Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity and founding chairman of Kayak.com, knows a little bit about the online travel industry. His newest project, WayBlazer, is the first start-up powered by Watson. WayBlazer is a travel concierge that lets customers ask natural language questions. WayBlazer links places, offers and preferences with social, cultural and economic data to recommend targeted travel insights and commerce offers.
“WayBlazer makes sense of the information overload and presents it to consumers as a person travel concierge,” Jones says. “Travel suppliers from destinations and hotels to airlines and rental sites can use WayBlazer to provide a one-stop solution with personalized recommendations, accelerating the pace and frequency of online bookings.”
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