Articles tagged “Internet of Things”

Airbus’ Next-Gen Smart Aircraft Tracks Your Bathroom Breaks

Airbus’ Next-Gen Smart Aircraft Tracks Your Bathroom Breaks

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

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.

4 days ago

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

1 year ago

Amazon Wades Into Travel as Hotels Turn to Alexa in Rooms

Amazon Wades Into Travel as Hotels Turn to Alexa in Rooms

Deanna Ting, Skift

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?"

1 year ago

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

2 years ago

Hilton Unveils Plans for Its Smart Hotel Room Rollout in 2018

Hilton Unveils Plans for Its Smart Hotel Room Rollout in 2018

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Deanna Ting, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

worldpay + Skift

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. 

2 years ago

Connected Car Bells and Whistles Make for a Distracting Trip

Connected Car Bells and Whistles Make for a Distracting Trip

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

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.

2 years ago

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

Carnival Corp. Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

Hannah Sampson, Skift

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.

3 years ago

The Evolution of the Like Button — Digital Marketing News This Week

The Evolution of the Like Button — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

"Like" buttons could be the solution for hotels, airlines, and other types of travel companies eager to gather guest feedback during the trip. Consumers are already accustomed to the idea, so it is definitely worth further testing.

3 years ago

The Airport of the Future Is Coming, But It’s Still Not Here

The Airport of the Future Is Coming, But It’s Still Not Here

Brian Sumers, Skift

No one would accuse airlines of being early adopters, but some carriers are finally starting to realize the Internet of Things is here to stay.

3 years ago