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Why OpenTable Might Get Diced and Burned | Avid Investor Group - Tech Thirty-One

Why OpenTable Might Get Diced and Burned | Avid Investor Group  - Tech Thirty-One | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
OpenTable is far and away the market leader in the online reservation space. Since its launch in 1998, the ... Since September, the company's iPhone app is the only reservation app that interfaces with Apple's Siri to function by voice.

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Taking back control of the direct channel for hotels

Taking back control of the direct channel for hotels | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Hotels and resorts – especially independents – are facing skyrocketing costs of distribution on third-party channels, cutting in to margins and success.
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The automated Japanese restaurant without waiters

Spencer Kelly takes a break from the Ceatec technology fair in Tokyo to have some lunch in a Japanese restaurant with a difference. The latest technology ens...
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Verified user reviews, enhanced mobile apps, and travel planning hallmarks of digital geniuses

Verified user reviews, enhanced mobile apps, and travel planning hallmarks of digital geniuses | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
L2Think Tank, which delivers digital innovation insights from across industries, has released their latest Digital IQ Index for Hotels. W Hotels came out on top of the last Index, which was the only hotel brand to land in the “genius” category.
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Everything a travel company needs to know about email marketing

Everything a travel company needs to know about email marketing | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Sending email blasts and getting some kind of ROI is as easy as opening a tin of spam, right? Well, not exactly, as hundreds of hoteliers and chains will testify.
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Jouvens Jean's comment, September 15, 2013 6:22 AM
This article is very informative because I always wondered how spam filters worked. It almost seems like the spam filter has a mind of it's own.
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Can Tech Bring the America's Cup to the Common Man?

Can Tech Bring the America's Cup to the Common Man? | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
The America's Cup sailing race has more heritage than nearly any sporting event — in fact, its trophy is the oldest still used in international competition But the America's Cup hasn't exactly become a hit with the masses.
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Wedding Live Streams Up 250% in One Year

Wedding Live Streams Up 250% in One Year | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
With wedding season in full swing, popular video streaming service Ustream has revealed data that webcasts of couples saying "I do" are up 250% in just one year.
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Wi-Fi-Enabled Windows Change Transparency in Seconds

Wi-Fi-Enabled Windows Change Transparency in Seconds | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
If you have a killer view from your house but curtains or blinds are cramping your style, installing Wi-Fi-enabled window shades you control with your smartphone could be an option to consider.
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Jouvens Jean's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:56 PM

This is really cool. I first saw something like this in the W hotel on south beach and in the rest room at Balan Restaurant in Brickell.

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TripAdvisor launches price comparison search

Published since 1997, HOTELMARKETING.COM is the Internet hotel marketing magazine for hotel marketers, hoteliers and online travel marketers.

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Kayak trawls reviews and search for package holiday service

Kayak trawls reviews and search for package holiday service | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Kayak has unveiled a package holidays service built around an algorithm which uses what people look for and write about most. The metasearch specialist uses Germany-based Knowledge Garden for the algorithm, which aims to offer more intuitive search.
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Sabre distances itself as American Airlines weathers storm of systems outage

Sabre distances itself as American Airlines weathers storm of systems outage | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Sabre has moved to put some space between it and a major systems failure at American Airlines that forced the carrier to ground flights yesterday.
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How not to use social media for your travel brand after a terrorist attack

How not to use social media for your travel brand after a terrorist attack | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
The tragedy in Boston has left many speechless, queasy and simply out-of-sorts with their place in the world. For the travel industry, terrorist events like these have the potential for huge disruption of business.
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Where Google Travel is heading, according to one of its employees

Where Google Travel is heading, according to one of its employees | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Google updated its Flight Search. To put things in context, James van Thiel, the industry leader for Google's Netherlands Travel team, talks about integrating search with metasearch and other developments.
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Mohan Song's comment, February 1, 2013 7:40 PM
It is awesome, I definitely will use it for next trip
Jouvens Jean's comment, September 10, 2013 4:06 PM
Sounds to me like google is saying now that faster is better.
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ArmorActive Delivers iPad Virtual Time Clock and iPad POS Security Solutions ... - PR Web (press release)

PR Web (press release) ArmorActive Delivers iPad Virtual Time Clock and iPad POS Security Solutions ...
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Kayak adds price forecasts to US and UK fare search, saying it's better than Bing Travel - Tnooz

Kayak adds price forecasts to US and UK fare search, saying it's better than Bing Travel - Tnooz | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Today US metasearch site Kayak is introducing a price forecast tool similar to an airfare prediction service pioneered in 2005 by Farecast and later acquired by Bing Travel.
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Augmented reality: enriching culture

Augmented reality: enriching culture | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality was initially used for military, industrial, and medical applications, but was soon applied to commercial and entertainment areas as well.
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3 Surprising ways Relationship Marketing will Rock your Hotels Social Media ROI

3 Surprising ways Relationship Marketing will Rock your Hotels Social Media ROI | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
What is really Social Media Relationships? I have previously talked about the paradigm shift Relationship Marketing Strategies can provide for Hotel Bookings. Many Hotels has thousands of followers, friends, likes, connections or +1’s.

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Ernest Bailey's comment, September 12, 2013 12:48 AM
Advocates = reference customers on a mission!
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How to leverage events in hotel marketing

How to leverage events in hotel marketing | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
NB: This is a guest perspective from Dumitru Brinzan, founder of Hermes Themes. Not so long ago, in November 2011 Google announced a significant addition to their ranking algorithms: freshness.
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Casinos target younger gamblers with resort-style amenities - Press of Atlantic City

Casinos target younger gamblers with resort-style amenities - Press of Atlantic City | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Casinos target younger gamblers with resort-style amenities Press of Atlantic City That study was conducted by the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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Jouvens Jean's comment, September 17, 2013 7:23 PM
I think that the gaming industry is applying the Mc Donald tactic as far using things that would attract the younger generation and keep them coming.
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Court rules NYC taxis can be hailed using smartphone apps

Court rules NYC taxis can be hailed using smartphone apps | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
A New York City court ruled today that people can use smartphone apps to digitally hail taxicabs, clearing the way for a new pilot program set to launch soon. The ruling is a move forward for...
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IS SOCIAL MEDIA VITAL TO THE SUCCESS OF YOUR HOTEL?

IS SOCIAL MEDIA VITAL TO THE   SUCCESS OF YOUR HOTEL? | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
5 REASONS WHY THE ANSWER IS YES For over a decade now, people have been using the internet for information, buying, selling or simply web surfing.

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How will online hotel booking change in the near future?

How will online hotel booking change in the near future? | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
NB: This is a guest article from Gary Leff, a frequent flier mileage expert who blogs at View from the Wing. It’s finally happening. TripAdvisor is going to go big in hotel metasearch as a way to drive bookings.
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Password Protection Act Bars Employers From Demanding Login Info

Password Protection Act Bars Employers From Demanding Login Info | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
What kind of experience do you have in the field? Who are your references? What's your Facebook password? If the Password Protection Act becomes law, it would make it a crime for employers to ask that third question.
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Danelkis Serra's comment, June 2, 2013 10:48 AM
I didn't think we would actually need a law against this. Why would anyone give 'any' password to 'anyone'.
Danelkis Serra's comment, June 2, 2013 10:49 AM
I would not want to work for a employer which would even consider this an option.
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Hands On With the Fork That Tells You to Eat Slower

Hands On With the Fork That Tells You to Eat Slower | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
If you've ever wished for a gadget that can nag you about your eating habits the way your mom used to, only in a much more subtle way, then the HAPIfork may be for you. And now you can get your fingers on one.
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Tracy Ryan Kohn's comment, May 20, 2013 7:12 PM
My grandmother used to nag me about eating too fast. She would love this. Her doctor gave her a counter to eat with and she had to click it each time she closed her teeth. She couldn't swallow until she hit "25 chews". This would have made her life much better I am sure =)
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Augmented reality: enriching culture | Digital meets Culture

Augmented reality: enriching culture | Digital meets Culture | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality was initially used for military, industrial, and medical applications, but was soon applied to commercial and entertainment areas as well.

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Find Yours: Beyond selling vacations, Expedia pushes emotional connection to travel

Find Yours: Beyond selling vacations, Expedia pushes emotional connection to travel | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Travel has always been one of the most emotional products to sell – memories, smells, sounds, sights and experiences all combine to create an intricate tapestry that offers many approachable threads for marketers.
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Mohan Song's comment, February 1, 2013 7:38 PM
A smart way to do promotion