Development/Technologies Drive Travel and Hospitality Industry

In the past, tourism technology was mostly related to the computer reservation systems of airlines. No more. Today, technology is used to book flights, tours, transfers, and others. Many companies dig deeper into the potential of technology, others on the other hand offer tech-free holidays. In any way, tourism technology is here to stay and develop at an incredible pace.


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CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE CHANGING DESTINATIONS hospitality

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE CHANGING DESTINATIONS

Anna Luebke

Tourism is becoming an increasingly technological dynamic, largely explained by the new generations of tourists, such as millennials and Generation Z, who are born and raised with new technologies and expect that the destinations are equipped to meet their more immediate tech needs. Keeping this in mind, IMF Business School has listed 5 cutting-edge technologies that are set to change - or are already doing it - the way of tourism: Apps The smartphone is not only used to book flights and hot...
DISCONNECTING TRAVELERS FROM TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA adventure

DISCONNECTING TRAVELERS FROM TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Laura Maudlin

24 people of seven nationalities traveled to 17 countries and regions during a study published in the ‘Journal of Travel Research’. Most of the subjects were disconnected for over 24 hours, while researchers examined their emotions before, during, and after the disconnection. The research, conducted by the universities of East Anglia (UEA), Greenwich, and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), in Australia, and published in the Journal of Travel Research, studied how engaging ...
HOTEL INDUSTRY OF THE 22ND CENTURY hospitality

HOTEL INDUSTRY OF THE 22ND CENTURY

Kevin Eagan

Moon-walking getaways, 3d-printed dinners, fast-food nutrient pills, hyper-personalized rooms and gyms that can virtually transport guests anywhere, hotels at the top of mountains, holographic personal assistance and more. These are some of the trends of the next century in the hotel industry. Who would have predicted a hundred years ago that hotels would have air conditioning, in-room televisions, and a digital reservation system? Did anyone imagine in the 18th century that guests could unlock...
AMAZON TOURISM TECHNOLOGY: THE (RE) CONQUEST OF TRAVEL INDUSTRY hospitality

AMAZON TOURISM TECHNOLOGY: THE (RE) CONQUEST OF TRAVEL INDUSTRY

Justin N. Froyd

Amazon is stepping up investments, particularly in the development of technology solutions, and expanding its strategic partnerships with leading online travel agencies to strengthen its footprint in the tourism industry. We often hear about the great strides of Airbnb, Booking.com or Google in the tourism sector. Amazon, meanwhile, had remained rather discreet until today. Yet, the announcements of the last few months show that the juggernaut of e-commerce engages a new rather aggressive break...