Blockchain is the new kid on the block, with lots of opportunities in its backpack to disrupt the aviation and travel industry.
Hackathons offer a great possibility to demonstrate new solutions for existing problems, and to innovate and develop new ideas and concepts.
Watch out for news related to our blockchain hackathon in cooperation with Comtrade Digital Services.
The Winding Tree Hackathon is your platform to experiment with what the future of travel tech will look like. It’s the time and the place to question how things have been done in the past and to look for fundamentally better ways.
And the best part is you don’t even have to be a blockchain developer to participate, we got you covered with our standard REST API and onsite hands-on complimentary training, mentorship and tons of documentation.
Retail is at the heart of all current industry transformation efforts and IATA is once again leading the pack by organizing the first airline industry symposium dedicated to retail.
The Global Airport and Passenger Symposium (GAPS) is the platform to discuss the impact of existing processes in the passenger journey and explore how future needs, trends and solutions will shape the way we travel. The Symposium will bring together industry experts, senior airline and airport executives, government authorities and solution providers to explore current opportunities, challenges and recommend solutions to shape the future travel experience.
The future of inflight track on day 2 is curated by XXL Solutions - do things differently. We will cover innovative approaches to inflight entertainment and connectivity, considerations beyond inflight, covering the whole customer journey. We explore what propositions are already out there by airports, airlines and other travel stakeholders along the journey, and what embracing them into a new seamless experience can lead to in terms of customer experience, loyalty, customer insight and revenue. We will also discuss examples of state of the art retail. Will we all be Amazon of the air, or simply digital companies? What step does it take from an ancillary strategy to a retail model? What can aviation learn from retailers where revenues can be optimised throughout the complete portfolio of an airline? What can aviation learn from retailers where data is a key element of the decision making process?
With air travel expected to double by 2036, the industry will not be able to handle the growth or evolving customer expectations with the current processes, installations and ways of doing business. Accommodating growth with even bigger airports will be increasingly difficult - if not impossible.
GAPS has been established to examine the processes that touch the passenger journey, on the ground and in the air, and impact related airport processes and operations. The future passenger journey will not be remiss, and delegates will have the chance to collectively shape future solutions through panel discussions, innovation sessions, and partake in the development of the future passenger journey storyline.
This Symposium will bring together airline and airport executives and managers who cover everything from terminal and ramp operations, baggage operations to security screening as well as government and authority representatives, technology and solution providers.
Ursula Silling, CEO & Founder at XXL Solutions and Managing Director at think future - Hamburg Aviation Conference will be a member of the judges for the start up competition at this year's travel tech con. The winners will participate at think future 2019.
We at XXL Solutions do things differently and help aviation and travel companies to transform as well as innovative tech companies and start ups to understand customer needs to build better products and to get known. We love supporting the start up community - new approaches are so urgently needed in the industry. We will be sharing our impressions from this event in Silicon Valley.
The PASSME Showcase takes place at 13:00 on Tuesday 29 May 2018 at Schiphol Head Office Building, Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol, Netherlands.
As you may already know, PASSME is a research and innovation project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme. PASSME aims to reduce unwanted air travel time in Europe by an hour and to make the travel experience less stressful for passengers.
The photo was taken at think future - Hamburg Aviation Conference 2018. Photographer: Robin Kater.
High street shopping malls close, airport malls keep growing and Apple, Amazon & Google increase their numbers of physical stores. Customers - and staff - expect real time responses in an age where the smartphone has become ubiquitous. Real and virtual life mix. Social media and messaging have become a normal way of communication.
Transformation is needed - but it needs to be smart and viable, not just digital for any price. We need to find the right balance and pace. Humanization of technology and mix of physical and digital worlds need to be considered. Start 2018 with us in Hamburg and enjoy relevant insight, new thoughts, key contacts and a remarkable guest experience to develop your transformation strategy.
We are NOT a me too event. The Hamburg Aviation Conference is a unique global think tank where top managers, tech innovators and thought leaders from aviation, travel, retail, universities and tech companies discuss innovative solutions to approach the current dynamic environment and to transform the business to fit the digital age. Themes are around customer focus, technology, innovation and new trends and hot topics of relevance for the travel industry.
Accor Hotels decided to have non-Accor brands sold on Accor's own website. Some would call this very bold, but in a fast changing world, are such brave moves and strategies the only way to get ahead? The same old ideas may no longer cut it, if you want to survive and prosper in today's travel market. So, the 8th Mega Event Worldwide will challenge you to be bold!
From Bitcoin to Blockchain, chatbots to wearables, we live in an age of new technology & accelerating innovation. Communicating with your customers in a seamless and secure way has never been easier.
But with so many options, how do you know you’re making the right decision when it comes to investing your – and your company’s - time and money? Consumer – and business – adoption of new technologies shows us a glimpse of the not-too-distant future of passenger communications.
Understanding these prominent trends today will help you stay ahead of ever-changing consumer expectations, and lead you to actionable opportunities in the future. In this webinar, we’ll investigate the need-to-know technologies to help you understand the ‘Bigger Picture’.
We’ll identify the true innovations you need to watch out for, and look at how you can future-proof your business for what’s to come.