Articles tagged “technology”

Travel Technology

Where’s the Fintech for Hoteliers and Vacation Rental Managers?

The consumer side of travel has recently seen a lot of change in financial technology, or "fintech." Adam Harris, the CEO of travel startup Cloudbeds, is wise to ask why there isn't more fintech for the operational side of travel.

Where’s the Fintech for Hoteliers and Vacation Rental Managers?

Travel Technology

Why Some Hotels Are Rethinking Software to Price Rooms and Extras

"Software is eating the world." That's the catchphrase of Silicon Valley. It took time for "software" to dine on the hotel sector, but it's now devouring hospitality operations for breakfast.

Why Some Hotels Are Rethinking Software to Price Rooms and Extras

Business Travel

A Gloomy Corporate Travel Prediction for Hedge Funds and Tech Firms

A McKinsey partner has warned "digital adopters" may never see the point in returning to business travel as we used to know it.

A Gloomy Corporate Travel Prediction for Hedge Funds and Tech Firms

Hotels

How Oracle Hospitality Plans to Sustain Its Comeback Momentum

Oracle Hospitality is best known for providing full-service hotels with operational software. But this fall it has begun to go after the limited-service segment, too. Its surprise for next year will involve hotel distribution.

How Oracle Hospitality Plans to Sustain Its Comeback Momentum
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Travel Technology

What Travel Will Look Like in the 5G Era, According to a Verizon Executive

5G connectivity will shape the ways airports, aircrafts, hotels, transportation, and other elements of the travel journey can deliver better guest experiences and more seamlessly operate behind the scenes. A Verizon executive spoke to SkiftX about what they expect the transformation could look like.

What Travel Will Look Like in the 5G Era, According to a Verizon Executive

Online Travel

What Accor’s Top Technology Executive Has to Say May Surprise You

In his first interview since becoming Accor's chief technology officer, Floor Bleeker explains the hotel giant's contrarian tech strategy. Expect top tech players and Accor's rivals to take notice.

What Accor’s Top Technology Executive Has to Say May Surprise You

Online Travel

Launching Travel Tech Briefing, for Skift Pro Subscribers Only

Making the right choices has never been more crucial coming out of this pandemic. Not far from the core of every decision will be technology. Skift is now offering travel executives weekly the critical information needed to build, buy, or partner.

Launching Travel Tech Briefing, for Skift Pro Subscribers Only

Hotels

The Latest Hotel Perk? Renting Electric Fun Utility Vehicles as Upsells

Years ago, leisure travelers typically rented cars at the airport. But many now hail rides to hotels instead. That behavior shift gives properties a chance to rent out electric vehicles.

The Latest Hotel Perk? Renting Electric Fun Utility Vehicles as Upsells

EventMB

Do You Need an ‘Event Technologist’?

Do You Need an ‘Event Technologist’?

Hotels

Why This New Luxury Hotel in Venice Is Hopping on the NFT Frenzy

Ca' di Dio is the first Venetian luxury hotel to offer a reservation via the trendy asset class NFT, or non-fungible token. Smart hotels everywhere are trying fresh ways to appeal to niche audiences, instead of just rely on Booking.com & company.

Why This New Luxury Hotel in Venice Is Hopping on the NFT Frenzy

Hotels

Oyo Takes Step Toward Initial Public Offering

It's clear that Oyo will try to go public in some fashion. But will investors buy the story — and the shares?

Oyo Takes Step Toward Initial Public Offering

Hotels

Kayak Moves Into Hotels by Opening Miami Beach Property in Partnership With Life House

Skift has long speculated that online travel agencies might launch soft brands, and now Kayak is attempting to do so during a dire moment for the hotel industry. Whether independent hotels would see any value in using a software package through the Kayak app is a wide open question.

Kayak Moves Into Hotels by Opening Miami Beach Property in Partnership With Life House