The total cost of travel technology [INFOGRAPHIC]
From individuals who have implemented a small system to those coordinating major overhauls of existing platforms in large companies, organising travel technology is not an easy process.
It is clearly a combination of establishing the business and technology requirements, alongside budget, expectations, crystal ball-gazing and market analysis.
Yeah, not easy.
Paul Durrant at Hypertech Solutions in the US pulled together this neat infographic to outline some of the challenges listed above and what are the likely questions anyone dabbling in a bit of travel technology should be asking themselves.[Click image for larger version]
Kevin May is a senior editor and one of the co-founders at Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.
He has worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career in journalism at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology, a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism and will be publishing his first book - a biography about electronic band, Depeche Mode - soon.