Travel Technology Trends

To some, the travel sector would appear to be an industry sitting in the slow lane of the information superhighway. According to Adobe Digital Insights, close to 60% of business travel arrangements are still made by travel agents or other off-line methods; 40% of leisure travel is booked this way.

In fact, the industry is embracing a range of new technologies to improve users’ experiences of destinations and journeys; speed up bookings and registrations; and extend trips to enable travelers to relive holidays when they return home. Some of the key technologies being trialed and adopted by the travel industry today include recognition systems; chatbots and AI; augmented and virtual reality; the Internet of Things; and robots, both behind the scenes, to detect weapons or forbidden items, and front of house to meet, greet, and guide guests. WiTT’s May event will feature a panel that will examine these and other tech trends that are reshaping the travel sector.

Anne Chitan, Partner, CMS, will chair the panel. She will be joined by:

  • Lucy Amortegui, Business Development, Future Visual;
  • Rubina Singh, Advisory Expert, Solar Impulse Foundation;
  • Athina Metridou,  Experience Designer, Mativision; and
  • Andrew Jordan, CTO, CWT.

The evening will run as follows:

6:00-7:00 pm: drinks & networking
7:00-8:15 pm: panel discussion followed by Q&A
8:15: wrap-up and more networking.

We’d like to thank CMS for hosting. (CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street | London EC4N 6AF)

To register, please use the Eventbrite link:

We hope to see you there!

The WiTT Board
Annette, Audrey, Helen, Michelle, Stephanie, and Yasmeen