Today's Hotel Technology News http://www.hotelnewsresource.com Today's Hotel Technology News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource http://www.nevistas.com/nev_logo.gif http://www.hotelnewsresource.com support@nevistas.com ERevMax Partners with BookingForce to Offer the 1st Booking Engine on LIVE http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82372ERevMax_Partners_with_BookingForce_to_Offer_the__st_Booking_Engine_on_LIVE.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82372ERevMax_Partners_with_BookingForce_to_Offer_the__st_Booking_Engine_on_LIVE.html Allowing hoteliers to update rate and availability on brand.com sites from Channel Manager LIVE Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:00:15 EST Oracle MICROS Strengthens Partnership with SiteMinder to Enhance Distribution Offering for Hotels http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82365Oracle_MICROS_Strengthens_Partnership_with_SiteMinder_to_Enhance_Distribution_Offering_for_Hotels.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82365Oracle_MICROS_Strengthens_Partnership_with_SiteMinder_to_Enhance_Distribution_Offering_for_Hotels.html Two of the world’s leading providers of hotel technology solutions, Oracle MICROS and SiteMinder, have today announced an enhanced partnership through the integration of the MICROS-Fidelio Suite8 property management system (PMS) software with SiteMinder’s leading cloud platform for hotel distribution. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:52:26 EST Hotel SystemsPro Welcomes 2015 with New Leadership, Re-Energized Focus on Client Success http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82331Hotel_SystemsPro_Welcomes______with_New_Leadership__Re_Energized_Focus_on_Client_Success.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82331Hotel_SystemsPro_Welcomes______with_New_Leadership__Re_Energized_Focus_on_Client_Success.html Dedicated Team of Hotel Professionals Launch High-Performance Solutions Backed by Personal Service Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:34:13 EST Infographic: 5 Distribution Trends to Watch for in 2015 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82311Infographic____Distribution_Trends_to_Watch_for_in_____.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82311Infographic____Distribution_Trends_to_Watch_for_in_____.html Based on various market research, the results show that big data, use of analytics, content personalization and mobile bookings continue to move and shake the industry in the upcoming months. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:00:19 EST Trail Blazer Epteca Introduces 'Smart Selling' Ancillaries Marketplace for Travel Companies to Sell More Stuff http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82310Trail_Blazer_Epteca_Introduces__Smart_Selling__Ancillaries_Marketplace_for_Travel_Companies_to_Sell_More_Stuff.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82310Trail_Blazer_Epteca_Introduces__Smart_Selling__Ancillaries_Marketplace_for_Travel_Companies_to_Sell_More_Stuff.html Travel companies maximize profits and customer benefits with dynamic Marketplace Platform of travel related products and services tailored to individual customer profiles Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:45:54 EST The Next Big Thing Travel and Hospitality Technology Reveals Winners of Inaugural Innovator Spotlight Award http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82309The_Next_Big_Thing_Travel_and_Hospitality_Technology_Reveals_Winners_of_Inaugural_Innovator_Spotlight_Award.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82309The_Next_Big_Thing_Travel_and_Hospitality_Technology_Reveals_Winners_of_Inaugural_Innovator_Spotlight_Award.html Puzzle Partner is proud to announce the winners of the first Innovator Spotlight Award on their popular news site Next Big Thing Travel and Hospitality Technology (NBTWorld.com) Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:36:24 EST Kimpton, HotelTonight, Expedia Discuss Mobile Strategies http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82288Kimpton__HotelTonight__Expedia_Discuss_Mobile_Strategies.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82288Kimpton__HotelTonight__Expedia_Discuss_Mobile_Strategies.html Combine Mobile, Data & Social Media to Intelligently Target the Always Connected Traveler Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:21:38 EST BookingPal Raises $5 Million in Series B Funding to Expand Its Vacation Rental Global Distribution Platform http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82279BookingPal_Raises____Million_in_Series_B_Funding_to_Expand_Its_Vacation_Rental_Global_Distribution_Platform.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82279BookingPal_Raises____Million_in_Series_B_Funding_to_Expand_Its_Vacation_Rental_Global_Distribution_Platform.html Financing will be used on BookingPal's customer success, expansion and continued growth. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:35:30 EST Startup Pitch: ByHours to Go Beyond Hotels to Offer Meeting Rooms in Hourly Slots - Tnooz http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82264Startup_Pitch__ByHours_to_Go_Beyond_Hotels_to_Offer_Meeting_Rooms_in_Hourly_Slots___Tnooz.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82264Startup_Pitch__ByHours_to_Go_Beyond_Hotels_to_Offer_Meeting_Rooms_in_Hourly_Slots___Tnooz.html The Barcelona-based ByHours startup plans to become a broader marketplace that sells not only hotel rooms but also meeting rooms, cars, and gym access by the hour. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:10:42 EST Asian Travelers LOVE Their Mobile Devices - By Nick Baker http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82258Asian_Travelers_LOVE_Their_Mobile_Devices___By_Nick_Baker.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82258Asian_Travelers_LOVE_Their_Mobile_Devices___By_Nick_Baker.html Good news for digitally forward-thinking hotels within the Asia-pacific region! Asian travelers, more than those from any other continent, are unwilling to give up their mobile devices whilst on vacation. They book more via mobile devices, share more on social media and love an opportunity to take a good selfie. Keeping these habits in mind will allow you to shape your hotel digital marketing to better suit an Asian market. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:04:35 EST FindMyCarrots (FmC) Pivots and Offers Semantic Search Technology to Hotel Companies, Online Travel Agencies and Internet Booking Engine Providers http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82255FindMyCarrots__FmC__Pivots_and_Offers_Semantic_Search_Technology_to_Hotel_Companies__Online_Travel_Agencies_and_Internet_Booking_Engine_Providers.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82255FindMyCarrots__FmC__Pivots_and_Offers_Semantic_Search_Technology_to_Hotel_Companies__Online_Travel_Agencies_and_Internet_Booking_Engine_Providers.html Innovative Semantic Technology Provider now enables the travel and hotel industry to offer the next level in travel search technology. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:14:57 EST Oracle Launches Oracle Hospitality http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82230Oracle_Launches_Oracle_Hospitality.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82230Oracle_Launches_Oracle_Hospitality.html Dedicated global business unit offers customers unparalleled expertise, scale, and innovation focused exclusively on the hospitality industry Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:48:58 EST Maestro PMS Announces New GEM Highlights Guest Response Solution to Increase Loyalty http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82182Maestro_PMS_Announces_New_GEM_Highlights_Guest_Response_Solution_to_Increase_Loyalty.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82182Maestro_PMS_Announces_New_GEM_Highlights_Guest_Response_Solution_to_Increase_Loyalty.html GEM Highlights is a Streamlined Online Guest Comment Solution to Give Mobile Users a Fast Channel to Provide Hotels with Real Time Feedback Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:03:10 EST Six New High Touch Independent Hotels Select Groupize to Bolster Group Business and Revenue http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82181Six_New_High_Touch_Independent_Hotels_Select_Groupize_to_Bolster_Group_Business_and_Revenue.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82181Six_New_High_Touch_Independent_Hotels_Select_Groupize_to_Bolster_Group_Business_and_Revenue.html Group booking engine helps Hotels meet the evolving expectations and demands of today’s travelers to shop, book and manage small groups and meetings online Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:16:49 EST Hotel Industry Commends President’s Cybersecurity Initiative http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82137Hotel_Industry_Commends_President______s_Cybersecurity_Initiative.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82137Hotel_Industry_Commends_President______s_Cybersecurity_Initiative.html As President Obama hosts a summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today commended his proactive approach, and called for additional collaboration with the technology, telecommunications and public sectors to ensure consumers are protected from a growing network of cyber threats. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:19:41 EST Aptech’s Targetvue Budget Solution Earns Corporate Performance Management Award from Prophix http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82130Aptech______s_Targetvue_Budget_Solution_Earns_Corporate_Performance_Management_Award_from_Prophix.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82130Aptech______s_Targetvue_Budget_Solution_Earns_Corporate_Performance_Management_Award_from_Prophix.html Prophix Taps Aptech for Extensive Knowledge and Hospitality Experience: Introduced Enterprise Budgeting and Planning to Hotel Companies Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:59:51 EST Hyatt Launches Free Wi-Fi to All Guests Worldwide, Effective February 14 http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82128Hyatt_Launches_Free_Wi_Fi_to_All_Guests_Worldwide__Effective_February___.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82128Hyatt_Launches_Free_Wi_Fi_to_All_Guests_Worldwide__Effective_February___.html Effective February 14, 2015, all Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide will provide free Wi-Fi to guests independent of booking method or loyalty program participation. This industry-leading offer will be available to guests on an unlimited number of mobile devices or laptops in guest rooms and social spaces at Hyatt-branded hotels. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:59:01 EST Hooked On Mobile: The Milestones Your Hotel Has to Meet in 2015 - By Abi Mandelbaum http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82112Hooked_On_Mobile__The_Milestones_Your_Hotel_Has_to_Meet_in_________By_Abi_Mandelbaum.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82112Hooked_On_Mobile__The_Milestones_Your_Hotel_Has_to_Meet_in_________By_Abi_Mandelbaum.html This year, technology research firm Gartner predicts 1.95 billion mobile phone sales, of which about 70 percent will be smartphones. This is a staggering number that hoteliers should pay attention to. Guests and potential guests are relying on their mobile devices to deliver information and convenience. To stay competitive in 2015, hoteliers will need to meet these three mobile milestones. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:12:30 EST Top 3 Tips to Avoid Travel Start-up Failure http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82108Top___Tips_to_Avoid_Travel_Start_up_Failure.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82108Top___Tips_to_Avoid_Travel_Start_up_Failure.html Rapid technological change along with the success of companies such as Uber, Airbnb and HotelTonight, is fueling a new wave of online travel start-ups. EyeforTravel has put together 3 top tips to avoid failure. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:48:56 EST Hoteliers Generate over US$1.7 Billion with ERevMax http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82099Hoteliers_Generate_over_US_____Billion_with_ERevMax.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82099Hoteliers_Generate_over_US_____Billion_with_ERevMax.html eRevMax, the leading hotel technology provider, continues to help hotels increase bookings and propel their online revenue growth. The company behind leading distribution solutions, RateTiger and Connect, facilitated booking revenue worth over US$1.7 billion in 2014 for its hotel clients across the globe. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:22:50 EST