HT's Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of hospitality executives from a diverse mix of industry segments, offers their insights into what challenges and opportunities are emerging in technology for 2013.
ABI Research reveals that 45 million Windows Phone and 20 million BlackBerry 10 smartphones in active use at year-end; enough to keep developers interested.
IT Industry Outlook report from CompTIA reveals that cloud, big data and mobility are top of tech wish lists, but are countered by economic concerns.
New integrated application allows small to mid-sized businesses to sign-up for website, shopping cart and payment acceptance all at once.
ZMail allows travelers to receive a pass containing hotel reservation information which is stored in Apple's Passbook; when in close proximity to the hotel, it automatically pops up on the iPhone lock screen for instant retrieval.
It may be retail's biggest show, but some of the technology on display at the annual NRF Big Show in New York City has big application for hotels and restaurants, too. HT's editors sifted through the aisles to highlight some of NRF's hot tech for hospitality. Not surprisingly, mobility and security made our list.
NCR's hospitality footprint is coupled with more than 117 million PayPal customers to offer rich mobile and digital payment experience.
A strong merchant base in Austin and Salt Lake City is allowing Isis Mobile Wallet to expand as consumers can use the mobile wallet at many favorite locations to pay and redeem offers.
Research reveals that mobile bookings and social interaction will drive business for hotels and restaurants.
The Dogwood in Austin saw sales and loyalty soar after implementing a mobile payment option.