Articles tagged “Internet of Things”

Online Travel

Startup Backed by Former Priceline and Booking CEO Strikes Deal to Boost Hotel Automation

Operto is merely one startup in a sea of hospitality tech vendors. But it stands out for having Darren Huston, the former top boss of the world's largest online travel conglomerate, as its executive chairperson and key investor.

Startup Backed by Former Priceline and Booking CEO Strikes Deal to Boost Hotel Automation

Airlines

Airbus’ Next-Gen Smart Aircraft Tracks Your Bathroom Breaks

At two annual conferences, executives from Boeing and Airbus love to talk about the aircraft of the future. They drop buzz phrases like "internet of things." And yet, as travelers know, the aircraft cabin changes very little, year after year. Airlines are not big risk takers. They like what has always worked.

Airbus’ Next-Gen Smart Aircraft Tracks Your Bathroom Breaks

Hotels

Melia Tests Oracle’s Wearable Tech at Its Resorts and Nearby Merchants

Meliá has followed the path of Disney and Carnival to introduce wearable tech. But it has taken the concept further, enabling nearby merchants like Starbucks to also accept payments made by guests via its new smart wristbands.

Melia Tests Oracle’s Wearable Tech at Its Resorts and Nearby Merchants

Hotels

Amazon Wades Into Travel as Hotels Turn to Alexa in Rooms

The next big questions hoteliers might soon be asking themselves: "Alexa, how do I make sure you recommend my hotels when they ask you where they want to stay?" Or, on the flip side: "Why did I invest so much into the modern-day version of the iPod docking station?"

Amazon Wades Into Travel as Hotels Turn to Alexa in Rooms

Hotels

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

The smart guest room of the future is still in development. A strong return on investment for hotel owners who invest in updated technology, however, will help push these innovations into the mainstream.

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

Hotels

Hilton Unveils Plans for Its Smart Hotel Room Rollout in 2018

Airbnb has gained in popularity on the claim that chain hotels offer a cookie-cutter experience. Hilton can fight back with technology that enables guests to personalize their experience.

Hilton Unveils Plans for Its Smart Hotel Room Rollout in 2018

Hotels

AccorHotels Is Working on a Smart Room That’s Accessible and Personalized

That AccorHotels is using the Internet of Things and other innovative tech to create more personalized and accessible guest rooms is an idea we can definitely get behind. But we wonder what the company's plans might be to incorporate loyalty into the initiative. It would be crucial in adding value for Accorhotels, property owners, and guests.

AccorHotels Is Working on a Smart Room That’s Accessible and Personalized
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Online Travel

Travelers Are Open to the Internet of Things, Yet Privacy Concerns Persist

The Internet of Things is radically changing the way we travel. A new Worldpay report looks at how consumers feel about these connected technologies, both good and bad. 

Travelers Are Open to the Internet of Things, Yet Privacy Concerns Persist

Rental Cars

Connected Car Bells and Whistles Make for a Distracting Trip

Voice technology could limit the distractions in the connected car. But as with smartphones, social media and the world, Permanxiety will now penetrate the sanctum of the automobile.

Connected Car Bells and Whistles Make for a Distracting Trip

Cruises

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

We think this will take some getting used to for cruise passengers and crew alike. But the widespread acceptance of Disney's MagicBand — at least in Florida parks — shows that vacationers can adapt and embrace new forms of technology, especially if it improves their trip.

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience