travel technology

June 1, 2020

Travel Tech Investment Opportunities in a Post Covid-19 World

Tweet With the industry at a near standstill due to the global pandemic, we often forget that over the last decade the travel industry experienced significant investment from Angels, Venture Capitalists and Private Equity, creating new travel/transportation unicorns (e.g. Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, TripActions, Travel Perk and Oyo to name a few).  While post Covid-19 investors need to exercise caution, there […]
May 13, 2020

The Role of NDC in a Post Covid-19 World

Tweet The recent announcement that beginning June 1st Sabre agents will no longer be able to book Lufthansa flights on the Sabre GDS may be a signal of more changes to come in travel distribution as the industry slowly recovers from the global pandemic. Though the Sabre/Farelogix deal was cancelled, the Sabre/DOJ trial clearly uncovered the airlines continued commitment to […]
August 10, 2018

The Personalization Hype vs Reality

Tweet 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 […]
July 31, 2018

The Travel Industry Hype Cycle

Tweet 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 […]
December 19, 2015

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

Tweet 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 […]
April 2, 2014

NDC A Different Perspective

Tweet There has been a great deal written about IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC). Essentially NDC is an XML standard designed to allow airlines to deliver dynamic content and price based on a traveler’s value. It shifts control over pricing from a traditional published process to a dynamic repsonse controlled by the airlines. NDC has created a lot of controversy.  Major […]