Robots Running Hotels


The first hotel to be completely run by robots opened Friday, July 17th in Japan. The Weird Hotel in Japan where the front desk is staffed by ROBOTS opens ( Japanese equips hotel with dinobots to greet foreigners (

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How to create a Hotel Booking Website and an App


You’ve got an idea of creating a hotel booking website, now what? In this article we consider the market, how do hotel booking websites work, business models, trends, software functionalit?. Comment on ways of creating a hotel booking website, mobile app and how much does it cost. The market observation Due to – two-time […]. Posts

[Ebook] Alexa for Hotels: A New Personal Assistant to Wow Your Hotel Guests

Daffodil Software

In this digital age, voice assistant technologies are constantly evolving at an exponential rate across the world. According to research by IDC, the worldwide market of voice-enabled devices is expected to grow at a 12% CAGR from 2018-2022. Voice User Interface Alexa hospitality

Hotel Revenue Management: Solutions, Best Practices, Revenue Manager’s Role


A hotel jam-packed with people isn’t always a profitable hotel. Hotels employ various revenue management techniques and strategies aimed at increasing the bottom line. Compared to airlines, revenue management in hotels evolves slowly. What is hotel revenue management?

Two in Three Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Details and Allow Access to Personal Data


Hospitality services’ websites may leak your booking details, allowing others to view your personal data or even cancel your reservation

Price Forecasting: Applying Machine Learning Approaches to Electricity, Flights, Hotels, Real Estate, and Stock Pricing


Travel and hospitality: flight and hotel price predictions for end customers. Challenges of flight and hotel price forecasting: undisclosed approaches to revenue management and pricing strategies, no up-to-date information about inventory.

AirBnB Acquires Last-Minute Hotel Booking App HotelTonight: A Look Back at HotelTonight’s Early Days

Battery Ventures

On March 7, 2019, Airbnb announced its agreement to acquire HotelTonight*, a hotel-booking service focused on making last-minute trips easy and fun by offering guests seamless, on-demand booking for boutique and independent hotels.

Hacker Simple Nomad’s personal opsec tips (Q&A)

The Parallax

“ I had an incident occur in my hotel room at Black Hat. One rough analogy to that is hotel room privacy when traveling. I had an incident occur in my hotel room at Black Hat. I had a run-in with the hotel security there. Do you trust the safes in the hotel room?

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Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC


By Bob Gourley DC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. No kidding. You have to pick and chose and only go to the best or you will never get any work done. How do you pick the right events?

HP Headed to Hotel California?

Women on Business

HP has made some controversial decisions lately, but is Meg Whitman a great strategic move or the kiss of death for this once great tech company? HP announced Whitman’s appointment on September 22, 2011 but given the public comments, customers seem to think it’s a bad choice. It’s my stance that HP usually leaps before it looks and I am not sure that I am sold on Whitman as the new CEO. So let’s look. at some of their past strategy choices and follow the yellow brick road.

Suspect a hidden camera in your Airbnb or hotel? Here’s how to tell

The Parallax

The problem of surreptitious guest surveillance isn’t limited to home rental organizations, of course: A hotel chain was caught spying on more than 1,600 guests across 10 South Korean cities in March.

How Omni-Channel Apps help Hospitality Provide a Superior Customer Experience


General Blogs marketing automation in hotels marketing automation in hospitality mobile apps in hospitalityDigitization has arrived in every business vertical and it is here to stay. It is up to us to either leverage it to get a competitive advantage or just be left behind.

Hot Desking, Dedicated Desks And Coworking Spaces – What You Need To Know

Strategy Driven

Entrepreneurship Managing Your Business Managing Your People coworking space dedicated desk Hot Desking hotelling managing your business strategydriven

In post-massacre Vegas, security policies clash with privacy values

The Parallax

LAS VEGAS—Hackers gathered here for the annual Black Hat and DefCon conferences, among others, are sounding privacy alarms as hotel security personnel along the Las Vegas Strip demand access to their rooms. Of those hotels, only a representative from Caesars returned a request for comment.

7 Tips for Getting the Most out of EDGE 2019


Not to brag, but our two host hotels are amazing! Empowered Teachers School Operations Student Growth Conference Tips EDGE keynote EDGE Orlando EDGE panel EDGE sessions EdTech Conference PowerSchool EDGE PowerSchool EDGE app PowerSchool EDGE dates PowerSchool EDGE FAQ PowerSchool EDGE hotel PowerSchool EDGE sessions PowerSchool EDGE speakers PowerSchool EDGE sponsors PowerSchool University OrlandoIt’s almost time to head to Florida for PowerSchool EDGE, Feb.

The top cyber stories of December 2018


The top cyber stories of December 2018 Marriott data breach The Marriott hotel group revealed that the systems of its “Starwood” division had been compromised and could have leaked detailed data on as many as half a billion customers.

Marriott data breach exposed 5 million unencrypted passport numbers


More than 5 million unencrypted passport numbers were stolen as part of the Marriott data breach last year, according to an update from the hotel giant. based hotel chain revealed in an online […]. The information accessed in the breach, which was first disclosed on Nov. 30th, also includes approximately 20.3 million encrypted passport numbers, the Bethesda, Md.-based Cyber Security News

What you need to know about the Marriott breach

The Parallax

The year was 2014, and from then until November 2018, hackers have been stealing data from computers controlled by Starwood Hotels and Resorts ( now owned by Marriott Hotels). Regis, Le Méridien, Aloft, Element, Tribute Portfolio, and Design Hotels.

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Primer: The next act for security theater

The Parallax

He said he would have informed attendees that hotel security personnel planned to regularly inspect their rooms, had he known. The details of the hotel policies, which Caesars and MGM Resorts International formed in response to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S.

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Wicked6 Cyber Games: A cybersecurity exhibition at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas 8 Aug 2019


The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu has announced the Wicked6 Cyber Games cybersecurity exhibition and fundraiser will be held at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel and Casino on August 8, 2019 followed by the 6th Annual Cyberjutsu Women’s Awards Reception.

Technology Trends in the Travel Industry


It is important for travel companies, hotels and organizations to stay up with the latest developing innovation patterns. Technology plays an important role in travel industry organizations. It expands the effectiveness of business tasks and improves clients experience. This will guarantee they don’t fall behind competitors. Internet of Things (IoT) Internet of Things (IoT) is […]. Posts

Insight IGNITE: DevOps, Cloud and Cyber From Iceland With Love

I had the pleasure recently of attending my first Insight IGNITE event, which was held at the ION Adventure Hotel in enchanting Iceland. It was also my first trip to Iceland.

These Were the Worst Data Breaches and Vulnerabilities of 2018


From the Marriott International hotel breach, which impacted half a billion customers, to the highly-profile scandal in which a political consulting gained access to Facebook users’ information, major corporations are increasingly victims of large hacks or bungling the data they store. More than a billion of people were affected by corporate data breaches in 2018.

The Dumpster Effect

Let's Grow Leaders

My husband and I approached the hotel for a wedding. We were staying on premium points (read that, free) for which I’m grateful, so I won’t disclose the hotel brand.

Managing an Online Travel Agency: How Back Office System of an OTA Works


When Booking.coms and Expedias have begun cutting off chunks of sales from hotels, tour operators, and brick and mortar agencies, it became clear – tourists of today are eager to be technology-first. By combining different products (hotels, activities, cars for rent, etc.),

Evento Blog 2008 - Highlights (Cough, Cough)

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

As I have mentioned in yesterday's blog post , I was planning to put together a number of different entries with the highlights from the superb EventoBlog 2008 that I attended in Seville, over the weekend, to then let you folks know some more of what the experience was like, my impressions, what I learned, some of the folks I have met, the ou

The next CEO of Stack Overflow

Joel on Software

It was a giant conference, held at the Venetian Hotel. This hotel was so big that other hotels stay there when they go on vacation. Big news! We’re looking for a new CEO for Stack Overflow. I’m stepping out of the day-to-day and up to the role of Chairman of the Board.

One Year Down: GDPR by the Numbers


Hotel, EU, investigation ongoing. Enter in a high-profile case of a large hotel chain, which has been ongoing for several years, but it is a good example to show what will happen if you don’t report a breach in a timely manner.

Download a YouTube Channel’s Videos

David Walsh

I watch a lot of YouTube in hotels and on flights when I don’t have internet access, so I use youtube-dl to download YouTube videos ; it’s quick, easy, and makes online content available offline.

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Error'd: Cash vs File Cache

The Daily WTF

"This was the ATM in the lobby of a certain hotel in Vienna," wrote Buddy , "The nice lady working at the reception desk said that 'it's been doing that, but it usually works.'"

What to do when Customs asks for your social-media account info

The Parallax

Suspect a hidden camera in your Airbnb or hotel? After two years of preparation, the Trump administration is rolling out plans to require most U.S. visitors, including applicants for tourist and business visas, to disclose their social-media account identifiers when entering the country.

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Deep automation in machine learning

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Consider a hotel business such as Marriott: more than 6,000 hotels, and more than $20 billion in gross revenue. Any hotel would like to predict occupancy, income, and the services they need to provide.

Flight Information and Booking APIs


Channel management in hotels APIs APIs in the travel tech industry is the key enabler of connectivity. Using various APIs, providers can source data and support service booking for all travel stages, from flights to tours and attractions.

An HR’s guide to the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Register for the event before the rates shoot up, book your hotel rooms in advance, and keep your transportation costs in check. Monorail : The Las Vegas Monorail takes you to the most happening hubs, restaurants, shows, shops, clubs, hotels, and casinos in minutes.

Portable Office Buildings Provide Everything a Business Needs

Strategy Driven

Maybe you run a hotel and there will be an event in the city where the hotel is based, for example a conference, and you have two weeks to a month to prepare for the big business of conference facilities and other services.