Changes to Google's travel website include helpful recommendations for hotels, things-to-do, forecasting of prices for flight routes and subsequent refunding for tickets in case of bad predictions.
As HITEC commences, Microsoft has explained how its 365 suite of services is being employed by the hospitality industry to transform the firstline worker experience, along with other enhancements.
Google has spruced up its hotels search in order to make booking holidays a bit easier. The firm said users now have more control over searches making it easier to filter out the best hotels.
Amazon has announced Alexa for Hospitality which will allow hotel visitors to use an Echo Dot to better engage with the venue. In future, hotel-goers will be able to temporarily link their accounts.
A data breach that was encountered by service provider Sabre has affected 14 properties owned by Trump International Hotels Management LLC, including locations in Las Vegas and Chicago.
Patrons of these hotels would do well to keep a close eye on their bank accounts and credit cards, because the malware has likely stolen sensitive data including payment details and security codes.
Improving upon its search engine, Bing now makes catering, comparing hotels and making reservations extremely easy for users. The service is quite efficient and works well in supported regions.
The two tech giants are just some of the big names fighting against an initiative by hotel companies, which are lobbying the FCC to be allowed to block their guests' personal WiFi hotspots.
Amazon is rumored to expand into a new market, that of hotel bookings and travel. And the rumored service, called simply Amazon Travel, may arrive as early as January 1st of next year.