Big Data – we’re all talking about it, wondering how it will make its presence felt across the travel industry, who is best positioned to capitalise on it?
What’s hot (or not) in the world of travel tech in recent weeks? What are the most talked about news items? Who is setting the agenda for the months ahead?
There is a certain helplessness creeping in around online hotel distribution which is worrying hotels in Europe and worldwide.
Larry Smith of Thematix has previously written several excellent posts in Tnooz about semantic technologies in the travel industry.
What does this all this mean for the wider travel industry? How do XML schema and ontologies connect? Why does it matter? Should you care?
The travel industry has a tendency to enjoy bashing itself for everything poor and bad its sees happening, sometimes looking outside to bring a fresh perspective.
Open APIs (those that are freely or cheaply and easily available) are great â€“ the travel industry has a long and checkered past with proprietary access to information that has, as most here will argue, stifled innovation.
Technology enables service. Thatâ€™s the idea, anyway. In the hotel industry, thousands of companies provide hundreds of applications to help hotels to manage operations and provide better guest service.
The Travel Technology Initiative recently announced the launch of TTIcodes, an initiative to create “the definitive listing of properties” core information.