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Accelya to Buy Farelogix in Airline Tech Rollup

Vista Equity Partners founder, chairman, and CEO Robert F. Smith. Vista is investing in an airline tech services group. Vista Equity Partners Skift Take: Vista, the investor behind this merger of airline tech vendors Accelya and Farelogix, is no private equity tourist. The firm has committed tens of billions to technology businesses, and it shows […]

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How Small, Independent Hotels Are Using Tech to Be More Competitive

Skift Take: Independent hotels struggle to keep up with larger hotels and chains when it comes to adopting the latest technology, thanks to high costs and complexity of implementation. However, they stand to benefit substantially if they adopt the right systems. — Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Hoteliers Take a Harder Look at How They Set Room Rates

The Bellagio Las Vegas belongs to MGM Resorts International, which is one of many hotel companies that have been investing more in revenue management technology. MGM Resorts Skift Take: Amateurs cut rates to fill hotel rooms. Pros take more sophisticated approaches, such as coordinating to stimulate demand from the most profitable customers. — Sean O’Neill […]

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Skift Webinar: Machine Learning — Creating More Human Interactions for Travel Brands

Skift Take: Machine learning is revolutionizing the travel industry, where it has the potential to transform company activity related to marketing, customer service, e-commerce, and much more. How can industry executives make use of this powerful new tool? Register for our webinar on Wednesday, June 19 to find out. — Read the Complete Story On […]

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Hotels Tap New Tech to Clamp Down on Rogue Rates

Shown here is a person checking in at Park Hyatt Guangzhou. Sites like Google are directing consumers to online travel agencies that sometimes undercut hotels on rates that are out of contract. Hotel chains like Hyatt are hiring startups to help them track down these rogue rates. Fornova, one of those startups, has acquired another […]