HITEC® Dallas will take place from September 27-30, 2021 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas USA. HITEC® is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology event. Produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), a global nonprofit hospitality association that is headquartered in Austin, Texas USA, HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place.
This week in conjunction with the 2021 HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference) is the debut of HITEC TV, an online video content channel focused on the hospitality technology industry.
HFTP and Hospitality Net Join Forces to Offer HITEC TV to Provide Hospitality Technology Leaders an Alternative Audience
Hospitality Net, the most trusted source for hospitality industry news, has partnered with HFTP (Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals), the creators of HITEC, to offer HITEC TV. These sessions will be a selection of cutting-edge programs and educational segments that promise to inform, inspire and attract the attention of hospitality leaders around the world.
Hotel metasearch has existed for over 20 years now (SideStep, acquired by Kayak), but has been elevated in importance ever since Google launched its Google Hotel Finder product back in 2010, which later became Google Hotel Ads (GHA).
View by Max Starkov – Adjunct Professor NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality and Hospitality & Online Travel Tech Consultant
"Hotel metasearch has become a distribution channel and is no longer an advertising channel ever since Google introduced its Pay-per-stay (PPS) fee model. Other metasearch players like Trivago and Kayak all offer CPA (Cost per acquisition) model, which is not in tune with the current era of high cancellation rates due to Covid uncertainties and ever-changing travel restrictions."
Chexology – New York, New York, United States
By Linchi Kwok – Associate Professor at The Collins College of Hospitality Management
The U.S. economy finally shows signs of a strong recovery from the pandemic. Nevertheless, the surging delta variant cases, inflation, and the global supply chain disruption, among other concerns, add considerable uncertainty to the economic outlook.
Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced the availability of Infor Hospitality Management Solution (HMS) version 3.8.4, the latest release of the fully cloud-enabled hotel management software in the Infor Hospitality suite of solutions.
Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced a significant update to Infor Sales & Catering with two new guest self-service portals (SSPs) for online booking and ordering. Part of the Infor CloudSuite Hospitality suite of solutions, Infor Sales & Catering is one of the industry’s only platforms designed around the beginning-to-end stages of an event.
Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property tucked into Cornell University's vibrant campus and overlooking downtown Ithaca and Cayuga Lake, New York, has decided to implement key Infor Hospitality applications to meet and exceed modern guest expectations.
View by JoAnna Abrams – CEO of MindClick
"The Hospitality supply chain is a force for good when there is collaboration, clear goals, transparency, and an ROI for all. The Power of Measurable Performance Ten years ago, Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson set forth the goal of “greening the global supply chain” - a carefully chosen method to foster continuous improvement and collaboration."
Commonwealth Hotels, LLC – Covington, Kentucky, United States
Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand – is thrilled to announce the 19 new members that joined its global portfolio from June 1 through August 31, 2021. Ranging from a highly anticipated new resort opening in Big Sky, Montana - just in time for ski season – to an award-winning seaside retreat in Old Helsinki, and a brand new luxury resort in India, these newly available experiences offer something for every type of adventure in this new age of exploration.
During the pandemic, hardly any foreign direct investment has entered the Middle East, and the usual truism remains: When foreign private equity does appear, it is because the market has bottomed out or distress has entered the landscape.
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