Today's Europe Hotel Technology News Today's Europe Hotel Technology News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource Essential Tools Provides Market-Leading Technology to Portuguese Hotels Through SiteMinder Partnership The partnership will see SiteMinder’s solutions adopted by the majority of Essential Tools’ client portfolio of 25 hotels across the country, including OPO Hotel Porto Aeroporto, Sea Porto Hotel and Grande Hotel de Luso. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:38:17 EST Hotel Distribution – Is It Optimized or Are You Leaving Money on the Table? If you distribute hotel rooms do you know how well your systems are performing? Are you missing opportunities to sell inventory? Are you even aware of those potential losses to your bottom line? We’ve created a simple calculator to provide an indication of the power of using a performance monitoring and search and booking analytics tool to get better operational results Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:13:48 EST Participate in HFTP's Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Amsterdam Startups should apply online by 16 February, and mentors and volunteers should apply by 20 February Thu, 1 Feb 2018 10:24:46 EST SiteMinder Partnership Showcases Authentic Italian Experiences for Travellers SiteMinder has partnered with one of Italy’s longest-standing hotel booking providers and consultancies, Charming Italy, to provide travellers 'a truly authentic Italian experience'. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:06:15 EST AccorHotels Launches New Smart Room Features Developed by the Design Solutions Department of AccorHotels in association with designer Didier Versavel, the concept room is arrayed with features that meet the needs not just of guests with reduced mobility, but all travelers as well. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:29:12 EST Spanish Hotel Market: SiteMinder Analysis Finds Online Hotel Bookings Have Doubled in Five Years A country analysis by SiteMinder has revealed online hotel bookings in Spain have virtually doubled over the past five years. The finding is based on data from Euromonitor International, which reports that hotels in the world’s most tourist-ready economy earned €7.3 billion from bookings made through the Internet in 2017 – or, 98 percent more than the €3.7 billion registered from Internet-based hotel bookings in 2012. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:12:09 EST The Netherlands' First Fully-Electric Hotel Now Taking Reservations With SiteMinder Powered entirely by wind energy, Conscious Hotel Westerpark will become the fourth property of sustainable hotel chain Conscious Hotels, which for the past year has employed the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, to market and sell its rooms online. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:17:08 EST New SiteMinder Head in DACH: 'It's Time Germany's Hotels Embrace the Digitisation of Travel' The new head of DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) at SiteMinder, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, is urging Germany’s hotels to begin embracing the digitisation of travel. Wed, 6 Dec 2017 21:50:46 EST Maestro PMS Localised Capabilities, International 24/7 Support Wows UK Clients Maestro VAT Processes Add to 'Meaningful' Bottom Line for UK Hotel Company Wed, 6 Dec 2017 10:46:54 EST Inspired, Efficient Hotel Design with Innovative, Mobile Technology - That’s Cabinn Hotels - By Stacey Truman Inspiration can strike anywhere. For entrepreneur, Niels Fennet, it was on a family vacation. 27 Years ago, while Niels was traveling with his family from Denmark to Norway on the ferry, he was impressed by the efficient and effective ferry cabin design. Mon, 4 Dec 2017 09:51:15 EST Neymar, Messi and Ronaldo: Who Will Play in the Same Group With Soccer Stars at the Upcoming World Cup? the Drawing Decides! The main sports event, FIFA World Cup 2018, that is eagerly awaited by the whole world is nearer and yet nearer. Thanks to DeskBell, the newest service which is used in hotels and hostels all around the world, including Russia, this World Cup can become the most technological and innovative in history. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:13:31 EST Data Management - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - By Matthew Goulden Everyone in the hospitality business knows that data makes all the difference in making key decisions. Just having the data is one thing. However, what about having the actionable data you need right in front of you any time you need it? Data management is an administrative process that includes acquiring, validating, storing, protecting, and processing required data to ensure the accessibility, reliability, and timeliness of the data for its users and to ultimately make the data actionable. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:15:15 EST HFTP Now Accepting Applications for Entrepreneur 20X at HITEC Amsterdam 2018 Innovative pitch competition for hospitality technology startups returns to Europe Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:04:12 EST TravelClick and First Hotels Scandinavia Announce Exclusive Strategic Customer Relationship Partnership Spans Across Reservations, Business Intelligence and Guest Management Solutions, Further Strengthening TravelClick’s Scandinavian Footprint Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:14:24 EST SiteMinder Partners With Cloud-hotel, Says Automation Is Key to the Hotel Guest Experience SiteMinder’s platform has integrated with Cloud-hotel, the latest addition to SiteMinder’s network of more than 150 property management system partners which already include a number of Italy’s most widely-adopted PMSs, such as 5stelle. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:48:03 EST Mobile Phone Calls in Hotels, Restaurants, Offices and Public Spaces Can Be Irritating to Other People This problem can be reduced with the installation of a Storacall hood designated for mobile phone use. By focusing mobile phone use to an acoustic hood, users can speak with increased privacy, quiet and reduced distraction from surrounding noisy environments whilst at the same time not disturbing and irritating other people with the conversation Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:15:52 EST Hotel Data - How to Make Sense of It and Make It Actionable - By Matthew Goulden Data is being gathered and analyzed in every industry but some industries rely on data more than others. The hotel industry is one that is embracing the use of data to analyze its business processes, distribution strategies, and build relationships with its guests. However, the data is everywhere. It’s held within primary operational systems, secondary platforms, and online distribution environments. As a result, capturing and consolidating the data can be extremely difficult. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:31:07 EST Inn Style Partners With SiteMinder to Push Hotelier Distribution Needs to 'the Front of the Queue' The partnership complements Inn Style’s direct connections with OTAs, to provide faster speed-to-market to its customers - typically B&Bs, restaurants with rooms, luxury inns and small independent hotels. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:54:47 EST Hotelogix Set to Showcase Hotelogix Mobile Hotel App at World Travel Market (WTM) London 2017 The revolutionary app will help hoteliers unleash the power of mobile to sell more and manage their hotels better, from the convenience of their smartphones Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:17:28 EST NH Hotel Group Launches Online Instant Booking and Payment System for Meetings Using the group's Instant Booking Tool clients can instantly obtain event and guest room prices and availability for groups, as well as booking and paying for them online. 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