Alan Young

Chief Strategist at Hospitality Net

Alan E. Young

Alan Young is the Chief Strategist for Hospitality Net, the #1 ranked website for the global hospitality community. Recognized as the most influential industry trade publication. He is recognized for his provocative insight into how emerging technology impacts industries and how leaders can better connect with their customers and employees for sustained growth. Alan's main focus is to provide guidance related to overall strategy and business development. A seasoned business and technology visionary, Alan is also the co-founder of Puzzle Partner, a leading B2B tech focused marketing firm.

Insights by Alan Young (84)

Interview: Travel and Hospitality Tech Icon Aaron Shepherd Reveals Why a Tectonic Shift in the Industry is Underway

In the realm of hospitality, the topic of technological innovation has long been a point of contention. The ever-evolving expectations of guests rule the hospitality industry, yet hotels are firmly rooted in tradition, almost to a detriment.

Interview with Solay Founder - The New Hotel App Helping Guests Reserve Paradise

How does one start a successful business? Any entrepreneur knows that there is no simple answer to this question. Bringing a product or service to market and building a brand from the ground up is a complicated endeavor, and, sometimes, ideas that appear great on paper might not resonate in the market.

Delivering On Guest Expectations And Driving Revenues With Oracle Hospitality And Nor1

I was honored and somewhat nervous to moderate an incredible panel recently that focused on the acquisition of Nor1 by Oracle Hospitality. Even though this occurred in November of 2020, it made great sense to connect with the stakeholders of this strategic purchase almost six months after the paperwork was signed.

Peer-to-Peer Recommendations – Sales Panacea

While on a Zoom call with a new client this morning, somebody brought up that peer-to-peer recommendations are the ultimate way to fill the sales pipeline. This is true now more than ever. Generic word of mouth comes a very close second.

Investment Juice is Flowing into Travel and Hospitality Startups | by Alan Young

With no signs that growth in VC funding will slow this year, 2021 could be a record year for deals and investments.
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