A conversation with Gerstner, Expedia founder and Zillow chairman Rich Barton, current Expedia Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, and Priceline founder Jay Walker touched on both the history of online travel as documented in Skift’s epic oral history of the sector, but also on the potential for transformative change that exists today. “This is really the end of the age of automation; [online travel booking sites are] a Model T Ford with a Ferrari engine,” said Walker, Priceline founder and current CEO at Upside. “There’s no question that the phone and mobile changes everything, then you add augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and big data… this version of online travel is going to seem like a dial phone. What’s different now is that the compounding growth rate has caught up.” Get the full story at Skift Read also "Cut through the digital noise" at Hotel Interactive