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Voice will disrupt bricks-and-mortar, says Tesco Labs

Subscribe now for full access or register to continue reading<p>Retail Week is the most trusted source of business intelligence for the retail industry. …

New Research: The Habits and Behaviors of U.S. and Canadian Travelers

Travelers from around the world demonstrate nuances when it comes to how they travel, from shopping for and booking a trip, to their preferences on …

Will Biometrics Simplify Business Travel? — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

<i>The Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report is our weekly newsletter focused on the future of corporate travel, the big fault lines of disruption</i> …

Lola Pivots to Business Travel and Rebrands

Lola, the latest brainchild of Kayak co-founder Paul English, has quietly pivoted away from leisure travel to become a business travel booking …

The airport revenue growth challenge – learnings from around the globe

This is a viewpoint from Chris Warrington, general manager, airports, at Gentrack.More than nine million passengers take to the skies around the …

Flying

iPhone X won’t be the future of travel, but it will boost biometric ID adoption

Apple’s latest ‘fine I’ll take out a mortgage’ development, the iPhone X, introduces a number of new features, the most intriguing of which is the …

Mobile Technology

How the iPhone Changed the Way We Travel for Better or Worse

<i>Colin Nagy, head of strategy at Fred & Farid, a global advertising agency, writes this opinion column for Skift on hospitality, innovation, and</i> …

New 'iPhone X' revealed in leak

Apple will release a new model of the iPhone called the iPhone X, according to details revealed in an apparent leak.<p>The name of the phone, along with …

Adapt to digital or perish, airline leaders warn

Attendees at this week’s Aviation Festival in London received strong advice from fellow business leaders to sharpen up not only their digital …

Innovation

Finnair unveils Finn chatbot based on NDC technology

Finnair has launched a chatbot via Facebook Messenger to help passenger book flights, check status and find additional information on the airline.The …

Chatbots

Airlines can innovate the stopover experience with mobile

This is a viewpoint from Robert Meza, head of travel at the ENTERTAINER.With the Aviation Festival taking place in London this week, and with so many …

Travelers

Airport and airline technology chiefs look to AI to enhance customer service

SITA’s 2017 Air Transport IT Trends Insights Report shows that airlines and airports are increasingly embracing artificial intelligence (AI) …

Artificial Intelligence

Interview: Designing apps for the future with HotelTonight’s Madhu Prabaker

HotelTonight’s Madhu Prabaker has built a career in designing experiences for a peculiar kind of beast: marketplaces. These types of companies …

Product Management

How AI Can Help The Airlines (And Any Businesses) Heal Their 'Black Eye'

Airlines are coming off a rough six months of brand perception. Forget about mishandled luggage, the bigger problem is mishandled passengers. Customer service — or lack of it — has given the airline industry a “black eye.” Even the most customer-focused airlines are not immune to computer outages …

easyJet’s new ‘Hands Free’ service could boost ancillary revenues and reduce hand luggage

The following article was published by Future Travel ExperienceeasyJet’s ‘Hands Free’ baggage service allows passengers to check in their hand …

Flying

Most Hotel Apps Still Need a Radical Overhaul

Most of the hotel apps out there aren’t worth downloading onto your smartphones. At least that’s what researchers from business intelligence firm L2 …

Google May Finally Face a Showdown With Regulators Over Its Evolving Travel Tools

Is Google naughty or nice? In the past week, this perennially smoldering debate on the travel industry’s conference circuit got fresh fuel.<p>On the …

Datalex targets new revenue streams via AI, payments and an OTA platform

Datalex has started its 2017 financial year strongly, reaffirming its guidance for a 15-20% full-year increase in adjusted EBITDA.For the six months …

Artificial Intelligence

Hybrid Apps Beat Native in New Survey

A new survey from Ionic indicates the hybrid approach to developing mobile apps is gaining ground over true native coding, which is expected to fall …

Artificial Intelligence's Unrecognized Potential for Luxury Travel Brands

Luxury brands are always looking to the next frontier whether it be the quality of fabric, depth of an experience, or pull of a brand story to engage …

KLM Becomes Among the First Non-Chinese Airlines to Accept WeChat Pay

Dutch airline KLM has begun allowing Chinese passengers to use WeChat Pay to buy airfare. It starting doing so quietly on Monday, without advertising …

Video: What The Rise of Cognitive Tech Means for Travelers

We recently launched a Skift Video in partnership with IBM, <b>What The Rise of Cognitive Tech Means for Travelers</b>, which explores the travel industry’s …

Startup pitch: Comtravo wants to simplify business travel booking with AI

Germany-based startup Comtravo says it’s not looking to revolutionise business travel, it wants to simplify it.The company, which has just received …

Artificial Intelligence

Swarm Shifts Focus to Become a Personal Travel Timeline

Swarm received an update this week that takes the app in a new direction. The latest version of the app deemphasizes location sharing with friends, mayorships, and sticker and coin collecting. Those elements are still there, mostly tucked away behind the ‘Friends’ tab, but the focus has shifted. …

New Apps for the Airport Promise to Feed Time-Crunched Travelers Fast

If you fly often —at least in the United States — you may have noticed you’re spending less time waiting for connecting flights. That’s because …

Mobile app startups – Cool Cousin, ChillTravel, YouMap

This is a regular roundup of some of the latest mobile application startup launches in travel covering everything from trip inspiration and planning …

Social Media