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Infor buys Vivonet in bid to extend tech to other hotel operations
Infor buys Vivonet in bid to extend tech to other hotel operations
By Kevin May | September 19, 2018
Hospitality tech provider Infor has snapped up Canada-based Vivonet - pushing its portfolio of tools for hotels into food and beverage. Read More
News | Technology
Shiji Fliggy facial check-in
Shiji and Fliggy partner to enable facial recognition for hotel check-in
By Mitra Sorrells | September 14, 2018
Facial recognition is enabling travelers to check into a hotel, receive a room card and establish payment authorization, all in about 30 seconds.   Read More
News | Technology
CEO interview Nor1 Jason Bryant
In The Big Chair - Jason Bryant of Nor1
By Mitra Sorrells | September 11, 2018
Founded in 2004, Nor1 provides data-driven pricing and merchandising products used by hotels and resorts in more than 100 countries. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices around... Read More
Interview | Online
Guest Experience report
Upsell conversion, mobile communication top list of opportunities for hoteliers
By Mitra Sorrells | September 5, 2018
A new survey of hoteliers in the United States, Canada, Western Europe and Southeast Asia has found the majority are missing the opportunity to generate revenue through upselling.   Read More
News | Online
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Digital transformation for retailers: a long game
By Achim Schneider - Digital Commerce 360 | September 3, 2018
Both pure-play and omnichannel retailers have had to come to terms with a new playing field, new rules and a very long list of requirements in recent years. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Using customer service as a growth tool for travel tech providers
Using customer service as a growth tool for travel tech providers
By Lukas Hempel - BookingKit | August 20, 2018
The game for tour and activity software providers is decided by winning over new suppliers and monetizing them. Read More
Opinion | Technology
On The Beach takes offline chance with £20M Classic Collection deal
On The Beach takes offline chance with £20M Classic Collection deal
By Kevin May | August 16, 2018
Proof that online travel brands are still have an eye on opportunities in the physical world, with On The Beach buying luxury travel brand for travel agents, Classic Collection. Read More
News | Online
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As travel distribution evolves, Amadeus looks at its own approach
By Linda Fox | August 9, 2018
Amadeus is building out its Live Travel Space platform to keep itself and its customers at pace with the evolving consumer landscape. Read More
News | Distribution
Amadeus in talks for major deal to acquire TravelClick
Amadeus in talks for major deal to acquire TravelClick
By Kevin May | August 2, 2018
Amadeus has signalled its intent to further challenge rival Sabre in the hotel technology arena with a potential deal to buy TravelClick. Read More
News | Technology
How hotel operators can leverage technology to retain more customers
How hotel operators can leverage technology to retain more customers
By Mark McGregor - Signavio | July 27, 2018
Process management or process modeling is one the most underrated applications that can be utilized to enhance the experience of travel. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Data, data and more data - the most valuable currency in hospitality
Data, data and more data - the most valuable currency in hospitality
By Carson Booth - SnapShot | July 20, 2018
With massive amounts of data now available to hotels, it’s safe to say that all future technologies will rely on data and integrations. Read More
Opinion | Technology
HITEC CEO technology panel
How strategic use of technology drives guest loyalty and hotel revenue
By Mitra Sorrells | June 20, 2018
Technology is creating new opportunities and challenges for hospitality brands, and the ones that use it effectively will be rewarded with a loyal following of guests and ultimately more profits.   Read More
News | Technology
GetYourGuide tries the vertically-integrated strategy in activities race
GetYourGuide tries the vertically-integrated strategy in activities race
By Kevin May | June 18, 2018
GetYourGuide accepts there is a risk involved but claims it wants to "transform the tour experience itself" with the introduction of its own branded products. Read More
News | Online
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Are hoteliers too skeptical of artificial intelligence?
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDEAS | June 5, 2018
Despite the negative depictions in science fiction and widespread public concern over privacy, security and safety, artificial intelligence presents the possibility for real positive change, human... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Mews raises €6M to expand property management services
Mews raises €6M to expand property management services
By Jill Menze | June 4, 2018
Cloud-based property management system Mews has nabbed €6 million in Series A funding to develop its platform and services for hotels. Read More
News | Technology