Articles tagged “technology”

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Embrace the Long-Elusive Software Solution

Tour operators have long been slow in making technology advances. But the pandemic finally drove them to quickly adopt the platforms necessary to ensure their survival coming out of a crisis that crippled their businesses.

Tour Operators Embrace the Long-Elusive Software Solution

Travel Technology

Travel Marketing Poised for Reboot From Generative AI

Like it or not, automation via artificial intelligence is coming to the creative side of the travel industry, first marketing and graphic design. Adapting to the inevitable change is key.

Travel Marketing Poised for Reboot From Generative AI

Tourism

Africa’s Tourism Recovery Hindered by E-Visa Delays

Countries in Africa are bullish on e-visas helping them to boost their tourism industries, but failures to overcome tech struggles are making any prospect of full recoveries soon an unlikely prospect.

Africa’s Tourism Recovery Hindered by E-Visa Delays

News Blog

Oman Tourism Opens the Way for Approved Short-Term Rentals

UnderTheDoormat Group CEO Merilee Karr said her company's new technology and distribution agreement with Visit Oman can be a novel approach to short-term regulation — one where technology can spur governments to embrace the sector rather than shun it. UnderTheDoormat CEO Merilee Karr and Shabib Al Maamari, managing director, Visit Oman, signed a a short-term…

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb has its best quarter yet, Booking Holdings plans more tech investment, and Qatar aims for long-lasting tourism after the World Cup.

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

Travel Technology

The Case for Virtual Experiences Thriving Even as In-Person Travel Returns

Amazon divested from its virtual experiences venture, but that doesn't necessarily mean the small players should do the same.

The Case for Virtual Experiences Thriving Even as In-Person Travel Returns

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Eyes Even More Tech Investment After Mobile App Successes

CEO Glenn Fogel is focused on making Booking Holdings apps easier for consumers to use. Apparently he's doing something right.

Booking Holdings Eyes Even More Tech Investment After Mobile App Successes

Tour Operators

The Tech Revolution Poised to Power Tour Operators

The technological advances tour operators are making now are long overdue. Propelling this sector of the travel industry into the future is certainly timely, considering operators needed to find ways to speed up bookings coming out a crisis that left their in-person businesses decimated.

The Tech Revolution Poised to Power Tour Operators

Online Travel

Wego CEO Sets Ambitious Goal to Be the First Travel Unicorn in Middle East

The Middle East focus is surely helping Wego go places, but CEO Ross Veitch has bigger plans.

Wego CEO Sets Ambitious Goal to Be the First Travel Unicorn in Middle East

Online Travel

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

When it comes to running mainstream tours to popular attractions, booking sites can't hope to compete with the online user experience that Google provides. Off-the-beaten track activities, though, may be more fruitful.

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits