All you need to know about travel technology in Asia in 2013

If you’re considering business opportunities in Asia in 2013, here are a few things to heed.

1. Low cost continues to drive change

The low cost effect is already in full swing in South East Asia and competition will be intense this year as Scoot gets up to speed, players consolidate and take position in Indonesia and India (Tiger buys into Mandala; Etihad scoops up an ailing Kingfisher) and AirAsia and Jetstar battle it out for market share.

Already the AirAsia group flies more passengers (18 million) than Singapore Airlines (16-17 million) and, this week, put in a purchase order for 100 more A320 aircraft, pushing its total fleet size to 475 narrow-bodies.

Watch the space in North Asia in particular – Japan gets into full stride; China’s Spring Airlines expands internationally; and Korea’s Jin Air and Jeju Air start exploring overseas points.

Jetstar Hong Kong (a partnership between Qantas and China Eastern) takes a go at the former British territory and Cathay Pacific may respond with its own low cost venture.

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Published in:   By: Siew Hoon Yeoh

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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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