Articles tagged “voice search”

Google Starts Piloting Voice Products for Airlines and Hotels

Google Starts Piloting Voice Products for Airlines and Hotels

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Google's voice-powered assistant now lets you check in for United flights. Nice. The tech giant is also working with Hyatt and other hotels on testing a translation device at front desks. The early word is that the translations need to improve.

8 months ago

Amazon May Create Advertising Opportunities for Travel Companies: New Skift Research E-Book

Amazon May Create Advertising Opportunities for Travel Companies: New Skift Research E-Book

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Amazon to the rescue? That is narrative you don't often hear associated with Jeff Bezos' company. But advertising is collectively one of travel's largest expenses and few can break free of the Facebook and Google duopoly. Amazon might just be able to succeed where many others have failed.

9 months ago

AccorHotels Expects Voice Search to Be Revolutionary for Travel

AccorHotels Expects Voice Search to Be Revolutionary for Travel

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Voice search isn't ubiquitous for travel yet, but as consumers grow more comfortable with the technology, travel brands should be making major inroads too.

12 months ago

IHG CEO: Amazon Is a Threat to Online Travel Agencies, Not Hotels

IHG CEO: Amazon Is a Threat to Online Travel Agencies, Not Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

IHG CEO Keith Barr’s take on how we’ll be using technology now and in the future is both contrarian and perhaps more pragmatic than the views of some of his travel industry peers.

1 year ago

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 year 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?

1 year 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 year 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.

2 years 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 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago