Posts Tagged ‘hotel loyalty’

Old, Closed-Off IT Systems Won’t Fly in Modern Hotel Industry

by Patrick Bosworth, co-founder and CEO |

Every so often, we’re reminded that hotel companies have a lot in common with the airlines, and United CEO Oscar Munoz made that clear, candidly laying out just how hard it is to modernize technology across an entire industry.

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Independent Hotels Charge into Asia, Play Major Factor in Supply Growth

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

Asia’s intra-regional travel is booming, and tourist arrival numbers are in the pink of health. It is not surprising, therefore, that the demand and supply of hotel rooms in the region are also increasing.

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7 Facts About Hotel Technology Spending in 2017

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

In the era of OTA booking dominance and increasing competition from the likes of Airbnb, boosting hotel loyalty has never been more critical. Airbnb has doubled the amount of lodging supply in many markets, a fact that can no longer be denied. And while OTAs remain great partners in driving incremental demand, both these outfits threaten to siphon loyal guests away from hotels.

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There’s a Spotlight Shining on Hotel Tech Inefficiencies

by Marco Benvenuti, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer and Co-Founder |

We’ve all had this experience before, right? You’ve waited in line to check in to your hotel after a long flight, you finally get to the front desk, and the clerk is typing away, searching for your name, and after a few minutes she says, “Hmm, are you sure you reserved this hotel?”

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