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Reactivating the Caribbean during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kristina M. D'Amico

The top priority for all islands in the region has been a focus on residents and the public health issues at hand. Upon knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic, each island immediately closed its borders, which allowed for a very low number of cases in the region so that the islands could focus on containing the virus transmission without any additional entrants.

Hotel Technology During Crises, Does it innovate?

View by André Baljeu

"Now more than ever, it's critical to not only understand what customers want but to use data to help customize and tailor experiences to each guest. When talking with any solutions provider requiring data to streamline the customer journey and guest profiles, an ongoing challenge is accessing clean data from other platforms or locations to collate that data and build the ultimate guest experience based on a true single guest profile."

One Year Later: The Rebound of the Caribbean following the 2017 Hurricane Season

By Kristina M. D'Amico

It has been one year since the most dynamic, active, and destructive hurricane period hit the Caribbean in decades. Despite the devastating effect to the region, the resiliency of the Caribbean hotel market has been demonstrated particularly well over the last year, spurred by a strong recovery effort and bolstered by an influx of new airlift to the region.

Is 'data scientist' the next hot position in hotels/hospitality?

View by Timo Kettern

"Isn't it a shame: I'm having that ton of data available at my disposal – but, currently can't afford to further invest in talented people and high performance systems to give us more of these ever so helpful insights! Never before in my career has it been more important to build actionable knowledge from data that will accelerate our recovery from the pandemic."

Cuba - A land that time forgot…

By Terence Ronson

Have you ever fantasized what it would be like to be a Band member of the Buena Vista Social Club, take part in an episode of Lost, or go on a wild ride in Dr. Who's Tardis - because that's how a trip to Cuba would feel? As soon as one steps off the plane, the sights, sounds and smells of this place will whisk your senses away to a land that time forgot.