Entries by luke_keogh

What We Can All Learn from China in the Year of the Dog

Understanding the scale and influence of China affects us all: why has China leapt ahead in terms of eCommerce, Mobile and Social, and discover why Tencent and Alibaba are a glimpse of the future. Chinese New Year, called the ‘Spring Festival’ in China, begins on Friday, February 16, 2018, and it triggers celebrations all across […]

Demystifying Big Data for Travel #4: Prescriptive Analytics

This is the final part of our “Demystifying Big Data” paper series, so we are focusing on an important emerging area – indeed, the ‘final frontier’ for any travel retailer on a Big Data journey. The field of prescriptive analytics takes things one step further than predictive analytics – using a combination of the customer […]

OpenJaw Technologies opens its first office in China

Irish Travel Technology firm opens new office in Dalian to support growing customer base in China. 06 December, 2017 – DUBLIN/IRELAND, DALIAN/CHINA: Irish travel technology company, OpenJaw Technologies, today officially opened an office in Dalian, China, to add to its existing international offices in Madrid, Krakow and Hong Kong. The new Dalian office, situated in north eastern […]

A Beginners Guide to Blockchain for Travel

Since Bitcoin first appeared in 2008/2009, people have been looking for the next ‘killer application’ for the technology that made it possible: Blockchain. Just like the word – “Cloud”, Blockchain has taken hold of the news as hot emerging technology. But, what are the use cases for travel? There has been plenty of hype around […]

The Seven Keys to New Distribution Capability (NDC) Enlightenment

Over the course of the 18th century European politics, philosophy, science and communications were completely reoriented as part of a movement referred to by its followers as the Age of Reason, or simply the Enlightenment. Enlightenment followers in Britain, in France and throughout Europe questioned traditional authority and embraced the notion that humanity could be […]

7 Things to Learn about the Future of Travel from China

China’s outbound tourism is set to have huge growth over the next 10 years. The number of Chinese passport holders is forecast to swell by 100 million over the decade – only 4% of Chinese people have passports today. This will lead to dramatic increases in visitors to destination across Asia, Europe and beyond. However, […]

7 Challenges for Airlines in 2018

The Aviation Festival in London is proving itself to be one of the top aviation events in the world. The Festival takes place in the first week of September each year, and the 2017 event was at least 20% bigger than 2016, which was in turn much bigger than previous years. Each stream is packed, […]