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 in-destination activity.  To put that into numbers, Mobile bookings in travel have grown by 1700% between 2011 and 2015, moving from 1% to 18% of… Continue Reading →

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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 connect, gather insights and monetize interactions. As organizations move to have a seamlessly omni-channel engagement, they need to have their finger on the consumer pulse… Continue Reading →

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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 heart of all service offerings, contact centers will have to upgrade to digital contact centers. Leading this transition are the integrated IT-BPO players, as… 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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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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Price is Paramount: Getting to 99.9% accuracy in the airfare war

It’s a well-known fact that the aviation industry is a highly regulated industry with multiple stakeholders. And by that count, airfare too, is a highly controlled operation. So getting the correct airfare is a critical aspect of any airline’s business operations. But it faces challenges where poorly designed or enforced fare management infrastructure has cost more compared to the value created. An airline can stand to lose up to 3% of their annual revenue and affect their CSAT if they get their fares wrong. And… Continue Reading →

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Digital Transformation – A real opportunity in BPM space

If there’s one thing that is growing faster than the speed of travel, it’s the assimilation of ‘real-time’ data via IoT collected during every journey and every touch point.  Like with other verticals, ‘seamless connectivity via digital’  has become a critical part and influencer of Travel,  creating access to information, introducing automated systems and enabling new ways of communications and customer service. The impact of this development has been felt keenly by BPM providers. While a majority of BPM relationships continue to thrive on the base… Continue Reading →

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Asia becomes the hub for “Smart” travel (IT-BPM industry)

Digitization has provided untapped opportunities for travel providers to strengthen relationships with their customers in home markets, across the region, and around the globe. In that, certain regions are seeing a growing “smart” evolution with regard to lifestyle and particularly in travel. And in the center of it all is Asia. With over a billion travellers, the fastest adopters are airlines, OTAs, hospitality & hotels in APAC. Managing irops, customer loyalty, ancillary revenue and staying in constant touch, requires customized and integrated IT-BPM which is… Continue Reading →

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