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HU Watercooler Talk ~ May 29, 2018

Which Hotel Brands Rank Highest for Travel Website Security?

A recent study finds that 89 percent of sites leave their users' accounts potentially exposed to hackers due to unsafe password practices. Do yours fall within the majority? Geneva Rinehart discusses which websites might need a password update.


Is Your Website Voice Search Optimized?

If the 2017 holiday season taught us anything, it’s that consumers are not just eager but ready for voice search engine technologies. They were the season’s hottest trend in gift buying, whether it was smartphones with voice search capabilities or digital virtual assistants. Nimesh Dinubhai talks about the importance of implementing voice techonology now to stay ahead of the curve.

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Unlocking Guest Digital Engagement with Wi-Fi

In a bridge article between part one (Summer 2017) and part 2, "Unlocking Guest Digital Engagement with Wi-Fi" due in the summer 2018 issue, Diane Estner, Mark McBeth and Stephen Wang team up to share how the guests' digital journey continues to evolve and what that means for your hotel loyalty guests. 


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Check into the Next Generation of Hotel Security with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality​

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access leads the way in providing hoteliers around the world with digital key technology that is convenient, efficient and fully secure.



Featuring: Revenue Management

Datavision Technologies, Inc. 

“Datavision extracts key information from all production systems at the property (PMS, POS, payroll, spa, golf, etc.) and creates an integrated data warehouse that can be used by all decision-makers in the company."


IDeaS, A SAS Company

“With more than 1.6 million rooms priced daily on its advanced systems, IDeaS Revenue Solutions leads the industry with the latest revenue management software solutions and advisory services."



"Join more than 20,000 hotels, resorts, restaurants and gaming properties worldwide that are managing their reputation, building customer loyalty, streamlining operations, delivering exceptional guest experience and maximizing revenue potential – with Infor Hospitality, one of the only hotel software solutions that touches every area of the business from a common platform."



“MaximRMS revenue management technologies are designed and built from the ground up for large international hotel organizations with multiple brands and complex segmentation. It is easy to use by select-service and two-star to three-star hotels with limited resources. Powered by patented mathematical algorithms that maximize total profits, MaximRMS is easily tailored to fit a hotel’s specific business processes and IT requirements.​ It deploys quickly and inexpensively, ensuring maximum ROI and substantial profitability gains."

The Rainmaker Group

“Nearly 6,000 properties worldwide rely on The Rainmaker Group’s market-leading revenue optimization solution suite: guestrev® for proven annual revenue increases; grouprev® to drive increased group revenues and improved conversion rates; revcaster®, a powerful web-based hotel rate shopping tool that collects competitor rate information from hundreds of branded sites and OTAs; and revintel, a web-based business intelligence application that combines data from key systems, generating actionable insights to increase revenue and profitability."


RMS- The Hospitality Cloud

"With more than 30 years of innovation in the industry, RMS provides customizable cloud-based technology for single and multiproperty entities. Fully equipped with a comprehensive suite of modules, RMS enables hospitality enterprises to fulfill their business potential by streamlining back-end work and allowing staff to spend more time attending to guests’ needs."



“Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific, SHR, Sceptre Hospitality Resources, is a leading provider of advanced tools and services that help hotels around the globe execute their best distribution strategy. In addition to its Windsurfer® CRS and Booking Engine, the company also provides a Revenue Management for Hire service to brands, chains and management companies."



“SiteMinder’s platform helps hotels to attract, reach and convert guests globally with award-winning solutions that include The Channel Manager, one of the largest online distribution platforms with connections to 350+ of the world’s top booking sites and 200+ of its top PMSs, CRSs and RMSs; TheBookingButton, a wholly branded internet booking engine for direct, commission-free bookings; and Canvas, the intelligent website creator for independent hoteliers."


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