Category Archives: Hotel Tech

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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Thousands of Execs Hacked on Hotel Wi-Fi in Asia

Business executives in luxury hotels throughout Asia have been the target of complex cyber espionage attacks, according to a study from Kaspersky Lab released Monday. There have been thousands of victims since 2009, all of whom were vulnerable while signed in to in-room Wi-Fi at various hotels. Read the source article at reuters.com

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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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