Umapped Highlights Untapped Revenue Opportunities for Travel Companies and Advisors with Tours & Activities
New eBook outlines the profitable potential of distributing tours and activities to travelers inside their mobile itineraries
Perhaps it was the surreal location that inspired it, but last week as we introduced pulseLink at the Atlantis resort in Dubai, I had a moment of clarity about how hotels change processes. As we watched the staff navigate the nascent stages of using a new tool - a tool that will make them more efficient and effective at their jobs - I noticed their resistance.
At Oracle Industry Connect, held March 20-22 in Orlando, Fla., Oracle Hospitality leadership and the industrys top practitioners discussed the urgency of embracing technology to innovate. At the annual, cross-industry summit designed to promote peer-to-peer sharing of best practices - key themes focused on identifying 'game-changing' technologies and the preparation needed to deploy them effectively.
Oracle Hospitality Research Identifies the Future of IoT, Virtual Reality and Wearables in the Guest Experience
There is a new 'as a Service' on the scene to help online travel companies simplify technology and get the most out of their mountain of search and booking data. Analytics as a Service (AaaS), at its simplest refers to the practise of using Web-based technologies to carry out analysis of large-scale data, opposed to the traditional method of developing an onsite hardware warehouse to collect, store, and analyse the data.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have been gaining relevance among hoteliers to transform their business and develop their digital capabilities for some time, but have they truly been harnessed to their full potential?
Upgrading your hotel's property management system (PMS) may be on the agenda for this year, given the myriad of benefits of next-generation technology capabilities. Following are a few tips, adopted from The 2016 Smart Decision Guide to Hotel Property Management Systems (currently available for complimentary download), to keep in mind as you embark on the journey.
Hospitality technology has come a long way from being just a back-end operations booster to guest-facing integral instrument. At this point, how do you calculate ROI you get on hotel software? While investing in hotel technology, how do you measure the returns and benefits you get from it?