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The Tech-Savvy Traveler

Travel and Tourism Management

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Tech-Savvy

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Technology

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Computer Reservation SystemsGlobal Distribution Systems

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CRS and GDS

Customer Reservation System

Global Distribution System

1960’s – airlines generated fast, effective and accurate booking technologies1970’s - extended booking capabilities to travel agentsShort time later - extended to hotels, car rentals and others

CRS renamed to GDS during expansionThe Internet became a valuable toolThe GDS was made into a web-based system

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Travel Agents

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Airlines paid commissions10% for each ticket soldCheaper than airline staffTravel agents and airlines benefitted

Airlines stopped paying commissionOnline agencies appearedTravel agents began selling more complex travel such as cruises and tours

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Types of Travel Websites

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Internet Travel Purchases

Advantages

Disadvantages

Access to lots of informationConvenient Communicates regularly Customizable EntertainingInteractiveNo sales pressureVisual

After purchase problemsCannot solve complex tripsDated informationPoor advicePrivacy and security issuesTime consuming

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Social Media and Travel

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3-D Movie SystemsAppsGlobal Positioning System (GPS)KiosksSkypeSmart phones and tablets

Additional Travel Technology

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Technology has Changed the Way We Travel

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Let’s Review!

Who is a tech-savvy person?When was the first customer reservation system started?What is the customer reservation system called now?What are the types of travel websites?Name some advantages and disadvantages of Internet travel purchases. How has social media influenced travel?What other travel technology is available?What do you think is next for travel technology?

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References and Resources

Images:Shutterstock™ images. Photos obtained with subscription. (Slides 3, 4, 7, 11, 12, 14, 16)Textbooks:Mancini, M. (2013). Access: Introduction to travel and tourism. Clifton Park, NY. Cengage Learning.Reynolds, J. S. & Chase, D. M. (2010). Hospitality services. Tinley-Park, Illinois: The Goodheart-Willcox Company.YouTube™:Technology has changed the way we travel Traveling today is different than just 5 years ago. Why? Because of technology.https://youtu.be/gTNjGQgwOGA

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