Reduce Data Waste in Hotels and "Go Green"

September 18, 2018 Kristina S. Park

The world is on a mission to go green and the hotel industry is joining the movement. Starting with removing plastic straws from their properties, major hotel chains including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and AccorHotels are trying to reduce the amount of plastic being used to help preserve our earth. Reducing waste is crucial to helping the environment and going green as reducing data waste is integral to enhancing a hotel’s performance and improving its business.

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The Data Journey in a Hotel

August 22, 2018 Kristina S. Park

Data scientists are becoming increasingly popular and necessary as industries realize the need to manage data points and understand how to collect and breakdown their data to better advance their business. Data scientists are experts in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data and can make educated decisions on what to do with and how to use that data. Within the hospitality industry, data scientists are crucial to understanding the hotel’s data and how to use it to benefit the overall business of the hotel. However, data scientists cannot analyze data without the help of hotel operations staff members who are doing the groundwork of collecting daily data - it doesn’t take a data scientist to be an integral part of a hotel’s data journey.

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The Future of Hotel Technology Integrations & APIs, How TripAdvisor Ranks Hotels, and Mews Raises €6 Million in Funding

June 8, 2018 Kristina S. Park

Check out the industry reads we've put together for you this week!

At SnapShot, we believe in flexibility and openness when it comes to data and technology. I mean, we built the SnapShot Marketplace with the idea of allowing hotels of all sizes from all around the world with different property management systems to access the hotel applications we've created and that developers have placed onto our platform. In the first read, you can catch a glimpse of where the industry is now and where it's going in regards to hotel technology integrations and application programming interfaces (APIs). It's well-known in our industry that integrations between hospitality technology providers can be costly and time-consuming, but with the way hotel technology is progressing, open APIs are seemingly becoming more popular. Read the first article to see how some hospitality vendors are responding to the increase in demand for open APIs and integrations. (With a little shoutout to our CCO and co-founder, David Turnbull!) The second read focuses on how one property management system is expanding its cloud-based software. With a recent investment of €6 million from venture capital firm Notion, Mews plans to grow its business in new parts of the world and what do you know? They offer an open platform through APIs as well! While a hotel's choice in technology provider determines much of its operations and business strategy, there are also many external technologies that affect a hotel's success just the same. One major technology influencer is TripAdvisor, where customer reviews have the power to truly make or break a hotel based on its rankings. Want to know how TripAdvisor ranks hotels? The third read breaks down the review website's algorithm to demonstrate how TripAdvisor assesses hotels. If 95% of travelers are reading reviews before they book their trips, it's probably worth seeing how TripAdvisor ranks hotels and know what your hotel can do to improve its ranking.

Happy reading. 

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