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10 Features To Look Out For in a Hotel PMS

10 Features To Look Out For in a Hotel PMS | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
When you are looking for a hotel management software, you should look out for a few things such as its web reservation console, front desk console, housekeeping etc.
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U.S. Customs Denies iPad Passport Scan Got Canadian Across Border

U.S. Customs Denies iPad Passport Scan Got Canadian Across Border | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
You may have read about a Canadian man who got into the U.S.A. with no passport and only a scan of it on his iPad to show that he had one.
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New Social Network Connects Travelers with Destinations, Experts

New Social Network Connects Travelers with Destinations, Experts | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.
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Aloft Hotels Test out IPad Concierge - USATODAY

Guests can research local entertainment options, dining and activities to plan their itineraries.
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Inbed.me brings social media twist to bookings for hostels and couch shares

Inbed.me brings social media twist to bookings for hostels and couch shares | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring Columbia-based Inbed.me, a social booking site for hostels, couches and other budget accommodation providers.
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Google’s Flight Search Sparks Antitrust Fears

Google’s Flight Search Sparks Antitrust Fears | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Google began positioning its new flight-finding feature at the top of general search results for airline booking information earlier this month.
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Don't expect the phone to replace the wallet soon - Reuters

Don't expect the phone to replace the wallet soon - Reuters | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Don't expect the phone to replace the wallet soonReutersCurrently only about 500000 NFC readers (contactless payment machines) have been installed at retailers' point-of-sale locations, or checkout registers, in the United States.
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Biometric POS systems fight employee theft - ThirdFactor

Biometric POS systems fight employee theft - ThirdFactor | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Biometric POS systems fight employee theftThirdFactorRetail operations are finding biometric point-of-sale systems that are used for both tracking employee actions as well as for time and attendance are a great tool in fighting inventory shrink and...
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How hackers gave Subway a $30 million lesson in point-of-sale ...

How hackers gave Subway a $30 million lesson in point-of-sale ... | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
In a scheme dating back at least to 2008, a band of Romanian hackers is alleged to have stolen payment card data from the point-of-sale (POS) systems of hundreds of small businesses, including more than 150 Subway ...
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GDS Promotional Messages Most Effective Way to Reach and Influence Travel Agents at Point of Sale

Travel Agents Increase Use of GDS to Book Hotel Rooms...
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Shula's Steak Houses is First National Steak House Chain to Debut New IPad Wine List Connecting to Social Media

Shula's Steak Houses is First National Steak House Chain to Debut New IPad Wine List Connecting to Social Media | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Hospitality Social's Hospitality Pads Provides Engaging Means for Shula's Patrons to Choose the Right Wine at Their Tables...
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Hilton's Rob Webb Named to Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012

Hilton's Rob Webb Named to Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012 | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
IDG’s Computerworld magazine has named Rob Webb, Chief Information Officer for Hilton Worldwide, to its 'Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012.'...
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Digital Touchdown: Super Bowl 2012 to Stream Online

Digital Touchdown: Super Bowl 2012 to Stream Online | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
The 2012 Super Bowl will stream live online and to mobile devices.
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Night Audit in Hotels

Night Audit in Hotels | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Before computerization hotels used to assigned many night auditors to perform night audit, but today computerized property management systems (PMSs) have make it easier to perform the night audit which also reduced the ...
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Seventeen mistakes hotels make with travel review websites

Seventeen mistakes hotels make with travel review websites | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
NB: This is a guest article by Ed Ryder, a word-of-mouth strategist at OutRivalReputationManagement.
It surprises me that many hoteliers do nothing with review sites.
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Digital Detox Vacations: Dream Trip or Personal Nightmare?

Digital Detox Vacations: Dream Trip or Personal Nightmare? | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Caribbean nation St. Vincent and the Grenadines is challenging travelers to leave smartphones, tablets and other gadgets behind as a part of their new digital-detox vacation package, complete with a guidebook explaining how to function on a trip...
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Tech failure sees hundreds of guests locked out of hotel rooms on New Year’s Eve

Tech failure sees hundreds of guests locked out of hotel rooms on New Year’s Eve | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Bad timing and a dash of irony for the Denver Marriott Tech Center after a computer glitch locked every guest from their hotel room just before midnight on New Year’s Eve.
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Google flight search bias? What about Bing?

Google flight search bias? What about Bing? | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Google has been taking a lot of heat for placing Google Flight Search results above all organic results, but although Bing has largely flown under the radar, it takes preferencing even a step further than Google does.
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Transforming Business with Mobile Payments - Entrepreneur

Transforming Business with Mobile Payments - Entrepreneur | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
EntrepreneurTransforming Business with Mobile PaymentsEntrepreneurSquare got its start in early 2009, when Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey heard that his one-time boss, glass artisan Jim McKelvey, lost out on a $2000 sale because he didn't accept...
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More Twitter woes for Qantas as comedian tells toilet tale

More Twitter woes for Qantas as comedian tells toilet tale | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Qantas top executives are right back in the eye of a social media storm this week as comedian Alan Davies spreads his own personal experience across Twitter.
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Tnooz Predictions 2012 – The biggest and best list in travel technology

Tnooz Predictions 2012 – The biggest and best list in travel technology | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Tnooz is lucky and privileged to have some of the brightest minds in the industry reporting and contributing to its service almost every single day of the year.
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IBM: Mind-Reading Machines Will Change Our Lives

IBM: Mind-Reading Machines Will Change Our Lives | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
In five years, we’ll simply be able to think something, and a computer will respond.
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Verizon CEO: Machine-to-machine wireless promise finally here

Verizon CEO: Machine-to-machine wireless promise finally here | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Verizon sees energy management, health care and security as key niches for machine-to-machine connections---sometimes described as the Internet of things.
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Hospitality Technology Reveals 2011 Breakthrough Award Winners

Hospitality Technology Reveals 2011 Breakthrough Award Winners | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Each year, (HT) magazine presents a select group of foodservice companies with its Breakthrough Awards.
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American Airlines lawsuit against global distribution systems partially dismissed - Bizjournals.com

American Airlines lawsuit against global distribution systems partially dismissed - Bizjournals.com | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
USA TodayAmerican Airlines lawsuit against global distribution systems partially dismissedBizjournals.comTravelport, Orbitz and Sabre are global distribution systems that connect travelers, agents and airlines through online booking systems that...
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