Exploring Cozumel’s Natural Treasures

| July 1, 2019

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Cozumel, a Mexican island in the Caribbean, has long since been known as an ideal spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. It’s home to Chankanaab, and eco-park offering visitors a place to snorkel and swim with dolphins and other marine life.

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Article | February 17, 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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Where are the new openings for startups in the travel industry?

Article | February 17, 2020

The travel and tourism sector is estimated to be worth a huge $8.8 trillion every year, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Along with established players, the industry has an incredibly vibrant startup scene full of companies looking to disrupt the status quo and capture a slice of the travel industry pie. The investment capital is there, as we know, with Phocuswright’s latest State of Travel Startups report revealing $5.8 billion was invested in travel startups in 2018. So, I want to home in on three key areas where there are still plenty of opportunities for startup innovation and look at some of the exciting things that are already happening in those segments.

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Article | May 26, 2021

Controlling how employees spend company money on travel has been one of the biggest historic challenges for finance teams. Most company spend is governed by purchase orders, with payments made in relation to specific invoices from the company’s own bank. The data is available transparent and can be analyzed to spot any inconsistencies. But controlling travel spend, which is most company’s largest discretionary spend area, is much harder. Employees increasingly organize their own travel, empowered by corporate self-booking tools for search, booking, and payment. This can help with visibility, particularly if the corporate uses lodge or virtual cards to pay. However, pre-trip spend like air and hotel bookings only represent 50-60% of the money spent on travel. What about the rest?

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Article | March 17, 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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Travel Weekly Group is the UK’s number one travel trade media group, uniquely connecting the travel industry with a portfolio of brands and products across print, digital media and events. Owned by Jacobs Media Group, Europe’s largest travel and hospitality B2B media company. Travel Weekly is the UK’s number one weekly travel industry magazine. Written by experienced journalists; packed with exclusive news, analysis and features. It covers all sectors of the UK travel industry to a targeted readership. Travelweekly.co.uk is the accompanying website undisputedly the first for breaking key stories.

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