• Connectivity – automate inventory management processes
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    Connectivity – automate inventory management processes

    – Hi, I’m Desiree. I’m the Senior Director of Connectivity for Product. Connectivity is essentially an automation between the hotels’ rates and availability system and the reservation system. Hotels, as you know, often manage their rates across multiple websites, and to make it easier for hotels to do that in a consistent manner, we’ve put up products to automate that. Connectivity was created over 10 years ago or so, when hotel companies wanted to start making a lot of rates and availability changes with Expedia Group. The value that Connectivity provides to hotel partners is that it essentially reduces a lot of manual labor in the hotel. So, instead of…

  • Future Impact of eCommerce on Hotel Industry – Futurist Keynote Speaker for hospitality industry
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    Future Impact of eCommerce on Hotel Industry – Futurist Keynote Speaker for hospitality industry

    I’m here in Ireland with the Irish Hotels Federation and we’ve been looking at all kinds of global trends which will impact the hotel industry and of course online is so huge. And by online I really mean mobile because if we look at say, what’s happening in the UK, 12% of all sales in the UK are already conducted online but over half of them are now on mobile devices. So it is true to say that the online world for making research or for making decisions is now mainly mobile in the UK as of 2014 and will be even more so in 2015, 2016, 2017, add this…