December 14, 2017
Hotelbeds targets 10,000 directly contracted properties in three years
The aim is to gain the best prices, under the best terms and conditions, for the group's 60,000 travel intermediary clients globally.Read more
Hotels.com partnered with futurist Dr. James Canton of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank that advises Global Fortune 500 companies on emerging trends in innovation and technology, for the Hotels of the Future study.
Here are the 10 trends they identified for the future of travel:
Robot butlers or concierges can be programmed with special skills, languages and information to help improve the hotel experience for guests. They’ll be able to do everything from greeting guests at the airport and providing advice on the destination and hotel to providing companionship and concierge services.
2. Made-to-order hotels
Hotels will be able to transform from one design to another based on consumer feedback. These crowdsourced hotels will use nanotechnology and machines that could be available in the next 20 years to assemble fixtures, lighting, interior design and menus.
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