January 16, 2017

Why businesses should invest in bots and messaging: a view from Skyscanner at Mobiconf

In 2016, voice, bots and messaging technology swept into the mainstream, becoming a key new channel for many in the travel industry. 

Skyscanner was at the forefront of this wave, releasing the first voice-based travel search skill for Amazon's Alexa, as well as launching the first flight search bot for the Facebook Messenger platform and Skype. 

We believe this new wave of conversational technology will be key for the industry and learning and embracing this new channel early a high priority. 

Watch the video below to hear Pim van Oerle, our Bots Team Technical Manager, discussing the bots phenomenon and offering insights on the challenges and opportunities it provides.