Articles tagged “voice search”

Amazon’s Alexa for Business Travel Doesn’t Compute Right Now

Amazon’s Alexa for Business Travel Doesn’t Compute Right Now

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The big global travel management companies have pivoted to become more like technology companies in recent years. Despite the usual bromides about innovation and user experience, they're unlikely to invest in voice-powered automation right now. Personalization needs to come first.

1 week ago

What Hotel CEOs Are Saying About Amazon and Google’s Growing Influence in Travel

What Hotel CEOs Are Saying About Amazon and Google’s Growing Influence in Travel

Deanna Ting, Skift

Disruption in the travel industry is a universal constant, and we can certainly expect Amazon and Google to continue that tradition. An even more interesting question to ask ourselves for the moment: Why aren't Google and Apple doing more to get their smart devices into hotel rooms like Amazon is?

4 weeks ago

4 Key Insights on Travel Tech Advances, Personalization, Voice, and Amazon

4 Key Insights on Travel Tech Advances, Personalization, Voice, and Amazon

Sean O'Neill, Skift

What do Amazon's Alexa, personalization, and the tech arms race have in common? They were common refrains overheard this week at our inaugural Skift Tech Forum in Silicon Valley.

1 month ago

Voice Search Will Change Travel Marketing Faster Than You Think

Voice Search Will Change Travel Marketing Faster Than You Think

Colin Nagy, Skift

Voice will change the current travel marketing funnel much faster than we think. Savvy marketers and technologists should begin thinking about ways to make an impact on this burgeoning channel.

6 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.

8 months ago

Kayak and Amazon Echo Now Offer Voice-Powered Hotel Booking

Kayak and Amazon Echo Now Offer Voice-Powered Hotel Booking

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Kayak is the first online travel player to let shoppers book hotels via Amazon's smart speakers. While the concept has promise, its price comparison process still has to improve before it becomes useful to the average traveler.

1 year ago

Best Western Is Testing Voice-Activated Rooms

Best Western Is Testing Voice-Activated Rooms

Deanna Ting, Skift

Like Marriott and other hotel companies, Best Western is figuring out if there's a home for Amazon's Alexa in the hotel guest room.

1 year ago

Amazon Echo Hears a Challenge From Google in Voice-Powered Travel Search

Amazon Echo Hears a Challenge From Google in Voice-Powered Travel Search

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite the hype, neither the Amazon Echo nor the Google Home is delivering the goods yet for voice-command travel research. Google's effort has the most promise, though.

1 year ago

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Spencer Soper and Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

So, what happened to Google Home?

1 year ago

Interview: CEO of CES 2017 on the Future of Connectivity

Interview: CEO of CES 2017 on the Future of Connectivity

Greg Oates, Skift

CES 2017 this month in Las Vegas marked the emergence of Artificial Intelligence-integrated connectivity and voice responsiveness into the mainstream, especially in terms of smart cars and smart homes. We will soon all be basically living and driving inside our mobile phones.

2 years ago

Expedia Turns to Amazon Alexa for Its First Attempt at Voice Search

Expedia Turns to Amazon Alexa for Its First Attempt at Voice Search

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When it comes to new tech platforms and technologies such as voice-activated search with Amazon Alexa, the advantage, in the short term, goes to the big travel tech and marketing companies, including online travel agencies and metasearch companies, because they have the engineering staff and other resources to address these disruptions.

2 years ago

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Beyond Mobile: How Voice and AI Are Changing Digital Travel

Beyond Mobile: How Voice and AI Are Changing Digital Travel

Adobe + Epsilon + Skift

Despite the rapid shifts already caused by mobile, even bigger changes are on the horizon as voice search, artificial intelligence, and conversational messaging are transforming how travelers interact with travel brands. While there is a lot of excitement around the promise of each of these technologies, we now face the challenge of implementing them.

2 years ago