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Abi Mandelbaum

CEO - YouVisit

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is the CEO and cofounder of YouVisit—the global leader in creating virtual reality experiences and virtual tours for hotels. Abi is a Wharton MBA grad who has worked with leading hotel chains to help them implement digitally-based marketing solutions for many years. He has contributed to Huffington Post, Lodging, HOTELS, and many other publications.

Insights by Abi Mandelbaum (12)

What hotels need to know about content marketing in 2016

By now, content marketing should be an integral part of your marketing strategy. Whether you rely on email campaigns, blog posts, industry articles or social media posts, content marketing increases your brand awareness, informs your customers and leads to more business for your hotel.

Are Virtual Reality Concierges Coming?

In the next several years, virtual reality is expected to see massive adoption. According to Digi-Capital, VR is predicted to grow into a $30 billion industry by 2020. Already, a number of large and small hospitality brands are utilizing this new technology to reach and engage guests.

What Facebook’s Recent Announcement Around 360° Means For Hotels

Whenever Facebook goes in a new direction, ripples spread through any number of areas, including the hotel industry. The social media giant the introduction of 360-degree videos into its News Feed, creating a larger splash than usual.

Hotel Technology Innovations That Will Drive Business In 2016

Hotel technology presents seemingly endless possibilities, but hoteliers shouldn't invest in technology for technology's sake. As 2015 starts to wind down, smart hoteliers should start planning how they're going to make a splash next year, and evaluate new tech that will help get guests through their doors to drive sales.

How Virtual Reality Can Help Hotels Compete With Airbnb

The Internet has been a powerful tool for the hotel industry, bringing with it innovations like online booking and social media marketing. But it's also made possible the rise of peer-to-peer service AirBnB, which has steadily pulled market share away from traditional brick-and-mortar hotels.
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