Friday, February 16, 2018

The Week, That Was - February 2018 Week 3

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!


Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

The smart guest room of the future is still in development. A strong return on investment for hotel owners who invest in updated technology, however, will help push these innovations into the mainstream.

https://skift.com/2018/02/13/smart-hotel-guest-rooms-are-almost-here/

Hotels admit steep reliance on online travel agencies

Hotels have a high dependency on online travel agencies to distribute their inventory, with almost every other channel deemed to be low on the same scale. The study spoke to chain hotels, independent properties and management companies.

https://www.phocuswire.com/HEDNA-hotel-distribution-study?utm_source=Hotel+News+Resource

Duetto closes $80m financing round

Duetto, headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Las Vegas, Cleveland, London and Singapore, has quickly grown to serve more than 2,500 hotels and casinos in more than 60 countries. Those customers have consistently outperformed the market, beating their competition’s rate of revenue growth by more than 6.5% since the launch of the company.

http://duettocloud.com/duetto-closes-80-million-series-d-financing-round-led-warburg-pincus/

Skyscanner chatbots pass one million unique traveller interactions

How big is your optimisation and testing team? How do you find a balance between design/customer-focus and optimising performance? Skyscanner's chatbots (across a range of platforms) have already surpassed one million traveller interactions.

https://www.econsultancy.com/blog/69799-skyscanner-chatbots-pass-one-million-unique-traveller-interactions

Ex-Kuoni to transform Miki Travel

Miki Travel, a DMC majority owned by Japan’s H.I.S. Group, is undergoing transformation with three strategic pillars – technology, expansion and management

http://www.ttgasia.com/2018/02/14/ex-kuoni-moeschler-out-to-transform-miki-travel/

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