New Technologies

Overcoming the Crisis in the Hospitality Industry

Overcoming the Crisis in the Hospitality Industry. The hospitality industry is trying to cope with the crisis by developing and implementing new digital technologies. Hygiene and contact minimization were the two main criteria for attracting customers. Therefore, most developments are carried out in these areas. In order to give travelers an opportunity to compare hotels …

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Hotel Business Startup

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 …

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Robotization in Tourism

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 …

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Digitalization in Museums

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 …

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Report on the recovery of worldwide tourism

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 …

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An Information Resource on Covid-19

An Information Resource on Covid-19. The largest digital companies together with DMOs create an information resource on Covid-19 in order to help smart tourists travel more confidently and comfortably.This is a useful initiative, both for tourism organizations and tourists.It is also an example of the beneficial use of open data technology and the standardization of …

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Interactive Travel Restrictions Map

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 …

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