New Technologies

Internet of Things and Smart Tourism

An interesting article was published by REVFINE https://www.revfine.com/internet-of-things-travel-industry/ It is about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it can benefit the tourism industry. For our part, we would like to add that the concept of IoT can be attributed not only to things that have a direct Internet connection. Some things, even completely non-technological …

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Hotel Business Startup

Startup Akia is an AI platform that allows hotels to provide their guests with contactless options for registration, inquiries and interaction with hotel staff. https://www.phocuswire.com/akia-funding-contactless-hotel-tech There are already quite a lot of similar solutions, however, this kind of services are still paid, but most likely, online registration systems will become free due to increasing competition, …

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Robotization in Tourism

A very useful article was published on Skift https://skift.com/2020/06/10/travel-industry-to-switch-on-more-automated-processes-to-cope-with-reduced-staffing Indeed,  for innovation do not always benefit and appeal to tourists. Sometimes, especially in tourism, replacing a person with a machine seems completely unacceptable, because tourism is still the art of conveying impressions, including emotions. If we continue the topic of robotization and develop it to …

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Digitalization in Museums

Digital technologies are multi present in our everyday lives, and have also found their way into museums. Today, almost all museum tasks are accomplished, or accompanied, by digital tools. Whether managing, researching, publishing, exhibiting, communicating or participating, digital tools can significantly support the work of museums and strengthen the public exchange. A few years ago, …

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Report on the recovery of worldwide tourism

UNWTO has released a special report on the recovery of worldwide tourism after the pandemic. https://webunwto.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/2020-05/UNWTO-Global-Guidelines-to-Restart-Tourism.pdf The report points out that innovation and technology will take one of the first places in post viral tourism. In our opinion, the reason is that innovative digital technologies, which we call technologies for smart tourism, allow us to …

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Interactive Travel Restrictions Map

We welcome the creation of an interactive travel restrictions map, supported by IATA. https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm As you can see, the map clearly shows the level of restrictions for each country. And this also applies to smart tourism, when a tourist, before a trip or when choosing a destination, has complete information about what to expect upon …

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Technology in Hotels

How coronavirus will push hotel technologies: https://skift.com/2020/05/19/hilton-ceo-says-comeback-depends-on-how-quickly-contactless-tech-features-roll-out Hilton CEO Chris Nasetta shares his experience in implementing technology in the hotels of this network. In particular, we would like to direct the readers’ attention to the experience of implementing the Hilton Honors application, which offers receiving e-keys and other functions, even ordering a taxi remotely. In …

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