Capturing Social Impact on Travel Services Industry in 2018

Travelers today, have a lot of options – driven more so by choice, reviews and experience brought on by digitalization. In turn, for Travel companies, social has become one of the key channels for customer service – from personalized online interactions to bookings, recommendations to reviews and content to communications. And over the years, it has grown to provide an …

Scoping a Passenger-centric solution to Airline disruption management (IROPS)

If there’s one thing a passenger hates hearing more than “Your flight has been cancelled”, its “We apologize for the inconvenience, but as soon as we have more information, we’ll let you know.” Most irregular operations quickly turn into communication disasters. And lack of information or incomplete information leaves passengers more frustrated with the airlines. A few months past, an …

Airline Social Media Crisis Management in a Digital World

The headlines this past month have been dominated by the airline industry and definitely not in a good way. A customer service industry at its core, airlines can ill-afford to have their brand reputation, service expectations and their crew rake in mistrust and bad press. From losing loyalty customers – customers filmed themselves destroying their membership cards live, to millions …

Trends shaping the Airline BPO Services Market in 2017

Companies today are witnessing a seismic shift in sourcing strategy for IT and Process management. The meteorical rise of mobile, devices and web services with an over-arching service-oriented architecture has reformatted the rules of communication. And for the Travel industry which is mapped with powerful competition and increasing operational costs; customer service has become an essential cornerstone to drive loyalty …

How Analytics is Defining Connected Travel Experiences

If customer is the king, then experience must be the queen of all offerings. Today 83% global organizations acknowledge that Customer Experience will be the competitive differentiator.  In that, agility, connected experiences and speed-to-market depends on data and its availability to the teams and crews who front-end the services of travel. Travellers engage with multi-channels that give organizations opportunities to …

Engaging The Outbound Chinese Travel Market

The Connected Chinese Journey With a prediction of 200 million+ outbound trips per year by 2020, China’s outbound millions are one of the most lucrative audiences for travel providers in a long time. The Phocuswright-IGT study ‘China Unbounded: The Rise of China’s Oubound Millions’ provides in-depth data, informed insights about Chinese travel preferences and destination choices, and its potential impacts …

Digital Contact Centers Lead Personalization of Customer Experience

As digital plays a growing role in travel services, organizations are struggling to contain the multiple channels and personalization delivery expectations that come with it. While some are consolidating efforts to integrate in-air and on-ground, others are going the extra mile, connecting all their services and people with a digital backbone -such as contact centers. Ultimately, as ‘customer experience’ becomes …

Connected and Intelligent World of Digitally Transformed Airlines

Airline industry is the lifeline of a well-connected global economy. In this digital era, Airline industry is leading the transformation taking place, covering the front-end processes for personalized customer services to the back-end ensuring smooth operations. To differentiate services and stay competitive, airlines look to make personalized offerings to their customers – from acquiring, serving and retaining their customer base. …