Articles tagged “hotel technology”

Former La Quinta Top Boss Bets on Contactless Tech Startup Virdee

Former La Quinta Top Boss Bets on Contactless Tech Startup Virdee

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Contactless tech is buzzy as a form of pandemic harm reduction. But hotel companies will only front money for digital tools if the tech will steeply slice their costs long-term.

3 weeks ago

The Peninsula Dumps Oracle to Use Shiji’s New Tech Platform for Hotel Groups

The Peninsula Dumps Oracle to Use Shiji’s New Tech Platform for Hotel Groups

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It seemed like Shiji's recent acquisition spree would lead to it compete one day directly with Oracle, Amadeus, Sabre, and others. That day has come.

1 month ago

Making More Affordable Software for the World’s Independent Hotels

Making More Affordable Software for the World’s Independent Hotels

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We like to say there's always a way to create your own white space. HotelRunner is a startup looking at the crowded hospitality sector in fresh ways. Think the budget model of EasyJet or AirAsia, but for a hotel tech stack.

1 month ago

Group That Operates TWA Hotel Buys Chinese Tech Firm After President Trump’s National Security Order

Group That Operates TWA Hotel Buys Chinese Tech Firm After President Trump’s National Security Order

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This investment gives hotel tech firm StayNTouch a chance to regain its footing. It comes after six months of uncertainty due to the Trump Administration's forced sale.

2 months ago

Hotelogix Merges With 2 Hotel Tech Firms to Lead Rollup in India

Hotelogix Merges With 2 Hotel Tech Firms to Lead Rollup in India

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The merger of Hotelogix, a property management system, with AxisRooms, a provider of revenue management and distribution services, and RepUp, an online reputation management tool, is probably one of many mergers likely in hotel tech in response to the crisis.

2 months ago

How One Upscale Australian Hotel Group Used the Crisis to Rethink Everything

How One Upscale Australian Hotel Group Used the Crisis to Rethink Everything

Cameron Sperance and Sean O'Neill, Skift

"A fashion executive and a tech geek walk into a hotel bar ..." But instead of being the start of a bad joke, this is the start of a good story about creativity during a crisis.

2 months ago

Hotel Owners’ New Financial Realities Thwart Pandemic Tech Push by the Major Brands

Hotel Owners’ New Financial Realities Thwart Pandemic Tech Push by the Major Brands

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hotel companies want technology to streamline operations and reduce labor costs, but labor union pushback and cash-strapped hoteliers will continue to delay widespread tech adoption within the industry.

3 months ago

Accor Still Keen to Find Investors for Its Software Business Despite Pandemic Fallout

Accor Still Keen to Find Investors for Its Software Business Despite Pandemic Fallout

Sean O'Neill, Skift

D-Edge needs a financial partner besides Accor to fuel its dreams of hotel tech expansion. Expect other hotel groups to join Accor in rethinking their tech plays.

3 months ago

What Legacy Travel Companies Could Learn From Oracle Hospitality’s Weeklong Tech Push

What Legacy Travel Companies Could Learn From Oracle Hospitality’s Weeklong Tech Push

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A desperate urge to help get the travel sector back on its feet could give some companies a singular purpose, spurring innovation despite the pandemic's hit to revenues.

4 months 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.

7 months ago

The Impact of Emerging Tech in Travel Post-Coronavirus: New Skift Research

The Impact of Emerging Tech in Travel Post-Coronavirus: New Skift Research

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

There are so many technologies that can and will impact the travel industry, but it's hard to poke through all the hype and see what will fundamentally change the future of travel. We investigate four technology buckets with the largest potential.

7 months 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.

8 months ago