AWS for Industries

Category: Travel and Hospitality

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CAPA Airline Leaders’ Summit – An AWS look at How Digital Transformation is Helping Airlines

At the beginning of April, I headed to Manchester, United Kingdom, to attend the CAPA Airline Leaders’ Summit – Airlines in Transition. This was the first in-person event I had participated in for 2 years, and it did not disappoint. The conversation was about strategic topics and key megatrends, including decarbonization, point-to-point travel, business travel, […]

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How Restaurants Can Win Over Generation Z With Text To Order

Introduction Generation Z (Gen Z), the generation born between 1997 to 2012, includes 67 million individuals, or roughly 20 percent of the US population. Gen Z individuals spend more time texting, also known as short messaging service (SMS), on their mobile devices than any other demographic. The pandemic has galvanized most restaurants to add food […]

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Hospitality Operators Shift Toward Experiential Dining With Gotab

A guest blog by Tim McLaughlin, CEO of GoTab Inc. If the COVID-19 pandemic has proven anything, it is that the hospitality industry has to embrace technology to move forward, especially during challenging times. As restaurant, bar, brewery, winery, and entertainment venue operators discovered 2 years ago, operations can be severely disrupted by external factors […]

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Revitalizing Customer Experience: Transforming the New Era of Hospitality

A highlight of my chosen profession is the opportunity to exchange experiences, perspectives, observations, and ideas with colleagues who are equally as passionate about the restaurant and food service industry. One such recent opportunity saw me join Joe Jensen, Vice President of the Internet of Things (IoT) Group and General Manager of Retail, Banking, Hospitality, […]

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Improving Customer Experience and Delivering 94% Savings Using Amazon Lex

Introduction All contact centers face a difficult balancing act between customer wait time and agent staffing. If not done right, contact centers might either staff too many agents, thus increasing operating costs, or too few agents, thus increasing customer wait time. This increased wait time translates to poor customer experience and even lost customers. What […]

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Changi Airport Group Uses DIVA Digital Factory to Meet Global Travel Challenges alongside AWS and Accenture

Changi Airport Group (CAG) uses innovative technology to operate Singapore Changi Airport, one of the most-awarded airports in the world. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the number of CAG’s passengers sharply decreased by 98 percent in a matter of weeks. Governments all over the world were also starting to impose […]

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Airports Want to Innovate Faster

I’m fortunate to regularly speak with airport industry leaders. From my conversations with CEOs, as well as commercial, operations, and technology leaders, I’ve noticed a common theme. They are optimistic that the travel industry will continue recovering, and their priority is to improve revenues and the passenger experience. This isn’t surprising given how the industry […]

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Linda JoJo, EVP & CDO at United Airlines at re-Invent 2021

Travel and Hospitality at AWS re:Invent 2021 – Industry Recap

Massimo, SriHari, and Steven were fortunate to join 20,000+ in-person attendees and more than 600,000 virtual participants at this year’s annual AWS innovation conference – re:Invent 2021. Customers and partners alike shared the overwhelming feeling of conducting business in-person again. Ian-Michael Farkas of Local Measure stated, “Making connections in-person has accelerated my ability to form […]

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Travel and Hospitality at AWS re:Invent 2021 – Top Announcements

There were 85+ new service and feature releases over the course of AWS re:Invent 2021, alongside opportunities to hear directly from leading Travel and Hospitality organizations. AWS has the longest experience, and offers the deepest and broadest set of services among cloud providers with over 200 services and features – and re:Invent 2021 did not […]

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Executive Conversations: David Rev Ciancio, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Handcraft Burgers and Brew

David “Rev” Ciancio, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Handcraft Burgers and Brew, located at 110 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018 joins Steven M. Elinson, AWS’ Head of Worldwide Restaurants and Food Services, for a broad-ranging discussion about his industry experience, continuous reinvention, and the upcoming launch of his latest restaurant concept. True […]

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