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Jakarta Post

Predictive analytics for safer travels

  • Kamal Brar
    Kamal Brar

    Vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific at Hortonworks

Singapore   /   Thu, December 28, 2017   /  01:47 pm
Predictive analytics for safer travels Wat Arun Temple at sunset in Bangkok, Thailand. (Shutterstock/File)

The holiday season is here — and more Asians are traveling than ever before. In fact, Asia has become the world’s fastest growing travel market. In 2016, Asians spent US$600 billion on international travel, and Southeast Asia posted the highest growth among Asian sub-regions, with 9 percent more arrivals, largely due to continued strong intra-regional demand. Our dynamic economies are strengthening in and outbound travel throughout the region.

This growth spells valuable opportunities for Asia’s economies. With travel in the region set to increase on both the leisure and business fronts, there will be more travelers, flights, jobs, revenue and consumer needs — all creating new opportunities for those involved in the industry.

Unfortunately the picture is not entirely rosy. Acts of terrorism and insurgency continue to threaten public o...

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.