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Prompt & speedy AI application to be focus at ICTT meet

Prompt & speedy AI application to be focus at ICTT meet

Published:17 September 2019

Amid the worldwide trend of people letting the computer plan their trips, the Association of Tourism Trade Organisations, India, will focus on the potential of AI in the countrys tourism sector that has of late seen a spurt in such apps to help travellers.

Kochi | Prompt and speedy application of Artificial Intelligence in India to boost tourism by improving personalised travel plan experience will be the focus at a two day international summit here from September 26, the organisers said here on Tuesday.
Amid the worldwide trend of people letting the computer plan their trips, the Association of Tourism Trade Organisations, India, will focus on the potential of AI in the countrys tourism sector that has of late seen a spurt in such apps to help travellers.
The September 26-27 International Conference on Tourism Technology (ICTT) here will see discussions on ways to improve personalised travel plan experience through AI that uses machines to simulate congnitive functions of the human mind, organisers said in a release.
The centrality to 'AI in tourism' comes in the wake of more travellers preferring automation in the tourism industry, they said.
"AI has definitely made travel more convenient, going by feedback.Its integration enables travellers to opt last minute vacation planning," said Anish Kumar P K, convener of the two-day event, being organised in association with the Kerala governments Department of Tourism.
Already, tourism in India has seen the use of many apps that help travellers with language assistance, booking hotels, plan tours, schedule activities and book guides, besides provide information on flight charges and hotel rates.
"Chances are that some repetitive work that doesnt necessarily require human beings will be replaced by computers, thanks to an increase in automation and AI," Kumar said.
He said registrations for ICTT, which brings various stakeholders of travel and tourism, can be made on http://www.icttindia.org.
The event will see a convergence of owners of hotels and resorts, online tourism marketing managers and tour operators, organisers said.
The conclave will have experts from across the world discussing newest trends in AI application on tourism and intelligent use of apps that are giving the industry fresh new energy.
The summit will also delve into the impact of AI on jobs in the travel industry.
The conference enables travel and tourism industrialists in India and neighbouring countries to acclimatize to varying technologies, obtaining skills in surviving/winning over competitors, comprehending the significance of web marketing and use of the resources accessible online to run business, organisers said.


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