OTAs account for more than 30% of the 25 most popular travel apps with Airbnb and Booking.com leading the way
With 75 percent of mobile users using smartphones by the end of 2014, hotel operators are well advised to take advantage of the benefits they can provide their guests. Those who dont will cede valuable ground not only to traditional competitors, but also to new entrants with more flexible standards.
The explosion of new technology has created opportunities for entrepreneurs, as the cloud opens new avenues for service operations. However, the cloud alone is not sufficient for success, according to participants in the first Technology Entrepreneurship Roundtable, held at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA).
DHISCO Inc., the worlds leading hospitality distribution company, and the Innovation Greenhouse at the University of North Texas in Denton today announced the Big Data Challenge, which will provide competing student, faculty and community teams 60 days to analyze, mine and derive insights from data supplied by the international travel company.
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