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How payment orchestration platforms boost airline.com conversion through seamless, customer-centric, and scalable online shopping experiences

How payment orchestration platforms boost airline.com conversion through seamless, customer-centric, and scalable online shopping experiences

Digital payments are a critical component of the online booking experience. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and expect travel to pick up again, airlines need much more than innovative payment instruments to enhance that experience. The key to improving check-out conversion is the seamless transition from global to local payment methods, and vice versa, depending on consumer preferences. An airline's geographically diverse customer base requires integrating a range of international payment options, including digital wallets, loyalty points redemption, and regional payment instruments. ...

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The technology driving the future of air cargo handling operations

The technology driving the future of air cargo handling operations

In Ashok Rajan's blog wrapping up the 2021 IBS Cargo Forum's first session, he highlighted how increased stakeholder collaboration, innovation, agility, and digitalization are key priorities in air cargo. During the event's third session on Wednesday, we looked at these priorities in more detail with our customer community. While air cargo embarks many stakeholders across the value chain, and digital transformation needs to permeate throughout, cargo operations are the heart and soul of the industry. This is where "the customer promise" is realized through service execution and the physical sh...

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Even the most experienced airline operations controller can miss tell-tale signs of an ongoing disruption

Even the most experienced airline operations controller can miss tell-tale signs of an ongoing disruption

Disruptions and irregular operations probably happened more often than airlines would have liked prior to the pandemic. But disruption management suddenly became the norm, rather than the exception, once COVID-19 struck. "Time is money" and there are few instances when the saying rings louder than in airline operations. Every Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance (ACMI) minute costs US$100-120 on average, highlighting the importance of dealing with irregular operations swiftly in an environment already characterized by thin margins. In "normal" circumstances, industry sources estimate tha...

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Women in Tech: Sheeba George, Senior Service Delivery Manager, IBS Software

Women in Tech

Tell us a bit about your role and what you enjoy.  I'm responsible for the product management teams for one of our well-known travel clients, managing relationships with different stakeholders. I look after a department of 75 people. It's a multi-faceted role but what I really enjoy is working with people - from hiring and onboarding, setting team goals, fostering team collaborations to sharing best practices and then, seeing the developments. What first inspired you to go into STEM?  The race to space! At school, I loved reading about the first man on the moon and space engineering....

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Venturing beyond dynamic pricing to personalized pricing

Venturing beyond dynamic pricing to personalized pricing

While the airline industry was the first to introduce advanced revenue management techniques to the world, including the dynamic pricing concept, other industries are leading in this area. Part of the reason for this, in addition to others we will look at, is the sheer complexity of the airline industry. Even as airlines use advanced pricing techniques based on real-time demand and more granular segmentation, dynamic pricing is still being refined with advances in continuous pricing that offer more flexible price points. But the real game-changer for revenue growth is when you look beyond dyna...

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