In: August 2017

14
Aug

Forbes: Blockchain Startup TamTam Eyes Trillion Dollar Travel Industry Offering ‘Crypto’

Excerpts from Forbes: Is the travel sector ripe for disruption with blockchain technology? With a trillion dollar industry that estimates over a billion tourists per annum having suffered a lack of innovation for many years, startup TamTam Travels is now looking to “leverage the power of blockchain” technology and combine it with member benefits and discounts across a broad range of travel and related services. Stepping into the breach is UK-based TamTam Travels with a business model of based on a membership portal, which offers discounts on benefits and services. This is not just while travelling abroad, but also locally whilst at home. And, potentially savings could run to hundreds – if not several thousand – of dollars. Touting savings of up to 50% savings on groceries to fashion, and much more, from leading brands, it is also offering veteran travellers “exclusive access” to a personal assistant concierge service as well as airline lounges globally. Through TamTam Travel’s search engine, for example, members can search for daily, local and global discounts featuring over 300,000 of the world’s best merchants – including cruise packages at up to 40% discount. Membership also provides airport lounge access with complimentary pre-flight snacks and drinks, plus complimentary flight insurance…

05
Aug

Key Travel Trends Impacting the Digital Experience in 2016

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Do you remember the last time you booked a flight ticket through a travel agent? Well, most people don’t. But that doesn’t alter the fact that technology has an indispensable role to play in the future of travel. The travel industry is constantly innovating new ideas and concepts to offer a pleasant experience to the travelers across various social and digital channels. The digital occurrence in the travel industry is expanding its horizons with each passing day. Take, for instance, drone photography or virtual tours. The digital world is continuously changing the way we move, travel, stay and see places.

05
Aug

How is Millennial Trend Shifting and Shaping Travel

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Millennials love to travel whenever they can. They don’t view travel as a luxury but a necessity. According to the stats, they travel more than business travelers – about 4.7 times each year. Millennials have spent 20% more on travel in 2014 than the previous year and it is increasing. They are spending roughly $200 billion yearly on their travels. (Source)