Sabre report explores tech trends driving travel industry

Sabre’s 2017 Radar Report highlighted nine emerging technologies that could have a dramatic impact on travel in the near future

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Sabre report explores tech trends driving travel industry Space tourism is one the emerging trends that will greatly impact the global travel sector.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  September 13, 2017

Global travel technology provider Sabre Corporation has just released the latest version of its technology forecast Sabre Labs' 2017 Radar report, which explores nine emerging technologies that could have a dramatic impact on global travel.

These comprise of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, autonomous delivery, Blockchain, neural interfaces, space tourism, quantum computing, seamless processes, and Hybrid VR.

Mark McSpadden, vice president of emerging products and technologies for Sabre Corporation, commented: "We are in the midst of increasingly rapid and dramatic technological change, poised to revolutionise how and where we travel.

"Technologies like artificial intelligence, neural interfaces and quantum computing each have the potential to produce change as dramatic as the growth of the Internet."

In particular, the reported noted the impact of Blockchain, neural interfaces and space tourism. The advent of Blockchain is seen as a new transformative technology that is impacting a number of sectors, which include governments, commerce and culture.

Neural interfaces deals with the extraction and transference of information from the mind using technology in a manner that is either invasive or non-invasive.

Finally, space tourism will not only comprise of traveling into the stratosphere and orbiting the earth, but also see the rise of orbiting hotels and long-distance trips to other planets.

"The next generation will see a radical transformation of how we live, work and play," added McSpadden.

"We see tremendous opportunities for businesses to start experimenting with and implementing technologies like Blockchain, augmented reality and trusted presence to help shape a more seamless, safe and personalised future for travel."

The report was produced by Sabre Labs, a travel and technology team under Sabre that is dedicated to exploring the impact of technology on travel over the next decade.

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