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The Pursuit of Localism in the Global Hotel Business

The Pursuit of Localism in the Global Hotel Business | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it

"In this hyper-connected world, travelers of all ages and socio-economic demographics are seeking a deeper connection with the destinations they visit. One of the major reasons for this demand is that guests are arriving to hotels with a wealth of information previously sourced through online research."

Ehotelier News Archives [Oct 30, 13 | 12:03 am] The Pursuit of Localism in the Global Hotel Business

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What Hotels Can Learn from Amazon Go · TrustYou

What Hotels Can Learn from Amazon Go · TrustYou | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
This week, Amazon Go demonstrated the value of convenience for today's consumer, and offered businesses a new way to think about collecting customer data.
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Web design trends for 2017

Web design trends for 2017 | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it

As 2016 comes to a near close, our creative team here at Dock9 reflected on what we consider the rising web design trends of 2017. Like any trend, these go in and out of fashion and may not necessarily suit all our users. However, we like to think of each trend as an “additional tool” to our designer tool box, where we pick the right ones for the job at hand.


This week we’ve compiled a list of 9 key trends we believe have been prominent in Web design this year, and we predict, likely to continue into 2017.


Via Jeff Domansky, Soraia Ferreira, Ph.D.
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 12, 2016 2:47 AM

Nine web design trends worth noting.

El Monóculo's curator insight, December 12, 2016 10:40 AM
Aquí las tendencias que dominaron el 2016: https://www.40defiebre.com/tendencias-diseno-web-2016/
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Trends in travel and tourism for 2016

Trends in travel and tourism for 2016 | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it

The Tourism Trend Report for 2016 has delved into the top sources around the web for the latest and most thought-provoking statistics and actionable insights. Among the key findings:

 

The tour and activity industry comprise a multi-billion dollar market.Suppliers need to strike a balance between advance and last-minute offers.It's a year for adventure and new experiences.Treating ourselves is a priority when we travel.Manage your reputation online.Accept online bookings to access maximum revenue.Mobile-optimised businesses are ahead.Social media doesn't just mean Facebook.Millennials are money poor, time rich.There's a growing health and wellness trend to cater for.Business travel is seen as an adventure.It's time to start thinking about Gen Z.

 

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Marriott Hotels Introduces World’s First Hotel Innovation Incubator – M Beta at Charlotte Marriott City Center - Marriott News Center

Marriott Hotels Introduces World’s First Hotel Innovation Incubator – M Beta at Charlotte Marriott City Center - Marriott News Center | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it

Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International, the world’s largest lodging company today, celebrated the grand opening of its M Beta at Charlotte Marriott City Center, an innovation lab that functions as the world’s first hotel in “live beta.” From keyless entry upon arrival to digital experiences in the fitness studio, every corner of the hotel allows for rapid prototyping, inviting guests to test and give feedback in real-time, ultimately shaping their future hotel experience.

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Mobile app startups: LocalBini, Weflock, Been - Tnooz

Mobile app startups: LocalBini, Weflock, Been - Tnooz | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
This is a regular roundup o the latest mobile app startup launches in travel covering everything from trip inspiration and planning to virtual assistants.
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GuestCentric acquires tech services of Great Hotels Of The World

GuestCentric acquires tech services of Great Hotels Of The World | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Digital marketing software provider GuestCentric has added a new tech element to its business by buying the corporate division of Great Hotels Of The World.
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Dubai and Norway to drive visitors beyond star attractions with a blockchain-based loyalty program - Tnooz

Dubai and Norway to drive visitors beyond star attractions with a blockchain-based loyalty program - Tnooz | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Loyyal is doing a pilot demonstration of the first destination loyalty program built on blockchain in Dubai, following with one in Norway.
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Hospitality Net - Boutique Hotel Strategies Against Airbnb’s | By Olivia Gray

Hospitality Net - Boutique Hotel Strategies Against Airbnb’s | By Olivia Gray | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Despite what many have dismissed as a mere blip on the radar, Airbnb is a force to be reckoned with, and we
have yet to see just how widely it will impact the lodging industry. Airbnb's remarkable success and a $25
billion valuation has come at a cost to competitors. It claimed almost $1 billion in disruption revenue last year
by some estimates and revenues jumped 89 percent in July 2016 compared to the same period last year,
cites Crowne Plaza Stamford according to new data from ecommerce analytics firm Slice Intelligence. At the
current rate of expansion, Airbnb, which boasts 550,000 listings in 34,000 cities, may soon earn the title,
"World's largest hotel chain". Airbnb is now expanding from its base of millennials and budget stays into
segments hoteliers perhaps hold most dear: business and luxury travelers.
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Direct booking tips: how to offer more value than an OTA

Direct booking tips: how to offer more value than an OTA | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
You can convince guests to book direct by offering special incentives and value-ads. Here are a few ideas for the right perks to increase your direct bookings:

Via Arnaud Desmarest & Pierre Le Moël
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Why Hotels With a Lifestyle Focus Thrive in the Sharing Economy Age

Why Hotels With a Lifestyle Focus Thrive in the Sharing Economy Age | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Want to fight back against Airbnb as a hotelier? Create a hotel that people actually want to hang out at. Airbnb, as a networking company between hosts and users, has largely abdicated this space-- so far.
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Google Exec Says Master Plan in Travel Is More Connector Than Booker

Google Exec Says Master Plan in Travel Is More Connector Than Booker | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Google launched a messaging app, Allo, last week that combines messaging and also serves as an assistant to help find restaurants and find answers to various questions.

Speaking at the Skift Global Forum in New York City Wednesday, Oliver Heckman, a Google vice president of engineering who heads the search engine’s travel product, sees a future for Google Travel in its assistant tool for eventually booking flights, giving recommendations and helping to concisely plan itineraries — all over voice.

As to whether Google plans to forge deeper into the booking space, Heckman remained reserved. “Our master plan is to be the connector that builds awesome travel experiences, qualifies users and then sends them off to the right partners,” he said.

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Google launches a personalized travel planner, Google Trips

Google launches a personalized travel planner, Google Trips | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Google today is launching a new mobile application, aimed at helping you better plan your vacations and other travels. Called Google Trips, the iOS and..
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Smart cities: 6 essential technologies - TechRepublic

Smart cities: 6 essential technologies - TechRepublic | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Smart cities are connected cities, and they work in conjunction with everything from IoT sensors to open data collection and smart streetlights to provide better services and better communication.
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The Media Loves Airbnb Trips, but Will Travelers?: Phocuswright

The Media Loves Airbnb Trips, but Will Travelers?: Phocuswright | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
We're not so sure. The thing is, as Airbnb has grown to become the fourth largest online travel company, that Airbnb traveler is looking more and more like – well – the typical traveler. Yes, Airbnbers are more motivated to experience local culture and connect with locals, but not that much more. Price and location are far more important in the rental decision than living like a local.

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Hotels face a crucial moment for social messaging and chat tools - Tnooz

Hotels face a crucial moment for social messaging and chat tools - Tnooz | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
The rise in social messaging and chat apps is having a huge impact on hotel guest services but hotels are divided about how to respond. An update.
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One Chart Explains Why Europe's Hotels Are So Worried about OTAs: Phocuswright

One Chart Explains Why Europe's Hotels Are So Worried about OTAs: Phocuswright | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Hoteliers, hold on tight. The tug-of-war between travel suppliers and intermediaries is a constant battle in Europe’s fragmented lodging market, and it’s no secret that online travel agencies (OTAs) have had a stronger pull for many years. However, OTAs are gaining significant ground – and quick.
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Warning to travel startups: pause for reflection and get investment approach right

Warning to travel startups: pause for reflection and get investment approach right | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Travel startups should reconsider their obsession with raising money but also smarten up their act when pitching to investors.
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Instant Messaging as Touchpoint to Enhance the Guest Experience| HotelBusiness.com

Instant Messaging as Touchpoint to Enhance the Guest Experience| HotelBusiness.com | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
GuestCentric, a provider of cloud-based digital marketing software for hotels, has introduced its GuestCentric Hotel Messenger aimed at providing customer support and helping hotels compete online by generating direct bookings.
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The Next Hot Trends in Food

The Next Hot Trends in Food | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
You may not have heard of moringa or regenerative grazing yet. But there’s a good chance you will before long.
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Back to basics: what is online reputation management and why does it matter to hotels

Back to basics: what is online reputation management and why does it matter to hotels | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Online reputation management (ORM) is firstly, managing your hotel’s online brand in relation to reviews, ratings or even just mentions (both positive and negative) in the online space. Secondly, once you have a view of how your brand is portrayed, you can then see how this impacts your business and develop strategies to optimise or maintain it.

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Stockholm hotel trials chatbot concierge

Stockholm hotel trials chatbot concierge | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm is piloting a voice-activated chatbot that services the needs of hotel guests.

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Why the Hotel Industry Should Be Paying More Attention to Hostels

Why the Hotel Industry Should Be Paying More Attention to Hostels | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
If Generator Hostels' success — and yesterday's AccorHotels' announcement of the new Jo&Joe brand are any indication — hostels are a definite sector of hospitality that the bigger brands should be paying more attention to.
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7 revenue management tactics to increase overall ROI

7 revenue management tactics to increase overall ROI | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it
Insights Revenue Management 7 revenue management tactics to increase overall ROI Follow these simple rules and you too can transform your revenue results.
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Diez startups de la industria de viajes y transporte entre las finalistas de South Summit 2016

Diez startups de la industria de viajes y transporte  entre las finalistas de South Summit 2016 | Travel Tech and Innovation | Scoop.it

Diario online de tecnología aplicada al turismo


"South Summit anunció las 100 startups finalistas que participarán en la cita internacional del ecosistema emprendedor, que se celebrará en Madrid del 5 al 7 de octubre en el espacio municipal LA N@VE. Las iniciativas seleccionadas han sido elegidas entre los más de 3.000 proyectos presentados a la Startup Competition, la cifra más alta alcanzada de todas las ediciones. Entre ellos, 10 de los proyectos seleccionados pertenecen a la industria de viajes y transporte, y van desde plataformas de alquiler de coche o barcos a nuevas formas de organización de los viajes y el software de optimización logística. La mayoría de estas startups son de origen nacional, aunque tres de ellas tienen procedencia internacional (Chile, Bélgica e Israel). Respecto al nivel de desarrollo, cinco de las iniciativas ya han alcanzado la fase Growth, uno de los proyectos se encuentra en fase sustainable business y cuatro en early stage. (...)"

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