The Week, That Was – May 2018 Week 4

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on!!

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New Launch – “The Hotelier’s Tech Stack Guide”
TrustYou has published an ebook to help hotels get insights into the most impactful hotel technologies, broken down by guest journey stage: search and booking, on-site, and post-stay phase. In this eBook, you will learn about how technology is automating and simplifying tasks; why technology is critical to attracting and retaining guests and the “good-to-have” technology extras that can take your hotel one step forward.

https://goo.gl/nZAXKw

How Google’s organic search results have become ineffective for hotels
A common complaint from hotels is that they can’t compete with keyword buying against the likes of Expedia Group and Booking Holdings (between them spent upwards of $10 billion during 2017) but research has shown just how dominant the same intermediaries are in organic search, too.

https://goo.gl/a6db6g

Are hotel operators ready for GDPR?
Hotel operators, by default, are more reliant on overseas purchases than vendors in other sectors, making it more likely that this legislation will capture hoteliers taking European bookings.

GDPR will affect now-accepted customer communication techniques they use, like cart abandonment responses, retargeting, mailing list management and staying in touch with returning guests.

https://www.tnooz.com/article/gdpr-hotels-data-protection

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DirectWithHotels Leverages the LiveOS Platform for RateTiger & Fornova Services

DirectWithHotels announced its partnership with LiveOSto provide Fornova Distribution Intelligence and RateTiger Channel Management services to its hotel clients. LiveOS, the #1 Hospitality Operating System developed by connectivity expert eRevMax, enables seamless integration of technology and data, offering hotels the power of action oriented real-time data analytics.
Through this partnership, hotels using DirectWithHotels booking technology will be able to leverage advanced distribution intelligence from Fornova and implement key revenue and distribution strategies across all demand partners via RateTiger channel manager, directly from the LiveOS platform. The collaboration provides an opportunity for hotels to improve their daily workflow process by utilizing a centralized platform for managing multiple systems.
“We are excited to be able to offer a customised LiveOS platform to our partner hotels. It gives us the flexibility to choose technology partners that can help our hotels improve daily operations and maximize gross profit. The Fornova Distribution Intelligence is a key piece in managing the cost of distribution, while RateTiger takes care of the time-critical distribution component. Making these solutions available as part of a single unified view within LiveOS – is a great example of how modern technology should work in the interest of improving gross profit for the hotel owner. This will make our hotel partner’s life simpler, providing all the information they need in one place for appropriate action quickly,” said Emiliano Zulberti, Founder and CEO, DirectWithHotels.
“We are pleased to welcome DirectWithHotels and their partner hotels to the Fornova community of hotels. Understanding how the hotels’ inventory is seen by guests online is the first step in identifying opportunities to reduce distribution costs and boost profit. Integrating Fornova Distribution Intelligence platform with LiveOS was designed to make it easy for hotels to access and operate all the systems and data they need in a seamless way. We are excited to be leading the way, in partnership with LiveOS, in creating such simple and seamless technology experience for the hospitality industry,” said Dori Stein, CEO, Fornova.
“The collaboration between DirectWithHotels, Fornova and RateTiger complements our motto to keep hoteliers’ life simple. The LiveOS platform is the first to bring together all the tools that hoteliers need to make smart technology decisions, regardless of brand affiliation or the size of the property.  We want to set the bar for how technology should seamlessly integrate to offer hotels a splendid experience while minimizing cost and effort spent on daily operations and improving bottom line revenue,” said Gerard Carrie, COO, LiveOS.
Fornova and eRevMax will jointly present snack-and-talk sessions at ITB Berlin 2018. Join in for one of the sessions to know more – Hall 8.1 – Stand 132.
7th March – 4:00 PM I           8th March – 11:00 AM           I           8th March– 4:00 PM



Snack-and-talk with Fornova and LiveOS at ITB Berlin 2018

We have joined forces with Live OS at ITB Berlin next week to host a series of snack-and-talk sessions to explore how we are bringing 360 degrees distribution solutions to hotels. Through our recent partnership with LiveOS, Fornova Distribution Intelligence is now available directly within the LiveOS platform.
Through LiveOS, you can seamlessly access all your data and systems through a single, personalised platform. The unified dashboard will help you proactively spot key trends and opportunities through simple calls to action, which now includes Fornova Distribution Intelligence.
Join us to hear how we can help you increase your net RevPAR by enhancing your distribution management practices to reduce your cost of guest acquisition. And how we are working with LiveOS to bring these insights directly into one platform, through seamless technology integration.
The snack-and-talk sessions will take place at Hall 8.1 – Stand 132 during the following days and times:
  • Wednesday, 7th March at 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, 8th March at 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, 8th March at 4:00 PM

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Hospitality Technology leaders announce networking event for hoteliers in Toronto


Hospitality connectivity expert, eRevMax has teamed up with industry leaders including Fornova, HRS, Sojern, TrustYou and Vizergy, to host an exclusive gathering for hoteliers on 27th June 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The event, to be held on a yacht at the harbour front, will bring together peers from the hospitality industry to unwind and network over cocktails.
The event is aimed at providing hoteliers and technology providers an interactive platform to exchange ideas and explore collaboration possibilities. The luxurious Miss Toronto, moored at the Toronto harbour front, is just a short walk from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, providing a perfect venue for an evening of fun. 
There are some cool state-of-the-art hospitality technology products worth thousands up for grabs. Aptly titled ‘An Evening of Fun in Toronto’ – this is an Invitation Only event. For more details about the event, please contact marketing@erevmax.com.