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Articles tagged “hotel tech”

Separating Hype From Emerging Tech’s Real Shortcomings Post-Crisis: New Skift Research

Separating Hype From Emerging Tech’s Real Shortcomings Post-Crisis: New Skift Research

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Not all tech is worth the hype. But then again, the current crisis will likely accelerate the adoption of some worthwhile emerging technologies. It’s important to know how this will impact the travel industry. We’ve set out the most important technologies to help you burst that hype bubble.

1 week ago

Hospitality Sector Teams Up Online to Help During the Crisis

Hospitality Sector Teams Up Online to Help During the Crisis

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The hospitality industry has always fundamentally been about bringing people together creatively. So it makes sense that the lodging sector has been putting together resources online to trade operational insights and to share ways to help their communities.

2 weeks ago

Trump Administration Orders Shiji to Sell Hotel Tech Firm StayNTouch

Trump Administration Orders Shiji to Sell Hotel Tech Firm StayNTouch

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This is a highly unusual action. It's unclear why the U.S. government would believe a company would compromise the sensitive personal data of U.S. citizens just because it's based in China.

4 weeks ago

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Executive Q&A: How Hoteliers Can Master Metasearch Advertising With Machine Learning

Executive Q&A: How Hoteliers Can Master Metasearch Advertising With Machine Learning

DerbySoft + Skift

Hoteliers are typically at a disadvantage when it comes to competing efficiently in metasearch with online travel agencies. But most of these challenges can be overcome with the right technology partner in place.

1 month ago

Oyo CEO Defends Business Practices That Anger Some Hoteliers

Oyo CEO Defends Business Practices That Anger Some Hoteliers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If you were thinking after a tumultuous last few months that a reformed Oyo would emerge, then guess again. The hotel chain is giving little ground on the basics of its business model, although it vows to get better on the execution of it all.

1 month ago

Oracle Hospitality Takes Hotel and Vendor Gripes Seriously At Last

Oracle Hospitality Takes Hotel and Vendor Gripes Seriously At Last

Sean O'Neill, Skift

For too long, Oracle Hospitality, a giant in the hotel tech space, has prioritized internal needs. Now it's changed its tune. It says it's making hotels the boss. The long overdue customer-first approach is laudable. But there's still work to do.

2 months ago

How the Cloud Is Shaking Up Hotel Property Management Tech: New Skift Research

How the Cloud Is Shaking Up Hotel Property Management Tech: New Skift Research

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Technological advancements have allowed for new entrants into the property management systems space to offer a viable alternative to incumbent legacy systems. Those systems might be scrambling for now, but they'll catch up. All this can only be a good thing for the PMS and hotel tech space in the long run.

2 months ago

Accor Taps Sabre for Pilot of Major Hotel Tech Project

Accor Taps Sabre for Pilot of Major Hotel Tech Project

Nancy Trejos and Sean O'Neill, Skift

Accor recently rebranded its loyalty program under the phrase "Live Limitless." The company needs to replace its limited technology structure to meet that ambition, and this deal represents a huge commercial win for Sabre.

2 months ago

Oracle Hospitality’s New Boss Sees Gaps in Its Hotel Tech Portfolio

Oracle Hospitality’s New Boss Sees Gaps in Its Hotel Tech Portfolio

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Oracle Hospitality's Alex Alt sees two gaps in his company's suite: distribution services and customer relationship management tools. Yet the opportunities with both are dynamic, not static, because of fast shifts in hotel company priorities and traveler behaviors. That will require Alt to be one very adaptable executive.

2 months ago

How New Entrants Are Shaking Up the Hotel Property Management Space: New Skift Research

How New Entrants Are Shaking Up the Hotel Property Management Space: New Skift Research

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Legacy property management systems (PMS) missed the boat when tech innovation started ramping up. Now they are playing catch-up. Cloud computing, open APIs, marketplaces, and middleware layers are shaking up this stale corner of hotel tech, and it’s crazy exciting.

2 months ago

SiteMinder Gets Funding Boost as Financial Titan BlackRock Bets on Hotel Tech

SiteMinder Gets Funding Boost as Financial Titan BlackRock Bets on Hotel Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

To call a company the best-capitalized hotel tech startup might seem like pointing out the tallest leprechaun. But while SiteMinder serves only about 36,000 hotels out of a million worldwide, new funding from cash-rich investor BlackRock could fuel the hotel connectivity startup's growth substantially.

3 months ago

An In-Depth Look at Hotel Chain Oyo’s Financials and Strategy: New Skift Research

An In-Depth Look at Hotel Chain Oyo’s Financials and Strategy: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Oyo promises a new type of hotel company. It’s an asset-light brand that seeks to connect the global long tail of mom-and-pop hotels through its tech and distribution platform. But can it live up to the hype? Skift Research dives deep into Oyo’s business strategy and financial performance.

5 months ago