Effective distribution channels for hotels to stay competitive

VLeisure's CEO and founder Phan Le outlines the effective distribution strategies that hotels should undertake in a highly competitive and fast-changing environment.

Three ways agencies can win in the NDC era

Ian Heywood, Travelport’s global head of new distribution, shares how to maximise the opportunities of NDC to combat the competition.

How airlines can overcome digital challenges and gain customer loyalty

Amid competition with other online ticketing platforms, Redicka Subrammanian, founder & CEO of Resulticks, discusses why airlines need to focus on differentiating themselves through better and more integrated customer experience.

Legal or illegal lodging? The choice is yours, says hospitality chief

As short-term rentals remain in the regulatory grey zone in many parts of Asia, Arthur Kiong, CEO, Far East Hospitality, explains why serviced residences offer an accommodation sweet spot that combines 'living like a local' with comforts usually associated with hotel stay.

Inflight connectivity: To monetise or not to monetise?

Chris Rogerson, vice president, Asia-Pacific, Inmarsat Aviation, discusses what makes free inflight Wi-Fi worth the hefty investment: loyalty, data and ancillary revenue opportunities.

Digital marketing lessons from top tourism boards

Destination content technology company Smartvel's CEO Inigo Valenzuela breaks down the digital best practices from top tourism boards and identifies what DMOs can do to better engage visitors on their websites.

Frictionless customer conversations the future of contact centres in travel

With the average person expected to communicate more with chatbots than with their own spouses by 2022, airlines can start using bots to remove friction in customer conversation, without completely cutting out the travel agent, according to Mike Tansey, managing director & travel and hospitality lead, Asia-Pacific, Africa Middle East & Turkey, Accenture

Travel trends and why they matter to agents

Sundar Narasimhan, senior vice president of Sabre's labs and product strategy, breaks down technology transformations that will affect travel agencies' traditional way of doing business.

State of play of NDC standard around the world

Ian Heywood, Travelport's global head of new distribution, takes a look at how the new NDC standard brings diverse concerns and opportunities across different regions worldwide, and why industry players should get on board to collectively benefit from changes in distribution.

Staying relevant in today’s changing travel market

In today's dynamic business world, Maxim Sevastianov, CEO and founder Traveknowledgy, takes a look at OTAs and TMCs can increase profitability while maintaining customer loyalty.

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