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Hotel Tech Company Sceptre Hospitality Resources Acquires Booking Engine

A U.S. hotel tech company with equity backing has acquired a booking engine based in Ireland.  Houston-based Sceptre Hospitality Resources said Thursday that it has acquired Avvio.  The private equity firm Serent Capital made an undisclosed “significant investment” in Sceptre Hospitality Resources in 2020. The Avvio acquisition was funded through that investment, Sceptre said.  Sceptre…

Travel Technology

Red Roof Outsources Tech Stack to HotelKey to Help Combat Labor Shortage

Service is a premium for hotels coming out of the pandemic, but it's really hard to provide that service when workers are hard to come by. HotelKey is hoping the big brands see tech as part of the solution to the problem.

Red Roof Outsources Tech Stack to HotelKey to Help Combat Labor Shortage

Hotels

Latin America Hotels Unite to Launch Direct Booking Tools and Website

Far too many hoteliers in Latin America have failed to embrace the latest tools for marketing their businesses online. A group of Argentine hoteliers aims to bridge this digital divide by pooling resources.

Latin America Hotels Unite to Launch Direct Booking Tools and Website

Hotels

Customer Relationship Management Tech for Hotels Is Becoming More Necessary: New Skift Research

Understanding the customer is becoming increasingly important to hoteliers, and so-called CRM systems can help capture guest data and automate interactions to improve guest conversion and retention. For now, however, CRM remains a tool mainly used by larger hotels.

Customer Relationship Management Tech for Hotels Is Becoming More Necessary: New Skift Research

Hotels

Hoteliers Clash Over Durability of Changed Traveler Stay Patterns

It's clear that when Covid outbreak spikes diminish, travel will not revert to precisely how it was before. There will be winners and losers when cities and borders reopen.

Hoteliers Clash Over Durability of Changed Traveler Stay Patterns

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Hotel Tech Trade Show Producer Rejects Takeover Bid by Largest U.S. Hotel Lobby

The trade group Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)— which produces the world's largest hotel technology trade fairs — rejected on Monday an unsolicited merger offer by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), the largest U.S. hotel lobby. The hotel technology career group is best known for putting on HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and…

Hotels

Accor Doubled Size of Its Software Business D-Edge During Pandemic

Accor is facing off against tech companies Amadeus and Sabre in sales of software to hotels. Watch this space.

Accor Doubled Size of Its Software Business D-Edge During Pandemic

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder CEO on the Generational Divide in Hospitality

Sonder doesn't need to put Hilton or Airbnb out of business to be a winner. But it has to has to cope with the market's displeasure with unprofitable companies, and to prove that its guest experience will deliver on its promises, starting with millennials and Gen Zers.

Sonder CEO on the Generational Divide in Hospitality

Hotels

Kayak’s Hotel Partner Life House Receives $60 Million in New Financing

Kayak's investment gets it deeper into the hotel software industry. And it will soon have three Kayak-branded hotels as an everyday test lab.

Kayak’s Hotel Partner Life House Receives $60 Million in New Financing

Hotels

The Lasting Tech Trends That Fad-Averse Hoteliers Are Pursuing Now

It's never been easy for hoteliers to decide which tech investments to make. The pandemic has tightened budgets and workforces, making the choices even tougher.

The Lasting Tech Trends That Fad-Averse Hoteliers Are Pursuing Now