Cornell's Center for Hospitality Research offers real insight into consumer use patterns for sites such as LivingSocial, Groupon, and Restaurant.com, and helps hotels and restaurants determine if participation is the right choice.
Restaurants can use NetWaiter to send out instant updates to menu changes, promotions and more using this social media and communication tool.
When customers reported being less than thrilled with long lines at Royal Caribbean's soda fountains, the cruise line installed self-service units. Guests who buy a beverage package are now given drink cups with RFID technology that validates the transaction.
Marriott has teamed up with Constellation Energy to improve energy efficiency and reduce electricity costs across more than 250 Marriott-managed hotels across the U.S.
Boutique NYC property Hotel Americano is putting iPads in guestrooms to feature its new guest services app from Runtriz. The customizable platform delivers hotel services and neighborhood activities.
The acquisition is the latest example of how Starbucks is executing its growth strategy, focusing on the rapidly growing $50 billion Health and Wellness sector.
Boyne Resorts is installing Squirrel Systems' Squirrel Professional POS software across four resorts. The vendor was chosen because of its strong mobile platform and cost-effective solution.
Motel 6 adds to its online presence with an Android app that lets users search and book rooms at more than 1,000 locations.
Crave GuestService+ from Crave Interactive allows hotel guests to place orders for food and drink from a mobile device while in their room, lounging poolside, or dining in the property's restaurants.
Designed for optimal browsing on a mobile device, Lowes new site was designed by HeBS Digital and features "location aware" technology to convert bookings.