Technology has revolutionized retail.
Consumers the world over are now just a few online clicks away from shopping
and purchasing almost any product and service. The travel and tourism industry
was one of the first sectors to make the online leap, putting a vast array of
services within reach of a few simple clicks.
As a result, there is no end of options
available to help a consumer plan, shop for, and purchase travel between two
airports, or between railway station X and railway station Y. Over the last
decade, online travel agencies (OTA), airlines, rail and metasearch companies
have made this process even simpler, more convenient and almost instantaneous.
Yet, very few travelers begin and end their journeys at the airport or the station,
and leisure trips often include multiple destinations and transfer points. For
example, a leisure traveler visiting Athens and the Greek islands from the US
would be faced with planning upward of 20 separate booking transactions
including multiple ground transfers at various locations, air travel and ferry
service. And this is further complicated with unfamiliar destinations.
- Door-to-door Trip Planning – a Rich, but Mixed History
- Door-to-door Trip Planning Is Difficult
- Trends That Will Make D2D Easier
- Big Data Intelligence
- Open Data Access
- Shifting Travel Habits
- Environmental Consciousness
- Areas Where D2D May Emerge
- Managed Travel Solutions
- Local and Regional Transit Solutions
- Real-time Mapping/Waypoint Solutions
- Ambient and Predictive Transportation Solutions