Technology can both enhance and disrupt the business process, especially in hotels. In fact, some of the newest technologies are also considered the most disruptive – Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence/Robotics, and of course Blockchain. Hoteliers have to understand the latest advances in technology before they can begin to ask themselves when and how do they implement it and do they need it to stay ahead of the curve and more importantly will it enhance the customer experience.
Another year is starting and this one promises to be unlike the others in the midst of tax reforms and financial regulatory changes. One thing is for sure, we’re in for a bumpy ride. With that in mind, I decided to ask a select group of
hospitality executives from ownership, management, asset management, financial and branding companies to share their opinions on where
we are headed as an industry.
30 Influential Women in Hospitality
This recognition a great reminder that both men and women contribute every day in a meaningful way. For me, I’m grateful for the chances I’ve had to serve the hospitality market in various roles and extremely fortunate to count myself as someone who has made a difference. Thank you to everyone who
has supported me and my career!
Industry supports disaster victims
Back to back Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have devastated vast regions of Texas, Florida and states all along the Gulf and East Coast as well as Puerto Rico. My heart goes out to all who have suffered loss and continued adverse
impact of these deadly storms.
The hotel upswing-ongoing?
One thing I can tell you with certainty is that it will not be due to an oversupply in the market. I heartily agree with Hotel News Now editor Jack Corgel that there are strong reasons why, in the immediate future, oversupply won’t be
the downfall of our industry.
I want to address a real very threat that I know many of us has on our minds- namely Airbnb and its impact on the industry. With 2 million listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries, Airbnb can no longer be overlooked.