Category Archives: Hotel Tech

Techystalk Top Talkers for 2014

The folks at techsytalk.com took a look at the most read topics of the year and decided to publish a list of the most-talked-about articles. Among the articles are one about an event planner’s emergency kit, ibeacon for events, and the top five tech gadgets for any event planner. Read the source article at techsytalk

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Freedom of Wi-Fi, or not?

The battle over hotel Wi-Fi is not merely whether it is provided for free or for a fee: There is also a fight at the FCC that boils down to the issue of whether guests essentially will be forced to use a property’s Wi-Fi network or whether they can bring their own. After Marriott was…

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Will Apple Pay Become a Standard Option for the Travel Industry?

Apple’s latest digital wallet release, Apple Pay, is beckoned to streamline payment services across many industries, the travel industry being one of them. Apple Pay’s simple, turn-key payment solution recently integrated with booking sites such as Priceline.com and HotelTonight. These integrations may echo a new era of on-the-go bookings and faster checkout processes that may…

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A Look at Travel in 2015

From “botlers,” “braggies,” and the sharing economy, travel industry experts predict what’s ahead for next year. Expect Japan to be among the hottest destinations in 2015, as well as Thailand and Singapore. All indications are that technology will continue to change the travel industry and the sharing economy will shift how we book travel. Read…

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Marriott's Global App Makes Meetings Easier

Marriott International is making it a little easier to plan meetings globally. An additional 75 hotels have enabled meeting management with Marriott’s Meeting Services App (MSA). Nearly 600 hotels now offer MSA, including properties in Europe and the Middle East. Available in 20 different languages, MSA breaks down language barriers and makes it easy for…

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Virgin Hotel Chicago Flaunts Free Wi-Fi

Virgin Hotel Chicago has hit the streets in the Windy City to promote its free Wi-Fi. A van decked out with Virgin Hotels branding parked and handed out information near the JW Marriott and the W City Center hotels, both of which charge for Wi-Fi. Read the source article at hotelchatter.com [Photo by Virgin Hotels…

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