Travel News and Updates: future of tourism industry

10 Aug 2018 Tourism

World Tourism Day Focuses Change and Digital Transformation

World Tourism Day (WTD) 2018 will shed light on how digital technology is transforming travel and tourism industry. By providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, celebrating this World Tourism Day, in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018).
The importance of digital technologies in the tourism industry. explains, advances including big data, artificial intelligence, and digital platforms, on the map of sustainable development. “We must better understand the growing economic, societal and environmental impacts of technology and innovation in tourism if our sector is to sustain continuous and inclusive growth in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations,” states the WTD website.

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12 Jun 2018 Tourism

India’s Outbound Tourism Market interests Global Travel Suppliers

Travel and tourism are gearing up since last decade. India has ranked at the eighth position in the business travel market, crawling up two positions. Travel and Tourism businesses are willing to make an investment in India after looking at the exceptional growth. An organizer of an industry said that India’s travel business market will reach USD 93 billion by 2030. These businesses are looking forward to capitalizing on seeing the country’s potential growth. 

At the 6th annual MICE India and Luxury Travel (MILT) Congress, a premier B2B event company will lead the forging business opportunities and partnerships. Indian tourism department is spending more after seeing the growth. 50 million outbound tourists by 2020 are predicted by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). 

"India has been maintaining an annual GDP growth rate of 6-8 percent since 2013, and this strong economic momentum is rubbing off on the country's outbound MICE and luxury travel sector, enabling these segments to post a double-digit year-on-year growth”, Ackash Jain, Director said to QnA International. Jain thinks this outbound marketing is providing new dimensions with great opportunities. 

Source: The Pioneer

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22 Jan 2018 Tourism

Artificial Intelligence will Revise the Future of Tourism Sector

Hotel Industry is planning to utilize Artificial Intelligence to show better information of customers via personal data provides on reservation or “Beacon Technology”

"Technology will allow us to know what the client needs before he even knows he wants it," says Alvaro Carrillo de Albornoz, head of Spain's Hotel Technology Institute.

A hotel room automatically brings into an agreement according to the need of each guest, with new technologies like virtual reality headset, AI algorithm to track the guest hoping to benefit from lucrative personal data.

Some Important Points Are -

  • A prototype of the hotel industry for checked-in will completely change. Hotels of the future will provide checked-in via a mirror equipped recognition.
  • Once the client is identified, the room adapts itself automatically to all demands made at reservation: temperature, lighting, Picasso or Van Gogh in the digital frames hanging on the walls.
  • Hotels incorporated with cutting-edge speech recognition technology, allowing to guest to order in 40 languages
  • Even the lock is intelligent — it opens and closes via the WhatsApp application on the client’s phone.
  • Apart from data collection, AI algorithms will help in determining the client's like and dislike offering a tailor-made experience or sell them additional products for their special events and purpose. All purchases can be made automatic.
  • Virtual reality (VR) headsets will be provided to the visitors so that they can carry with them and can get the amazing experience of the place. Promoting this tool to tourism professionals as the brochure of the future, without too much success so far in some places by virtual reality travel agents in the world.
Source: The Hindu

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