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 …

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 …

The Potential of Disruptive Technologies in Aviation

Airlines have been an integral part of the global economy. Now and then, the global airline industry has dealt with major technological innovations – disrupting the market – whether it was the introduction of jet airlines for commercial use in 1950’s or displacing the gigantic ocean-liners which came to an abrupt end when cheap and fast air travel was introduced, …

Is Automation the end of Mishandled Airline Baggage

Passengers expect their bags to take off and land with them, driving one the biggest pain points for Aviation industry whenever baggage handling goes south. Let’s put this into numbers – the operational cost of baggagehandling is approx. ten dollars for an airline. However, when it’s mishandled, the same cost goes upto$100. And this is not taking into account the …

Travel Trends

We are in one of the most creative and critical eras of digital empowerment where every place, device, interaction and journey experience is now a touch point. In other words, the sum of the travel technology solutions, services and interactions provided across touch-points – pre travel, travel and post travel, is BIGGER than the destination itself. Digitalization of travel is …

Potential of an IoT in the Future of Travel

The blurring of lines between the physical and virtual worlds, especially with the IoT, (Internet of Things) has created a seamless connection between organizations and their audiences. The remarkable speed at which it’s infiltrated each and every aspect of Travel industry from beacons to keyless entry, social to security and communications to collective intelligence has brought new-age challenges and opportunities. …

The Rise of Predictive Analytics in Hospitality

IGT Solutions, highlighted the Top 12 trends for 2016 to impact the Travel Technology industry. The trends report titled IGT ‘The journey becomes the destination’ marked out the rapid integration of smart machines, connectivity and human behavior in driving millions of experiences across one seamless journey. Let’s look at how connected travel is impacting guest experiences for the hospitality industry. …

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. …