The most confusing aspect of hotel technology these days is discerning real innovation from PR buzz. The need to market and sell products and services always skews the reality, but by taking technology (any technology) down into its basic form consumers can sift through the buzz to discover the real value. With this kind of consumer focus, we thought this great breakdown from Avvio might help sort some of the confusion.
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The Future of AI for Hospitality is Still the Day After Tomorrow
Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the hospitality industry is all the rage these days. But, the reality of robot run hotels is still far off.
AI-Powered Pathfndr Announces a Slew of New Features
Pathfndr, billed as a No-code, Artificial Intelligence-powered Travel Operating System, announces a slew of innovations for travel advisors.
Sabre and Google Develop Industry-First AI Technology for Travel
Sabre Corporation and Google have jointly developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven technology platform.
Game-changing AI-powered Travel Innovations
AI is the new norm for travel tech – not only because of COVID-19. But, if anything, the pandemic accelerated the trend. Several hospitality companies turned to AI to innovate to retain customers and deliver better online experiences during the lockdowns that affected many countries worldwide. Looking back at 2020 and the first half of […]
Airline Travel Pains Get Relief From Hitachi Vantana AI
Airport anxiety just got a dose of artificial intelligence (AI) from Hitachi Vantana. For those who suffer from the stress of the herds of fellow travelers in airports during the holidays, Hitachi Vantana may solve a lot of that upset. The getting to the airport on time, the check-in, bag weigh-in, and the damnable TSA, […]
Perseuss Introduces Its “LITE” Validation Services for Smaller Agencies
Perseuss Introduces Its “LITE” Validation Services to help small to medium sized travel agencies mitigate fraud.
Study Shows Travelers Want Travel Assistance from AI Chatbots
Over 75% of Americans surveyes by AI producer Humley, say they rely heavily on chatbots to imrprove the quality of their travel expereinces.
dnata Invests in AI by Aquiring Majority Stake in bd4travel
One of the world’s biggest air services providers, dnata has announced having acquired a majority stake in bd4travel (Big Data for Travel).
A Prescription for Recovering from Our Marketing Disease
Digital communications has for too long been reclassified as only a function of marketing. Public relations communicators should have been in the lead all along.
This Month WTD 2018 Focuses on Innovation & Digital Transformation
Coming up September 27th in Budapest, World Tourism Day (WTD) 2018 will focus on the importance of digital technologies in tourism. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) event will provide participants with opportunities for innovation and the potential for sustainable development.
State of Hotel Tech: Shop Before Buying
The day may come when a hotel guest expects and gets a real Orwellian experience out of their stay. At least this is a dreamscape that could take place if unbridled tech geeks are put in charge.
Lola Travel Gets $15 Mil, A+ in Responsiveness, and a Wink
News Kayak founder Paul English has just raised $15 million in funding for his Lola Travel Co. is a shot in the arm for a travel tech industry stagnant since months. According to the news, Lola received a fresh infusion of capital from Charles River Ventures, General Catalyst and Accel.. Here’s a brief snapshot of a new company that says it’s going to provide on-demand, personal service to the world of travelers.
Sabre Labs Reveals Tech Trends a Dozen Years Out
Sabre Labs, a division of Sabre Corporation, has just released research on how the latest technologies that can have a significant impact on the tourism sector. The report unveils the potential for the next twelve years and tells of three major tech trends that will affect the tourism market for 2017.
The Digi.travel Conference: Day Two On Athens Business
Yesterday I reported on day one of our business excursion to Athens for the Digi.travel EMEA Conference & Expo. Day two was, as was expected, all about contributing to an all-star lineup at the event organized by Travel Media Applications. Today I will attempt to recap some of the most informative sessions and speakers at […]