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Three Ways Hoteliers Are Kicking Silos of Technology for Good (Finally)

Klaus Kohlmayr | October 26, 2018

By Klaus Kohlmayr Stop me if you've heard this before: In the age of OTAs and industry disruption, effectively managing a complex channel and distribution strategy is critical to a hotelier's bottom line. Yet archaic technology and a "this is how we've always done it" mindset are holding us back. Oh, you've heard it? Me too. For years, actually. So why are we still here? And more importantly, what are we doing to change? Because it feels like we're stuck in the same old rut. A few hoteliers seem to have figured it out. They've realized that an integrated distribution strategy, along with its intertwined relationship to sales, loyalty an...

Revenue Management of the Future Will Require a Human, a Computer and a Dog: The Role of Humans in the Future of Revenue Management

Klaus Kohlmayr | October 25, 2018

By Klaus Kohlmayr "Everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence has the potential of helping civilization flourish like never before-as long as we manage to keep the technology beneficial." – Max Tegmark, President of the Future of Life Institute "In the organization of the future, there's a human, a computer and a dog…" – Dave Roberts, SVP Revenue Strategy and Solutions at Marriott International. In recent years, the technology adoption curve has increased steeply-the amount of data being generated is expe...

Hospitality & Technology – Innovation is Being Stifled by Lack of Leadership

Thomas Mielke | September 21, 2018

By Thomas Mielke Whenever a company is merging with or being taken over by one of its competitors — something increasingly commonplace in 2017 and 2018 (thanks largely to Accor's busy buying spree) — AETHOS is keen to point the sector's attention to the importance of senior leadership "stepping up its game" to proactively manage transition periods. The same, of course, is true for times of major industry shifts which alter the conditions and the environment businesses operate in. Sadly, it seems, ignorance is wide-spread when it comes to all that is happening in the tech space with few leaders taking decisive steps forward t...

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