Articles tagged “technology”

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Travelers Are Open to the Internet of Things, Yet Privacy Concerns Persist

Travelers Are Open to the Internet of Things, Yet Privacy Concerns Persist

worldpay + Skift

The Internet of Things is radically changing the way we travel. A new Worldpay report looks at how consumers feel about these connected technologies, both good and bad. 

3 days ago

Hilton and Marriott Turn to the Internet of Things to Transform the Hotel Room Experience

Hilton and Marriott Turn to the Internet of Things to Transform the Hotel Room Experience

Deanna Ting, Skift

It was only a matter of time before the big brands started rolling this smart-room technology. But what will be even more interesting is seeing which brand's approach works better in a hospitality setting, and is more appealing not only to guests but to hotel owners, too.

7 days ago

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What Can Airlines Learn From Amazon, Google and Uber About Dynamic Pricing?

What Can Airlines Learn From Amazon, Google and Uber About Dynamic Pricing?

Sabre Airline Solutions + Skift

While the industries may be vastly different, the airline industry can learn a lot from the leading digital innovators out there when it comes to dynamic pricing strategies.

2 weeks ago

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How Hotels Can Help Drive Direct Bookings in 2018

How Hotels Can Help Drive Direct Bookings in 2018

Criteo + Skift

For hotels looking to drive direct bookings, simply offering more competitive pricing or better loyalty programs is no longer enough to compete with online travel agencies.

1 month ago

Carnival Corp. Is Delaying the Full Launch of Its New Wearable Tech

Carnival Corp. Is Delaying the Full Launch of Its New Wearable Tech

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The last thing Carnival Corp. wants is for its much-hyped new technology to be a flop with guests. So a phased rollout it is — though we wonder why that wasn't the plan from the beginning.

1 month ago

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Skift Global Forum 2017 Recap: Why Traveler Loyalty Has Never Mattered More

Skift Global Forum 2017 Recap: Why Traveler Loyalty Has Never Mattered More

Olson 1to1 + Skift

The most successful brands are treating loyalty as an outcome and long-term business strategy in building advocacy, not just a way to keep customers on the hook. Download this report on customer loyalty to learn more.

1 month ago

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How Global Travel Brands Can Get Their Employees on the Same Page

How Global Travel Brands Can Get Their Employees on the Same Page

Smartling + Skift

Managing a global travel company comes with its own set of challenges that national and local travel brands don’t usually have to face. Communication among employees is often a chief concern, but providing content available in their local language can help improve employee engagement and drive efficiency.

1 month ago

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Travel Operations and Maintenance Are Getting Smarter With AI

Travel Operations and Maintenance Are Getting Smarter With AI

IBM + Skift

Smart technology is increasingly improving how airlines, railways, and other sectors ensure smooth experiences for travelers. For travel companies using these cognitive systems, that means saving time and costs, reducing delays, and optimizing efficiency.

2 months ago

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Redefining the Guest Experience with Better Hotel Technology

Redefining the Guest Experience with Better Hotel Technology

Cenium + Skift

Hotels are looking at the guest experience and the offerings available in more sophisticated ways than ever before. However, the current technologies that these services are based upon limit the hotel’s ability to provide the guest with a seamless journey.

2 months ago

Google’s New Earbuds With Real-Time Translation Have Huge Implications for Travel

Google’s New Earbuds With Real-Time Translation Have Huge Implications for Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The first iteration of this technology could be glitchy, but the ability to translate your speech into 40 languages could turn out to be something of a true killer app for the travel industry.

2 months ago

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Mobile and the Next Wave of Digital Disruption: A Look at the Future of Traveler Experience

Mobile and the Next Wave of Digital Disruption: A Look at the Future of Traveler Experience

Travelport + Skift

The travel providers that are leading the new engagement economy we now live in are the ones adding value, removing friction, and offering customers seamless and relevant solutions throughout the entire travel journey.

2 months ago

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Rethinking the Current State of Hotel Technology

Rethinking the Current State of Hotel Technology

Cenium + Skift

Using a single integrated platform to manage operations can help hotels keep up with the competition and consumer demands.

2 months ago