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How cognitive technologies might evolve in travel in 2019
By Linda Fox | January 15, 2019
Deloitte says the use of cognitive technologies, such as natural language processing, machine learning and speed recognition, will widen in 2019. Read More
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PhocusWire's theme months for 2018 - all in one place
PhocusWire's theme months for 2018 - all in one place
By PhocusWire | December 31, 2018
Here some of the highlights from each of our dedicated months during 2018 - from blockchain and digital marketing to voice and startups. Read More
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A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Retailing and ancillaries
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Retailing and ancillaries
By Kevin May | December 31, 2018
To explore what lies ahead for retailing and ancillaries in relation to travel next year, we asked a company at the sharp end of it all to share some ideas. Read More
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Bots, personalized offers will shape younger traveler habits in 2019
Bots, personalized offers will shape younger traveler habits in 2019
By Jill Menze | December 31, 2018
Younger travelers are keen to engage with bots and are more likely to be swayed by personalized offers as they head into 2019. Read More
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QOTW: Something about... a 20,000-word mini-thesis on travel in 2018
QOTW: Something about... a 20,000-word mini-thesis on travel in 2018
By PhocusWire | December 28, 2018
After our launch in late-2017, Quote Of The Week (QOTW) quickly established itself as PhocusWire's signature sign-off to mark the end of each week. Read More
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Fallacies and travel: Making sense out of 2018
By Simone Puorto | December 28, 2018
A look at the four most important trends of the year worth saluting. Read More
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A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Artificial intelligence in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | December 27, 2018
To explore what lies ahead for AI in relation to travel, we solicited input from IBM’s global managing director for travel and transportation, Dee Waddell, and from Mark Holt, chief technology officer... Read More
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In a world and industry ruled by technology, the important conversation is diversity in perspectives
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - Web in Travel | December 24, 2018
My first encounter with the author Ursula K Le Guin was through The Left Hand Of Darkness, which I read as a girl growing up in Penang, Malaysia. Read More
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The most popular articles on PhocusWire in 2018
The most popular articles on PhocusWire in 2018
By Kevin May | December 21, 2018
PhocusWire's first full calendar year is drawing to a close - and what a year it's been. Read More
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Digital actions for every travel company in 2019
Digital actions for every travel company in 2019
By Jon Reay - RewriteDigital | December 21, 2018
Digital will continue to transform travel in 2019. You may still be selling holidays, flights or accommodation but the way you do so has significantly shifted and will keep doing so. Read More
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Believe the hype? 14 travel blockchain startups to watch in 2019
Believe the hype? 14 travel blockchain startups to watch in 2019
By Mitra Sorrells | December 20, 2018
Blockchain has been one of the most talked about concepts of 2018 - not least in travel, where its development is touted by some as the future of distribution and security. Read More
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Momentum and the vacation rental tech startup scene
By Vanessa de Souza Lage - Rentals United | December 20, 2018
The vacation and short-term rental industry is an exciting place for startups right now. There’s been plenty of investment flowing in, with lots of growth, which has created momentum. Read More
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Skyscanner airline future op ed
Will airline growth be dependent on mobile and smart technology?
By Hugh Aitken - Skyscanner | December 18, 2018
With passenger numbers set to double over the next twenty years, the aviation industry will need to keep up with the demands of an increasingly connected and tech-savvy traveler.   Read More
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Intermediary growth, consolidation and more hotel distribution trends for 2019
Intermediary growth, consolidation and more hotel distribution trends for 2019
By Sam Turner & Peter Mansour - Hotelbeds Group | December 18, 2018
Consolidation among hotel groups, a slowdown in the alternative accommodations space and airline websites selling hotel inventory were trends seen in 2018 that will continue into 2019. As the year comes... Read More
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PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2018
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2018
By Kevin May | December 17, 2018
The profile of a brand in travel - and the perception of it from consumers and industry peers - is mostly generated over the course of certain events or a period of time. Read More
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