TravelChain

Travel market is an industry with a customer's lifecycle averaged about half of a year. However, these days the majority of business community is aware of a customer only when he or she comes to the final stage of making a purchase decision — booking tickets, tours, hotel, etc.

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Destination Asia

Since 1996 Destination Asia has grown to become the leading destination management company in Asia with full service operations in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.

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The Long Awaited Road to Recovery: Hotels, Airlines, and Consumers in Our Transitional Reality

whitePaper | August 3, 2021

The travel industry is finally on its long-awaited road to recovery — U.S. travel restrictions are easing for vaccinated individuals and international travel is resuming in higher numbers. While leisure travel intent for this summer looks promising, less than one-third of travelers have solidified travel plans by booking their full trips. Uncertainty surrounding vaccine coverage, infection rates in various areas, and quarantine mandates continue to keep prospective travelers vigilant. With a slew of trips still not fully booked, hotels and airlines can tailor their strategies to consumers’ preferences to influence their decisions. This white paper explores what recovery looks like for the hotel and airline sectors, analyzes consumer trends and how to increase their comfort in travel, and examines the post-pandemic staffing situation in the travel industry. Readers will also learn about: Consumers’ travel budget plans Why digital nomads are a lucrative market How Salesforce can assist with mitigating staff shortages and scheduling Features travelers appreciate in public and private lodging accommodations

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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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How Travel and Hospitality Companies are Transforming their Customer Experience in the Age of Kayak, Airbnb and Uber

whitePaper | February 16, 2020

In the competitive hospitality industry customers are demanding a better, more personalized experience. Despite increased consumer spending, operational expenses are putting brands under pressure leading them to search for new efficiency. Mergers, new partnerships, personalization, and digitization are causing the volumes of data to grow. Older technologies aren’t keeping up with the change despite rising maintenance costs. Travel companies must contend with a complex set of ever-changing products and services. Hospitality companies require the ability to provide premium services at a lower cost. Meanwhile, airlines are forced to compete with low-cost alternatives.

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Virtual collaboration: Enhancing your travel program

whitePaper | March 2, 2020

Integrating virtual collaboration in your managed travel program can make you much more important to your business. It extends your reach to include a strategic responsibility for virtual collaboration, which no one else has picked up in most companies. It also presents a new savings opportunity. This white paper offers a starting point to embark on the total collaboration journey.

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Next Generation of Guest Experience in Hospitality

whitePaper | September 24, 2021

The hospitality industry is evolving at an unprecedented pace. Properties must solve for expanded and differentiated guest expectations driven by new technologies and changed traveler behavior, as well as create improved operating efficiencies through automated solutions. The emergence of COVID-19 sent shockwaves throughout the travel industry, forcing operators to think of innovative ways to provide guests with an environment that makes them feel safe while optimizing the operators’ finances. As a result, connectivity has become a major factor in guests’ overall experience and satisfaction. Many of these solutions rely on autonomous data collection and wireless control requiring low latency, increased connection capacity and high reliability -- the three pillars of 5G. Robust wireless connectivity enables properties to understand their guests’ behaviors and how efficiently their property is being operated.

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Destination Asia

Since 1996 Destination Asia has grown to become the leading destination management company in Asia with full service operations in Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.

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