Articles tagged “technology”

Corporate Travel Can’t Afford to Miss the Next Wave of Consumer Technology

Corporate Travel Can’t Afford to Miss the Next Wave of Consumer Technology

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Consumer technology is undergoing a transformation, powered by artificial intelligence and voice commands. Corporations should pay attention to how their travelers' behavior shifts in order to stay in front of upcoming trends.

6 days ago

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Cracking the Code: Taking a Closer Look At Travel Startup Business Models

Cracking the Code: Taking a Closer Look At Travel Startup Business Models

Amadeus + Skift

Much of the success of a travel startup hinges on its business model. A new Skift and Amadeus travel startup survey found that subscription-based, personalized pricing and unbundling models show the most promise to those in the space.

4 weeks ago

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The Tech Innovations Most Anticipated By Travel Startups

The Tech Innovations Most Anticipated By Travel Startups

Amadeus + Skift

Tech innovations like blockchain, AI and machine learning have the potential to change the way travel companies do business. Some already demonstrate significant promise in the effect they’ll likely have on the space, while others are still mostly hype. A new survey by Amadeus and Skift looked at how individuals in the travel startup sector actually feel about the utilities of these emerging tech tools.

1 month ago

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Three Ways Digital is Influencing Traveler Buying Behavior

Three Ways Digital is Influencing Traveler Buying Behavior

Expedia Media Solutions + Skift

It’s no secret that more accessible technology has changed the way travelers research, shop for and purchase travel. Expedia Media Solutions looked at three examples of how digital is changing traveler behavior and why this matters.

2 months ago

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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. 

2 months 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.

2 months 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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago