A Female Guide to Solo Travel

| July 31, 2017

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Traveling alone is an experience that teaches you a lot, both about yourself and about the world. Being solo can open doors that you may not have otherwise opened. It’s easier to keep your eyes open to the countries and cultures around you if you aren’t keeping track of anyone but yourself.

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Flight Centre Travel Group, The Americas

Flight Centre Travel Group USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group in Australia, which is publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange, includes 13 brands spanning retail, wholesale and corporate travel. Its brands include Liberty Travel, GOGO Vacations, Worldwide Traveler, FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveler, CIEvents, Stage and Screen Travel Services, Travel Associates, Campus Travel, Flight Center, Student Universe, 4th Dimension (4D) Business Travel Consulting, and Travel Money USA. Flight Centre Travel Group USA has its headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey, in addition to businesses operating across the country in 24 states and Washington, D.C. Our network reaches across ten countries and employs over 13,000 people. With our company you can have a career that can take you all over the world!

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Travel Trends 2020 — Technology

Article | March 9, 2020

Technology’s a double-edged sword, and it will just get sharper. On one hand, it’s wonderful to have a complete toolbox in one hand (camera, photo library and editor, tickets and itinerary, currency converter, maps and navigation) and access to the wider online world. On the other, it will become even more a DIY world. Not connecting to the cloud? Well you’ll have to Google the issue and fix that. Contacts not loading? Same. Check in online, get to the airport, fix your bag tags and put them on the belt. Tech will become better and more frustrating all at the same time in 2020 and beyond.

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Online Travel Trends to Watch out for in 2020

Article | March 9, 2020

Travel has seen an incredible digital transformation over the last decade. Technologies like AI and Mobile have produced large scale disruption. With the number of aspirant travelers continuously increasing and millennials outrightly discarding the concept of work-life balance, the tourism industry is expected to continue to evolve in 2020. The overall paradigm shift in the travel arena is a result of the confluence of changing mindset and varying perception across various markets.

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How data is shaping the traveler experience

Article | March 9, 2020

Travel managers have long looked for a way to improve the traveler experience. They’re providing new tools and services to the employees, hoping that this will increase compliance and reduce costs. However, these results are not often achieved, because tools are implemented without a true understanding of the traveler and their needs. In our upcoming white paper, we’re looking at how data is shaping the traveler experience – and how it drives travel management to achieve results. For this research project, Phocuswright partnered with AirPlus International to understand how much has changed since Big Data was first talked about in corporate travel.

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Emerging Key Technology Trends That Is Revolutionizing The Travel Industry

Article | March 9, 2020

Technology advancements have changed the way we travel. And some of the new developments promise an improved day-to-day operation and interactive experiences for the customers. With the help of technologies, thousands of companies have transformed their conventional accommodation and traveling experiences. Travelers have gained free access to chart their journey, arrange required services, and enjoy hassle-free traveling. And the best part of this is, the ability to acquire all without leaving the comfort of home. However, there has been a paradigm shift in the travel industry with the development of some emerging techs around the world. So let’s check out what these technologies are, how they are going to impact, and the way it is going to change the entire traveling experience. Key Tech Trends In Traveling 1. AI Chatbots Chatbots powered by artificial intelligence is the most sensible investment. It helps users to talk with chatbots through messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Skype, or Slack. With the data stored in these chatbots, they recommend the best locations, tips, and price-alerts, thus, impact the decisions of the customers. During the trip, it would prompt the traveler about check-in updates and flight delays. Some of the booking sites that use chatbots include Skyscanner, Kayak, Booking.com, etc. 2. AR & VR Thanks to the development of augmented reality and virtual reality, potential customers can now take a virtual tour of the resort or hotel from anywhere around the world. It assists not only the customer to choose the best option for them but also helps the hotels to promote their facilities. With AR and VR, the possibilities in the travel industry are infinite. 3. Recognition Technology Due to the Covid-19 crisis, one of the biggest fears a customer faces is coming in contact with an infected person. But, the recognition technology assists in both check-in and check-out from the hotel with the help of retina scanning, facial recognition, and other biometric identifications. 4. Smart Rooms with IoT A wide number of hotels have moved towards the Internet of Things for their rooms. It enhances the entire customer experience via customized and potential control to the rooms while detecting any problem that can be faced by them. 5. Contactless Payment Last but not the least, contactless payment is another form of advancement in travel tech that allows companies to process payments quickly and saves time for the customers who don’t have cash or access to their debit or credit card. What’s Next? For every company that is operating in the travel industry, it is important to keep up with the technological trends. Understanding and using the tech mentioned will help in providing a better experience for the customer and optimize business along with the overall performance of the business. If you want to know more about these technologies and their adoption then have an IT consultant from experienced experts and acquire the in-depth information.

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Flight Centre Travel Group, The Americas

Flight Centre Travel Group USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group in Australia, which is publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange, includes 13 brands spanning retail, wholesale and corporate travel. Its brands include Liberty Travel, GOGO Vacations, Worldwide Traveler, FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveler, CIEvents, Stage and Screen Travel Services, Travel Associates, Campus Travel, Flight Center, Student Universe, 4th Dimension (4D) Business Travel Consulting, and Travel Money USA. Flight Centre Travel Group USA has its headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey, in addition to businesses operating across the country in 24 states and Washington, D.C. Our network reaches across ten countries and employs over 13,000 people. With our company you can have a career that can take you all over the world!

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