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Tech Startups: When Will the Bubble Burst?

Tech Startups: When Will the Bubble Burst?

With new apps and web-based companies popping up every day, it can often feel like there is no slowing down in the technology market. But the prosperous times of the tech startup market cannot last forever. According to various news ...

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TravelClick: Hotels Push Rate As Bookings Increase

TravelClick: Hotels Push Rate As Bookings Increase

NEW YORK—As hoteliers round out 2015 and head into the new year, properties in major North American markets are experiencing steady increases in bookings, with 21 of the top 25 markets showing committed occupancy growth within the past month. However, ...

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Lock it Down: Hotel Security Trends

Lock it Down: Hotel Security Trends

Over the years, guests have watched hotel security become more comprehensive and technologically advanced. Cameras, electronic door locks, and digital room safes are all now standard fare. Keeping guests and their belongings safe and secure requires commitment on the part ...

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Balance of Power Shifting from OTAs to Hotel Companies?

Balance of Power Shifting from OTAs to Hotel Companies?

I read, with great interest, recent headlines declaring negotiation wins for Hilton Worldwide over online travel agencies. Now, I’m hearing rumors of a very similar deal by Marriott. CEO Chris Nassetta said Hilton achieved its goals in reducing margins paid ...

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360-Degree Video Trend Catches on with Hotels

360-Degree Video Trend Catches on with Hotels

In the past several months, major social sites such as YouTube and Facebook have rolled out support for 360-degree videos, a new media type that promises increased engagement and immersion. For savvy marketers in the hotel and travel industry, this ...

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Taking Technology to New Heights in 2016

Taking Technology to New Heights in 2016

With robotic butlers and virtual reality headsets seeping into the hotel technology marketplace, it is easy to think hospitality has entered into an alternate universe. Guests fastening on goggles to explore other lands from their guestrooms may be the future ...

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