Live Show 143 May 4th 2018

Live Show 143 May 4th 2018

“May the Fourth Be With You”

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CoHosts
Holly Zoba
Robert Cole
Stuart Butler

Show Notes

TOPICS – LIVE SHOW #143:

Top Story

1. Marriott launches home-rental program
http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Marriott-launches-home-rental-program

Brands

2. Hilton Will Let You Control TV, Lights, Temp in Your Room From Smartphone

Hilton Will Let You Control TV, Lights, Temp in Your Room From Smartphone

3. Hyatt CEO Wants to Woo the Global Middle Class

Hyatt CEO Wants to Woo the Global Middle Class

4. AccorHotels Reportedly Wants to Buy Mövenpick Hotels

Hilton Will Let You Control TV, Lights, Temp in Your Room From Smartphone

Marketing

5. The True Essence of Hotel Revenue Management
https://www.hospitalitynet.org/opinion/4087949.html

6. The Inside Story Behind Marriott’s Moxy-Led Invasion of Manhattan

The Inside Story Behind Marriott’s Moxy-Led Invasion of Manhattan

7. Legal experts share hotel industry’s ongoing challenges
http://hotelnewsnow.com/Articles/285232/Legal-experts-share-hotel-industrys-ongoing-challenges

8. Emaar says it will no longer have check-in at hotels
https://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/tourism/emaar-says-it-will-no-longer-have-check-in-at-hotels-1.2209605

Intermediaries

9. Expedia Group ticks solid start box for 2018, helped by HomeAway
https://www.phocuswire.com/Expedia-Q1-earnings-2018

10. Expedia Group ticks solid start box for 2018, helped by HomeAway
https://www.phocuswire.com/Expedia-Q1-earnings-2018

Tech

11. Alexa will soon gain a memory, converse more naturally, and automatically launch skills

Alexa will soon gain a memory, converse more naturally, and automatically launch skills

12. Marketers, beware these six misconceptions of AI
https://www.econsultancy.com/blog/69964-marketers-beware-these-six-misconceptions-of-ai

13. Rocketrip scoops $15M from Google Ventures to expand business travel platform
https://www.phocuswire.com/Rocketrip-15M-investment

14. Reality Check: 5 Roadblocks to Blockchain Loyalty Tech
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reality-check-5-roadblocks-blockchain-loyalty-tech-charles-ehredt/

Ruh-Roh

15. Trivago: A Dire Situation
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4166057-trivago-dire-situation

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