3D Printing and the restaurant business

Kinneir Dufort, award winning research and product development company challenged themselves to develop “an interactive eating experience that takes the humble pancake into the 21st century.” Truly fascinating application of technology – any takers? Photo courtesy: http://www.kinneirdufort.com

Finally, a hotel group booking site that works?

Everyone knows that this is a multi-billion dollar market. Everyone wants a slice of this pie, but very few have actually managed to create a seamless group booking process online. Does Roomblocker have the answers? Current choices range from the well established Convention Planit, Cvent, Hotel Planner and Bedouk. The Starcite merger with Lanyon was an interesting but logical move. …

Does Triptease help increase hotel website bookings? Or is it just a tease?

Triptease takes a partial meta search model to the booking process on a hotel website. The main reason cited is that booking abandonment on a hotel website is high because potential bookers are always worried about losing out on better rates elsewhere. And of course which hotel does not want more direct bookings?! So when the booking engine displays the …

The only travel app you will ever need?

Online travel buying is all about getting the best deals. Dreamcheaper takes a rather interesting but controversial approach. Here is how it works: You book your hotel on any platform – just make sure it can be cancelled for free Forward it to dreamcheaper.com and they continuously check for cheaper rates and rebook the reservation. They charge 20% of any …

Hotels asleep at the wheel?

There has been much debate about the role of an OTA and the love-hate rela­tion­ship between them and hotels. So do OTAs do more than just provide book­ings? All our work with inde­pend­ent hotels show that they can help them with addi­tional vis­ib­il­ity in a crowded mar­ket place – the chal­lenge of course is to fig­ure out how to engage …