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Computer Technology in and around the Hospitality & Tourism Industry
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Expedia tries to sell a $250M-per-night cruise trip [IMAGE]

Expedia tries to sell a $250M-per-night cruise trip [IMAGE] | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
No offence to Celebrity Cruises, but if a cruise trip was going to almost $250 million-a-night presumably passengers would want more than, well, a cabin on the Celebrity Constellation.
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jennifer gray's curator insight, April 30, 2013 1:26 AM

now that outrageous!

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Groupon rolls out nationwide POS system for restaurants based on ...

Groupon rolls out nationwide POS system for restaurants based on ... | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
A better headline for this story would be Apple's iPad puts the cash register to shame or something along those lines.
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Beyond the Point of Sale: These are the top tech ... - The Next Web

Beyond the Point of Sale: These are the top tech ... - The Next Web | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Traditionally, small business technology has gone no further than Quickbooks and MICROS point-of-sales systems. But software companies are starting to build products for the little guys, and a new generation of technology ...
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Managing the last-minute channel: the hotel perspective

Managing the last-minute channel: the hotel perspective | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Hotel revenue managers are dealing with a rapidly shifting landscape, especially when it comes to last-minute bookings via mobile applications like HotelTonight.
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Handheld Point of Sale Market to Grow 182% to Reach $3.1 Billion by 2018 ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Handheld Point of Sale Market to Grow 182% to Reach $3.1 Billion by 2018 ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Handheld Point of Sale Market to Grow 182% to Reach $3.1 Billion by 2018 ...Virtual-Strategy MagazineFARMINGTON, Conn., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- New premium market research from Global Information Inc.
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More Travelers Take Their Tech With Them [STUDY]

More Travelers Take Their Tech With Them [STUDY] | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
World travelers are changing their technology-totting ways, an Intel survey says. Today, more travelers are carrying their laptops, smartphones and devices with them to the airport despite hefty security and baggage fees.
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linlin's comment, August 23, 2012 4:25 PM
True! My own experience..a lot of people charging and using their laptops or smartphones while waiting for the flight at the airport. And most airports have free wifi..that give passengers convinience. And I used to get a map when I visit a city, but now I use my phone to get directions.
Mohan Song's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:16 PM

More and more people rely on new technology to study and less people read regular books.

Deborah B's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:12 AM

More and more travelers can't disconnect from technology !

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G20 Recognizes Travel & Tourism As a Driver of Economic Growth for the First Time and Commit to Work on Travel Facilitation

The G20 world leaders have for the first time, recognised the importance of Travel & Tourism as a driver of jobs, growth and economic recovery.
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Green Innovation in Tourism Can Trigger Major Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits

Green Innovation in Tourism Can Trigger Major Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Tourism experts from international organizations, United Nations agencies and the tourism public and private sector have outlined how green innovation in tourism can drive sustainable development by reducing costs, boosting revenue, creating jobs ...
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Buy Wine Online, Invest in Indie Winemakers

Buy Wine Online, Invest in Indie Winemakers | 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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Diet Glasses Fool You Into Eating Less [VIDEO]

Diet Glasses Fool You Into Eating Less [VIDEO] | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
If you've ever eaten an entire sleeve of Oreo cookies without stopping, these high-tech goggles were made for you.
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Philips gives augmented reality view of hotel rooms

Philips gives augmented reality view of hotel rooms | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Maybe this is one of the novel ideas to emerge in the mix of hotels and technology: an application that gives property owners a view of what hi-tech entertainment-focused rooms will look like.
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Google+ Local Unlocks the Power of Zagat

Google+ Local Unlocks the Power of Zagat | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Google+ rolled out on Wednesday a new ‘Local’ tool that allows users to share and find information about nearby places — from museums and spas to restaurants and hotels.
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6 Handy Mobile Apps for City Transit

6 Handy Mobile Apps for City Transit | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
The Global Innovation Series is presented by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. It delivers more than purpose-built electric vehicles — it delivers smart mobility services.
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The Haters versus TripAdvisor – Is it 0-0 or 1-1?

The Haters versus TripAdvisor – Is it 0-0 or 1-1? | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
When reputation management firm Kwikchex went public with its legal threat to TripAdvisor (later widened to Google) two years ago, most probably dismissed the notion as nonsense.
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NFC: A Bust Already? - InformationWeek

NFC: A Bust Already? - InformationWeek | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
NFC: A Bust Already?InformationWeekThe head of marketing for one of the world's largest point-of-sale systems providers said he doesn't believe near field communications (NFC) will gain significant traction in the near term and will be just one...
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Tnooz-Sabre FREE Webinar: Technology and its massive impact on the travel experience

Tnooz-Sabre FREE Webinar: Technology and its massive impact on the travel experience | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate – but where it used to be something we use, now it’s part of our DNA.
In this webinar you will take a journey with today’s travelers as they use various technologies to enhance their experience.
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With Bypass Lane, stadium concessions come to your seat

With Bypass Lane, stadium concessions come to your seat | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Nothing beats going to a game, except perhaps having a hot dog while you're at the game. But trips to the concessions stand often entail long waits. Bypass Lane offers a way to get your snacks...
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Erica's comment, August 29, 2012 1:02 PM
This is an excellent service! I've been to a few Atlanta Braves games and had the good fortune of eating in Delta's 755 Club before the games started. However, I can see the convenience in having this service so that you can really enjoy the game without spending a lot of wasted time in lines.
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Three take aways for online travel in search engine visibility

Three take aways for online travel in search engine visibility | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
There’s lots of insightful stuff in Epiphany’s report into the travel sector so we’ll just dwell a while on three conclusions from the study.
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Hotel Websites Increased Share of Bookings in Every Quarter in 2011 Among Individual Business and Leisure Travelers

In 2011, room nights booked through hotel websites grew consistently in each quarter, growing 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same time in 2010, according to data from the Fourth Quarter 2011 TravelClick North American...
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Windows Phone Wallet Feature to Use NFC

Windows Phone Wallet Feature to Use NFC | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft joined Google and Apple in trying to usher in a mobile phone-based wallet feature on Wednesday.
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Olympics Will Stream Live on YouTube in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Olympics Will Stream Live on YouTube in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Olympics fans across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will be able watch the Summer Games in London live via YouTube this July and August.
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Airlines and online retailers in and outside of travel – a golden opportunity?

Airlines and online retailers in and outside of travel – a golden opportunity? | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
NB: This is a guest article by Jonathan Alford from Seattle-based consulting firm Lenati.
Last week I flew on Delta from New York’s JFK back to Seattle, and for the first time experienced the new deal between Delta, Amazon, and Gogo.
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Meet the Connected Car of the Future [INFOGRAPHIC]

Meet the Connected Car of the Future [INFOGRAPHIC] | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
Futurists, meet your car of tomorrow.
We know plenty about how digital technology is reshaping computing, smartphones, personal relationships and business. But what about something most of us depend on every single day — the automobile?
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How artificial intelligence could create a personalised and perfect travel service

How artificial intelligence could create a personalised and perfect travel service | Hospitality Technology | Scoop.it
NB: This is a guest article by Dr Charles Wooters, chief scientist of Next IT.
Feels a little creepy – doesn’t it? But, this is the future of air travel (and how we will interact with technology in general).
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