stores to bring customers online, you would get very quizzical looks, at the least. Let's see if it works in Argentina and Brazil for Despegar/Decolar.

Latin America’s Despegar Opens Travel Agencies to Get Travelers to Book Online

Online Travel

Airbnb and AI: Brian Chesky Sees New Verticals — Like Amazon and Apple

No, Brian Chesky isn't necessarily talking about launching flights on Airbnb when he refers to becoming a "cross-vertical company." Google Flights, relax.

Airbnb and AI: Brian Chesky Sees New Verticals — Like Amazon and Apple

Airlines

A Question of Loyalty as U.S. Probes Airlines Points

Today's podcast looks at a probe into airline loyalty programs, the trends that shaped 2023, and Souh African tourism concerns.

A Question of Loyalty as U.S. Probes Airlines Points

Announcements

India’s Boom, Big Banks, and AI: How Our 2023 Megatrends Are Playing Out

From travel marketing's AI-infused reboot to blended travel's entrenchment and the rise of Indian travelers as a force, Skift's 2023 Travel Megatrends are holding up nicely. That's a teaser for Megatrends 2024-style.

India’s Boom, Big Banks, and AI: How Our 2023 Megatrends Are Playing Out

Online Travel

Will AI Change Google’s Business Model? We Asked 9 Top Travel Pros

Will generative AI's demands for longer answers and fewer links change Google's travel advertising business model? That change is almost inevitable, but where does that leave Google?

Will AI Change Google’s Business Model? We Asked 9 Top Travel Pros