October 13, 2006

An Automated Travel Assistant

Every since I first viewed the historic Knowledge Navigator video produced by John Scully CEO of Apple in the late 1980’s, I have believed that an intelligent assistant would truly be a killer app for the travel industry. As originally envisioned, Knowledge Navigator was going to be a tablet, the size of an opened magazine, and would have very sophisticated […]
October 5, 2006

Fetch Collaborative travel planning tool

I wanted to provide you an update on my efforts to launch a new company based on the extraction applications from Fetch Technologies. As a reminder, through the use of a Web browser plug-in, the application will allow the consumer to Collect, Organize and Share travel planning, research, shopping and purchases across all the major travel Websites. Travel Tech Consulting, […]
September 19, 2006

Web 2.0 – Travel 2.0

The buzz about Web 2.0 and as a subset Travel 2.0, continues to get stronger. The flow of investment money into new start-ups in this area has been growing every month. As my readers know, I am always on the look out for emerging technology, not just for the “cool” factor, but with an eye on how it may change […]
September 5, 2006

AA/Sabre Deal, A big sigh of relief?

The last minute agreement reached between AA and Sabre has many in the corporate travel world breathing a sigh of relief. I fear that TMCs and corporate customers will quickly return to a state of complacency regarding the radical underlying changes happening in travel distribution. Yes this agreement avoids the additional imposed fees, but by its nature the new agreement […]
August 22, 2006

BTC’s Position Paper

My apologies for being off the radar for a few weeks. I’ve been called back by the U.S. government (GSA eTravel project) to assist with a major software procurement. I can’t go into much detail, but the solution has the potential to save some significant dollars (as in Billions) for the U.S. taxpayer. I wanted to comment on the position […]
August 2, 2006

Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth technology

Microsoft’s Live Labs has introduced a new technology that synthesizes photos of a single destination from a variety of sources to provide an immersive experience for the user. Photo tagging is already a big part of Travel 2.0 and this technology has the potential to provide a travel shopper a true virtual experience of a destination by integrating photos taken […]