Business Traveller (Africa) - - FEATURE – TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY -

Here’s a look at some of the new prod­ucts out there, as de­tailed by some of the big travel play­ers con­sulted for this piece on travel tech­nol­ogy:

FCM Travel So­lu­tions South Africa – has launched its in­ter­ac­tive ‘Smart As­sis­tant for Mo­bile’ (Sam) that sup­ports users with all as­pects of travel via a con­ver­sa­tional in­ter­face, an­swer­ing ques­tions, mak­ing rec­om­men­da­tions, and per­form­ing ac­tions.

Delta Air Lines – is launch­ing cus­tom­ized travel sites for cor­po­rate ac­counts later this year and will be launch­ing the first bio­met­ric ter­mi­nal in the U.S. at its At­lanta hub.

Amadeus – has fur­ther de­vel­oped its Trans­fers so­lu­tion and re­cently re­leased Travel Alerts No­ti­fier (ATAN). With this prod­uct, trav­ellers can keep in­formed of any changes to their travel plans through­out the en­tire trip cy­cle – from the ini­tial book­ing up to their ar­rival back home.

Trav­el­port – Trip As­sist is a mo­bile en­gage­ment plat­form that al­lows TMCs to con­nect, sup­port and en­gage end-trav­ellers at ev­ery stage of their jour­ney.

Ac­corHo­tels – is test­ing the ‘smart’ ho­tel room con­cept.

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