Okay Google, Are Apps Dead? Alexa, Do Hotel Guests Want You?

By Amanda Belarmino Are apps dead? This was a question presented during a session on mobile applications at HITEC Toronto 2017. Between upgrades to phone operating systems and the rapid…

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What I Learned at HITEC Toronto

Written By: Ron Hardin Confession: I can not stop playing with the fidget spinner I picked up at the ALICE booth.  My wife, a well-known “anti-fidgeter” (ask my kids), rolled her…

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Dispatches from HFTP Global: CHTA Disruptive 2017 Innovation and Technology Expo

Written By: Evita Ma This is the second time I have attended a China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) event. Last month, I attended the CHTA Disruptive 2017 Innovation and Technology…

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Super Monday

HITEC Monday is the day of super sessions that last up to two and a half hours. Does anyone know how to condense four of these into my 500-word limit?…

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Stuff That Caught My Eye — 2013 Edition

Every year the first thing I do at HITEC, pretty much to the exclusion of all else, is wander each and every aisle. I’m in that zone between focus and…

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It’s All About the Guest

Hundreds of vendors are about to spend three days hawking their wares to thousands of attendees at HITEC. It’s a thrilling time for all the techies who attend. It’s like…

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[Ask the Experts] Valyn Perini

As we lead up to HITEC 2012 in June, HFTP Connect will be talking to various hospitality professionals about hospitality technology through the Ask the Experts column. A Distribution Professional’s…

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[Automatic Minibars] Automatic Revenue

The latest generation of automatic minibar technology is simplifying hotel operations while improving guest satisfaction and enhancing the hotel’s bottom line For decades, the minibar has been a staple of…

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Ask the Experts: Derek Wood

Derek Wood is managing director of Derek Wood Associates, Ltd., an independent hospitality consultancy and training company based in the U.K. With over 25 years of experience, Wood is a…

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