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: https://witt-travel-tech.eventbrite.co.uk
We hope to see you there!
The WiTT Board
Annette, Audrey, Helen, Michelle, Stephanie, and Yasmeen