Is Hotel Technology Lagging Behind other industries?

For over a decade I have heard industry pundits, consultants, other experts, and myself say that the hospitality industry lags behind other industries in innovation, investment, and adoption of new technologies.

Is Rate Leakage a problem for hotels?

Wholesalers who have negotiated discounted rates with the hotel under the pretext of needing wholesale rates to bundle with air or local activities, etc. into packages, and then leak the discounted rates "naked" online-primarily via the OTAs or their initiatives like Booking.

Getting it all together: The major challenge for hospitality

Despite the advances in technology, the piece that continues to elude the industry, according to TRAVHOTECH’s Mark Fancourt, is a single selling platform allowing inventory and pricing for all products and services to exist in a homogenous environment.

Are brands becoming relevant again?

Traditionally hotel brands largest added value has been distribution. A hotel got branded and was quite rapidly connected to a massive flow of reservations, on all the channels that existed. It helped guests search, travel agents book and hotels get filled.

Is Airbnb Hotelier’s Friend or Foe?

After the recent acquisition of HotelTonight, If there were any doubt as to Airbnb's true intentions of entering the OTA space and start aggressively competing with online travel agency giants such as Booking Holdings and Expedia, they need to be laid to rest immediately.