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Alexa for Hotels - The Good, The Bad and The Creepy

June 27, 2018

By Alan E. Young This past week marked another successful HITEC, the culmination of which left hospitality experts with a lot to think about as it relates to...

Can I Book My Next Trip on Amazon?  An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

June 6, 2018

By Alan E. Young Dear Mr. Bezos, Amazon has long-since established itself as the fabric that holds together a world of consumers looking for an easy,...

Hotel Tech Sales Has Changed: Decisions Are Made Before Buyers Even Call

May 31, 2018

By Alan E. Young According to a recent survey by Forbes, B2B customers progress more than 70% of the way through the decision-making process before...

The CEO’s Role as Thought Leader in the New Era of Engagement

April 30, 2018

It is critical for CEO’s to champion a trustworthy voice for their company’s brand and execute a consistent content cadence By Alan Young Gone...

What Hotels of Tomorrow Can Learn From the Airbnb’s of Today

April 24, 2018

By Alan E. Young The travel and lodging industry has evolved into an undeniably exciting space. Rife with new technology, aesthetically impressive social...

Paving the Way to the Future: Round up of the Award-Winning Hotel & Travel Tech Startups to Watch

March 21, 2018

By Alan E. Young Today’s world is constantly changing, and the travel and hotel industry is facing many technological challenges and intense...

Get More Content, Get Customers in 2018

November 7, 2017

Why content marketing sells but isn’t about selling By Alan E. Young, Puzzle Partner Ltd. If we were to ask you what the core, driving purpose and...

Why Travel & Hospitality Brands Can’t Ignore the Power of LinkedIn Pulse for B2B Marketing

September 18, 2017

By Alan Young As a hotel or travel brand, if you’re not focusing your attention on LinkedIn Pulse, you’re missing out on a potentially huge...

Enough Room for Everyone? How Hotels are Meeting the Airbnb Challenge

March 1, 2017

By Alan E. Young, Co-Founder and President of Puzzle Partner Everybody has a place to live. And thanks to Airbnb and other rent-by-owner sites, everybody can...

An Insider’s Irreverent Guide to Travel in 2017

December 21, 2016

By Alan E. Young, Co-Founder and President of Puzzle Partner It’s been a heck of a year, hasn’t it? Most of us are ready to say a big Sayonara! to...

2016 Phocuswright Conference: Top Picks for Presentations and Exhibitors

November 9, 2016

By Alan Young, Co-Founder of Puzzle Partner The annual Phocuswright Conference has become the epicenter for travel innovation, providing an exceptional forum...

Google Trips: A Step in the Right Direction- But Only a Step

October 18, 2016

Per Forbes, Google Trips is a "fantastic… travel app you should download now." Many hail it as a personalized travel app, but I'd argue...

12 Reasons Travel and Hospitality Brands Should Boost Their B2B Content Marketing in 2017

September 22, 2016

By Alan Young It’s hard to believe that summer is just about over and we are entering the homestretch of 2016 --and planning time for 2017.  I am...

R.I.P. Startups: Why 90% of Travel Technology Startups Fail

August 5, 2016

By Alan E. Young One of the hardest truths for entrepreneurs to accept is that as many as nine out of ten startups will fail. In an ecosystem full of...

HITEC 2016 is Coming! How Attendees and Exhibitors Can Maximize Their Time at the World’s Largest Hospitality Technology Event

May 10, 2016

by Alan Young Attending HITEC 2016 is about more than an introduction to the latest hospitality technology that will impact the industry; it's also a...

3 Pillars of Effective Branding for Travel Technology Companies

April 6, 2016

By Alan E. Young One of the most vital components of a successful company is an effective branding strategy that creates deep interest and loyalty among its...

Finding Success in the Travel App Landscape

March 23, 2016

It’s hard to drive travel app adoption but signs show that some are succeeding, and some are not. By Alan E. Young With millions of apps to choose...

7 Content Marketing Hacks For Travel Brands

February 10, 2016

By Alan E. Young From startups to Fortune 100, companies of all sizes struggle with keeping their content fresh, exciting, compelling and unique. Bill Gates...

Guest Engagement and Its Impact on Top Line Revenues

January 6, 2016

By Alan E. Young A savvy hotelier knows that the difference between an engaged guest and a disengaged guest could mean the difference between meeting the...

How the Sharing Economy is (Mis)shaping the Future

September 2, 2015

Is this disruptive new trend really good for the economy and consumers?By Alan E. Young Chances are, you’ve used some sort of “sharing” service or...

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