Solving the Big Data Analytics Riddle for Hotels

Building a data analysis ecosystem

Hotels and other hospitality oriented businesses have received the message, big data analytics can solve for major business challenges from price optimization, to predicting touristic flows. However compelling this new realm may be for current and future operations though, not all big data solutions add the same value.

A Hotel Distibution Tech Infographic from SnapShot


Understanding the technology in the hotel distribution space can be challenging, so many players and so much technology. A visual representation of this technology can help grasp the landscape and “fit the pieces into the puzzle.” Part of working on Hotel Demand Management, and its many layers, meant getting a good grasp of the segments, […]

Priceline & Expedia: Fearing Airbnb Like the Klingons

James T. Kirk wearing the Airbnb Star Fleet badge

A story on Skift this morning bears the headline; “Airbnb’s Growth Doesn’t Scare Priceline at All”. A big picture of William Shatner set to duke it out is as funny, given Priceline should be scared, that is. If only Priceline’s Star Fleet had integrated Airbnb!

Autograph Collection Reopens Mayflower Hotel In Washington

Mayflower Hotel In Washington

Marriott International has just reopened the Mayflower in Washington, formerly a Renaissance Hotel, now part of the Autograph Collection Hotels, within the Marriott International family. The hotel, freshly renovated, has been in business since 1925, and it is listed in the National Register of Historic places. Marriott International has invested $20 million to renovate 583 […]

LOT: Bye-Bye Orbitz

Lot Dreamliner

LOT Polish Airlines has not renewed its partnership with Orbitz, the company announced yesterday, so don’t go looking for LOT air fares on the popular travel site anymore. The fares are not affected by the change, but travelers used to book LOT tickets on Orbitz will have to search elsewhere. LOT has several other partners […]