A recent PhoCusWright report (supported by Sabre Pacific) brings out various travel technology trends in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) markets.
Ignore the headlines, (some) offline travel agencies can ride alongside the information superhighway
The recent decision by Thomas Cook to announce the closure of 195 shops with the loss of 1,600 retail jobs has led inevitably to headlines that suggest the imminent death of the offline travel agent.
Well-designed, angel-funded websites are popping up like mushrooms after a rainstorm, each clamoring to deliver travel in a way youâ€™ve never seen done before, and mostly patently failing to live up to their own hype.
Earlier this year a UK tourism board turned the idea of the traditional city centre bureau on its head – turning its Manchester facility into something closer to an Apple Store.
Travel brands and PR agencies will never issue the results of a study without some spin attached – but now it appears even an organisation as respected as ABTA is at it, too.
While air passenger volumes have started moderating in the second half of the year, Asiaâ€™s still the best place to be at right now when it comes to growth compared to the rest of the world.
Entrepreneurs are generally not particularly shy people and sometimes they even border on the arrogant. It goes with the territory – he or she who shouts the loudest gets noticed.
There are more than 100 travel solutions on the market. Literally! It is not easy to find the one that best suits your needs. It is a process that requires time and dedication.
Nine-to-five opening hours for travel agents may soon be a thing of the past (if not already), with Travelport rolling out a mobile application for users of the Galileo GDS.