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A groundbreaking new report by the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. explores sustainability in the hospitality industry and examines ways in which hotels are incorporating eco-friendly best practices into both operations and construction. The study includes insights from leading hotel owners, developers and investors.

Every hotel owner wants to know how he can increase the traffic to the website, and at the same time, boost direct bookings. The key to accomplish both the objectives is to design a site that is accessible even to disabled people. It will not only improve the usability for all types of visitors, but it will also improve your market penetration. Designing ADA website is also very imperative to prevent legitimate complications. In addition to this, an ADA feature will aid in improving the website performance in search engines.

The underappreciated city of Minneapolis served as host for the 2019 edition of HITEC (produced by HFTP) which wrapped up its most recent four-day run on June 20, 2019. In the days and weeks leading up to the event, meeting solicitations and party invites filled my inbox at a growth rate any VC or entrepreneur would envy. As a first-timer to this international hospitality technology behemoth, it became apparent that HITEC actually begins a few weeks prior to when that first request or invitation lands in your over-stuffed inbox.

Time is limited. Once it’s gone, you can’t gain it back. Similarly, once a room goes unsold for a night, it will go unsold forever. There’s no way to recover that loss, because there’s no way to go back in time.
 
Many hotels fight this limitation by trying to sell as many rooms as possible. If all the rooms are completely booked, time no longer becomes a factor. But most don’t have the luxury of being at-capacity every single night. That’s why last-minute booking apps are growing in popularity in the industry, where hotels can make the most of each day. These apps specifically target guests who don’t plan far in advance, seeking accommodations from one week to one minute later.
 
There are several different ways your hotel can benefit from using last-minute booking apps in your business strategy.

IoT is Coming, Jon Snow…
Posted: 05/21/2019

Hospitality is prime for the coming advent of the various devices that make up the Internet of Things. Estimates show the industry now represents 17.5 million rooms worldwide and savvy guests are demanding more personalization and an overall improved guest experience along their connected travel journey and belief is that IoT can bring this to reality. 



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Snapshots from HOSPACE 2014

11/24/2014
Opening photo from the newsletter:
Yeah, Baby! Rich, Henri Roelings, Frank and Emily Wolfe have the rare opportunity to capture a moment with the famed Austin Powers. 
 
Top photo:
HOSPA's own Carl Weldon, Mark Rupert Read, IT Director at Firmdale Hotels, Mark Teasdale, CTO, and Jim Stewart, Sales & Marketing Director of Acenticat pose for a photo good enough to frame at the HOSPACE Gala dinner.
 
(above left) - Rich and Fiona have a silhouette created while Carl cheers them on. I'm sure Rich will be framing and posting his in our office lobby very soon.
 
(above center) - Famous for their umbrella toting, the ladies from Keystep perform for the HOSPACE crowd.
 
(above right) - Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHE, CHAE controller for The Clubs At Carlton Woods and HFTP VP, poses with Rich and Fiona at the HOSPACE Gala dinner.

Also look up #HOSPACE14 on Twitter for some others! (including one at 4 a.m.).
For more go to www.hospa.org
 
Photo credit - ROY STRUTT PHOTOGRAPHY
About The Author
Geneva Rinehart
SVP, Managing Editor
Hospitality Upgrade


Geneva Rinehart is the managing editor at Hospitality Upgrade. For two decades, she has followed the world of hospitality technology. On occasion she will chronicle hospitality technology issues, technology trends, and new technologies for Hospitality Upgrade on LinkedIn and Twitter: @genevarinehart

 
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