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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 […]
November 23, 2010

Inside the PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit

It was my pleasure again this year to be co-chair of the PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit 2010. The event brought together 33 companies in a fast paced series of 9 minute presentations/demos of innovative travel software. TIS is the brainchild of Bob Offutt (my co-chair) and Philip Wolf, CEO of PhoCusWright. TIS was modeled after the annual Demo Conference where […]
August 6, 2010

Video on Social Media, Social Networking and the Social Web

This video talks about the differences between a narrow focus on social media (brand integrity and promotions) versus an understanding of a given brand’s social graph.  Please check out this blog post and video I recorded back in March with Marc Smith from Connected Action Consulting Group using NodeXL, an open source social graph mapping tool, which compares the Twitter […]
April 28, 2010

Apple iTravel

Apple has filed a patent for the complete travel process on the iPhone.The patent includes an application called iTravel for planning, searching, reviewing and booking flights, hotels, car rentals, trains and bus trips, as well as technology for identification at airports for baggage handling and boarding passes. The patent relies heavily on Near Field Communications (NFC) to enable the quick […]
December 2, 2009

Travel Innovation

As most of you know I was intimately involved with this year’s PhoCusWright’s Travel Innovation Summit. I have been tracking both new media and traditional coverage of the event. I wanted to provide you some feedback from the inside as well as some comments on the overall subject of innovation. First let me acknowledge the hard work of my colleague […]
June 23, 2009

Travdex

I am pleased to be helping my colleagues at PhoCusWright with the launch of the brand new technology tradeshow Travdex, May 5-7 2010 in Atlanta . Some may simply say, why does the travel industry need yet another tradeshow? Each of the segments- airlines, hospitality, corporate, cruise, traditional travel agencies, online travel companies, all have conferences and tradeshows. The question, […]