Jul 30

Monthly Travel & Hospitality Roundup: JULY 2018

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to KePSLA’s Monthly Travel and Hospitality Roundup. Here is some interesting news from the travel industry to keep you posted on the latest insights. Don’t forget to follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.



AccorHotels introduces MyRoom across five hotels

Guests can check into select AccorHotels properties in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Goa to enjoy MyRoom by AccorHotels – a unique concept that offers customised rooms that are curated to reflect various themes and passions. Learn More

Marriott , Alibaba JV starts trials of facial recognition check-in China

The Joint Venture of Alibaba Group and Marriott International today announced it is spearheading Marriott International’s facial recognition check-in pilot with Fliggy, Alibaba’s travel service platform. Learn More.


Travel Tech

How integrating AI in hospitality impacts operational dynamics

In the case of hotels, artificial intelligence in hospitality has the power to impact and transform the industry completely. Learn More.

Door-to-Door Trip Planning: Why so Difficult?

The travel and tourism industry were one of the first sectors to make the online leap, putting a vast array of services within reach of a few simple clicks. Learn More.

Casa Pepe Welcomes OpenKey Mobile Technology to Mexico City

Embracing its one-of-a-kind appeal, Casa Pepe, a boutique hostel in the beautiful historic center of Mexico City, announces the addition of OpenKey’s mobile technology to its suite of guest services. Learn More.

Opportunities for the 15 Ways Travelers Use Mobile: Skift Research

Mobile phones can act as personal concierges, tour guides, communication assistants, and more. The very personal nature of mobile that has made it so popular with travelers, however, also presents a challenge to travel brands attempting to effectively find a place in the in-destination mobile journey. Learn More

Technologies Every Hotelier Needs to Understand: Latest From Skift Research

When it comes to technology, a lack of integration and the resulting data fragmentation remains the biggest challenge for hoteliers. It is true that hospitality is behind relative to other industries when it comes to cloud offerings and Software-as-a-Service technologies. Learn More.



Only 3-4 OTAs will survive in India and two will make money: MakeMyTrip’s Kalra

MakeMyTrip chairman Deep Kalra talks about the merger with ibibo Group, competition from new-age hotel chains and a possible timeline to become profitable. Learn More

Only 25% hotels booked online, says study

The hotel segment in India is highly fragmented, leaving huge potential for online intermediaries to grow the category. Learn More.