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    1. Travel Operations and Maintenance Are Getting Smarter With Ai – Skift

      Travel Operations and Maintenance Are Getting Smarter With Ai – Skift

      Post Send We recently launched a Skift Video in partnership with IBM, What The Rise of Cognitive Tech Means for Travelers , which explores the travel industry’s shift into this new era of machine-learning tech. Watch Video Cognitive computing—or artificial intelligence that uses natural language processing and machine learning to enable more natural interaction—is making strides in the travel industry by helping employees provide a better customer experience and planning smarter trips for travelers. But cognitive computing systems, such as IBM Watson , are also helping companies track, analyze, and predict data in order to make smart decisions about ...

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    2. From Novelty to Game Changer: AI and The Future of Work in the Travel Industry

      From Novelty to Game Changer: AI and The Future of Work in the Travel Industry

      Post Send Artificial intelligence (AI) is usually imagined as a physical robot, but that’s a common misconception. AI lives inside different devices such as the Amazon Echo, the iPhone, smartwatches, and even mirrors. If you interact with voice assistants such as Alexa, Siri, and Cortana, then you’re already using AI. People usually use this type of technology in their personal lives to complete simple tasks, such as ordering food, setting reminders, and sending messages.

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      Mentions: Panasonic IBM Siri
    3. The Other Reason Expedia’s CEO Would Have Left His Company

      The Other Reason Expedia’s CEO Would Have Left His Company

      Post Send There’s been a debate concerning Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s apparent exit to become the Uber boss on whether he’s jumping to grab a remarkable opportunity or leaving a sinking ship. Expedia’s financials have been somewhat shaky over the last year-and-a-half as it integrates its Orbitz Worldwide and HomeAway acquisitions, and perhaps Khosrowshahi feels that Uber is the future and Expedia is the past, goes this line of thinking.

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    4. Google’s New Translation Tech Takes a Great Leap Forward

      Google’s New Translation Tech Takes a Great Leap Forward

      Post Send Six months ago, Google began providing an enhanced online translation service for foreign language texts that has leapfrogged in fluency, accuracy, and speed over its previous service. Google Translate says its service is improving more this year than in the last ten years combined . Travel businesses gain Slowly but surely, online travel sellers will soon see the benefits, as more accurate translations are enabling clearer communication and more bookings.

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    5. Concur Wants to Deliver a Consumer-Grade Experience to Business Travelers

      Concur Wants to Deliver a Consumer-Grade Experience to Business Travelers

      Concur Wants to Deliver a Consumer-Grade Experience to Business Travelers Hannah Sampson, Skift - Mar 08, 2017 1:30 am Concur president Mike Eberhard stepped into the role in late 2016. Concur Photo: Concur Share Tweet Post Send Skift Take It’s a trend we write about regularly: the emergence of consumer-friendly tools in corporate travel. Concur has been making that goal a priority.

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      Mentions: Japan Tokyo China
    6. 5 New Travel Startups Saying Hello to 2017 With Some Momentum

      5 New Travel Startups Saying Hello to 2017 With Some Momentum

      5 New Travel Startups Saying Hello to 2017 With Some Momentum Dan Peltier, Skift - Jan 03, 2017 5:30 am Share Tweet Post Send Skift Take Another year of travel startup trials and tribulations is about to come to a close. Here’s a look at a few companies that survived that are heading into the new year with some momentum. — Dan Peltier Most of us are ready to kiss 2016 goodbye while praying the door hits it on the way out.

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    7. Expedia Turns to Amazon Alexa for Its First Attempt at Voice Search

      Expedia Turns to Amazon Alexa for Its First Attempt at Voice Search

      Expedia Turns to Amazon Alexa for Its First Attempt at Voice Search Dennis Schaal, Skift - Nov 30, 2016 5:00 pm The Amazon Echo Dot can now handle your music, garage doors, and car rentals, with the latter courtesy of Expedia. Amazon Photo: Amazon When it comes to new tech platform and technologies such as voice-activated search with Amazon Alexa, the advantage, in the short term, goes to the big travel tech and marketing companies, including online travel agencies and metasearch companies, because they have the engineering staff and other resources to address these disruptions. — Dennis Schaal If there’s ...

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      Mentions: Samsung Expedia
    8. Understanding Expedia’s Competitive Position and Where It’s Headed

      Understanding Expedia’s Competitive Position and Where It’s Headed

      Understanding Expedia’s Competitive Position and Where It’s Headed Dave Montali, Skift - Oct 12, 2016 7:00 am Whilst tech-innovation and hotels direct booking campaigns bring new challenges to the OTA world, Expedia has kept a solid growth over the past years and has a steady eye on upcoming disruptions. — Dave Montali Last week we launched the latest report in our Skift Trends Reports service, The 2016 Deep Dive Into Expedia’s Competitive Position In Travel .

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    9. 5 New Travel Startups Banking on Messaging and Artificial Intelligence

      5 New Travel Startups Banking on Messaging and Artificial Intelligence

      Read More Skift Take Messaging isn’t moving through the travel industry as fast as some would make you believe given only a few major brands have hopped on this trend. It is growing, however, and the startup sector is one that shouldn’t be ignored when considering where this technology will come from. — Dan Peltier Communicating with guests in real-time and the treasure trove of data that comes with this is what’s making messaging one of the newest darlings of the travel industry.

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      Mentions: Claire
    10. WeSwap, SnapTravel and More in Travel Startup Funding This Week – Skift

      WeSwap, SnapTravel and More in Travel Startup Funding This Week – Skift

      WeSwap, SnapTravel and More in Travel Startup Funding This Week Dan Peltier, Skift - Jul 14, 2016 7:15 am Get your daily dose of news from SnapTravel is a messaging bot for booking hotels on Facebook Messenger, Slack and SMS. SnapTravel Free Skift Report | Hotel CRM: Enhancing Guest Profiles and Automating Communications Sponsored This content is created collaboratively with one of our sponsors.

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