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 …

Increasing Efficiency with Mobile Apps Test Automation

Mobile has become the most indispensable item of the century, and definitely one of the most disruptive for Travel industry with applications at the core of every business. When it comes to Travel, the on-the-go traveler’s mobile defines experiences, entertainment and efficiency.  There’s an app for everything – from searching hotels to keyless entry, booking to baggage tracking, in-flight to …

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 …

Cloud Leads The Connected Travel Evolution

Two things that essentially define the travel industry operations are its exponential growth and technological change. In today’s industry, proliferation of devices, rise of the connected traveller and an on-demand environment has upped the pressure on organizations to be nimble, enhance their productivity and reduce costs. Business-wise, this means updating infrastructures to drive productivity and improve processes, so internal and …

In-flight POS makes the shift from trolley to technology

Improving customer service is a key business driver for 69% of the world’s leading airlines. And over the last few years, digital has been critically evolving both on-ground and in-flight services. Managing experience for connected passengers and crew both, in-flight, is one of the last frontiers for airlines. As more and more airlines look to improve profits by front lining …

IT Helpdesk: Moving into Strategic Support for IT Services

With the rapid alignment of IT as a strategic investment and the digitization of work places has brought about bigger challenges and opportunities.   As organizations get more global, and dependencies on IT increases, the IT service desk has become more crucial as a specialized single point of contact for all IT requirements. But driving business transformation or transition can …

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 …

All on-board: Airline Crew Operations Drive Critical Bottom-line Efficiencies

Customer experience is largely governed by the crew that has direct interactions with the travellers.  Therefore, managing crew operations is a critical component to any travel provider’s service efficiency and delivery, be it airlines, railways or cruises.  Among these, stringent regulations and requirements make airline crew management one of the most complex functions in the Travel industry. Notably, it is …

Revenue Management: Determining Airline Route Profitability with Automation

As the global travel routes multiply, the need for airlines to simultaneously grow while keeping operating costs to a minimum is immediate. In fact, one of the most defining factors for airlines is route profitability amounting upto 30-35% of overall revenue for major routes.  Integrated airline technology solutions that give a consolidated view in real-time of the variable costs and …