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Will the coronavirus outbreak force hotels to adapt to new technologies quicker?
Will the coronavirus outbreak force hotels to adapt to new technologies quicker?
By Gregor Amon - Hotel Data Cloud  | March 13, 2020
When it comes to hotels, you can bet that hotel owners and managers are reeling, trying to come up with a plan to address coronavirus, but more importantly, to have strategies to recoup their losses... Read More
Opinion | Technology
COVID-19 and the global hotel industry: A roadmap to recovery, part 2
COVID-19 and the global hotel industry: A roadmap to recovery, part 2
By Yuki Hu, Eva Liu, George Yu - IDeaS, & Yuki Hu, Eva Liu & George Yu - IDeaS | March 4, 2020
Although hotels can’t press the “restart” button on 2020, they can launch into “repair” mode now, despite being forced to a standstill by the big pause button that is COVID-19. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
COVID-19 and the global hotel industry: A roadmap to recovery, part 1
COVID-19 and the global hotel industry: A roadmap to recovery, part 1
By Yuki Hu, Eva Liu, George Yu - IDeaS, & Yuki Hu, Eva Liu & George Yu - IDeaS | March 2, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, here are actionable steps for hotels to take now to proactively begin the road to recovery: Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Software-driven hotel brand Life House raises $30M, led by Thayer Ventures
By Mitra Sorrells | January 24, 2020
The Series B round will be used to grow Life House's boutique hotels business and management services. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: SnapTravel - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: SnapTravel - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 16, 2019
A consumer brand that has driven $100 million+ in hotel sales over messaging (SMS, Messenger, WhatsApp). Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: OYO's Ritesh Agarwal on growth and plans to address hotel owners’ concerns
VIDEO: OYO's Ritesh Agarwal on growth and plans to address hotel owners’ concerns
By Mitra Sorrells | December 4, 2019
OYO CEO Ritesh Agarwal speaks about the company's growth and priorities for the coming year at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
News | Online
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Airbnb leads $60M investment in attraction bookings brand Tiqets
By Kevin May | October 29, 2019
Created in 2014, CEO and co-founder Luuc Elzinga has led the company through a number of investments, including a $23 million Series B almost 12 months ago to the day. Read More
News | Online
Automating the travel industry needs an intelligent approach
Automating the travel industry needs an intelligent approach
By Maxim Sevastianov - Traveknowledgy  | October 22, 2019
Whether an online travel agency, travel management company, travel agent or indeed any business operating in the travel industry, automation saves time and allows resources to be diverted elsewhere. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Q&A: Western Union on a complex but manageable world of currencies and payments
Q&A: Western Union on a complex but manageable world of currencies and payments
By PhocusWire | October 7, 2019
PhocusWire spoke to Jonathan Lee, Western Union's director for enterprise payment partnerships, to learn more about its analysis and views on the world of currencies and payments in the travel industry. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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Q&A: Doug Lansky on "unbalanced" tourism and tech's role in destination management
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2019
Author and speaker Doug Lansky says a digital infrastructure will enable destinations to manage visitor volume and timing. Read More
News | Online
Beekeeper grabs $45M to add buzz to hotel staff communications
Beekeeper grabs $45M to add buzz to hotel staff communications
By Kevin May | September 16, 2019
The Switzerland-based company works with a string of hotels around the world, as well as providing tools for companies in the manufacturing and retail industries. Read More
News | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: Padlifter wants to connect vacation rental service providers
By Mitra Sorrells | September 6, 2019
Padlifter is a marketplace to connect vacation rental hosts with providers of services such as property management, security, marketing, maintenance, laundry, accounting and more.    Read More
Interview | Startups
Q&A: Ritz-Carlton founder Horst Schulze on tech's role in luxury hotels
Q&A: Ritz-Carlton founder Horst Schulze on tech's role in luxury hotels
By Mitra Sorrells | September 3, 2019
Ritz-Carlton co-founder Horst Schulze shares his views on how the luxury category has changed, the best ways to integrate technology and his changing views on online intermediaries and crowd-sourced... Read More
News | Technology
Hostelworld invests $3M in accommodation tech provider Tipi
Hostelworld invests $3M in accommodation tech provider Tipi
By Kevin May | September 2, 2019
The investment is the first major strategic initiative at Hostelworld since Gary Morrison took over as CEO in mid-2018, following the departure of Feargal Mooney. Read More
News | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: Saba Hospitality builds tools to maximize guest and hotel staff engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2019
 Saba Hospitality is building solutions for the hospitality industry using artificial intelligence and scalable chatbot technology.    Read More
Interview | Startups
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