Michael Kerkloh has served as President and CEO at Munich Airport International for 17 years. He has been a board member of #ACI Airport Council International for a couple of years, representing more than 500 airports in 45 European countries. And he served for six years as president of #ADV, the German Airports Association. According to TravelDailyNews Media Network he will retire by end of 2019, and the supervisory board has just agreed to start search for his successor.
We were honoured that Michael Kerkloh - in spite of his busy schedule, on the way back from a business trip to Moscow and Muscat - had joined us at our event in Hamburg in February this year. His insight, innovative ideas and vision did convey the picture of the ideal leader in this dynamic world.Read More
Air France/KLM have just announced the launch of a new subsidiary, BigBlank “startup studio” to fister innovation for travel They aim to launch their first startup in spring 2019.
Incubators or innovation labs have become popolar with various airlines, but success still remains to be proven.
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XXL Solutions` CEO Ursula Silling moderated a panel with four super innovative and super smart best-of-breed providers for the airline industry at the IATA AIR in Rome in October 2018. Alexander von Bernstorff at inteRES, Hélène Millet at Conztanz, Peter Schoeber at LHSystems and Urs Kipfer at Datatrans demonstrated how they could deliver more speed AND more innovation compared to one-stop-shop vendors, with smart solutions based on NDC and ONE Order..Read More
We foster innovation and make things happen in the digital age for airlines, airports, rail, other travel, travel tech start ups. Our extensive expertise covers all commercial areas including customer experience and customer services, state of the art loyalty, product development, distribution and sales, customer driven revenue management and network development.Read More
TrustaBit is a start up that plans to address some of the issues facing travellers when their flight is cancelled or changed. They aim to mobilise the traveller, using blockchain technology to enable airlines to automatically issue vouchers to passengers when their flights are delayed, overbooked or canceled. The vouchers could then be used to book transportation, hotel stays, etc. in a safe and secure way, instantly. Customers are notified about disruptions prior to arriving at the airport via their preferred channel.Read More
Driving to the future of revenue management - interesting analogy of state of the art revenue management and a smart car, by Laurent Lebard, CEO and Founder at Yieldin revenue management solutions and consultancy.Read More
The innovative start up Trvl Porter was among finalists at Travel Tech Con and awarded prize by XXL Solutions
Trvl Porter is a company transforming the way that people travel by eliminating luggage and lending a personalized, pre-styled wardrobe awaiting travellers at their destination, a taste of local design included.Read More
Beyond airbnb - hospitality keeps reinventing themselves to create experiences - Hospitality is changing dramatically, incorporating changing customer behaviour and expectations. Technology enables digital experiences and new business models which would not have been possible before.Read More
In the digital world RM has become even more important than before in terms of revenue creation and optimisation. Roles of sales, distribution and requirements for revenue management and pricing are changing as a result.Read More
We participate in and / or organise webinars, strategic hackathons, tech, digital and retail events and do a lot of trend scouting to ensure we can be up to speed and support you to do things differently and to create your future.Read More
Jean-Louis Gassée did a nice extract from the 21 annual letters to shareholders by Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon. Bezos tackles questions such as why customer focus remains important, the fact that Amazon Prime subscriptions have topped 100M,.Read More
How innovatino changes the world - Leveraging innovation through insight into other industries, by Bratati Ghosh, CMO at IBS SoftwareRead More
Ursula Silling, CEO & Founder of XXL Solutions - do things differently, talks about the 5 key technologies you need to know. She puts the technologies into perspective as an enabler for business targets.Read More
Ursula about her new role and uniforce: "I believe strongly that it is more important than ever to approach problems differently and use the power of committed and engaged people - above all digital natives - to get ready for the future.Read More
Managing disruption and customer service in the social age
Over 2 hours per day spent on social networks and messaging.Read More
#CES 2018: Food store AI sees what you put in basket - making check out even simpler & giving information about the customer to the physical store similar to the online world; loyalty through convenience?
This is turned into reality by Aipoly, the most mentioned startup at #CES2018 on social mediaRead More
You are realising you need new thinking just one week back in the office after start of the new year? Join us in Hamburg and inform your strategy with best in class innovators and thought leaders from airlines, airports, rail, other travel, technlogy and other industries. The annual event is organised by XXL Solutions.Read More
The Air Berlin collapse suited well Lufthansa's plans to increase point to point flying and increase their "low cost" operation under the Eurowings umbrella.