Travel Technology, Industry Outlook

Reimagining Tourism in the Era of the Metaverse

December 6, 2022

Reimagining Tourism in the Era
The tourism industry, with travel and hospitality as two of its major components, is no longer the same as it was. Consumer behaviors toward tourism have significantly changed, influenced by the desire for safety and social contact and the accelerated shift to digital. Travel planning now happens with just a few clicks — from selecting a travel location and checking safety protocols to receiving information on flights and lodgings. For businesses, this means tougher asks from customers
and greater competition for wallet share, especially as digital evens out the playing field between small and large companies.

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Xanterra Travel Collection

The Xanterra Travel Collection is a diverse portfolio of unique and unforgettable vacation experiences around the world. Trek to the ancient mountain-top ruins of Machu Picchu, venture on safari in Namibia, cycle through French wine country or take a sleigh ride in Glacier National Park at 6,000 feet above sea level. Watch Old Faithful erupt from a century-old lodge in Yellowstone, ride in a 1923 Pullman train car to the Grand Canyon or gaze at the Milky Way from a historic four-diamond desert oasis in Death Valley.It’s all possible through the companies of the Xanterra Travel Collection. So the only question is…what do you want to do on your next trip?

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Scaling NDC for the digital travel players

whitePaper | July 22, 2022

IATA is also aware of the “scalability challenges in the leisure market”. Many of our Airlines, Online Travel Agencies, MetaSearch Engines and other Leisure Travel partners have called on Amadeus to find solutions to this. Others have devised their own, and we are seeing some very innovative workarounds in the market.

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Travel and the psychology behind spontaneity

whitePaper | October 14, 2022

Spontaneity is highly associated with overall well-being.Spontaneous people are dependable, agreeable and more open to experience.Generally, people who plan less for their holidays have overall better well-being.People who are more spontaneous report enjoying their holidays more,and this has a substantial positive effect on well-being.

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A GUIDE TO YOUR BUSINESS TRAVEL EXPENSES

whitePaper | November 1, 2019

The world of business travel expenses can be a minefield: keeping track of all those invoices and receipts, especially if they come in at different times from different suppliers, some by email, some printed, and some even written out by hand, can be a challenging and time consuming process. In order to sort through the paperwork and ensure your accounts add up, you need to not only keep organised, but have clear guidelines in place for to what you can and cannot expense, as well as any budget limits.

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Ten Principles for Sustainable Destinations: Charting a new path forward for travel and tourism

whitePaper | September 27, 2022

The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Sustainable Tourism has developed the following principles to guide businesses, governments, destinations, travellers and resident communities to better design and manage tourism destinations and practices for many years to come. Over the past 50 years, international arrivals have grown from 200 million to close to 1.6 billion. This tremendous growth in international connectivity and travel has had countless economic and societal benefits worldwide, not least the contribution of 10% of global GDP in recent years and as the generator of 1 in every 10 jobs

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Seamless travel

whitePaper | January 21, 2020

Explore the award-winning biometric and AI technology of NEC, unlocking uninterrupted kerb-to-gate travel with just a simple smile.

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Restarting Permissible Business Travel

whitePaper | May 24, 2021

Optimism is growing for a return to business travel. 79% of Travel Managers and GBTA members say they would be “very comfortable” or “comfortable” traveling after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 55% of Travel Managers say business travelers are “willing” or “very willing” to travel for business, up from 49% at the start of 2021. To help you lead the restart of business travel for your organization, here are 7 key steps to consider.

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Spotlight

Xanterra Travel Collection

The Xanterra Travel Collection is a diverse portfolio of unique and unforgettable vacation experiences around the world. Trek to the ancient mountain-top ruins of Machu Picchu, venture on safari in Namibia, cycle through French wine country or take a sleigh ride in Glacier National Park at 6,000 feet above sea level. Watch Old Faithful erupt from a century-old lodge in Yellowstone, ride in a 1923 Pullman train car to the Grand Canyon or gaze at the Milky Way from a historic four-diamond desert oasis in Death Valley.It’s all possible through the companies of the Xanterra Travel Collection. So the only question is…what do you want to do on your next trip?

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