Larry Mogelonsky | July 25, 2018
By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.hotelmogel.com) HITEC this year took place in the hot and humid town of Houston, but the weather was never a deterrent for the 7,000 some odd attendees from all aspects of hospitality. Held during the third week of June, this foremost hospitality technology show was truly enlightening for where our industry is headed. As the convention starts to resemble the famed Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in breadth and scope, the good news this year is that software capabilities are becoming near-universal. Integrations are commonplace and vendors have taken on a 'spirit of partnership' where they recognize ...
OpenTravel Alliance and Industry Experts Present Powerful Use Cases for New Release 2.0 Object Model
OpenTravel Alliance | July 11, 2018
Ease-of-use features and speed-to-market benefits highlight HITEC Houston 2018 Tech Talk Austin, TX, USA – (July 11, 2018) – The OpenTravel Alliance, the not-for-profit responsible for developing and maintaining interoperability for disparate systems in all verticals of the travel industry, hosted a Tech Talk workshop on the release of the 2.0 Object Model for attendees June 21 at the HITEC® Houston 2018 trade show and conference in Houston. Tech Talk speakers included technical and business leaders from across the spectrum of travel verticals. Attendees represented developers, technology consultants and business executi...
Linchi Kwok | June 28, 2018
By Linchi Kwok Were you in Houston last week for HITEC 2018? The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) is hosted and organized by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), and has become the world's largest hospitality technology event. I spent a day walking through the exposition, where I experienced the latest tech products available in the hospitality industry. Through my observations, I was able to identify four themes from this year's trade show. 1. Tech products that enhance the guest experience The phrases of "guest-centric," "guest experience," "guest sa...
Fuel Travel, StayNTouch and Flip.to Examine the Alignment Between Hoteliers and Vendors in New 2018 Hospitality Technology Study
Fuel | June 18, 2018
Bethesda, MD, June 18, 2018 -- Fuel Travel, Flip.to and StayNTouch joined forces to conduct an extensive study of hundreds of hoteliers and suppliers to learn where the industry can improve from a technology perspective. Exclusive copies of the comprehensive study will be available at this year's HITEC in Houston at booth's #1003 and #1133. The study addresses technological shifts and trends, highlighting critical issues the industry faces. Moreover, the study identifies where hoteliers and vendors are aligned, and where they differ, in the perceived priorities and challenges the market faces. The results are compiled from 358 responde...
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality to Showcase Future-Proof Innovations in Hotel Security Technology at HITEC 2018
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality | June 18, 2018
Global leader in hotel security and locking solutions to roll out new advancements, including Vostio, Bluvision, and MIFARE Plus EV1 IC technology Stockholm – June 18, 2018 – ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, provider of advanced security solutions for the hospitality industry, will introduce a series of new innovations at HITEC 2018, taking place June 19-21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Continuous demonstrations of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's recently unveiled Vostio and Bluvision solutions will be held at booth #901, along with information provided on enhancements made to RFID door lock security via MIFARE...
ALICE | June 6, 2018
ALICE will showcase the company's industry-leading technology at HITEC 2018. Stop by Booth 2319 for a live demo. ALICE, the hospitality industry's leading operations platform, uses their Open Application Programing Interface (API) infrastructure to streamline communication between technology solutions, and to provide the hospitality industry with cutting-edge integrations. ALICE's Open API integrates directly with your hotel's app, website, property management systems (PMS), and more, to provide comprehensive solutions to better enhance staff operations and the guest experience for our hotel partners. ALICE leads the way when it comes t...
HSMAI | April 5, 2018
(McLean, VA, April 5, 2018) The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will help hotel revenue management executives "grab revenue by the horns" June 19–20, 2018, at its Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) Americas in Houston, Texas. The event, the largest gathering of revenue optimization professionals in the industry, will be co-located with HITEC 2018. "This is the first year HSMAI's Revenue Optimization Conference will be held in Houston," said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHA, president and CEO of HSMAI. "While the cultural reference to the conference location certainly helped inspire this year...
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