Is Google making a run at total domination in the travel space?
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
If it is, there's a strong case to be made for its potential to disrupt the travel and hospitality sector with a similar approach to Amazon's run at retail, and more recently grocery.

Consider how Amazon grew to the retail gargantuan it is today. Step one, see an opportunity to provide a better service by removing friction points. Step two, incremental growth through adoption and retention of loyal customers. Step three, data, data, and more data. Step four, harness data into action - ... read_more
AI, machine learning, blockchain: for the many not the few
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Big, big data is needed to power worthy AI predictive models, but that is still a work in progress, says a former lead investor in Google DeepMind. Pamela Whitby finds out more

Humayun Sheikh does not dispute the fact that Google DeepMind is a leading light in artificial intelligence research and its application for positive impact. As a former lead investor in the company, who exited when Google snapped it up in 2014 for a reported $500-million, that would be a bit ungrateful. After all, ... read_more
BA data breach is a wake-up call, but the alarm has been sounding for a while
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
British Airways has been responding to a serious data breach which has exposed customers' personal and financial data, and trying to make amends. But vulnerability of data systems is nothing new, and all travel companies--airlines and others--are prime targets.

The breach affected transactions both on ba.com [1] and on the British Airways app, which launches a web portal to complete bookings. The airline has date-stamped the first breach event as 22:58 BST August 21, 2018, through to ... read_more
Les hackers s’attaquent aux sites des compagnies aériennes…
Monday, September 10, 2018
Les compagnies aériennes veulent se passer des intermédiaires mais il semble qu'elles ne soient pas si bien préparées. Dernièrement, British Airways s'est fait voler des données précieuses. Le patron s'excuse mais des milliers de clients sont déstabilisés.

ENVIRON 380.000 TRANSACTIONS SERAIENT TOUCHéES

Du 21 Aot au 5 septembre, les informations personnelles et financières des clients effectuant des réservations sur ba.com et l'application de la compagnie aérienne ont été compromises. ... read_more
BIG DATA APPLICATIONS ARE USEFUL FOR THE TOURISM INDUSTRY
Friday, September 7, 2018
_Modern tourists are used to the increasingly digital world and are less dependent on traditional travel agencies thanks to the development of booking search engines, online comparison tools, review websites and photos uploaded by other travelers. What can the tourism industry do to adapt and not to lose control of the market? The answer lies in Big Data. _

Just by measuring the huge amount of information that travelers have left around the internet about their likings, habits and ... read_more
Lufthansa Group and Amadeus partner to solve the problem of airport payments
Thursday, September 6, 2018
On an average day tens of thousands of passengers fly with Lufthansa Group Hub airlines. Our vision is to be innovative in the digital space for these travelers in significant ways. To do this, we need strong partnerships with travel technology players like Amadeus.

Together, we are improving the travel experience. The story of how Amadeus Airport Pay [1] came to be is a great example of this.

We identified a pain point in the airport payment process. Travelers were ... read_more
BIG DATA APPLICATIONS ARE USEFUL FOR THE TOURISM INDUSTRY
Monday, September 3, 2018
_Modern tourists are used to the increasingly digital world and are less dependent on traditional travel agencies thanks to the development of booking search engines, online comparison tools, review websites and photos uploaded by other travelers. What can the tourism industry do to adapt and not to lose control of the market? The answer lies in Big Data. _

Just by measuring the huge amount of information that travelers have left around the internet about their likings, habits and ... read_more
Google launches Travel Trends tool
Friday, August 31, 2018
Google has launched a new tool, called Travel Trends, which allows users to compare how prices change in different time periods. Read: TravelMole 27/08/2018 [1]

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Google verbetert ‘travel’ zoekopties en wil actiever worden in pakketreizen
Friday, August 31, 2018
Google heeft haar vlucht- en hotelzoekmogelijkheden verbeterd en kondigde tegelijkertijd aan dat zij exclusieve hotelkortingen heeft voor betalende gebruikers van Google One cloudopslag. Ook is het bedrijf aan het kijken hoe het de 'pakketreizen' dat het nu aanbiedt nog beter op de markt kan gaan zetten en in de toekomst kan uitbreiden met naast hotel en vlucht ook vervoer, maaltijden, en dergelijken. Lees: TravelPro 28/08/2018 [1]



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Is blockchain the golden ticket for tours and activities?
Friday, August 31, 2018
IS BLOCKCHAIN THE GOLDEN TICKET FOR TOURS AND ACTIVITIES?

"Blockchain is no more than a database so get over it," says Mike Croucher, a travel industry veteran and the chief architect at Travelport. Read: EyeforTravel 29/08/2018 [1]



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