The robot revolution is coming to the travel industry, this CEO says

Americans spent $814 billion on domestic travel last year, according to the U.S. Travel Association. As it happens, they’re also spending a lot of time online planning that trip—with a little help from automated friends. Nowadays, there are no shortages of options to find good vacation deals. Since moving away from travel agents, planning a trip has meant multiple searches on desktop sites, in addition to mobile and through apps. A study found in the six weeks before actually booking a vacation, prospective travelers visit up to 38 sites. That search can include online travel engines like Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz, and Priceline, plus airline, hotel and review sites. However, Kayak CEO Steve Hafner says new technologies are now starting to change how travelers plan and book their trips. “It will…


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