3 trends that will shape travel experiences in 2020

| January 16, 2020

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Travelport unveiled the 2020 Trends that will shape travel experiences this year. The leading technology company conducted independent research with thousands of global travellers, including 500 in South Africa. Commenting on the trends, Adrian Roodt, Country Manager for Southern Africa at Travelport, said the way customers engaged with their travel experience changed rapidly. “We in the travel industry need to understand, and keep pace with these forces to make sure we’re continuing to make the experience of buying and managing travel continually better, for everyone,” said Roodt.

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