My First HITEC: Insights from a First-Time Attendee

Written by: Inga Hjartardottir The  2019 European Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC® Europe for short) took place in Palma on the sunny island of Mallorca last month. I…

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E20X Europe 2019 Award Winner Tackles Genuine Industry Problem and Solves It

AN INTERVIEW WITH HANNU VAHOKOSKI, HOTELWAY CEO Meet Sam. Sam is a bright, AI-based chat bot designed by Finnish hospitality startup company Hotelway. Hotelway provides professional management of customer engagement for hotels….

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Mallorca, Spain Was Exemplary Host for International Conference, HITEC Europe 2019

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HITEC® EUROPE ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIR Hundreds of hospitality professionals from all across Europe and beyond convened in the beautiful Spanish island city of Palma, Mallorca, Spain…

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Personalizing the Guest Experience While Protecting their Privacy — A HITEC Europe Preview

As competition intensifies and technology evolves, the hospitality industry must rise to meet the latest expectations of all traveling demographics — and that now includes a customized guest experience. The…

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Destination Unknowable — The Next Five Years of Business and Technology Disruptions

A highlight to HITEC® Europe‘s 2019 education program is the forward-looking keynote presentation by award-winning futurist Rohit Talwar. Talwar is an entrepreneur and specialist advisor on business transformation, disruptive strategies and…

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Meet Minneapolis: Travel to the Twin Cities this Summer for HITEC 2019

We all know that travel can be a real hassle. So, what about a trip makes it worth packing up your suitcase, saying goodbye to your family for the next…

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E20X Amsterdam Judge’s Award Winner KITRO Designed Innovative Solution to Combat Food Waste

It takes a truly cutting-edge business concept from a startup to best the competition and take home the coveted Judge’s Award at Entrepreneur 20X (E20X). During E20X Amsterdam in April…

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A Few of My Favorite (HITEC) Things

Written By: James Lingle, an official guest blogger for HITEC Houston 2018 It is hard to believe that HITEC is over. If you had the chance to read my pre-HITEC…

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Insight on HFTP’s Largest HITEC in History – Content and Reporting from HITEC Houston

Last week HFTP hosted the largest HITEC in the event’s 46-year history. Taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA, the over 6,650 attendees had…

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Being a Service Critic is in my DNA

By Jennifer Jones, HITEC 2018 Guest Blogger Being in the hospitality industry, we are a little more critical than the rest of the population when we experience issues as a…

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