Travel

Distance transportation (airlines, trains, etc.), hotel accommodations, ground transportation, logistics, attractions, and all other activities related to travel, whether for personal or business purposes. A maturing Web travel market and challenging business and economic environments mean that the travel industry must adopt new technology perspectives and strategies for distribution, marketing, customer service, and procurement. Forrester's Travel research helps executives within the industry to clarify complex technology choices, understand how consumers use technology to gather information, make smart decisions and purchases, and participate in the post-sale relationship.

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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: Don't Let Government Derail Your Customer Experience Innovation

    Six Ways That CX Pros Can Drive The Conversation On Government Relations And Customer Experience

    October 2, 2018 TJ Keitt, Rick Parrish, Enza Iannopollo

    In the race to create great customer experience (CX), companies are pushing the envelope on data collection, employment practices, product classifications, and more. Many of these innovations challenge existing laws and can lead to fines, arrests, and prosecutions. This report provides a framework that CX pros can use to guide their companies' approaches to CX innovation in a world of complex regulations and fierce competition. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We are now updating it to reflect new regulatory developments, especially the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: How Customer Experience Drives Business Growth, 2018

    The Revenue And Business Growth Impact Of Investing In CX For 18 Industries

    September 21, 2018 Maxie Schmidt-Subramanian, Laura Garvin Tramm

    Many customer experience (CX) pros find it hard to show the business impact of improving CX. That's why Forrester built industry-specific models that demonstrate how CX improvements drive growth through increasing customer loyalty. This report shows the business impact of improving CX for 18 of the industries we cover in Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index™). CX pros can use the insights in this report to make the case for investing in customer experience. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. This year, we added a model for midscale hotels to the analysis.

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: The Singapore Customer Experience Index, 2018

    How Brands Build Loyalty With The Quality Of Their Experience

    August 29, 2018 Tom Mouhsian, Rick Parrish

    How well do leading brands build loyalty with the quality of their customer experience (CX)? In our inaugural Singapore Customer Experience Index (CX Index) report, we reveal the complete rankings of 16 brands in three industries and the government sector. We also unveil surprising data about the effect that CX has on customer loyalty and the factors that drive CX quality. Customer experience professionals can use this report to inform their ongoing improvement efforts.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Consumers Want Convenience, Not Conversations

    Conversational Interfaces Struggle To Deliver Contextual Convenience

    July 2, 2018 Julie A. Ask, Andrew Hogan, Ian Jacobs

    Consumers want convenience and choice — not conversational interfaces. However, fear of being left behind still impels digital business leaders to build them. And even more than half of those that haven't already deployed conversational interfaces are piloting conversations with humans and bots or planning to do so. Digital business leaders should only build conversational interfaces where they offer more convenience than existing means of interacting with customers.

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: The US Customer Experience Index, 2018

    How Brands Build Loyalty With The Quality Of Their Experience

    June 19, 2018 Rick Parrish

    How well do leading brands build loyalty with the quality of their customer experience (CX)? This year, we reveal the complete rankings of all 287 brands across 19 industries in the US Customer Experience Index (CX Index). We also unveil surprising trends in CX quality and the role that emotion plays in CX. Customer experience professionals can use this report to inform their ongoing improvement efforts.

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