New hotel technology

New Hotel Technology on the Horizon in 2019 and Beyond

Innovation can revolutionize an industry, and hospitality organizations have experienced many waves of new hotel technology. After adapting to key cards, onsite audiovisual equipment, online reservations, event management tools, robots, and much more, hotels are continuing to incorporate cutting-edge technology. Here are four innovations that are on the horizon or are available but not widely


Corporate Travel

Webinar: What Corporate Travel Managers Want in the RFP Process

Hotels and corporate travel managers know the transient RFP process can be a huge pain. But it’s not going anywhere, with 80% of travel managers saying the savings and value are worth the time and cost, according to a recent report by the BTN Group and Cvent. By streamlining the process, though, hotels can make


Luxury planners

How Hotels Can Use Technology to Reach Luxury Planners

With the luxury hotel market estimated to reach $115.8 billion by 2025*, it’s safe to assume that high-end meeting and event planners are driving at least some of that growth. Yet as the market gets increasingly sophisticated, reaching luxury planners requires an effective, targeted marketing campaign, smart relationship building, and advanced digital solutions. “Technology has advanced


The Rise of ‘Design Thinking’ in Event Planning

Great events don’t happen by themselves. Together, The Venetian© Resort Las Vegas and its clients design innovative events that engage attendees while achieving key business goals. Recently, The Venetian partnered with Skift to produce an in-depth report titled “The Rise of Design Thinking in Meetings and Events.” This piece summarizes some of the findings of that



No Passport, Endless Possibilities

Puerto Rico‘s hospitality and tourism momentum to reach pre-Maria levels by mid-2019 can be attributed to its extraordinary air access, with 110 daily flights served by 28 airlines; no passport requirement for U.S. citizens; and the use of the U.S. dollar. Additionally, 100% of power and communications — of which no roaming is required for


Now What? How to Prioritize Group Leads After You Get the RFP

For hotels and venues, it’s of course important to optimize marketing strategies to take advantage of the digital channels used by meeting planners. But that’s only the first step. As those marketing tactics deliver and the RFPs come in, venues need to learn how to prioritize group leads. Culling through the sheer volume of RFPs


Abu Dhabi: An Upbeat Future of the Middle East MICE Industry

Welcome to the third and final post of our Abu Dhabi blog series! Previously, we discussed Abu Dhabi’s popularity among world travelers and how it’s becoming one of the most sought-after MICE destinations in the region. In recent years, the emirate has seen a surge in MICE activities — thanks to the government’s long-term planning


Tucson Is Calling You! Six Ways to Go Beyond the Ballroom in Arizona

What gives Tucson, Arizona, its edge? Savvy meeting planners choose Tucson for its wealth of experiences that go beyond the ballroom. Yes, we boast world-class resorts and destination spas, but we also have airplane hangars, working cattle ranches, desert gardens, and historic theaters.     Immerse Yourself in an Outdoor Mecca Many of Tucson’s resorts are