HT unveils the 2014 Industry Outlook, an annual check-in with our Advisory Board on the top tech and trends impacting their hotels and restaurants, right now. The Board answers HT's questions about technology that's got potential, and technology that's falling flat. Plus they share details on the projects topping their own to-do lists.
Interstate inspires owner success with insightful business-driven technology solutions from a cloud-based operating platform to mobile BI site.
New sales engagement platform enables lead generation and selling on LinkedIn and Google+.
A study by the Cornell School of Hotel Administration reveals that while TripAdvisor and Twitter may highlight best and worst experiences for guests at hotels, more stars are linked to higher average daily rates.
HT examines how the introduction of innovations meant to offer efficiencies, ultimately transforms the status quo.
HT profiles the latest in hardware and software solutions from vendors serving both foodservice and lodging companies. Download the 2014 New Tech Showcase for more information on these innovative solutions which include: the latest in mobile POS and app technology; new customer service and loyalty platforms; cloud-based solutions for point of sale, property management and distribution; plus business intelligence and analytics applications.
Restaurants have traditionally prioritized operations and service over technology investments. Now, two major trends — mobile and cloud — have opened up synergies that are encouraging restaurants to embrace technology across front- and back-of-house environments. In this Q&A, HT speaks to Larry Abramson, CEO of Red Book Connect about this disruptive innovation, and the capabilities now available via an open-systems architecture and mobile tools.
Hotel and restaurant companies are chipping away at mountains of data for quantifiable returns in profit and loyalty. The ability of technology systems to understand the volume, variety and velocity of information available has reached a fever pitch as operators seek ways to differentiate themselves, increase sales, improve efficiency and save money.
The latest capabilities of online ordering systems take the POS to a new level of functionality and profitability. Offering online ordering has become expected by modern consumers and options for doing so run the gamut from proprietary sites to third-party portals. Here HT examines the benefits and pitfalls of both.
Full-service digital marketing and social media engagement agency Lodging Interactive says videos convey visual and emotional touch points which are present in almost every travel offering, and that is what drives bookings.