Today's Hotel Technology News Today's Hotel Technology News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource LeisureLink’s First Hackathon Velociraptor Summit is Coming to Salt Lake City, Utah May 4th- 8th LeisureLink, the leading travel technology platform for the vacation rental industry, announced they will be hosting their first Hackathon next week at Salt Lake City’s Gateway District Mall, in the former Coldwater Creek retail store at 30 South Rio Grande Drive. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:43:03 EST National Conference Center Guests Grab Glance-and-Go Airline Information from Flyte Systems No App Needed - Guests Gain ‘Travel Confidence’ with Convenient FlyteBoard Real-Time Flight and Gate Information Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:00:18 EST Ctrip Completes 2-way XML Integration with ERevMax Chinese OTA giant leverages seamless connectivity for greater access to hotel inventories Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:54:12 EST PAS Announces Auditor Approved SOP’s and USALI 11th Global Framework in PasCLOUD Offering pasCLOUD leverages ground-breaking technology with new levels of functionality, usability, connectivity, and insight Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:55:06 EST RoomsTonite Continues Its Impressive Growth Trajectory Mobile-based on demand hotel booking platform, RoomsTonite, delivers on its promise to create the largest network of last minute hotel deals in India and expects future global growth. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:46:21 EST Marriott Launches Apple Watch App Starting this April 24, members of the Marriott Rewards program who have purchased the Apple Watch will be able to access Marriott’s mobile app for check-in and checkout, automatic receipt of room ready alerts, booking and review of reservations and detailed directions to the hotel. Guests can easily enroll in Marriott Rewards at no charge. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:15:13 EST Canadian Mobile Hotel Bookings Increased Upwards of 80 Percent in 2014 The majority of Canadians booking on mobile devices, more than four-fifths, made reservations at two- or three-star hotels. The data also showed that Canadian travellers are using their devices for all types of bookings, whether it's staying local, exploring Europe, backpacking in Asia or touring Latin America. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:04:08 EST Starwood Launches Keyless Check-in Through the SPG APP for Apple Watch in U.K. Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of SPG Keyless in the UK, the hospitality industry’s first mobile, keyless entry system allowing guests to use their smartphone as a key. Starting today, members of Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) can for the first time ever unlock their hotel room door thanks to the SPG App for Apple Watch. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:30:07 EST Time to Upgrade Your Restaurant POS System? Here’s What You Need to Know. According to research from Starfleet Media, almost one-quarter (23%) of restaurateurs who have not purchased a new POS System within the past 3 years plan to do so in the next 12 months. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:14:41 EST Community Based Software Platforms Transforming the Future of Destination Sales and Marketing - By Hjalti Baldursson There is an interesting strategic shift underway in regard to tourism product offerings. Destinations are facing ever-increasing competition and need to constantly offer new appealing products to lure in tourists. Therefore, product providers are building communities, which leads to an overall stronger product offering. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:12:31 EST Maestro PMS Expands Solution Offering, Services, Price Options for 2015 Maestro Announces New Service and Price Models at 2015 Maestro Users Conference in Santa Cruz, CA Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:01:42 EST Epteca Selected for Traveltech Lab, the UK’s Premier Incubator for Travel Technology Start-ups Epteca announced this week they have been selected as one of only 13 companies from over a 100 that applied to be part of the Traveltech Lab, the UK’s first-ever incubator for travel technology start-ups. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:53:59 EST PAS – Why Specialization Makes All the Difference for Hoteliers Leveraging Technology to Improve Operations and Return Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:45:28 EST Cornell Study Finds Travelers Want More Mobile Options As the hospitality industry gradually ramps up its mobile platforms, a new study published by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) finds that travelers are ready to use their smartphones and tablets for far more than is currently possible. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:27:09 EST The City Hotel in Ljubljana Slovenia Cuts Labor Costs with InvoTech Linen System InvoTech Lets City Hotel Divert Staff from Laundry Room to Guest Service; Cuts Losses from Outside Laundry Company Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:41:34 EST SiteMinder Accelerates Growth in Southern Europe with Spain’s Sallés Hotels Sallés Hotels says all its live properties now benefit from increased online bookings and significantly lower costs of guest acquisition, thanks to SiteMinder’s Channel Manager which provides a two-way integration between the group’s property management system, Protel, and more than 250 of the world’s top distribution channels. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:35:13 EST Maximizing Value From Hotel Technology To Be A Focus Of Dubai Conference Agenda HTNG's Fourth Conference in the Middle East Will Commence 11 May Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:19:13 EST Accor Acquires E-Commerce Solutions Provider FASTBOOKING Accor on Friday announced the take-over of FASTBOOKING, a digital services provider for the hotel industry. A French company founded in 2000, FASTBOOKING provides daily support to nearly 4,000 hotels worldwide. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:27:49 EST New Buyers' Guide Reveals 'Everything You Need to Know' About Restaurant POS Systems The 2015 Smart Decision Guide to Restaurant POS Systems is now available for complimentary access Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:15:40 EST New Buyers' Guide Reveals 'Everything You Need to Know' About Restaurant POS Systems The 2015 Smart Decision Guide to Restaurant POS Systems is now available for complimentary access Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:15:40 EST