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How To Work Productively Without Good (Or Any) Wi-Fi

Preparation is everything. These are the backup plans you’ll need in order to get by in a pinch.<p>Years ago, Wi-Fi wouldn’t have factored into your plans to be away from your desk. But just like you wouldn’t go back to making calls from a phone attached to the wall, being without Wi-Fi (unless, of …

What the instant success of Pokémon Go means for the future of business

Pokémon Go has taken an incomparable leap in the development of augmented reality (AR), capturing the hearts of nostalgic 20-somethings as they wander around Australia determined to "catch them all".<p>But there's a huge warning bell the success of Pokémon Go should be signalling to businesses across …

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International Visitor Spending in the U.S. Took a $4 Billion Tumble in 2015

International visitors to the U.S. spent nearly $4 billion less last year than they did in 2014 as many foreign currencies lost strength against the …

Is the Future of Travel a Flying Hotel?

The blueprints have been drawn up for the hotel of the future, and it sounds unbelievable. The unique concept of accommodation has been named …

Universal Orlando becoming bigger player in the convention hotel market

Rapidly expanding Universal Orlando is becoming a bigger player in the convention and meeting market, with its fifth hotel opening on Thursday that …

The 12 most high-tech hotels in the world

1/<p>CALIFORNIA: Aloft Cupertino<p>Facebook/Aloft<p>Aloft Cupertino comes with a robotic butler that will deliver you towels at the pool!<p>2/<p>Called Botlr, the …

Hotel insiders share some of the biggest secrets of the industry

But a number of hotel insiders recently took to the forum website Quora to share a slew of other tidbits not shared with the hotel-hopping public.<p>If you loved the airport insiders that shared their secrets on Reddit, you'll love this. Read on:

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The Infamous Watergate Hotel Gets A $125 Million Gilded Makeover

British-Israeli designer Ron Arad renovated the legendary D.C. hotel.<p>In the 1970s, the Watergate scandal crippled then-president Richard Nixon. On orders from his administration, the Democratic National Committee–headquartered in the Watergate Complex–was burglarized and wiretapped in 1972. Now, …

20 Photogenic Hotels Around the World

Traveling on a budget is always a good idea, but sometimes it’s just more rewarding (and relaxing!) to indulge when you’re on vacation, especially …

20 Trends Impacting the Hospitality Industry

While the future can be hard to gauge, Dan Berger recently offered his predictions at MPI’s 2016 World Education Congress. Berger is the CEO of …

Big Data Challenges: How the Hospitality Industry Is Affected

Hotel companies who can tackle big data and integrate it into their businesses create a competitive advantage with a possible probability of 60 …

3 Quick Wins for New Procurement Directors

As a new procurement director, quicks wins can help you build a foundation for a more strategic function. Here are three ways you can prove yourself.

Why the hotel of the future looks just like home

More than ever before, the line between “hotel” and “home” is becoming blurred: few in the industry would still deny that today’s traveler wants …

An insight into today's hospitality technology professionals

A preview of the 2016 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Survey offers a rare global insight into the type of person working in the hotel IT sector and …

Portland Now Makes Its Own Fernet, the Unofficial Drink of the Hospitality Industry

This just out: Thomas & Sons Distillery, the project by <b>Townshend's Tea Company</b>, releases its first-ever fernet today. Fernet is a bold style of bitter liqueur typically made with 20-plus herbs and other, often secret, ingredients. In the hospitality industry, Italy's Fernet-Branca has become a sort …

Online reviews becoming increasingly vital for hotels and restaurants

Britons are more likely than ever before to read and leave feedback on visits to bars, hotels and restaurants, according to a new report.<p>Three in …

Study: How millennials regard online restaurant reviews

Gone are the days when people asked for recommendations from friends and family and experts such as travel counselors when deciding where to travel, …

Digitized Guest Experiences Keep Travelers Coming Back

In the hospitality industry, great service is a key differentiator. At the same time, digitization is changing the way that the industry does business in order to meet the demands of tech-savvy guests like you and me, who – let’s be honest, folks – are chained to our smartphones. So, great service …

Seaham Hall Goes Digital With Cutting-Edge In-Room Tablets

DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - April 01, 2016) - The North East's 2015 Small Hotel of the Year has added a hi-tech new feature to its …

Cost cutting back as number one priority for CPOs

<b>Procurement departments are facing a challenge to balance cost reduction with the desire to become better strategic partners because operating</b> …

Maistro Contributes to "The Future of Outsourcing" Report 2018

Sandra Chavasse | May 03, 2018 |<p>Raconteur’s “Future of Outsourcing” report was released today in The Times. Mark O’Shea, Chief Technology Officer at …

Millennials Choose Facebook For eProcurement

Share Email<p>The younger the procurement official, the more likely they are to migrate towards digital channels, like websites and social media …

Virgin Hotels Chicago will add a Tesla S ride to your next visit

Virgin Hotels Chicago opened just last month and already it's offering a jazzy new perk: a<p>Tesla.<p>Guests will be able to summon the "house car" -- a red Tesla Model S -- for a short hop around town, Virgin Hotels Chicago announced Thursday.<p>The $100,000 electric car comes with a driver and is …

Choice Hotels opens a vacation rental platform to (kind of) compete with Airbnb

Making good on its promise from last month, Choice Hotels confirmed that it will start offering vacation rentals.<p>Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce had …

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Google Just Upped the Penalty for Not Having a Mobile-Friendly Hotel Website – By Megan Harr

Google Just Upped the Penalty for Not Having a Mobile-Friendly Hotel Website<p>Just when you thought you had mobile marketing covered, Google announced …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Mobile Trends in Hospitality: The Mobile Front Desk

Mobile technology is changing the look and function of the hotel front desk. The current model is impersonal and often time-consuming. Customers …

Seven hotel trends for 2016

<b>Budget hotels</b>​<p>As reported in November, budgets hotels are big business at the moment with over half of the hotels in the UK’s development pipeline …