April 9, 2020

Relaunch of Travel Tech Consulting Blog – Insight from our industry experts

It was August 2001 and I was contacted by the press regarding travelers’ willingness to adopt iris scanning as part of the airport security process. My response was simple, I didn’t think travelers would be willing to put up with the extra time required for iris scanning as thus it would not be widely adopted. Then 9-11 happened and everything […]
October 10, 2018

Connecting the Dots – NDC, Mobile and Personalized Offers

We are in the midst of a radical restructuring of air travel distribution. We have heard for the last 5 years that IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) will drive a new era of airline retailing.  In recent speeches at a variety of industry events,  Yanik Hoyles, Director of the NDC Program at IATA, emphasized that NDC is all about bringing […]
August 10, 2018

The Personalization Hype vs Reality

For the global travel industry, the subject of personalization has never been hotter. The number of articles, conference themes and startups pitches emphasizing personalization has reached the extreme hype phase of the cycle. In reality, the theme of personalization has been around for decades. For the travel industry, personalization has its own set of barriers especially for the infrequent leisure […]
July 31, 2018

The Travel Industry Hype Cycle

AI will take my job. VR will eliminate the need for travel. AR will enable a new mixed reality travel experience. Travelers demand and expect personalization. Blockchain will put the OTAs and GDS out of business. Voice is the new computer interface. We are in a constant state of hype around emerging technologies and their impact on the travel industry. […]
December 19, 2015

After 20 Years I am Still Looking for Innovation in the Travel Industry

2015 marked the 20th anniversary of Travel Tech Consulting, Inc. I founded the company with the tag line “Demystifying Emerging Technologies for the Global Travel Industry“, committed to understanding emerging technology and how it impacts global travel practices. I and my associates have worked on projects in all sectors of the industry. This includes airlines, hoteliers, online travel companies, traditional and emerging distribution […]
June 11, 2015

The Impact of the Lufthansa GDS Fee, Will Metasearch be Coming to Airline.com sites?

Lately, I have found it difficult to find time to blog as Travel Tech Consulting juggles multiple projects across the travel industry, but I felt compelled to comment on last week’s news that Lufthansa would be charging 16 Euros for bookings through the GDS.  I have read lots of commentary on this action ranging from support from fellow carriers and hoteliers commending […]