Articles tagged “skift tech forum”

Alibaba Helps U.S. Cities With Mobile Payments for Chinese Tourism Wave

Alibaba Helps U.S. Cities With Mobile Payments for Chinese Tourism Wave

Dan Peltier, Skift

The trick to getting more U.S. businesses to invest in mobile payments will be to convince them that more demand will also soon come from U.S. travelers, who are still largely cash and card-carrying consumers for now.

4 weeks ago

Expedia Believes Tech Is Key to Helping Travelers Plan the Perfect Vacation

Expedia Believes Tech Is Key to Helping Travelers Plan the Perfect Vacation

Hannah Sampson , Skift

How can companies use technology to make the perfect recommendations for travelers? That's what everyone is trying to figure out.

1 month ago

AccorHotels Expects Voice Search to Be Revolutionary for Travel

AccorHotels Expects Voice Search to Be Revolutionary for Travel

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Voice search isn't ubiquitous for travel yet, but as consumers grow more comfortable with the technology, travel brands should be making major inroads too.

1 month ago

Video: Sabre CEO Believes Airlines Can Get More Creative With Fees

Video: Sabre CEO Believes Airlines Can Get More Creative With Fees

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Sabre CEO Sean Menke is right when he says consumers want the ability to comparison shop before they make travel plans. But his ideas about making airline fees more complicated — and lucrative — might not be so popular.

1 month ago

Video: United Airlines’ Quick-Hit Approach to Innovation

Video: United Airlines’ Quick-Hit Approach to Innovation

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The chief digital officer of United Airlines drills down on the carrier's tech plans, social media strategy, and customer service goals in this conversation from Skift Tech Forum.

1 month ago

Video: The Travel Corporation Sees Online Potential of Multi-Day Tours

Video: The Travel Corporation Sees Online Potential of Multi-Day Tours

Dan Peltier, Skift

It won't be a wave, but some consumers are warming up to the idea of booking a weeklong tour package online. The Travel Corporation sees more online travel agencies on the horizon and feels that consumer demand will cause these companies to cozy up.

2 months ago

Video: HotelTonight and Kayak’s Chief Data Officers Cut Through the Hype

Video: HotelTonight and Kayak’s Chief Data Officers Cut Through the Hype

Deanna Ting, Skift

There’s plenty of hype to go around when it comes to data science or personalization in travel, but HotelTonight’s Amanda Richardson and Kayak’s Matthias Keller know how to look beyond it to get at the heart of what actually matters when it comes to improving the travel experience.

2 months ago

Video: Inside Air Canada’s Digital Loyalty Strategy

Video: Inside Air Canada’s Digital Loyalty Strategy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Loyalty is big business, and Air Canada is working hard to create a forward-looking program that leverages advanced e-commerce techniques. The airline's acquisition of Aeroplan bodes well for scaling up its program over the next few years.

2 months ago

Video: Sojern CEO Is Intensely Watching Amazon’s Rising Advertising Business

Video: Sojern CEO Is Intensely Watching Amazon’s Rising Advertising Business

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the most interesting man in the world. Well, not really, but Sojern CEO Mark Rabe thinks Amazon's developing digital advertising business is the most interesting trend he's tracking. He could be right.

2 months ago

Video: Mistakes U.S. Companies Make Selling to China

Video: Mistakes U.S. Companies Make Selling to China

Patrick Whyte, Skift

China is a huge market for retailers and one that plenty of travel companies want to crack. However, not everyone has been successful.

2 months ago

Video: Why Travelport Is Betting Big on Payments and Mobile Booking

Video: Why Travelport Is Betting Big on Payments and Mobile Booking

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travelport has worked hard over the last few years to develop new airline merchandising and travel payments solutions on a global level. Next comes the challenge of driving wider adoption in the marketplace.

2 months ago

Video: Why Southwest Airlines Needs a Super-Fast Website

Video: Why Southwest Airlines Needs a Super-Fast Website

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Southwest Airlines wants to keep its passengers happy, booking quickly, and coming back. In this video, Chief Revenue Officer Andrew Watterson explains some of the ways the airline achieves that goal.

2 months ago