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HU Watercooler Talk ~ October 3, 2017
Why Blogging is Important
Blogging has been an important part of online marketing for a variety of industries for some time. It has been the most consistent trend in SEO and is still relevant even now. Nimesh Dinubhai covers the number of reasons why this is so, despite the changing of algorithms and other new methods.


Overcoming Content Challenge

Although often relegated to the back seat, the process of content creation drives the success of a digital signage program. Steve Glancey of Screenfeed and Bryan Meszaros at OpenEye Global offer a list of tips and tricks to create impactful content.

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Helping Older Resorts Stay Hot with an IoT Retrofit

Today, there are nearly 800 luxury hotels and resorts across the globe with an average life of about 40 years. Many of these properties are nearing the end of their peak revenue. Matt Oberdorfer recommends the best ways to remain competitive against the continual flow of new and updated hotels and resorts.

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Privacy Implications of Voice-activated Devices

Voice-controlled devices in hotel guestrooms are exciting. However, all privacy and legal implications must be considered before taking the plunge, suggests Sean Cox in "Privacy Implications of Voice-activated Devices." No voice-activated gadget is perfect and they may be an invitation for hackers.


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The Challenges and Opportunities for Hotel Revenue Management Today,
From HSMAI ROC 2017

In case you missed it, this year's HSMAI ROC in Toronto proved yet another popular event, with attendees willing to share some of the challenges they face as well as the opportunities available for hotel revenue management today.



Featuring: Point of Sale

Agilysys, Inc. 

“Agilysys develops next-generation cloud-based and on-premise software solutions that address the entire guest lifecycle. The company specializes in property management, point-of-sale, inventory and procurement, analytics, payment processing, document management, and mobile and wireless solutions."


Oracle Hospitality Food & Bev. Solutions

“The food and beverage team at Oracle Hospitality continues to invest in developing innovative cloud technology to help food and beverage operators enhance the guest experience and streamline operations."



"SkyWire is a global provider of enterprise-grade technologies for the hospitality industry. SkyWire's cloud-based solution set includes point of sale, spa and activities management, and time and attendance systems — all centered on patented mobile marketing technology."


HFTP Annual Convention
October 25-27, 2017, Orlando, FL

For more information, visit http://www.hftp.org/hospitality_conferences/annual_convention/

The Lodging Conference
Oct. 30- Nov. 2, 2017, Phoenix, AZ

For more information, visit http://www.lodgingconference.com/

HX: The Hotel Experience
November 12-13, 2017, New York, NY

For more information, visit http://www.thehotelexperience.com/HX2017

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Which hotel was the first to use electric lights in 1881?

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70 Mansell Court, Suite 225
Roswell, Georgia 30076
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