It's March 2020 and the world is on lockdown. The hospitality industry that I love is in turmoil, caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Staff are laid off or furloughed, and everyone is looking at ways to cut costs.
Augmented Reality and Virtual reality is something that has a very sci-fi feel to it. Certainly, it conjures up images of groups of people wearing headsets. I’m not saying that’s not the case, however, in recent years, we have seen somewhat of a shift.
As I sit here on March 1st 2020, writing this article, we are in the middle of a global pandemic. If you’re reading this shortly after I issued it, you’ll know that pandemic is the Coronavirus. If you’ve found this in an archive somewhere, years down the line, you either have much more insight than me at the time of writing, or have completely forgotten about this event.
Throughout the last 10+ years, there has been a new type of hotel emerge. A hotel that brings forward the idea of "Affordable Luxury". In fact, that very statement was coined by the innovative hotel chain CitizenM.
Sliding into this new decade a scary precedence is upon us. Artificial Intelligence is everywhere, and while the general public often exhibits confusion as to what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is. I think there can be no confusion over what the latest announcement from AirBnB is all about.