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QOTW: Something about the reality of innovation
QOTW: Something about the reality of innovation
By PhocusWire | July 20, 2018
Quote from Brian Solis, principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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Regulator called out for not enforcing airline distribution rules
Regulator called out for not enforcing airline distribution rules
By Linda Fox | July 20, 2018
ETTSA, the organisation representing GDS and OTAs, has lodged a complaint against the European Commission for failing to enforce airline distribution regulations. Read More
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Most voice assistants "unskilled" for travel planning and booking
Most voice assistants "unskilled" for travel planning and booking
By Michael Coletta | July 20, 2018
For all the skills in Amazon's Alexa voice marketplace (30,000 and counting), the majority can still be described as "unskilled" for travel planning and booking tasks. The same can be said for Google... Read More
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NDC is coming to the industry... Are you ready?
NDC is coming to the industry... Are you ready?
By Erika Moore - Travelport | July 20, 2018
Do you remember how Global Distribution Systems began 40 years ago? Sometimes it's worth a quick reminder... Read More
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Sabre creates Travel Solutions division, rejigs team, hires ex-Google engineering chief
By Linda Fox | July 18, 2018
Sabre has created a Travel Solutions division spanning airline solutions as well as data and analytics across its business units. Read More
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Package bookings drive higher ADR, have longer booking windows
By Jill Menze | July 18, 2018
Analyzing data on package bookings vs. standalone hotel bookings, Expedia Group found that for full year 2017, package bookings delivered higher average daily rates and had longer booking windows,... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: TransferTravel.com wants to be the "eBay" of travel
By Mitra Sorrells | July 18, 2018
TransferTravel.com is a peer-to-peer marketplace designed to help people sell their unwanted tickets and reservations to travelers looking for bargains.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Utrip claims new tool brings travel planning closer to Netflix and Amazon models
Utrip claims new tool brings travel planning closer to Netflix and Amazon models
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2018
Utrip, a personalization platform for travel, has been testing a destination discovery experience driven by artificial intelligence. Read More
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In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
By Jill Menze | July 17, 2018
Jane Sun joined Ctrip in 2005 and took the reins as CEO in 2016. As Ctrip grows globally, Sun sees opportunities in tours and activities for Chinese travelers and hopes to see international business... Read More
Interview | Online
Reimagining customer experience, part 2: Brian Solis on iteration vs. innovation
Reimagining customer experience, part 2: Brian Solis on iteration vs. innovation
By Mitra Sorrells | July 16, 2018
What we really should be talking about is how are you designing experiences that people are willing to find and pay more for and love and recommend. Read More
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Journera, brainchild of Orbitz founder Jeff Katz, secures $9M capital
Journera, brainchild of Orbitz founder Jeff Katz, secures $9M capital
By Linda Fox | July 13, 2018
Journera, the data and analytics platform launched by former Orbitz boss Jeff Katz, has raised Series A funding of $9 million. Read More
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QOTW: Something about embracing the mess
QOTW: Something about embracing the mess
By PhocusWire | July 13, 2018
Quote from James Ferguson, senior design manager at Skyscanner, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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In The Big Chair - Dana Dunne of eDreams Odigeo
By Kevin May | July 13, 2018
The former EasyJet and AOL executive is steering the company through a critical time for online travel agencies, with a mixture of frenemy-type partnerships and focus on markets that work. Read More
Interview | Online
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Japan’s Travel.jp to provide content for LINE app’s new travel service
By Mitra Sorrells | July 13, 2018
Japan’s largest travel metasearch and content platform, Travel.jp, has inked a deal with LINE, the largest communication app in Japan, to power the price comparison and travel guide content for the... Read More
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Artificial intelligence and the drive for an emotional connection with travelers
Artificial intelligence and the drive for an emotional connection with travelers
By Linda Fox | July 12, 2018
Amadeus is experimenting with a branch of artificial intelligence called "reinforcement learning." Read More
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