We started the year talking about the digital trends shaping rail travel. Today, we bring you wider trends that you should watch to adapt to the evolving travel industry. You can find a deeper understanding of the following trends and much more in Amadeus recent Global Report.
Political and economic trends
Application programming interfaces (APIs): are a necessity for the travel industry. They enable companies to respond quickly to travelers' needs, meaning faster development of solutions and applications. In rail travel, our RAILyourWAY modules are API connected, helping railways to modernize, change their rail inventory, pricing or reservation systems, sell other railways from their own website or connect to our travel sellers' network.
Blockchain: is a simple way of passing information from A to B in a fully automated and safe manner. Although blockchain technology is being much discussed, in reality, the technology remains at a very early development stage. However, it could transform rail travel and help the industry to standardize, building a data network to share rail information.
Lastly, the last trend that we would like to highlight is sustainability. Overcrowded destinations are challenging the travel and tourism industry, and together with climate change this makes one of the biggest issues for all the industry players. We are constantly engaging with organizations such as the United Nations World Tourism Organization to fight against climate change and measure the impact of our carbon footprint.
Find out more about other trends in the Amadeus Global Report 2017