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Is hospitality ready to service the digitally savvy travel consumer?
Is hospitality ready to service the digitally savvy travel consumer?
By Max Starkov - hospitality consultant and strategist | February 16, 2021
There is a clear deficit of proper hospitality industry education in digital technology and the latest technology innovations, trends and best practices. Read More
Opinion | Technology
The COVID travel rebound is coming - is your business prepared?
The COVID travel rebound is coming - is your business prepared?
By Jackie Velez - Xero | February 9, 2021
Travel brands should consider these key steps in order to successfully capture the COVID travel rebound. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: The Hospitality Gig aims to provide a talent pool of flexible workers to the industry
By Linda Fox | January 20, 2021
The startup is looking to connect people looking for flexible work, job shares or fractional roles across all disciplines in hospitality with companies needing to fill those roles. Read More
Interview | Startups
What to expect from hotel tech in 2021
What to expect from hotel tech in 2021
By Juan Carlos Abello - Nuvola | December 17, 2020
Technology will be one of the biggest tools at the hospitality industry’s disposal to enhance health and safety standards upon reopening and gaining the trust of travelers in 2021. Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: Trueface - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: Trueface - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | November 17, 2020
Trueface deploys ethical facial recognition and shows how the responsible use of computer vision is shaping the industry. Read More
Interview | Technology
VIDEO: Cloudbeds - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: Cloudbeds - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | November 17, 2020
Cloudbeds is building the next-generation hospitality tech platform delivering feature flexibility without feature bloat.  Read More
Interview | Technology
Hot 25 Startups 2021: Sebiya
Hot 25 Startups 2021: Sebiya
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
Sebiya is an all-in-one guest experience system designed to empower vacation rental companies with the technology needed to provide full-service, digital travel experiences for their guests. Read More
Interview | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: Virdee provides contactless access solutions for hotels and rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | October 27, 2020
Founded in April 2020, Virdee’s tech-enabled, touchless systems integrate with existing hardware and software such as door locks, payment platforms and property management systems. Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: BOUNTE helps hotels manage the lost-and-found process
STARTUP STAGE: BOUNTE helps hotels manage the lost-and-found process
By Jill Menze | October 5, 2020
BOUNTE is a cloud-based smartphone app that uses geolocation and AI image recognition to record, log and track lost items. Read More
Interview | Startups
Hotel guests want supplies over contactless tech, are willing to pay COVID surcharges
Hotel guests want supplies over contactless tech, are willing to pay COVID surcharges
By Jill Menze | October 1, 2020
According to a recent survey from HotelsByDay, hotel guests prioritize hand sanitation stations and masks over contactless check-in and checkout – and they’re willing to help hotels cover the cost. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 33 - Caitlin Zaino von During of Porter & Sail
How I Got Here, episode 33 - Caitlin Zaino von During of Porter & Sail
By PhocusWire | July 16, 2020
The company launched in 2014 with a vision to provide hotels with a service that could act as a concierge for guests on their devices. But that had to change, she tells Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin... Read More
Interview | Online
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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Communications platform Beekeeper augments Series B with $5M in funding
By Steven Lerner | February 5, 2020
Nearly five months after announcing its $45 million Series B funding, Beekeeper is adding an extra $5 million to the round.   Read More
News | Technology
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
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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