hospitality

Round2 Capital Supports Betterspace’s Expansion Into New Industries
Round2 Capital Supports Betterspace’s Expansion Into New Industries
August 16, 2023  |  Investments

European investment firm Round2 Capital has invested a seven-figure amount in Betterspace, a provider of hotel management platforms. This investment will allow Betterspace to scale...

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Sabre Adds AI-Powered Tool to Customize Lodging Options
Sabre Adds AI-Powered Tool to Customize Lodging Options
August 14, 2023  |  Travel Payments

Sabre has added artificial intelligence (AI)-powered lodging capabilities for travel agencies. Lodging AI, the newest addition to the Sabre Travel AI suite of solutions, helps travel...

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Expedia Sees 15% Gain in Active Loyalty Members but Booking Growth Slows
Expedia Sees 15% Gain in Active Loyalty Members but Booking Growth Slows
August 03, 2023  |  Earnings

Expedia’s second-quarter results showed gains in loyalty membership, a surge in B2B contributions as travel is becoming more affordable amid a pullback in pricing. But...

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Marriott Q2: Sharp Rebound in International Travel Drives Boost in Global Lodging Demand
Marriott Q2: Sharp Rebound in International Travel Drives Boost in Global Lodging Demand
August 01, 2023  |  Earnings

Betting on a sharp rebound in international travel following the pandemic, Marriott International posted strong second quarter (Q2) earnings on Tuesday (Aug. 1), beating analysts’...

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Digital Tools Let Restaurants Build Loyalty One Byte at a Time
Digital Tools Let Restaurants Build Loyalty One Byte at a Time
August 01, 2023  |  ResTech

Technology has become table stakes for the restaurant industry. The ongoing digitization of the consumer landscape has reached the hospitality sector, and thoughtful applications are...

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Embracing Disloyalty: Are Consumers Rewriting Rewards Programs?
Embracing Disloyalty: Are Consumers Rewriting Rewards Programs?
July 29, 2023  |  Loyalty & Rewards

With the resurgence of travel and consumers increasingly relying on credit to pursue their experiences, one might assume that brand loyalty would become more straightforward....

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Paytronix’s New CEO Says Restaurants Can Close Service Gap With AI Analytics
Paytronix’s New CEO Says Restaurants Can Close Service Gap With AI Analytics
July 24, 2023  |  ResTech

As restaurants struggle with ongoing labor challenges, technology can help those with less experienced staff offer the kind of personalized service that many customers expect,...

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Sabre Acquires Techsembly as Hospitality Sector Seeks Digital Help
Sabre Acquires Techsembly as Hospitality Sector Seeks Digital Help
July 05, 2023  |  Acquisitions

Travel software firm Sabre has acquired Techsembley to boost its hospitality eCommerce offerings. The deal, announced Wednesday (July 5), comes as hotels and restaurants are increasingly turning to digital solutions to...

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Netflix Steps Into Connected Experience Space With Pop-Up Restaurant
Netflix Steps Into Connected Experience Space With Pop-Up Restaurant
June 14, 2023  |  Commerce Connected

Netflix’s new pop-up eatery comes as brands leverage restaurants to create physical touchpoints to connect with consumers, either building on existing affinity or looking to...

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