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Jason Price

Executive Vice President at NextGuest Digital

PriceExecutive Vice President at NextGuest Digital, Jason's expertise crosses hospitality business models from flag hotels to independent properties, resorts and casinos. He provides extensive expertise from advising strategic partnerships to leading the corporate sales strategy and overseeing the sales team and channel sales. As VP of two companies before NextGuest Digital, he received the 2001 Microsoft Retail Application Developer Award for its ASP technology in the hospitality industry. Jason has authored numerous articles, is a frequent guest lecturer at industry events, and has written two books on the topic of graduate-level education. Jason has an MBA from Fordham University in New York, an MS in Epidemiology and a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts. Jason received the HSMAI "Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing" honor in 2011.

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Is our industry lagging behind due to a lack of proper education?

Hospitality HR experts estimate there are 100,000 open IT and digital marketing positions in hospitality in North America alone. This labor shortage and lack of adequate investments jeopardize the introduction of the latest technology applications and best practices, curbs new implementations and stifles technology innovations in the industry.

Is Amazon the 'elephant in the (hotel) room'?

The Amazon / ClearTrip partnership is far from a revolution, but it's another tiny step Bezos' company took into the travel space. I think the time has come to address the elephant in the room: acquisitions.

Why Amazon Should Acquire Airbnb – and Not for the Love of Travel

Speculation persists on the possibility of Amazon's entry into travel. The mighty e-commerce giant shuttered operations of Amazon Local and Amazon Destinations in 2015 after neither service captured traction with online customers and travel suppliers in the heavily discounted flash sales model and crowded last-minute getaways market.

What to expect with Google's new positioning in travel?

Launched earlier in May, Google Trips puts merges flights, hotels, packages, home-rentals, car rentals, ridesharing, cruises, and experiences search in one single, übermensch ecosystem, combining the Google Trips app, Google Flights, and Google Hotels under one landing page.

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