Global – In a preview of this week’s microtrend we explore how algorithms are reigniting the thrill of booking a trip.
Virgin Atlantic, and visitor platform DELI Amsterdam,
are leveraging data from algorithms to suggest destinations and to provide
itinerary highlights. Through playful engagement, they invite consumers to
either pack their ideal suitcase or take an online personality test so that the
ideal holiday experience can be suggested. Meanwhile, DreamCheaper looks are
your current hotel booking and will find a cheaper deal, at the same location.
The Big Picture: By gamifying holiday research and making personality-based recommendations, the travel industry is tapping into the millennial mindset as well as to the potential of Big Friendly Data. For more read Algorithm Tourism.