My friends at PhoCusWright have released a new study in conjunction with NYU entitled: “The Effects of Emerging Technologies on the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Marketplace”. The research was created to measure the impact of new technologies on travel, tourism and hospitality companies, analyze their influence on current distribution channels and explore future technologies that will affect the way travel is purchased in the next five years. From that study the following list of Technologies with the MOST Impact on Travel Over the Next Five Years were published:
1) Data mining
2) Metasearch technology
4) Data warehousing (tie)
4) SEO (Search Engine Optimization) (tie)
5) Dashboard marketing mix models
6) Wireless connectivity
7) e-Procurement systems
8) Automatic check-in/out (tie)
8) Deep Web searching (tie)
8) Business management applications (tie)
10) RSS (Real Simple Syndication)
I am curious whether my Blog readers agree with this list. Is there anything missing? How would you change the order? Is this too US-centric?
Please post your comments.