Meet Minneapolis: Travel to the Twin Cities this Summer for HITEC 2019

Featured · 14 Feb

We all know that travel can be a real hassle. So, what about a trip makes it worth packing up your suitcase, saying goodbye to your family for the ne

The New InterContinental San Diego Implements InvoTech Uniform System to Significantly Improve Operational Efficiencies
The New InterContinental San Diego Implements InvoTech Uniform System to Significantly Improve Operational Efficiencies

InvoTech · 15 Jul

InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent installation of its Uniform System at the new InterContinental San Diego. InvoTech Systems is the leading

Information & Telecommunication Spending Trends in the US
Information & Telecommunication Spending Trends in the US — By Tanya Venegas

HotStats Limited · 15 Jul

In mid-June, HFTP hosted the 47th annual Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference, better known as HITEC. The event occurred in Minneapolis, Minnesota and welcomed more than 6,000 attendees, making it one of the largest hospitality technology conferences in the world. What brought these people together? A common interest in hospitality technology.

Group Gains: How Technology Is Expediting Group Meeting Planning

Lodging Magazine · 15 Jul

Patricia Davis, senior vice president, marketing and communications, Davidson Hotels & Resorts, observes the impact of technology on virtually all as

Your HFTP Summer Reading List: Staff Picks, Special Reports and More
Your HFTP Summer Reading List: Staff Picks, Special Reports and More

HFTP Connect · 15 Jul

Summer may already be half over, but that will not stop many of us from heading off on vacations to enjoy the second half of the season.

Insider Perspective: Valerie (Carboni) Castillo at TrustYou
Insider Perspective: Valerie (Carboni) Castillo at TrustYou

Travel Tripper Blog · 15 Jul

Valerie (Carboni) Castillo at TrustYou was first published on the Travel Tripper website - helping hotels win more direct bookings.

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HFTP Annual Convention 2019 General Session Speakers Announced, Covering Communication, Leadership and Travel Industry Trends
HFTP Annual Convention 2019 General Session Speakers Announced, Covering Communication, Leadership and Travel Industry Trends

HFTP · 15 Jul

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is set to offer professional inspiration at its upcoming Annual Convention. The event offe

Leveraging Transformational Technology - Miles Ahead In HR With Artificial Intelligence
Leveraging Transformational Technology - Miles Ahead In HR With Artificial Intelligence

4hoteliers.com · 15 Jul

Assisted by our increasing willingness to share information about ourselves.

Cvent to Create a Single App Using Best Features from Its 3 Mobile Products
Cvent to Create a Single App Using Best Features from Its 3 Mobile Products

Business Travel News (BTN) · 13 Jul

The meetings and events management platform Cvent announced at its Connect conference this week it is creating a single mobile app solution that will

    The HITEC Minneapolis Innovations Digest
    The HITEC Minneapolis Innovations Digest

    HospitalityNet · 12 Jul

    Last week HospitalityNet published the first part of the HITEC Minneapolis Innovations Digest featuring the guestroom technology innovations which we

    Revenue science and the future of hotel revenue management
    Revenue science and the future of hotel revenue management — By Ravi Mehrotra

    The evolution of revenue management and success for the next generation of hotel managers are intertwined, not to say inextricably linked, writes Dr. Ravi Mehrotra, founder and president of IDeaS. Based on more than thirty years of experience in the space, he offers observations on how that is so—and where the future may lead.

    STR Automation Platform Smartbnb Launches Major Upgrade
    STR Automation Platform Smartbnb Launches Major Upgrade

    smartbnb · 12 Jul

    Smartbnb, the short-term rental guest experience solution, recently announced the launch of a major upgrade in its product. The update comes in respo

    Hotel Pricing Strategy: Price Rates in Number Other than “9” or “4”
    Hotel Pricing Strategy: Price Rates in Number Other than “9” or “4” — By Beth Wakefield

    Cardinal Point Revenue Services · 12 Jul

    Traditionally, our hotel pricing strategy has been for rates to end in a “9” based on the psychology of getting as close to the next round number as possible without going over it. The idea is that customers see $99 as being much more affordable than $100, when in reality there is only a difference of $1.

    How Automations Helps Revenue Teams Manage By Exception
    How Automations Helps Revenue Teams Manage By Exception — By Jason Q. Freed

    Duetto · 12 Jul

    Whether it's one hotel or an entire portfolio, there are certain revenue management tasks that are simply too repetitive and add little value for the time they take. Think about manually gathering data in an Excel spreadsheet for pricing decisions or manually keystroking rate recommendations into the Property Management System (PMS).

    Monscierge Announces Appointment of Hospitality Leader and Former Accor CIO Laurent Idrac to Board of Directors
    Monscierge Announces Appointment of Hospitality Leader and Former Accor CIO Laurent Idrac to Board of Directors

    Monscierge · 12 Jul

    Hospitality technology group Monscierge announces veteran industry leader Laurent Idrac as a key strategic member to their Board of Directors. Idrac

    This Hotel Vending Machine Will Do Your Dry Cleaning in About 5 Minutes

    Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) · 12 Jul

    Dirty duds, done dirt cheap: A DIY garment-cleaning kiosk lets road warriors do their laundry for less.

    4 Key Digital Transformation Trends in Hospitality
    4 Key Digital Transformation Trends in Hospitality — By Rustam Gumerov

    Intellectsoft · 12 Jul

    As new technologies evolve and market disruptors reach their critical mass, every industry faces the need for a core transformation. The hospitality industry is no exception. Modern guests expect to have a customer-centric hotel experience starting as early as choosing a destination and learning more about accommodations and property. Guests also want more comfort, features, convenience, faster customer service, new experiences, and the list is growing.

    Blending Technology and Human Interaction: How to Curate the Ideal Customer Experience
    Blending Technology and Human Interaction: How to Curate the Ideal Customer Experience

    Hospitality Technology Magazine · 12 Jul

    Hotel guests want speedy, convenient transactions and will switch brands if these expectations aren't met.

    Star Micronics, OrderOut Team Up to Improve Online Ordering
    Star Micronics, OrderOut Team Up to Improve Online Ordering

    Hospitality Technology Magazine · 12 Jul

    OrderOut, paired with Star Micronics CloudPRNT printers, helps restaurants to streamline online orders and increase efficiency.

    Domino's Pilots Cashless Stores in Australia
    Domino's Pilots Cashless Stores in Australia

    Hospitality Technology Magazine · 12 Jul

    5 Oz locations are not accepting cash payments in store or for deliveries.

    The direction of hotel technology beyond the convergence of CRS and PMS
    The direction of hotel technology beyond the convergence of CRS and PMS — By George Roukas

    Much has been written recently about the convergence of central reservation systems and property management systems. There are two reasons for all the writing: first, because it represents such an improvement in how hotels process their bookings and manage stays, and second because we’ve been waiting for 25 years for these converged systems to appear. Now that it looks like they’re finally going to happen, we have to ask: “what’s next?”

    Shipt Partners with Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores
    Shipt Partners with Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores

    Hospitality Technology Magazine · 12 Jul

    Membership-based service to offer same-day delivery to 15 markets.

    Olo Launches New Coupon Manager
    Olo Launches New Coupon Manager

    Hospitality Technology Magazine · 12 Jul

    Tool unlocks new options to promote direct digital sales.

    LoRa Devices Save Hattie B's $50K in Inventory
    LoRa Devices Save Hattie B's $50K in Inventory

    Hospitality Technology Magazine · 12 Jul

    Shake Shack and Five Guys are among the restaurants using Laird Connectivity & Semtech's solution.

    Hotel Startup Life House's Hedge: Selling Its Own Tech as Well as Rooms

    skift.com - Hotels · 12 Jul

    The lifestyle hotel space has gotten very crowded, especially over the last 18 months. But it appears Life House has a viable fallback plan in place

    The Biggest Benefits of a Mobile PMS That Hotels Can’t Afford to Ignore
    The Biggest Benefits of a Mobile PMS That Hotels Can’t Afford to Ignore — By Nicole Dehler

    StayNTouch Inc. · 11 Jul

    The landscape of hospitality tech might be changing, but one thing is certain: mobility is far more than a passing fad. Rather, it's the new industry standard that will shape every touchpoint of hotel operations and the guest experience.

    Angie Hospitality, Sonifi, Cvent Reveal Tech Enhancements

    hotelbusiness.com · 11 Jul

    Angie Hospitality, Sonifi and Cvent have recently launched enhancements to the tech experiences they offer customers.

    Southernmost Beach Resort Becomes the First Hotel in Key West to Debut Plum’s Wine on Demand Amenity
    Southernmost Beach Resort Becomes the First Hotel in Key West to Debut Plum’s Wine on Demand Amenity

    Plum · 11 Jul

    Plum, the first wine by the glass technology transforming the hospitality industry, today announced they have deployed 22 units at Southernmost Beach