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What Signals is the Summer of 2021 Giving Car Rentals?
July 8, 2021
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2020 is a year that the car rental industry would want to forget. The pandemic and the challenges it brought in terms of lockdowns and social distancing had the industry witnessing an unprecedented slump. Fortunately, with the development of the Covid-19 vaccine, demand for car rentals is now gradually picking up. With the US accelerating vaccination efforts combined with the ease in travel restrictions, we are witnessing a spike in travel activity across the US ...
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WHAT ARE YOUR PRONOUNS?
June 25, 2021
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Celebrate LGBTQ + “everyone is awesome”! As far as I might be concerned, pride implies using the advantage to enable those, whose voices aren’t heard as uproariously and make them feel they can be praised for who they are. To have a sense of security and be upheld as an equally deserving individual in the work environment enables us to battle for LGBTQ2IA+ rights both inside and outside of associations. The intensity of pride people feel for an act or trait is set...
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Bringing More Speed and Agility to Airline Pricing for the Post-COVID Revenue Manager
June 15, 2021
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In every conversation with a customer, one key conversation we have with them is to understand if AirGain 2.0 made it easier for them to not only test their pricing strategies but also made it faster and agile to make changes to the system. One challenge we are looking to solve for since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic is to be able to address volatility in the fastest way possible and make it easier for revenue as well as pricing teams to make changes. I...
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The Current State of Airline Pricing post-Covid
May 3, 2021
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The sheer suddenness of the Covid-19 pandemic thrust businesses across sectors into a deep downward spiral. Granted, it has been over a year since Covid first hit us, and that a vaccine is now available across the world. However, the ripple effect is yet to subside. While businesses are slowly getting back on to their feet, they are met with the fear and apprehension prevalent among their customers. None else is more affected than the travel and tourism sector, w...
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How can hoteliers get 2021 right with a solid pricing strategy as volatility in recovery persists
May 3, 2021
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The past year has been brutal for the travel and hospitality industry. COVID has caused unforeseen damage – with plummeting revenues for hotels and airlines. However, things are gradually heading towards a new normal, albeit with a few hiccups. For starters, vaccination programs worldwide are driving down the number of cases, while slowly bringing back the lost confidence in public to undertake journeys that they have been withholding due to fears of contracting ...
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Why We Must Tell a Visual Data Story
April 30, 2021
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Most of us hate the way business data is shared with us, and we have brands like Netflix, Google, and Amazon to thank for that! These websites and apps have mastered the art of presentation for digital users with intuitive layouts, action buttons and content prompts and suggestions. Why cannot the same design principles be applied to enterprise data? We have always liked experience which is more contextual/ personal and does delight us. The same expectation is of...
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Airlines Revenue Management Checklist for 2021
April 29, 2021
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What RMs need to do to ensure successful inflow At this point, most airlines would have been running to full capacities, raking in profits on almost all routes. However, Covid-19 had other plans for us. The pandemic which struck havoc in late 2019 has left most airlines reeling in debts. The start of 2021 has seen some recovery in terms of flight occupancy but it is a long, bumpy road. Ciaran Brannigan, Ex-director of Revenue, Ryanair gives us a lowdown of the sit...
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Cap on Wedding Guests Might Pinch, But It's a Necessary Evil
December 25, 2020
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From limiations to event capacity, there are several challenges that have suddenly arisen with the surge of Covid cases in the capital, but the industry is finding its way out to deal with the situation. Two weeks ago, Aviral had booked 25 rooms at a Delhi hotel for his family members to stay for a December 5th wedding. Flight tickets have been booked, cards have been distributed and payments are done in advance for a 200-people wedding. Suddenly, Delhi Chief Minist...
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We have been Profitable Since Inception: Yogeesh Chandra- Global Head of Corporate Development, RateGain
December 22, 2020
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In an interview with BW Disrupt, Yogeesh Chandra- Global Head of Corporate Development, RateGain, talks about funding and monetization status, competitors, responses post lockdown and more. 1. How did the idea come to start the business? The idea of RateGain came after our Founder Bhanu Chopra embarked on his consulting career, where he would travel over the weekends with a limited budget and would look for the best deal online to do the maximum number of trips. ...
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