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Dave Berkus technology opportunities and mistakes
Q&A: Hospitality tech guru Dave Berkus on disruption, exec mistakes and Amazon
By Mitra Sorrells | July 16, 2019
Dave Berkus, creator of one of the earliest property management systems, discusses technology lifecycles, the risk of hacking, tech giants and travel, his advice for entrepreneurs and travel executive... Read More
News | Technology
Life House 100M real estate equity investment
Life House hotel chain and tech provider secures $100M investment
By Mitra Sorrells | July 12, 2019
Boston-based Blue Flag, an investment, real estate development and branding firm that has a collection of hotels in its portfolio, is behind the deal. Read More
News | Startups
Hotel C-suite buzz: Disruptive Google, data security and emerging tech
Hotel C-suite buzz: Disruptive Google, data security and emerging tech
By Mitra Sorrells | June 27, 2019
Cybersecurity, emerging technology and Google were some of the topics discussed by a trio of hospitality chiefs at the HITEC conference in Minneapolis. Read More
News | Technology
Hotels need to embark on a new chapter - the digital one already written by Amazon
Hotels need to embark on a new chapter - the digital one already written by Amazon
By Mitra Sorrells | June 19, 2019
Hotels can fend off threats from outside by adopting a retailing mindset and using tech that supports their model, rather than relying on outdated property management systems. Read More
News | Online
Will food delivery apps eliminate the need for hotel room service?
Will food delivery apps eliminate the need for hotel room service?
By PhocusWire | June 17, 2019
In recent years, new options for on-demand, personalized meals have emerged – initially disrupting the way people dine at home and now gaining traction among travelers as a convenient way to eat while... Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
In The Big Chair - Jason Morehouse of Checkfront
In The Big Chair - Jason Morehouse of Checkfront
By Kevin May | June 7, 2019
Since launching in June, 2010, Checkfront has grown from a humble operation in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, to a business that processes over $1 billion in bookings annually, made by tour and... Read More
Interview | Technology
Latin America part 3 ground transportation
Latin America, part 3: The evolution of buses, bikes and scooters
By Mitra Sorrells | May 20, 2019
For part three in our series on Latin America's travel industry we take a look at some developments in the ground transportation sector. Read More
News | Online
Amadeus closes in on €1.5B in revenue during Q1 of 2019
Amadeus closes in on €1.5B in revenue during Q1 of 2019
By Kevin May | May 8, 2019
Amadeus secured revenue of over €1.4 billion in the first quarter of this year, following an increase of 15% over the same period in 2018. EBITDA up by 11%, too. Read More
News | Distribution
amadeus drivers of change in hospitality
Welcome to next-generation hospitality: Attribute-based booking, tech-led services and achieving cult status
By Jill Menze | April 30, 2019
According to the new Drivers of Change in Hospitality report, produced by Amadeus in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Group, Foresight Factory and Cornell University, there are three key... Read More
News | Online
Task management automation takes hold in hospitality
Task management automation takes hold in hospitality
By PhocusWire | April 17, 2019
After many years of focusing IT spend on guest-facing technologies, hoteliers are increasingly adopting task management automation solutions designed to support staff and streamline operations. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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MeetingPackage promotes online venue booking through €1.5M raise
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2019
The round for the Finnish meeting venue tech provider closed in late 2018 and was led by existing investors and well as new ones including Falkensteiner Ventures. Read More
News | Technology
PSD2: How to maximize benefits and minimize the impact of 3DS and SCA on your travel company
PSD2: How to maximize benefits and minimize the impact of 3DS and SCA on your travel company
By Worldpay  | March 29, 2019
Urgent things to learn: a payment directive shall require new customer authentication to be applied to every online transaction in the European Economic Area. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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Expedia Partner Solutions builds partner program for tech companies
By Linda Fox | February 21, 2019
Expedia Partner Solutions says it wants to establish a closer relationship via its certified technology partner program. Read More
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Building blocks of the group experience - considering needs of planners, groups and guests
By Amadeus  | February 13, 2019
The changing face of “groups” is an interesting case study in how hotels must be on top of industry trends, consumer technology preferences, enterprise innovations, business and leisure travel patterns,... Read More
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In The Big Chair - Kevin King of Shiji
In The Big Chair - Kevin King of Shiji
By Mitra Sorrells | February 7, 2019
Founded in 1998, Shiji Information Technology Company provides software solutions and services for the hospitality, food service, retail and entertainment industries, ranging from hotel management... Read More
Interview | Technology