Greece’s accommodation and food services sectors took a huge hit in July, as the effects of the pandemic begin to set in.
A new partnership between Google and Volara is enabling hotels to deploy contactless guest engagement and touchless room controls solutions.
Award-winning hotel connectivity expert eRevMax has completed 2-way integration with Swedish cloud-based PMS Nitesoft. The strategic partnership between the two companies will automate the distribution of availability, rates and reservations for hotel clients.
A new report and a revealing graphic from FastBooking reminds us that hotelier uptake for using more and more advanced tools and strategies needs to be incremental. The report entitled “A guide for independent hotels: budget hotels, small luxury hotels, and hotel groups” shows how CRM and other energies need to work hand-in-hand with websites, social, SEO and SEM, email marketing, metasearch and other facets to spur direct bookings.
Direct Rooms, a leading hybrid meta search entity for hotels, has just announced adding 10 additional languages to their service. According to the company they’re the first ever meta-search engine to offer rooms in Croatian.
Accommodations when travelling, whether for business or pleasure, can often a big headache. From the room that is smaller than what we expected (after extensively reading about it on the Internet), to the restaurant that thinks a vegetarian menu is a novelty, being disappointed just seems to be part of travel. What if you could avoid some of these “misunderstandings” though?
Expedia is taking the business of travel search up a notch, with reports suggesting it’s currently developing a natural language search engine that will provide a “more human” way of searching for flights, hotel rooms, restaurants and the like.
Selected to reinvent all Library Hotel Collection’s websites, hotel marketing agency WHIP expands their already considerable brace of interdependent hotel clients with four extraordinary boutiques in New York, and more to come from Budapest to Toronto in the coming weeks. The hospitality sensation of ITB Berlin, WIHP Convert website design renders a result ending the way Every hotel website should look like, at least according to Robin Wauters at The Next Web.
Airfasttickets, a global online travel agency (OTA) has announced the opening of new offices in London. As part of the company’s overall expansion across Europe, the UK offices will support UK and Ireland serving as a local agent there.
In travel technology news, TiVUS, Inc. Debuted their latest solution for the hotel industry. e-SmartRoom™ is designed to replace older legacy CRT-TV systems with this cutting edge, in-room Internet and entertainment solution. The platform debuts on 42 inch flat screen HDTV’s with a new ad insertion aspect as well.
In travel technology news today, Crowne Plaza hotels is testing state of the art “anti-snore” technology at selected hotels. 10 hotels across Europe, the UK, and the Middle East will reportedly implement “snore patrols” to muffle noisy sleepers.
According to the news from Acentic, that leading supplier of broadband and interactive solution for the hotel industry has been selected by Marriott International to supply in-hotel technologies across Europe. The time for hotels to either keep up or fall behind in digital connectedness is at hand.
Fans travelling to the next three football World Cups to support their teams have been warned that they can expect to pay a small fortune for their hotel rooms by the time the tournaments come round. The warning, given by the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index, came after its latest stats showed that average room rates […]