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Future Traveller Tribes 2030: Building a more rewarding journey

traveller_tribes_2030.rewarding_journey.pngTravellers are not defined by their demographic segment anymore, but by their purchasing behaviours and motivations instead. How will purchasing habits evolve and how can the industry respond to these emerging traveller behaviours to build a more rewarding and connected traveller journey, from "inspiring to arriving"? 

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Managed Travel 3.0

Managed Travel 3.0If technology is a creator of experience, then managed travel is most definitely an instrument of change. The Internet more than anything else has changed the face of managed travel and with it the expectations of the new connected and expectant business traveller. Managed travel has become more complex, yet more simple, and as a result business travellers want more! 

 

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Future Traveller Tribes 2030

Future Traveller Tribes 2030By 2030 more than 1.8 billion of us will travel internationally every year. What motivates us and how we behave will be radically different to today.

Future Traveller Tribes 2030, identifies six new traveller segments - or tribes - that will impact travel by 2030. Travellers of tomorrow will be motivated to choose travel products that provide them with increased ‘social capital’, ‘truly authentic local experiences’, and ‘reward’. By defining travellers by their preferences and tastes, airlines, railways, travel agents and hotels alike will be able to tailor their products effectively, allowing consumer better choice and service.

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Cleared for take-off

Cleared for take-off - strategies in Lean IT

Strategies in Lean IT and how they’re relevant to the travel business

The report examines the principles and origins of lean and shows how they can be applied to IT and operations within the travel industry. It also urges travel businesses to adopt and apply the principles of ‘lean’ thinking across IT and operations, in order to create an industry that can better detect, understand and respond to customers’ increasingly complex and changing needs.

By embracing lean, travel companies can enjoy rapid rates of new service and app development, earn more revenues from market niches, and better personalise their offers to the needs of customers as individuals.

 

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Shaping the Future of Travel

Shaping the future of travel

Macro trends driving industry growth over the next decade.

Amadeus has commissioned Oxford Economics to undertake a study exploring the trends shaping the future of travel. In Shaping the Future of Travel: Macro trends driving industry growth over the next decade, we explore macro-economic forecasts; the impact of emerging and frontier markets; the dichotomy of fortunes in business travel and whether the vision of a more connected travel industry is within reach.

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At the Big Data Crossroads

At the Big Data Crossroads

Major global study reveals how big data will transform rail travel   

A major independent global study reveals how rail travel could be transformed by big data. Rail operators, travel agencies, and other travel providers are unlocking the power of big data to dramatically improve products and services, thereby enhancing their competitive position and benefitting customers.

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The Rail Journey to 2020

The rail journey to 2020

Facts, figures and trends that will define the future of European passenger rail.

The most extensive report to date on the European Rail industry which aims to inform the debate on how seamless cross-border rail services across Europe can become a reality.

The Rail Journey to 2020 Report highlights the key trends and drivers affecting the evolution of cross-border passenger rail travel through the period, informed by robust data and best practice modelling.

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Open for business

Open for Business

The value of Open Source Software in transaction processing.

Open Source systems are making significant inroads into enterprise and critical computing systems. This shift to Open Source systems is heralding nothing short of a revolution in the IT industry.

The paper explores what this transition means for enterprise customers, IT providers and the end consumer.

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Empowering Inspiration: The future of travel search

Empowering Inspiration: the future of travel search

A recent study commissioned by Amadeus about how consumers will search for travel in the future reveals travellers’ pain points and future motivations when planning and booking for travel online.

The study was conducted to understand the behaviours of a representative sample of trend-setting leisure travellers - The Discretionary Traveller - in six different countries (US, UK, Germany, India, Russia and Brazil) and to uncover cross-market comparisons of how people shop for travel online.

It shows that using advanced destination selection and content customisation tools to attract and inspire consumers earlier in the travel planning process is key to gaining competitive edge in the months and years ahead.

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Back on Track

Back on Track

Supporting the development of a 21st century rail network.

Authored by Professor James Woudhuysen, a world-renowned professor of forecasting and innovation, and sponsored by Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, the report aims to help the rail industry understand how outsourcing can help drive modernisation so that the objectives laid out in the EC Whitepaper - ‘Roadmap to a single European transport network’ - can be achieved.

Back on Track argues that the rail industry should consider adopting next generation IT solutions, similar to those used by other travel companies such as airlines, to raise productivity, cut costs, and improve the customer experience.    

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The Changing Face of Rail Travel

The changing face of rail travel

An in-depth report.

Deregulation will increase competition between rail companies and on routes – and new entrants to market might adopt previously-unseen business models.

Rail companies need to move from a nationalistic distribution model to an industry-wide solution. They also have to make the customer their priority – and improve the overall travel experience.

 

  

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Cross-Sell Your Way to Profit

Cross-sell your way to profit

How Travel Suppliers Are Using Third-Party Ancillary Services to Drive New Revenues and Enhance Their Traveler’s Experience.

More and more travel players are expanding their offers to include supplementary third-party ancillary products and services to help and inspire today’s travellers while earning attractive profits.

“Cross-Sell Your Way to Profit – How Travel Suppliers Are Using Third-Party Ancillary Services to Drive New Revenues and Enhance Their Traveler’s Experience" is a Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Amadeus that explores the key trends shaping the future of cross-selling.

The study is based on insights from travel providers from across the globe and centres explicitly on the opportunity presented by “third-party ancillary services”.

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