Posts Tagged ‘machine learning’

Hotel Ecommerce Could Get a Boost from Data and Analytics

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

Let’s face it: Hotel ecommerce has a long way to go, and booking a room is not the most pleasant experience.

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The Importance of the Human Element in Revenue Management

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

While technology is a wonderful and sometimes magical tool in the application of revenue management, practioners need to be careful not to use it as a crutch or as a way to avoid making decisions that require judgment, experience and sometimes gut instinct.

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Hotels’ Time to Talk About Chatbots is Right Now

by Vera Lye, Contributing Editor, APAC |

As if hotel distribution weren’t complex enough, now the machines are coming. Technology giants like Microsoft and IBM say thousands of developers are using their chatbot tools, and experts elsewhere are predicting that chatbots and other artificial-intelligence bots could soon replace websites and mobile apps as consumers’ preferred way to interact with brands.

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Bringing a new approach to integrations in the hotel industry

by Jayesh Sureshchandra, Director of Engineering |

I have built a decent number of API’s and integrations over the course of my career. Before joining Duetto to help develop its hotel technology, I was a lead engineer at Salesforce, where I built everything from dynamic DNS updates to RESTful implementations. The development always followed a similar pattern:

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