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Facebook’s chatbot M is dead. Will travel AI on WeChat thrive?
After closing a $3 million funding round, Hong Kong-based chatbot startup TravelFlan enters mainland China market, transitioning from Facebook Messenger to Tencent’s WeChat platform for the Chinese travelers.
11 thoughts on the future of technology in travel and hospitality from CES 2018
Consumer technology is the bellwether for enterprise. Are those buzzwords such as AI, VR, 5G, robots, drones, biometrics what we truly want in the future?
Six high-tech products that hoteliers can look at and adopt
Products such as autonomous store platform, smart shower, multiview projector system, light-changing panels...are able to help hotels offer a smarter and more personalized experience.
ChinaTravelNews Briefing: Chinese tourism, Ctrip and other players' moves
For the past two weeks, ChinaTravelNews reported on how Chinese tourists affect the travel sector, a series of Ctrip’s moves, and news of major players Meituan, Tencent and Airbnb.
Ctrip unveils "robot hotel receptionist" to go beyond booking and marketing
The move shows that Ctrip begins to target smart devices, PMS, and hotel resources far beyond booking and marketing.
Priceline CEO: Chinese traveling abroad represent a great opportunity
"A big part of our business is that outbound business (of Chinese travelers going out of the country), and next is the inbound business－foreigners coming to China", said Glenn Fogel, CEO of Priceline.
Google hotels ads could make gains with chain loyalty rates
Hotels are now experimenting with different book-direct incentives, but Trivago, compared to the online travel agencies, has no special incentives for booking direct.
A travel tech consultancy perspective on 2017 and the coming year
New players such as Airbnb, Uber, Lyft are actively investing in developing business travel programs with sophisticated tracking and data connectivity tools.
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