When COVID-19 hit across the globe, people were given strict orders to stay home and avoid all unnecessary travel. Even necessary business travel was grounded for a time as companies found ways to handle seminars and meetings virtually instead of requiring their people to travel. As a result, the hotel industry suffered.
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If you asked me, I would consider myself a frequent traveler. Over the past few years, I’ve had the great privilege of going to Europe three times with the fourth trip already booked. When I’m not busy, I often find myself online checking out affordable flights and perusing through travel blogs looking for the next must-see sights. However, during my trips, it’s been hard not to notice how much the world of travel has really changed, specifically in regards to what I call home base when abroad.
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There are many ways that technology can support business practices—I highlighted seven in a previous blog post.
One of the biggest problems many companies have today is that while there is a dearth of data, the ability to effectively mine and analyze it to obtain actionable information is still very much a work in progress.
It is always an interesting thought experiment to consider the ways in which technology may be integrated into a business in support of the objectives of that business.
It is really interesting when you are talking about an industry that is over 2,000 years old!
While it seems like a “square peg, round hole” problem, the fact is that technology is already highly integrated into the modern hotel experience and becoming more so each day.
Who: Rex Warren, Assistant Professor with Johnson & Wales University College of Hospitality, Providence
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I don’t blame anyone with an interest in hospitality for clicking on this round-up of the year’s top-10 trends published in January. Now, with most of the year behind us, let’s look back and see how this forecast matched up with reality.