Jan 22

Monthly Travel & Hospitality Roundup: JANUARY 2019

Hi All!
KePSLA wishes you a Very Happy New Year! Welcome to KePSLA’s Monthly Travel and Hospitality Roundup. We know it is very tough to keep up with the latest trends and news in the travel biz, so we’d like to help you by putting together latest news and trends from the industry so that you can read it all in one place. Let us know your views in the comment box below and do subscribe to our blog for latest updates. Happy reading!



Google Starts Piloting Voice Products for Airlines and Hotels

Google is eager to compete with Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana in selling artificially intelligent personal assistants. In next few days, Google will make the functionality available on Android and Apple devices, though Apple users will need to download the Google Assistant mobile app. Check out how this could impact the travel and hospitality industry. Read More


65% of Travel Executives Cite AI to Revolutionize the Industry

The industry now appears to accept that artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and advanced digital marketing and pricing are the only means to win back lost loyalty, optimize revenue and grow market share. Read More


Car Companies Team With Luxury Hotels to Drive High-End Road Trips

High end car companies like Porsche and BMW have been wise to the travel experience craze for years. More recently, though, these premium car brands, along with many of their competitors, are starting to cross lanes, teaming up with luxury hotels to drive their respective brands. Read More



How Hyatt Is Taking Steps to Incorporate Wellness Into Every Aspect of Its Business

With so many hospitality brands jumping on the wellness bandwagon today, the companies that are actually going to resonate with customers are those that create true opportunities for customers to enhance their well-being. Read More



MakeMyTrip announces Global Distribution Partnership with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

MakeMyTrip and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts recently announced a global partnership, under which, more than 9,000 hotels worldwide operating under Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio will now enter into online distribution with MakeMyTrip, making the platform the largest third-party distributor of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts branded properties in India. Read More


Ctrip invests in hotel robot manufacturer

Ctrip has invested in Yunji Technology, a Beijing-based company that makes robots for a variety of industries, including hotels. Read More



Millennials Choose Hotels Based On Tech, Social Media

A strong online and social media presence is really important if a hotel hopes to attract millennials, according to a new report. U.K. furniture maker Knightsbridge commissioned the survey to find out how the sought-after demographic group finds and selects hotels. Read More


Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Skift provides their global travel outlook which offers forecasts for growth in tourism, international arrivals, and business travel as well as our expectations for key sectors within travel including hotels, airlines, online travel agencies, and cruise. Overall, 2019 is expected to be another strong year of economic growth, with a few different puts and takes, which should translate well for travel. Take a look at the Skift article for more insights. Read More


Three must-have features when choosing your CRM

There’s more to choosing a CRM than simply making the decision to go ahead and buy. With so many CRMs in the market, how do you know which one to go for? Read More