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CX trends in travel for 2017 – The year of action

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14th March 2017

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CIO Magazine in New Zealand recently published a detailed report written by a group of Forrester analysts focused on what they call a ‘year of action’ – the effect of the customer experience on business strategy this year.

The report is quite extensive and can be read in full here, but I want to pick out three observations that I think are particularly important, especially in fast-changing industries, such as travel.

The Forrester research is not specifically about the travel industry, but this is where I can foresee these points being really important in 2017. As customers focus on fewer apps, it will be harder and harder for airlines and hotel chains to get customers to use their own app – it will be essential to find ways to integrate with standard tools.

Gamification has already been proven by Tripadvisor to drive participation. It’s hard to get customers to review anything usually, unless they love or hate the service. By gamifying the experience, it is possible to gather more information, even where the service was acceptable, but nothing special.

I think technologies like VR will be extremely important in the travel industry within two years, but to succeed in adopting new ideas requires forward planning. Hotels, cruises, resorts, and car rental companies could all gain a significant advantage by thinking about this soon. Once customers expect new channels for service (like VR) and a smart competitor are starts serving them, it might be too late for you.

Our report outlines our findings in a bit more detail. To view the full survey report, click here.

What do you think about how some of these CX trends from Forrester Research might impact on the travel market? Leave a comment below, or get in touch on LinkedIn, and let me know.


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Helen Murray
Article by: Helen Murray

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