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11 key findings and why Forrest Gump is the ultimate entrepreneur

December 5, 2017

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  Early 2016, I’ve embarked on this journey to change a small bit of the world to provide all of us with an app-based social platform that facilitates real life connections through recreational activities. 8 weeks ago, the Playground team gave birth to a sleek and user friendly app for iPhone and Android smartphones that […]

Are Hotels Condemned to Live in the Past?

September 16, 2010

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We are all thrilled by new technologies and how innovation can influence the way we live and how we run businesses. The challenge we all face is that technology is evolving so fast that by the time we just comprehend the way it works it is already too late. I came across this futuristic, yet […]

WiFi connection in Hotels: The new Hot Water?

September 12, 2010

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Last July I wrote this post Should Internet access be Free in Hotels. After numerous feed back online and offline and having read several related articles, each one pushing a different opinion, my thinking has slightly evolved over time so I have decided to write this follow-up post. I also felt it was important to […]

Mr and Mrs Smith travel website – thumbs up!

August 2, 2010

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I usually do not advertise businesses but I thought that one was so well put together that it deserved to be mentioned. It is rare to see a well designed and appealing third-party travel website and I must say, Mr and Mrs. Smith Boutique and Luxury Hotels Specialists (http://www.mrandmrssmith.com) does make me want to book. […]

Should hoteliers turn into online geeks?

July 25, 2010

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A few days ago, I posted about What the Internet has changed in the hotel industry. I quickly got great comments online and offline from players in the industry that highlighted the fact that it has mostly revolutionized the life of small independent hotels, for the best, but also for the worst. The best because […]

What did the Internet REALLY change in the hotel industry?

July 12, 2010

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The Internet in the hotel industry has been a revolution. No doubt about that. It has completely changed the way we find, discover and book hotels within 10 years. I would personally put the big turning point in 2002. However, how much the Internet has actually improved the bottom line in the hotel industry? Have […]

Should internet access be free in hotels?

July 3, 2010

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That is an on going question and I didn’t manage to get my head around it yet. But one thing I know is that what I currently see doesn’t make any sense. Hotels are spending large amount of money to increase the guest experience, upgrading constantly the quality of bed linen, fancy bathroom amenities, sound […]