Global travel & transportation networks on a shared platform
Manu John

Global travel & transportation networks on a shared platform

With a variety of travel options to compare from multiple providers, booking through the travel websites has always been a wonderful user experience. Key to this user experience is attributed to the GDS networks – the platform where airlines, hotels, cruises and automobile rental companies seamlessly interact over the internet to provide details (availability & fare) and accept bookings from travel management companies, online travel agents and large corporations. While there is so much advancement made in the 'booking and distribution' aspects of GDS (richer content, bundled & un...
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Unlocking the digital traveler
Shweta Kavishwar

Unlocking the digital traveler

From chatbots, smart luggage options, beacons to virtual assistants... travelers today have more research and booking options at their fingertips than ever before. They're looking for more information and expect it to be at their fingertips to help guide them in their decision making process. As the era of the digital traveler takes on, the industry needs to be prepared in keeping pace with offering its users the always-connected experience. Here we've compiled some of the latest trends we believe will drive the growth in technology in turn dominating digital experiences for today's traveler: ...
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Daily Disruption: A Doctor in the Palm of Your Hand
Lekshmi Nair

Daily Disruption: A Doctor in the Palm of Your Hand

Today, the internet is now a one stop home, for health-care, jobs, finance, IT, you name it. When we're feeling sick, we even let the internet treat us, without taking proper advice from a doctor. We rely on sites and blogs and accept the solutions that they give us, based on the symptoms we enter into the search box. Studies which have proved that disease rates are increasing on a daily basis - the primary reason being the current lack of timely consultation and proper medication. To make things even more complex, we have many online consultation websites that proclaim that consultations are ...
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Daily Disruption: Trading Places
Raktim Atreya

Daily Disruption: Trading Places

Travel isn't just leisure – for the millions of businesspeople who travel across the globe daily, it's an absolute necessity. While they may hail from different industries and may be headed to different locations, they all seek to get an edge in the same three factors at the end of the day: comfort, prices and punctuality. Take Rachel – she's all set for a business meeting that has suddenly been organized at the last minute. However, she finds herself trapped as there is no available flight to her destination at the desired time. Necessity is mother of innovation, but also I believe necessity ...
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Daily Disruption: Wearable Technology
Siju K J

Daily Disruption: Wearable Technology

In the beginning, wearable devices found initial markets in the sports and health monitoring sectors. Then came the Google glass and watches with the Android or Apple OS. Now many features formerly exclusive to smart phones are now possible in a smart watch as well. In what came as a surprise to many analysts, 30 million smartwatches were sold in 2015. The fast growing hardware capabilities and the interest from giants like Apple and Google brought Bluetooth, internet connectivity, and apps such as Accelerometer, Compass, and NFC to the smartwatch. This confluence of features can result in a h...
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