Monthly Archives: February 2013

HTNG Unites Leading Hotel Groups to Reduce Vulnerability of Customer Payment Card Information

Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the membership association that unites the world’s hospitality companies and technology innovators to solve industry challenges, today announced the availability of the HTNG Secure Payments Framework for Hospitality. The Framework is a collaborative effort of … Continue reading

Posted in Hospitality, Hospitality Technology, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Starwood Opens The Westin Chennai Velach

Starwood Opens The Westin Chennai Velachery: Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Westin brand further grows its presence in… http://wp.me/pkbAA-29r

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Google Glass – the Next Big Thing in the travel industry?

In 2012, Google announced plans to create what many considered to be the next and logical step for mobile devices – interactive glasses known as, err, Glass. This week, Google unveiled a new video inviting the curious to experience “how it feels” to … Continue reading

Posted in Hospitality, Hospitality Technology, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Which loyalty card is the best choice for travelers? [REPORT]

A veritable cottage industry has formed in recent years around travel hacking, mostly focusing on how to accumulate as many miles as possible for airline reward redemption. The whales of these strategies are the giant mileage bonuses offered by bank … Continue reading

Posted in Hospitality, Hospitality Technology, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five reasons why hotels are finally embracing mobile

With all the constant buzz surrounding consumer use of smartphones, many hoteliers are wondering whether to make a serious push into mobile as a component of their online strategy. We have been quite surprised by the level of interest our … Continue reading

Posted in Hospitality, Hospitality Technology, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TripAdvisor Shakes Up Business with Aggressive Hotel Metasearch Integration

TripAdvisor just shook up its business in a way that it hasn’t done for years. After introducing hotel metasearch on smartphones during the fourth quarter, the company said today it will introduce hotel metasearch across tablets and desktops, and complete … Continue reading

Posted in Hospitality, Hospitality Technology, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Geo-targeted advertising poised for serious growth in coming years

Travelers have been leading the mobile charge for some time now, toting tables and clutching phones on trips all over the world. With all of these connected travelers roaming localities around the world, mobile advertising is poised to grow – already travelers … Continue reading

Posted in Hospitality, Hospitality Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment