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Hospitality Lessons from the Discover Qatar Digital Kiosk Launch

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The digitization and contactless era from COVID is not going anywhere; it is here to stay, and a digital kiosk is just one part of that. Kiosks are being used across a variety of Read more

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Healthcare Cyberattacks Grew in 2022
February 3, 2023

Concerning data from cybersecurity firm Check Point indicates an increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organizations by 74% in 2022 from the previous year. Healthcare is currently the third most attacked global industry (1,463 attacks per week) behind government/military (1,661 attacks per week) and education/research (2,314 attacks per week.) And in the United States, Healthcare […]

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Top Trends at CES 2023 from Bosch, John Deere, and More
February 3, 2023

Top notch technology and top notch attendance secured CES 2023 its gold medal; to put it simply, this year’s CES was a huge success. The world’s largest and most prominent consumer electronics and technology exhibition, CES served its usual role as a testing ground for ground-breaking innovations across multiple verticals. From 5G to Web3, and […]

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Insurance Companies Should Weight the Growth Potential With Risks When Considering Offering ACA Plans
February 3, 2023

The 2023 open enrollment for ACA health plans saw a 13% increase over 2022. Melanie Musson, an insurance expert with USInsuranceAgents.com, says, “Insurance providers have an opportunity to enter or expand in this growing market, but they should practice caution.” The 2023 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace health insurance plans […]

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Hospitality Lessons from the Discover Qatar Digital Kiosk Launch
December 13, 2022

The digitization and contactless era from COVID is not going anywhere; it is here to stay, and a digital kiosk is just one part of that. Kiosks are being used across a variety of industries, including hospitality, entertainment, sports, retail, and groceries. In fact, a recent study by Zion Market Research revealed that the global […]

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Hotel Rates Prepare to Drop as Cold Shoulder Season Approaches
December 7, 2022

With the holiday season here, travel is a given, with predicted high travel numbers over the course of the season. However, amidst a huge travel period, hotels are reaching cold shoulder season and lowering their prices for a lack of occupancy. The weekends before Christmas and after New Year’s, many hotels have stated that they […]

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Travel in 2023 Isn’t Slowing: Will Economic Headwinds Threaten Hotel Profits?
December 1, 2022

Travel in 2023 will not be slowing down. This would normally be perceived as good news for hoteliers, but PwC’s Hospitality Directions report paints a more mixed picture for hotels; the report indicates that economic headwinds may threaten the pace of recovery in the industry, despite record highs for metrics like RevPAR this year. According […]

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Opportunities Available for Women in Franchising
November 30, 2022

It may come as a surprise to some, but entrepreneurship is experiencing growth after the pandemic as many people have decided that they want to work for themselves. A great way to become your own boss is to start a franchise. However, the rate of women who own franchises is falling behind their male […]

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Leisure Travel Will Drive Hotel Growth for 2023
November 29, 2022

Business Travel News recently reported on PwC’s Hospitality Directions report, indicating a reduced 2023 travel forecast. PwC largely sites economic uncertainty for the revised projections, arguing that strengthening economic headwinds will translate to consumers opting to save travel funds that they might otherwise invest in hotels for vacations in late Q4 and Q1’23. That […]

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The World’s First Smart Hotel Brand and How It’s Disrupting the Industry
November 16, 2022

Ken Patel, MBA, Founder, EV Hotel gives insight into how the hospitality industry can focus on bringing in new revenue streams through innovation.   Ken’s Thoughts: “EV Hotel is the world’s first smart hotel brand. It’s aimed at creating new layers of the revenue stream. The industry’s only been focused on one layer of […]

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Solving Consumer-Facing Challenges Through Open-Source Technology
November 10, 2022

Consumer-facing industries such as retail and hospitality need help to get to their solutions faster. Accelerating solution-based development is a critical step to accomplishing this goal. Communicating with devices at the edge has proven a challenge for these sectors, as their primary concern is accessing that data, not necessarily the process that drives the result. […]

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The Drive-Thru is Pivotal for QSR’s But How Can They Be More Efficient?
August 17, 2022

The pandemic accelerated many aspects of the restaurant industry, including the ways in which consumers interact with QSR’s. Bringing in the Global Head of Technology for Xenial, host Barbara Castiglia spoke with Chris Siefken about the changing nature of QSR’s and the technology that is here to address them. Restaurant technology is, and always has […]

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Why Restaurants Are Historically Slow at Adopting New Technology
August 8, 2022

The restaurant industry has historically been slow to shift and adopt new technology. Ben Simmons, Co-founder and COO of Table Needs recalled a meeting in 2012 when a restaurant owner was considering building a website. Websites were pretty mainstream, but it shows an example of generalization. Today, as reported by Restaurant Dive, 77% of […]

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