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Covid-19: Protecting Hotel Staff, Protecting Guests

Physicians and nurses expect to contend with infectious diseases as part of their every day work, but hotel workers do not. The COVID-19 pandemic is shining a spotlight on this stressful aspect of the workplace […]

Hotel Technology News

Virgin Hotels Upgrades Its Mobile App with Contactless Features

Virgin Hotels is the latest major hotel brand to unveil an updated version of its mobile app with contactless features in response to the public health crisis. The new and improved app is designed to […]

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How Your Hotel’s Post-Covid Restaurant Can Compete Against Ghost Kitchens

Pre-pandemic, the operative model for many hotels was to generate core earnings through the rooms division with more-or-less break even or slightly positive support from one’s F&B offerings. With the onsite dining experience heavily compromised […]

Spotlight Interviews

Spotlight Interview: Alex Alt, General Manager of Oracle Hospitality

Alex Alt was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Oracle Hospitality Global Business Unit last November. He previously spent most of his professional career in travel and hospitality, working for owners, operators […]

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Why Managing OTAs Will Be Key to Early Hotel Recovery

As guests start to trickle in the doors again, one thing is becoming clear: OTAs are in a prime spot to capture early returning demand. OTAs are popular with driving travelers and those looking for […]

Solution Provider News

Akia Secures New Funding Round to Grow Its Hotel Messaging Platform

Menlo Park-based startup Akia has secured a new round of funding from GSR Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with more than $3 billion under management. Akia, which is focused on transforming the way hotels […]