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Dec
2017

two SMART fellas episode 005: Evolution of the hotel PMS, hotel tech Platforms and Predictions

Chewing the fat and talking hotel tech. Fabian Bartnick + Erik Munoz are hotel tech specialists and go deep and sometimes off tangent on all things hotel tech related. A bit of banter, some useful education, reviewing hotel tech startups, industry news and demystifying industry buzzwords. Two SMART Fellas (SMART = Sales ...

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Dec
2017

Complimentary HotelClocks.com Gift Cards, Courtesy of Starfleet Research

Starfleet Research is celebrating the holiday season this year by giving away $20 HotelClocks.com gift cards, good toward the purchase of any of the hundreds of exquisite clocks in the HotelClocks.com catalog. Clocks range in price from $40 to more than $10,000.

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Dec
2017

SUNx and IHRA Partner for Climate Resilience

On the final day of the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA) Annual Congress in Hangzhou, China an MOU was signed between IHRA and SUNx – Strong Universal Network. The agreement focuses on climate resilience and sustainable development generally., as well as specifically advancing Maurice Strong Legacy Scholarships and the Emeraude green quality program.

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Dec
2017

The Future of Hospitality: From Then To Now, What’s Next? | By Dan Lawrence

Since its beginning, the hotel industry has constantly evolved and transformed to meet the changing needs of travelers. While the industry has always been innovative, the recent advancements in technology have catapulted the industry into unprecedented change.

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Dec
2017

Can Expedia transition to the travel industry’s tech partner?

A subtle change appears to have happened in the online travel environment. Emboldened by changes to regulatory frameworks, new technologies and growing revenues, travel suppliers are fighting to claw back market share. In response, Expedia appears to be pushing a new strategy to ensure future growth by growing its partnerships ...

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Dec
2017

Zaplox Reinforces and Expands Management Team with Newly Appointed Chief Technical Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

Zaplox, a market innovator of mobile key services for the global hotel industry, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of two C-level executives to newly created positions. Hotel technology industry veteran Eric Michélsen has been tapped as chief technical officer (CTO) and Pernilla Brodd has been named chief ...

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Dec
2017

Can Chatbots Really Enhance the Holiday Travel Experience? | By Ford Blakely

Chatbots have begun to shape almost every area of our lives. From menial tasks like providing weather forecasts to helping us make important financial decisions, and even replicating yourself, there seems to be no limit to what chatbots can help us do.

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Dec
2017

5 Things Hotels Should Consider when Investing in Technology | By Hammad Hussain

Implementing the right technology allows hotels to address evolving needs of guests while delivering attractive return on investment

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Dec
2017

Give Guests the Gift that Keeps on Giving in 2018: Mobile Device Charging from Kube Systems

The holiday season is upon us, and Apple is projecting record-breaking revenue for the Christmas quarter, with iPhone X and iPhone 8 sales expected to represent a large chunk of that revenue. What that means to hoteliers is travelers will be bringing these new devices to hotels next year, and ...

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Dec
2017

Say Hello to Intelity’s New ‘Voice Request’

Intelity is unveiling yet another tool designed to enhance guest experiences. Intelity Voice Request is a product that leverages Amazon's Alexa to give guests immediate access to room controls, hotel services, restaurant information and more. The hands-free device, powered by the cloud-based digital assistant, enables guests to speak to ...

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