Aaron Shepherd | November 29, 2022
Revealing insights from Forrester, Gartner, IDC, PWC on the challenges and opportunities ahead By Aaron Shepherd Tis’ the season – not just for holiday decor and annual family gatherings and celebrations – but for the business world’s other sacred tradition: expert predictions for the year to come. These predictions are, of course, not a perfect science. If the last three years taught us anything, it should be to expect the unexpected (or should I say, the ‘unprecedented’). Nonetheless, it’s best practice for businesses, especially those with a consumer-facing offering, such as hospitality providers and retailers, to not...
The Holy Grail of Hotel and Travel Distribution: A Single Source Technology for Both Inventory and Bookings
Aaron Shepherd | October 12, 2022
By Aaron Shepherd, CEO and Co-Founder of APS (Above Property Services) The legend of the Holy Grail has inspired and mystified people for centuries. And who can forget the hilarious scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where God appears in the clouds — and commands Arthur and his knights to seek the Holy Grail. This concept also applies to business as companies search for solutions with extraordinary powers. The quest for hotel and travel companies is navigating the vast landscape of what tools and systems to use, understanding what delivers on their needs, and implementing them effectively to ensure the most return on th...
Bonotel Partners With APS to Launch New Technology Platform for Tour Operator and Travel Agent Booking Experience
Above Property Services (APS) | September 7, 2022
New Booking Platform and Application Programming Interface (API) delivers the fastest, most reliable, easy-to-use connectivity on the planet for tour operators and travel agents worldwide to grow and expand their business NAPLES, FL – (September 7, 2022) – Above Property ® Services (APS™), the leading provider of innovative technology designed for the global travel industry, and Bonotel Exclusive Travel, the leading inbound tour operator for luxury travel to North America, have partnered to enhance tour operator connectivity. APS’s Application Programming Interface (API) for Bonotel connects over 1,200 tour operators and 28,000 ...
Aaron Shepherd | February 8, 2022
By Aaron Shepherd We are well accustomed to hearing the term ‘free agent’ thrown around in the world of professional sports, used to describe a player who is able to act freely without being controlled by someone else. But what if I told you that this concept stretched beyond the field of any professional sports arena, and has made its way into the realm of technology? Over the last decade, technologists have watched the steady rise of agnostic technology. This shift has been long overdue in industries like hospitality and not without resistance and obstacles. After all, hospitality is an industry built on tradition, while guest exp...
Aaron Shepherd | December 21, 2021
By Aaron Shepherd They say that the only constant in life is change, and there is perhaps no better example of this adage at work than the world of technology. Technology is, after all, an agent of continued disruption. What once was will – at some point in time – no longer be, as innovation continues to rip the proverbial rug out from under our feet with one digital makeover after the next. As new platforms and processes emerge with each passing year, our understanding of the world (and the way in which we interact with it) is subject to constant upheaval. We saw dial-up internet become high-speed connectivity, we saw the...
Aaron Shepherd | November 22, 2021
By Aaron Shepherd It’s often said that the only constant in the technology industry is change. As businesses and industries evolve and adapt to user demands, the software that powers their internal and external processes must also evolve. Microservices are one of the architectural trends which more and more organizations are adopting. Many enterprise companies like Netflix, Amazon, PayPal, Uber, Airbnb, and essentially every other digital business have moved away from monolithic architectures and migrated over to this microservice approach. According to Market Research Future, the market is increasing at a CAGR of 17%, putting it on p...
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