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FREE Webinar: Technology and its massive impact on the travel experience

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Technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate – but where it used to be something we use, now it’s part of our DNA. …

Technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate – but where it used to be something we use, now it’s part of our DNA.

In this webinar you will take a journey with today’s travelers as they use various technologies to enhance their experience.

From interactive online photo journals to BYODs (“D” for devices) to Gen Z purchasing influence, stay on top of the trends that are shaping this new world of travel.

Panelists for the FREE webinar are:

Sarah Kennedy, Sabre Travel Studios, director
Carrie Mamantov, Sabre Travel Network, marketing manager
Karen Yeates, vice president, Signature Travel Network
Kevin May, Tnooz, editor and moderator
Gene Quinn, Tnooz, CEO and producer

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  • Only 5% of households had a broadband connectionWiFi wasn’t even an option yetSocial media didn’t exist – Facebook & Twitter were available URLsOnly 50% of people had a cell phone of any kind with no data plansI remember having only 100 minute/month plan… & I used them Mobile payments aren’t only a new form of payment, but will forever alter how we fundamentally interact with money
  • 20% of daily deal coupons (Groupon, LS) go unused, equating to 1.2B in loss to-date
  • Wearable Technology Market To Reach $6B by 2016, Report PredictsRead more: http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2012/8/10/wearable-technology-market-to-reach-6b-by-2016-report-predicts.aspx#ixzz23NnA6BOn
  • AVG 2012 StudyHer generation will have a significant impact on the future household technology purhcase decisions making as parents begin to turn to & trust their children more & more to recommend and even “help set up” in-home technology. This will also inevitably lead to them influencing other purchase decisions around the household including most especially travel decisions as they help their parents utilize the most cutting edge technology to research, be inspired, purchase, connect, book and experience travel.
  • So the story would go…  but it’s not roses, if we have come up with all these new ways to incorporate smart phones into our daily travel experience, what happens when it’s gone? A new study revealed that more than 8,000 mobile devices were left behind at just seven of the country's largest airports in the last year.Take this and it could be this much across top 114,285 devices at 100 airports  -  
  • Need a mental breakAttending a conferenceNeed to visit a customerVisiting familyExperiencing something
  • Continues to be redefined & reused in new industries & applications of the power of the crowd, such as crowdfunding, collabowriting, film & microwork.
  • With over 70% of television viewers now using at least one form of time shift capability, the TV watching experience has changed forever.the basic act of watching television ischanging rapidly via new devices, interactive content and second screen experiences.
  • information everywhere is Challenging traditional systems of control. In travel, it has manifested itself many ways, including Paralyzing us from taking needed Vacations because we fear what we’ll miss.we know too much & can predict negative outcomes of leaving, thus don’t take the chance with low risk. We also fear missing out on positive opportunities or recognition.
  • information everywhere is Challenging traditional systems of control. In travel, it has manifested itself many ways, including Paralyzing us from taking needed Vacations because we fear what we’ll miss.Companies begin to see increase in expenses from business travelers forgetting things & charging them… or that are running later for flights, missing them, paying for more expensive parking etc. we know too much & can predict negative outcomes of leaving, thus don’t take the chance with low risk. We also fear missing out on positive opportunities or recognition.
  • Need a mental breakAttending a conferenceNeed to visit a customerVisiting familyExperiencing something
  • Need a mental breakAttending a conferenceNeed to visit a customerVisiting familyExperiencing something
  • Need a mental breakAttending a conferenceNeed to visit a customerVisiting familyExperiencing something
  • Need a mental breakAttending a conferenceNeed to visit a customerVisiting familyExperiencing something
  • Juniper Research predicted 750 million phones w/ NFC integrated by 2016, but many argue NFC isn’t needed for mobile payments to take offand may be left behind if it takes too long and other solutions deliver the same or similar value from a mobile commercie perspective
  • Need a mental breakAttending a conferenceNeed to visit a customerVisiting familyExperiencing something
  • 67% of people have used an app that automatically, or passively shares their information or data with family or friends, even though 61% of people say this kind of app annoys them.
  • Sustainable design leading to new forms of self-suficient & self-charing technology. Intel may adopt its self-developed wireless charging technology into Intel-based ultrabooks and smartphones in the second half of 2013, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.Solar-powered backpack to charge devices. http://inhabitat.com/the-voltaic-fuse-10w-solar-laptop-charger-buckles-onto-any-backpack/Using really resourceful examples of energy – water, walking, body heat, even coca cola.
  • Facebook is the preferred social login for 45% of those surveyed, while 31% prefer Google… 25% of top 10,000 sites have Facebook Login or any type of data-sharing plug-in integrated as of June 2012. Mobile social login trend is similar with nearly half preferring Facebook, 25% using Google & 14% using Twitter.
  • The continued increase in total # of passwords and interconnected sites that users are wiling to share their authentication and personal data with only continues to grow, and is directly correllated with the identity theft risk of those sames users. The future is one that holds the potential for bio-metric authentication to finally replace the absolutely inacceptable method we all continue to put oursleves at risk using today of mutliple passwords & usernames that even the most secure companies are exposed to the risk of being breached and losing. In the future, once bio-metric authentication has become accessible by all & is a mainstream solution, identify theft will go down and personal privacy control will be somewhat restored.
  • Meshu – 3D jewelry startup turns 4SQ check-in data into jewelryBeyond Trees turns memories into printed books
  • Need a mental breakAttending a conferenceNeed to visit a customerVisiting familyExperiencing something
  • Need a mental breakAttending a conferenceNeed to visit a customerVisiting familyExperiencing something
  • The only thing we can be certain of, is that the world in which each of our next inventions is finished will be a different world than we know it today.
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    • 1. Technology’s Massive Impact on Travelers Webinar August 15, 2012
    • 2. Kevin May Gene QuinnTnooz TnoozEditor & Moderator CEO & Producer
    • 3. PanelistsSarah Kennedy Ellis Carrie Mamantov Karen YeatesSabre Travel Studios Sabre Travel Network Signature Travel NetworkDirector Manager Vice President
    • 4. Poll no. 1
    • 5. 9 I
    • 6. But too much information can paralyze us into a poor decision or experience10 I
    • 7. Cisco Report, May 2012
    • 8. Cisco Report, May 2012
    • 9. Cisco Report, May 2012
    • 10. 18 I
    • 11. *MSG Advertising 2012
    • 12. Poll no. 2
    • 13. Poll no. 3
    • 14. Poll no. 4
    • 15. “My voice is my pass - word”
    • 16. Q&A
    • 17. Thank you!
    • 18. Send questions to Kevin May, kevin@tnooz.comWebinar replay and slide presentation available at www.tnooz.com