Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

Today In Chatbots: Concur’s Hipmunk Demos, HelloGbye Launches

[UPDATE, June 28, 2017: Sabre announced plans for a new chatbot that travel agencies would white-label. According to Sabre Labs director of technology Mark McSpadden, Casto Travel and TSI signed up to conduct a pilot later this year.] Concur still isn’t saying much about its plans for Hipmunk, but a client conference this month featured a roadmap for its… Read More »

Teleconference 7: Mobile Technology

Mobile Technology March 9, 2017 Download the recording here. Gift the recording here. Grab the slides here. It’s everywhere, so what’s next for mobile technology in corporate travel? Our expert panel discussed the status quo, keys to creating a mobile strategy, the possible impact of mobile self-service on jobs and operations, and emerging functions like chatbots. This episode featured American Express… Read More »

New Corporate Booking Platform Using Artificial Intelligence

There’s a new player in corporate booking technology. Before the year is out it expects to activate a booking portal for an undisclosed Fortune 10 company. Phase two early next year would bring a proactive artificial intelligence service scanning emails and calendars to present optimal itineraries based on corporate policies. It’s already working with two travel management companies… Read More »

Experts See Artificial Intelligence Boosting Travel Management Innovation

Denver — Artificial intelligence could propel travel management past other disciplines on service innovation. According to experts, this is because of its data and people. American Express Global Business Travel’s Evan Konwiser said business travel firms have the info to make AI useful. Others don’t. Among these data are user profiles, history, preferences and loyalty. Content, rates and negotiated contracts… Read More »

U.S. Federal Government Funds Artificial Intelligence For Travel Risk Management

Monitoring the “dark web” for chatter to predict terrorist activity is expensive and largely the purview of law enforcement. Travel risk management startups, however, are developing technology to help clients more quickly respond to threatening incidents. It’s possible, for example, to issue tsunami alerts following an earthquake. Good intel can highlight areas with a higher likelihood of violence,… Read More »