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Articles tagged “technology”

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A Look Back at How Far Travel Agents Have Come

Travel agents have come a long way since the early days of travel. Despite the rise of online travel websites and do-it-yourself planning, savvy travel agents are doing better than ever with the help of their networks.

3 weeks ago

Voice-Activated Hotel Rooms Are Now a Thing at Aloft

While this seems like a novel idea, we have to ask: Is this what hotel guests really want, or need, when it comes to in-room technology?

1 month ago

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How Virtual Meetings Are Enabling Smarter Business Travel

It’s often been asked “can video conferencing replace the need for in-person meetings?" In short, the answer is “no.” Simply nothing can replace certain in-person meetings, but the meetings space has clearly evolved past being reliant solely on face-to-face meetings—and corporate travel managers and IT departments can (and in many cases must) work together to make “meetings,” as a whole, productive.

3 months ago

Expedia Chair Barry Diller: Artificial Intelligence Will Be Travel’s Next Big Thing

Barry Diller's intelligence is not artificial at all and it's sometimes underrated. Diller has been one of the superstars in crafting the trajectory of online travel through his acquisitions and perseverance when things didn't always go smoothly.

6 months ago

The Tiny Hilton Robot Concierge That Hints at IBM’s Ambitious Plans for Travel

Robots in hotels aren't a new phenomenon, but this is the first one to be powered by IBM's Watson.

7 months ago

Hamburg Tries to Own the Future of Aviation With New Research Center

The Hanseatic City of Hamburg has become an example of the advancements possible when local government gets behind its aviation community by providing financial, promotional, and logistical support.

7 months ago

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Video: Amadeus’ Chief Marketing Officer Scott Alvis on “The Technology Defining the Future of Travel”

Scott Alvis of Amadeus sat down with Skift CEO and Founder Rafat Ali to talk about the future of technology in the travel industry.

10 months ago

Bluesmart’s Diego Saez-Gil on Building a Travel Company Using Crowd Funding at Skift Forum

Saez-Gil knows the ways in which companies, which once could get away with bad customer service and bad design, are realizing that the Internet has made open innovation possible.

12 months ago

Technology Giving Growing Asian Airports an Edge Over Older Rivals

Technology promises to improve the passenger experience around the world, with projects ongoing in every region, but dramatic growth in Asia makes it the perfect testing ground for cutting-edge programs.

1 year ago

Robots Do All the Work at New Japanese Hotel, Or That’s the Plan

Where does the dinosaur robot receptionist like to hang out in her down time in case the human guest wants a local recommendation? A museum perhaps?

1 year ago

3 Ways the Internet of Things Will Make Flying Less of a Hassle

The irony that circuits and code will make travel more personal is not lost on us, but we look forward to letting the Internet of Stuff do its thing.

1 year ago

High-Tech Solutions for Decreasing Airport Security Breaches

It’s not a matter of whether the technology exists but whether airports are willing or even able to invest in the expensive technology.

1 year ago