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Automatic Translation Revolutionizing Travel

The world is getting smaller, businesses are getting bigger, and individuals are recognizing the value of looking abroad for talent, collaboration, and success. The past showed businesses dozens of reasons to stay domestic. Most of these reasons have been made irrelevant by ever-improving technology. Heavy tariffs lose relevancy in a digital world. High cost of […]

Chatbots: What They Are, and Where They’re Headed

On July 26, 2017, 30STF attended the Chatbot Growth and Engagement Roundtable in NYC, featuring 16 leaders of the AI and chatbot conversation. It was hosted by PluggedIn BD at the Cushman and Wakefield offices. — For the chatbot uninitiated, for those who have not attended the roundtable, the leading perception might be that chatbots […]

Corporate Travel Makes Big Gains with Big Data

With almost 40% of all tour and activity bookings being made online, companies with an online presence are at an advantage in today’s travel industry. However, just having a presence isn’t enough. Companies also need to know their consumers — particularly, the online ones. According to findings published this year, 67% of smartphone users said […]

The Psychology of Corporate Collaboration

One of the biggest perks of the Homo Sapiens’ social nature has been the ability to move to different territories all around the globe. A lot has changed since our ancestors left Africa to populate Eurasia, Australia, and the Americas but there’s one immutable trait that we still share with them: we still tend to […]

Travel Cash-Free with AI Empowered TokenCash by Everex

“Money is just a number in a database.” – Elon Musk Alexi Lane, CEO and Founder of Everex, connected with 30SecondsToFly from his headquarters in Bangkok, just days after completing a successful ICO, to discuss revolutionizing the financial services industry. 30STF spoke with Lane about creating borderless transactions for everyone, including some game-changing benefits for […]

What You Need to Know for your NYC Business Trip

Ahh, New York City. The home of Sinatra, the championship collecting Yankees, and the $1 slice of pizza. You’re about to step foot in what millions have called “The Capital of the World.” Last year, a record 49 million people came to visit New York, spending a combined $31.4 billion in their time here. As […]

Big Data is Going to Personalize your Travel Experience

This article is based on Adriel Lubarsky’s interview with Samantha Ruiz on Adriel’s Curious City podcast (listen on iTunes, Soundcloud, or any podcasting app). Companies didn’t know what to do with all that data For decades, technology has not kept up with business needs. Now, with the emergence of big data, that is changing. The […]

Artificial Intelligence: The End of Cognitive Biases

Ready Player One, Ernest Cline’s first novel (soon to be adapted to film by Steven Spielberg), portrays a futuristic dystopian society who consumed all the energetic resources on earth and spends most of its time emerged in a Virtual Reality platform, the Oasis. Besides the brilliant references and tributes to the 80’s presented in the […]

Metrics for Travel – Vanity Vs Actionable: Which to Use and How to Understand Them

In a world driven by big data and statistics, business analytics is one of the biggest areas of focus for those looking to improve their brand. Adjacent to this pile of numbers is another labeled “Travel Analytics.” While one side of the business world is worrying about where and how they can do better, their […]

What To Do When You Get Sick or Injured on a Work Trip

Let’s face it: Business travel can be stressful. You have a lot to worry about: cramming your best suit and toiletries into a tiny carry-on; making last-minute changes to your slide deck on a flight that has spotty Wi-Fi; missed connections; communicating to a cab driver who speaks a different language; missing your kid’s soccer […]
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