Best Destinations for Kitesurfing Fanatics

| April 22, 2019

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Are you the kind of traveler who yawns at the thought of snowboarding down a black diamond? Do you get bored thinking about parasailing yet again? then it’s time to think about a kiteboarding vacation. Here are some sunny destinations to keep in mind.

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The best guess for the future of travel is just a guess

Article | April 16, 2020

Over the past few days, I've looked at a few dozen travel industry predictor graphs, from a number of very credible sources. Below, I've compiled them all onto one graph to create the last predictor you need to understand for the next few weeks. I can say with almost certainty that one, or a combination of these is going to be quite accurate. What’s the point here? The point here is that there is no point. Nobody knows what will happen next week, never mind three years from now.

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State of Artificial Intelligence in Travel

Article | April 16, 2020

AI in travel life cycle and vertical segments / Using AI in the hospitality landscape to enhance hotel reputation, drive revenue and elevate the customer experience to the next level / Travel management companies intend to invest in chatbot technologies / OTAs are using AI to offer travelers deeper personalization and more automated customer service during the search, shop and buy process / Conclusions.

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Data shows severe impact of coronavirus on global hospitality industry

Article | April 16, 2020

Global hospitality data company STR has released hotel industry reports for the week ending March 21 and in nearly all markets, the metrics are continuing to get worse due to the ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19. The reports are based on data from 68,000 properties and 9.1 million rooms around the world. Compared to 2019 figures, occupancy is down as much as 96% in Italy to 68% down in China, 67% down in the United Kingdom, 59% down in the United States and 48% down in Singapore. As the first market to deal with the coronavirus, China is also the first to show signs of stabilization. About 87% of the country’s hotels are now open – up from a low of 40% - and occupancy is starting to turn in a positive direction, to just over 20% for the week ending March 21 from a low of 10% in February.

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Will the travel industry adopt white box AI?

Article | April 16, 2020

I recently attended a Venture Beat webinar entitled: 3 Keys To Moving Toward White-Box, Explainable AI. The panel discussed varying degrees of transparency in respect to understanding the output from artificial intelligence, the worst being a black box where the underlying decision is masked in AI algorithms. So what does this all mean? Of course, in the travel industry, we traditionally have a different term for a “black box”, but in the context of AI, a black box output implies that it may be challenging for the target audience to understand the rational for a given decision. The key here is defining the target audience.

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Company specialized since 1983 in the rental of catamarans and monohulls from Marin in Martinique. Star Voyage Antilles offers the rental of sailboats for a minimum of 7 days, with or without crew. Discover the Grenadines Islands on a cruise aboard one of our 30 boats. We also sell our used boats. Do not hesitate to contact us to exchange your projects.

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