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News / Technology
FPG acquires rival TSA Solutions to expand hotel tech and revenue optimization tools
By Kevin May | April 28, 2021
The deal is being touted as a means for FPG to bolster its portfolio of services in hospitality, previously including hotel software, front desk services and revenue optimization. Read More
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Interview / Technology
STARTUP STAGE: WePlan brings tech to travel team planning
By Jill Menze | March 23, 2021
The Germany-based startup was founded by Franziska Burmester and Lana Jansen following successful careers in aviation consulting. Read More
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News / Technology
TravelTech Show scheduled for September global marathon
By PhocusWire | March 4, 2021
The organizers believe that by this time the industry will be well on the road to recovery and the community will be ready to come together to share ideas and explore new ways of working towards... Read More
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Opinion / Technology
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
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Opinion / Technology
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
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Interview / Startups
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
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Opinion / Technology
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
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Interview / Technology
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
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Interview / Technology
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
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Interview / Startups
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
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Interview / Startups
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
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Interview / Startups
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
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News / Online
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
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Interview / Online
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
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Opinion / Distribution
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