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Eleven Releases Guest Wi-Fi Management eBook for Hotels

Hospitality Technology Magazine 15 March 2019
Eleven, a provider of cloud-based guest Wi-Fi management software, has published the Ultimate Guide to Guest Wi-FI Management eBook. Wi-Fi that just works continues to be the #1 most desired amenity. Yet, hotel brands still continue to struggle with how to deliver simple, seamless, and secure Wi-Fi when each of their properties has its own network hardware, software and service provider.

Hotel Trend Survey Reveals Priority Given to Tech, Green Initiatives, Millennial Desires

Hospitality Technology Magazine 15 March 2019
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday lives and their lives on the road thanks to increased mobile compatibility, flexible dining options and welcoming accommodations.

MURTEC 2019 Restaurant Technology Event Concludes with Record Attendance

Hospitality Technology Magazine 14 March 2019
MURTECⓇ, (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference) wrapped up its successful 2019 event in Las Vegas on March 13 with a significant 8.5 percent surge in restaurant operator attendance and 11 percent growth in the number of participating companies.

Concur TripLink and HRS Announce Integration

Hospitality Technology Magazine 14 March 2019
Concur TripLink helps companies capture travel itineraries, even if travelers need to make reservations outside of Concur Travel. It connects trips, travelers and itineraries across multiple channels, allowing companies to apply policy and ensure traveler safety by making it easier to quickly locate and communicate with employees in the event of an issue or emergency.

Polaris Wireless Launches 3D Location Platform for Application Developers

Hospitality Technology Magazine 14 March 2019
Polaris Wireless, a provider of software-based wireless location solutions, announced the commercial availability of the industry’s first high-accuracy carrier-independent 3D location platform for application developers. By integrating their applications to the new platform, developers now are able to provide end users with pinpoint location, including indoors and in high-rise buildings with floor level accuracy, delivering enhanced situational awareness and improved operational efficiency.

Why Hotels Should Offer Guests Free VPNs via their Loyalty Programs

Hospitality Technology Magazine 14 March 2019
Most experienced business travelers know that their hotels are inconsistent when it comes to Wi-Fi security with a majority of their companies having to deal with cybersecurity issues. In fact, in a survey among chief technology officers, an overwhelming 81% said their company had experienced a Wi-Fi-related security breach in the last year. With the knowledge that Wi-Fi security is a huge mess, you might think business travelers would pay for their own VPN more often, but most of them don’t. With more than 483 million domestic business trips in the U.S. projected by 2020 - up from 459 million in 2015 - concerns around company cyber security will surely escalate.

Factor4 Announces Gift Card Integration with Linga POS by Benseron Hospitality

Hospitality Technology Magazine 14 March 2019
Integration allows for processing of gift card transactions in real time, online reporting, technical support, card product and card marketing.

Luxury UK Hotel Trusts RateTiger Shopper for Pricing Decisions

Hospitality Technology Magazine 13 March 2019
The Greenbank Hotel has been leveraging eRevMax’s price intelligence tool – RateTiger Shopper to monitor competitor rates across multiple sales channels and take informed pricing decisions to stay ahead in the market.

RLH Talks Loyalty, RLabs During Q4 2018 Conference Call

Hospitality Technology Magazine 13 March 2019
During Red Lion Hotels Corporation's Q4 2018 earnings conference call on March 4, President and CEO Greg Mount spoke about the technology updates RLH has recently implemented and how these advances are contributing to greater customer and hotel owner loyalty. He also discussed in detail the debut of RLabs and RLH's plans moving forward for this new avenue of revenue.

Hospitality Technology Magazine Launches the Restaurant Technology Network, Welcomes Founding Members and Board of Governors

Hospitality Technology Magazine 12 March 2019
Today at its Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference (MURTEC®), Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine officially launched the Restaurant Technology Network (RTN), a new membership community dedicated to technology innovation for restaurants.

Yumpingo Brings Transformative Guest Sentiment Solution Technology to Independent Restaurants in Partnership with Deliveroo

Hospitality Technology Magazine 12 March 2019
Restaurant intelligence platform Yumpingo said it launched Yumpingo Go, an easy to implement solution to gather guest sentiment and actionable insights for independent restaurants specializing in one-to-five locations, with Deliveroo as its channel partner.

Avvio Champions User Experience with New Booking Engine Innovations

Hospitality Technology Magazine 12 March 2019
Global technology provider Avvio has made more innovative changes to its booking engine as it continues to lead the way in using artificial intelligence (AI) to drive revenue and guest engagement for hotels and accommodation providers.

Zello Releases New Emergency "Panic Button" Feature

Hospitality Technology Magazine 12 March 2019
Zello, a push-to-talk voice messaging service that enables communication and collaboration for workers, teams, and communities, announced the launch of Emergency Alerts, its new “panic button” feature. ZelloWork users in crisis situations can now simply press a button to send (with high priority) both their location and an audio recording to a designated emergency channel.

Blue Tree Hotels Implements Aerohive's Cloud-Managed Wireless Solution

Hospitality Technology Magazine 12 March 2019
Aerohive Networks™, a cloud-management technology provider, announced Blue Tree Hotels Group, a Brazilian hotel chain, chose Aerohive, in partnership with SmartWave Networks, to provide a cloud-managed wireless solution for its high-density and high-demand environment.

NationalLink Streamlines Smart Safe Cash Management for Merchants

Hospitality Technology Magazine 11 March 2019
Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced that NationalLink Incorporated is using Fiserv technology to simplify cash management for merchants. With the integration of CorPoint® cash supply chain management software from Fiserv, the NationalLink cash management platform can now support all smart safes, regardless of manufacturer or location, and provide a centralized view of all cash transactions. The NationalLink cash management platform is available via commercial banks and directly to large merchants.

Restaurant Technologies Expands Grease Cleaning Tech

Hospitality Technology Magazine 11 March 2019
Restaurant Technologies, a provider of cooking oil management and exhaust cleaning solutions, has launched AutoMist in Detroit, Dallas, Denver & Baltimore/DC area markets. AutoMist, a solution designed for the restaurant back-of-house, automates and simplifies the cleaning process for grill and fryer hoods, flues and fans, improving overall working conditions and fire safety in kitchens.

HT's 2019 Top Women in Restaurant Technology

Hospitality Technology Magazine 8 March 2019
Here are some heartening statistics for women in technology: Women now make up more than half of new computer science graduates and junior developers entering the workforce, according to a March 2018 study from tech recruiting company HackerRank. Women under 25 are also 33% more likely to study computer science than those who were born before 1983, according to the study.

The Restaurant Technology Network Takes Center Stage at MURTEC 2019

Hospitality Technology Magazine 8 March 2019
The Restaurant Technology Network (RTN; www.restauranttechnologynetwork.com) is a membership community hyper-focused on technology innovation in restaurants.

Exponential Digital Drives Quantum Convenience

Hospitality Technology Magazine 8 March 2019
Restaurants have entered a brave, new future of super-charged convenience during an era when the lines between service segments are becoming less of a defining factor. Digital is not only changing technology, it is creating completely new service models and expectations at a dizzying pace.

4 Ways to Reap Benefits of Mobile POS

Hospitality Technology Magazine 8 March 2019
Mobile point of sale (POS) is gaining ground and swiftly what was a differentiator for digitally innovative brands could be table stakes. According to Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com), almost one in four POS transactions will be completed on mobile devices by 2023. This amounts to 87 billion transactions per year, up from about 23 billion in 2018.

Good Times Tests AI in Drive-Thru

Hospitality Technology Magazine 7 March 2019
Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard located at 2095 S. Broadway in Denver is currently taking live breakfast orders in the drive-thru using Valyant AI. Valyant AI launched its conversational AI customer service platform for quick-service restaurants.

Why Digital Signage is a Hit in Hospitality

Hospitality Technology Magazine 7 March 2019
In hospitality, guest experience is everything. Hotels, restaurants, holiday resorts and other hospitality venues bolster their reputation by delivering an unforgettable guest experience. In today’s tech-driven world, digital signage plays a key role in enhancing the guest experience in hospitality venues.

dormakaba Vacation Rental White Paper Outlines Steps for Keyless Access Selection and Installation

Hospitality Technology Magazine 7 March 2019
dormakaba released its latest Vacation Rental industry white paper, ‘How to Implement Keyless Access in 10 Simple Steps.’ The white paper clarifies the questions vacation rental owners and property managers should ask to receive maximum value for their properties from online keyless entry. It also summarizes how to ensure a smooth implementation and transition to keyless access control.

The Dinex Group Uses WiFi Tool to Collect Emails, Sell out Events

Hospitality Technology Magazine 7 March 2019
The Dinex Group, the 16-restaurant group owned by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud, today announced the success of a new marketing initiative that has helped the company’s marketing team collect more than 64,000 email addresses from loyal customers.

HARMAN Professional Solutions AV Systems Provide an Unforgettable Experience at China's Atlantis Sanya Resort

Hospitality Technology Magazine 7 March 2019
To provide guests with an unparalleled experience of undersea immersion, China’s new Atlantis Sanya resort deployed an array of cutting-edge HARMAN audio, video, lighting and control systems.

How AI and Voice Technology Can Drive Key Growth Metrics for Hotels

Hospitality Technology Magazine 6 March 2019
Hospitality is one of the largest industries in the world, and yet ultra-modern technology, including AI, seems to have avoided it until recently. Cloud-based PMS platforms, for instance, only just started popping up a few years ago and certain facets of the industry such as booking, itineraries, and flight search have all benefited from advances in AI, design, and data gathering. However, the technologies which have become prevalent on smartphones and via an internet browser for booking travel are not present in most hotel experiences, and especially not in the rooms where guests spend the majority of their time.

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