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Articles tagged “technology”

Netflix and Streaming Video Are Replacing Hotel Pay-Per-View Entertainment

Netflix and Streaming Video Are Replacing Hotel Pay-Per-View Entertainment

Deanna Ting, Skift

If the advent of artificial-intelligence-driven smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo is any indication, the Internet of Things is that much closer to becoming a reality, even when we check into our hotel rooms.

4 days ago

Hotels Are Investing in Mobile Check-Ins and Services to Make Guests Happy

Hotels Are Investing in Mobile Check-Ins and Services to Make Guests Happy

Deanna Ting, Skift

It's clear hotels are focused on technology as a means of improving the overall hotel guest experience, but they also need to balance those investments with service and personalization to see the kind of return on investment they want to have.

1 month ago

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Streamlining RFP Responses for Hotel Group Business Leaders

Streamlining RFP Responses for Hotel Group Business Leaders

Cendyn/EVENTS + Skift

Advancements in electronic RFP technology have finally given hotels the ability to streamline, automate, and curate RFP responses, giving each request the attention and personalization it requires to secure that business.

1 month ago

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Is Event Intelligence the Key to Executing Smarter Meetings?

Is Event Intelligence the Key to Executing Smarter Meetings?

Cendyn/EVENTS + Skift

As digital technology replaces the need for some types of traditional in-person meetings, Smart Meeting Management technology is bringing back the relevancy of in-person meetings and making them more engaging and measurably profitable.

2 months ago

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Training the Travel Consultant of Tomorrow

Training the Travel Consultant of Tomorrow

Signature Travel Network + Skift

For travel consultants, being a part of a cooperative that offers comprehensive educational tools could make all the difference in targeting the right consumers with the right message. To take that one step further, “new-to-industry” and millennial travel consultants require a more modern and progressive approach to education.

2 months ago

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New Skift eBook: What Keeps CMOs Up At Night?

New Skift eBook: What Keeps CMOs Up At Night?

Boxever + Skift

The What Keeps CMOs Up At Night? eBook is a roundup of poignant insights and valuable lessons from the industry’s top CMOs. Download this ebook for free!

2 months ago

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Global Travelers Are Embracing Alternative Payment Methods

Global Travelers Are Embracing Alternative Payment Methods

worldpay + Skift

Global travelers are embracing alternative payment methods more than ever before. Now it’s time for travel industry providers to do the same.

2 months ago

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A Look Back at How Far Travel Agents Have Come

A Look Back at How Far Travel Agents Have Come

Signature Travel Network + Skift

Travel agents have come a long way since the early days of travel. Despite the rise of online travel websites and do-it-yourself planning, savvy travel agents are doing better than ever with the help of their networks.

3 months ago

Voice-Activated Hotel Rooms Are Now a Thing at Aloft

Voice-Activated Hotel Rooms Are Now a Thing at Aloft

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

While this seems like a novel idea, we have to ask: Is this what hotel guests really want, or need, when it comes to in-room technology?

3 months ago

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How Virtual Meetings Are Enabling Smarter Business Travel

How Virtual Meetings Are Enabling Smarter Business Travel

Advito + Skift

It’s often been asked “can video conferencing replace the need for in-person meetings?" In short, the answer is “no.” Simply nothing can replace certain in-person meetings, but the meetings space has clearly evolved past being reliant solely on face-to-face meetings—and corporate travel managers and IT departments can (and in many cases must) work together to make “meetings,” as a whole, productive.

5 months ago

Expedia Chair Barry Diller: Artificial Intelligence Will Be Travel’s Next Big Thing

Expedia Chair Barry Diller: Artificial Intelligence Will Be Travel’s Next Big Thing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Barry Diller's intelligence is not artificial at all and it's sometimes underrated. Diller has been one of the superstars in crafting the trajectory of online travel through his acquisitions and perseverance when things didn't always go smoothly.

8 months ago

The Tiny Hilton Robot Concierge That Hints at IBM’s Ambitious Plans for Travel

The Tiny Hilton Robot Concierge That Hints at IBM’s Ambitious Plans for Travel

Deanna Ting, Skift

Robots in hotels aren't a new phenomenon, but this is the first one to be powered by IBM's Watson.

9 months ago