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    HITEC EUROPE 2019

    Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference

    April 10–11, 2019
    Palau de Congressos
    Palma, Mallorca - Spain

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    HITEC MINNEAPOLIS

    Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference

    Minneapolis Convention Center

    June 17-20, 2019

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

14 February 2019
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 next few days, fighting the airport and staying in a strange city?

Cut Labor Cost in One Easy Step

The Restaurant Expert 14 February 2019
If you want to cut labor cost, there is one place you can look right now. Check your employees’ pay rates in your POS system. When was the last time you did that? Never? Watch this video or read below to learn what I’m talking about and why it’s important if you want to cut labor cost.

Sertifi Nominated for HTNG TechOvation Award

Sertifi Blog 14 February 2019
Sertifi is competing in this year’s Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) TechOvation Awards. HTNG is an association that’s geared towards advancing technology and the development of solutions that enables hospitality professionals to improve the guest experience and increase efficiency in their businesses. Every year the HTNG organization hosts HT-NEXT, a technology forum that brings together industry professionals from around the world for 4 days of networking and learning about the newest innovations pushing the envelope in hospitality technology.

Share the Love - How to have an integrated revenue strategy that is embraced throughout your systems and departments

The Rainmaker Hospitality and Gaming Blog 14 February 2019
The realm of a hotel revenue strategist often comprises a conflicting jumble of processes and competing platforms. This can cause major heartaches as revenue managers struggle to keep their hotels competitive and profitable. But when you have the right hotel tech stack in place, and have a shared plan with all your departments, inefficiencies are replaced with streamlined operations. And revenue managers finally have time to focus on strategy development to drive long-term revenue growth.

Local Tours & Activities: The Latest Must-Have Hotel Revenue Boosters

trivago Blog 14 February 2019
Enhancing the guest experience and increasing revenue: two top priorities for many hotels and other accommodation providers. The good news is that they don’t necessarily have to be mutually exclusive activities. In fact, hoteliers don’t necessarily even have to choose which to focus on first.

Click. daily update: Travel industry leaders to hold crunch talks with UK government

Click by booking.com 14 February 2019
A delegation of travel industry figures are set to attend a meeting at the UK Foreign Office on Friday to lobby the government over continuing Brexit concerns for the sector. Topics on the agenda include the FCO’s no deal preparations, risks for the industry and customers, and campaigns around UK travellers to the EU and UK nationals living in the EU.

Putting The Customer At The Centre

Duetto Research Blog 14 February 2019
This week’s Opportunity 2019 conference provided plenty of food for thought for the UK’s revenue management community, as industry professionals, hoteliers, students and solutions providers came together to discuss ‘Revenue Management and the Connected Customer.’

HIlton maintains focus on direct relationships as growth outstrips agency channels

PhocusWire 14 February 2019
Hilton's direct web channels are outstripping other distribution methods, according to figures shared by the company. Reporting earnings for Q4 and full-year 2018 at Hilton Worldwide, the hotel giant’s president and chief executive Chris Nassetta revealed web direct channels were growing at three times the rate of other channels.

Regulators vs. online travel agencies - a level playing field coming for hotels?

PhocusWire 14 February 2019
The announcement earlier this month that hotel booking sites are committing to changing their ways must be considered a small victory for hoteliers and travelers alike. It is the latest development in what often feels like a David vs. Goliath-scale tussle to own the direct booker.

Phocuswright Europe 2019 - sessions revealed, speaker line-up growing

PhocusWire 14 February 2019
This year's event in Amsterdam (May 15 and 16) is shaping up to be another important event for the digital travel industry.

GoEuro launches global expansion, unveils new company name

PhocusWire 14 February 2019
Berlin-based transport platform GoEuro is embarking on a global expansion strategy to add inventory and users in South America, Asia and the United States.

Beekeeper Launches Locations For Improved Operations Management

Beekeeper Blog 13 February 2019
Digital tools are undoubtedly changing operations management for the better, streamlining the most essential processes and centralizing core resources employees need most for on-demand retrieval. Despite this increased informational availability and transparency, the challenge to have more granular workforce management capabilities remains.

The Mobile-First World Creates Tremendous Revenue Potential for Hoteliers

Max Starkov | The HeBS blog 13 February 2019
Hoteliers face a challenge in 2019: Creating and managing a robust digital presence in an increasingly mobile-first environment. This means investing in mobile technology and marketing that enables the best user experience while achieving maximum engagement, regardless of device. The explosion of mobile customer engagements creates a tremendous upside opportunity for smart hoteliers who invest in and take advantage of this rising tide of mobile-obsessed travel consumers.

Denby Pottery helps customers visualize products in their homes with Photoslurp's technology

Photoslurp Blog 13 February 2019
Denby Pottery has taken User Generated Content integration to the next level, now allowing customers to sort shoppable UGC content based on product colors and style. With help from visual commerce platform, Photoslurp, Denby’s unique galleries improve the online shopping journey by making it easier for customers to envision products before purchasing.

Click. daily update: mobile payment catching on with older travellers

Click by booking.com 13 February 2019
According to data from Alipay, the greatest gains during the Chinese New Year holiday came from older users and smaller cities. Travellers from third- and forth-tier cities outspent those from first-tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai, while the total number of Alipay users born between 1960 and 1969 grew at a rapid rate of 230% from last year.

Demonstrating ROI in Revenue Management Technology

IDeaS Blog 13 February 2019
The revenue management system (RMS) plays a crucial role in the modern hotel technology stack, driving greater profitability and productivity, but demonstrating return on investment (ROI) in a hotel’s revenue management technology investment goes deeper than year-over-year RevPAR uplift measurements.

Business travelers happy with tech and human hybrid approaches to services

PhocusWire 13 February 2019
Business travelers are seeking a blend of digital solutions and human intervention, according to a report. The Travelport Digital Business Travelers Research 2019 reveals 57% are looking for “hybrid support” via Live Chat services.

Upselling: how to earn extra revenue (and how apps can help you)

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 February 2019
For many people around the world, love will soon be in the air. Not only will they shower loved ones with affection on Valentine’s Day, they’ll spend big too – the average American spent 144 dollars in 2018.

What to expect on Airbnb's 11th birthday

Linchi Kwok - A Hospitality Professional 13 February 2019
This month (February 2019) marks the 11th birthday for Airbnb. Founded in 2008, Airbnb is the first and now the dominant player in the P2P (peer-to-peer) short-term residential rental business.

Fuel Mobile App Offers Keyless Entry via Partnership with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

mycloud HOSPITALITY 13 February 2019
Fuel Travel announces a significant upgrade to its white label app for independent and boutique hotels by successfully integrating its Fuel Mobile App with ASSA ABLOY.

Virtuo revs up with EUR20M in funding for expansion of car rental app across Europe

PhocusWire 13 February 2019
Car-rental startup Virtuo has raised €20 million in Series B funding. Iris Capital, Raise Ventures and Balderton Capital all participated in the round for the Paris-based digital car-rental business.

Why customer data platforms hold immense potential for travel companies

PhocusWire 13 February 2019
A few years ago, nobody had heard of customer data platforms (CDPs). Now we are in peak hype cycle, and it seems lots of vendors want to ride the wave.

Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast: Episode 104 - 6 Game Changing Tech Trends in 2019

Fuel Travel 12 February 2019
Guess what? It’s no longer the “Year of Mobile”. While it seems as if mobile has been the “trend for the past 5 years, I think it’s time to acknowledge the fact that mobile is the minimum ante to play these days. If you don’t have your mobile strategy figured out by now, you’re so far behind in terms of consumer expectations that you may be beyond help. Assuming you’re still with us, let’s discuss some of the real trends that you should be paying attention to in 2019.

Fuel Mobile App Now Offers Keyless Entry Via Partnership With ASSA ABLOY Hospitality

Fuel Travel 12 February 2019
No more waiting in line at the front desk after a long journey. Fuel Travel announces a significant upgrade to its industry leading white label app for independent and boutique hotels by successfully integrating its Fuel Mobile App with ASSA ABLOY, the Global Leader In Door Opening Solutions.

Best Ways to Align Hotel Operations Across Hospitality Teams

Beekeeper Blog 12 February 2019
Creating an internal communications culture for a management company or a hotelier with multiple properties can be hard because of multiple locations and brands with their own identities. The same is true for managing hotel operations across a diversified portfolio. It can be tough to know how to blend these various cultures and brand identities on the local level while ensuring organization-wide alignment.

Hotel Booking Sites Wrapped For 'Misleading' Sales Practices

mycloud HOSPITALITY 12 February 2019
Seven trending hotel news stories that will impact your hotel Revenue Strategy.

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