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 and innovative service offerings. Global BPO Services Market Analysis 2016 Forecasts: The global market for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is projected to reach US$220 Billion… Continue Reading →

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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 external stakeholders can have seamless access to their services and data anytime, anywhere.  Seasonal volumes, irregular flight operations and newer destinations mean Travel cannot afford… Continue Reading →

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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 efficiency, ancillary revenue, as well as improving passenger experience, technology and devices continues to play a big role. The industry outlook is positive, as the… Continue Reading →

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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 one of the key cost drivers after fuel; so getting crew operations right can be a competitive advantage, affecting brand, bottom line and controlling costs.… Continue Reading →

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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 revenues can help implement the right profitability tactics for the long run. “Acc. to insiders, “few airlines are able to generate profits that are greater… Continue Reading →

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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 impossible to ignore. In 2016, travel will go into overdrive with seamless services, connecting technologies, and redefining guest interactions. From crew assist technologies and infotainment… Continue Reading →

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The Rise of Predictive Analytics in Hospitality

InterGlobe Technologies, 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. Data and digital are peas in a pod as revenue-driving analytics redefines experiences. From local experiences to keyless entry, hotels are pressed to deliver better,… Continue Reading →

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No traveller left behind – The Untapped Potential of Accessibility Testing

Today, Travel is an experience that starts when a person clicks and lands on your site or engages with your app. And there starts the journey to customize every need, whim and want of that traveller and his experience. From bleisure travellers to baby boomers, travel is increasingly personalizing its offerings by digitalizing it all. Well, almost every traveller. Until recently, about 1.1 billion people globally were unable or found it hard to access, book or manage their journey online. Who are these 1.1 billion?… Continue Reading →

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Grow Fast or Die Slow – The explosion of travel data

The increasing level of smartphone adoption and internet penetration has changed the way companies connect and engage with their customers. It has led to the evolution of ‘always on’ customer who wants to connect to the company anytime and anywhere he wants. This has not only increased the customer touch points and ZMOTs but has also snowballed into a demand for personalized experience. Initially, the only data with the travel companies was the travel itineraries of the passengers travelling. However with the evolution of the… Continue Reading →

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Sense, Simplify, Sell: Capturing more of the fare value chain

‘Change’ within aviation is a daily mechanism on three core aspects – Markets, consumer behaviour and market conditions. With the inclusion of ancillary services, negotiated fares and interlining , aviation’s progressively complex ecosystem can see up to 20 million fare changes in a single week. For airlines to be competitive and strategically ahead, means they need to have their pulse on the core 3 – and – especially when it comes to airfare filing and distribution.  (Register and get FREE POC from IGT) It’s the difference between… Continue Reading →

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