What do the 2017 Oscars Say About the Hotel Business?

We all know the Oscars are a fashion event and a political contest, in addition to being an awards ceremony based on merit. Provocative comments are often made, and newspapers and social media enthusiasts delight in discussing (and criticising) the entire four-hour affair.

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The Rise of the Hotel Chatbot

The only source of knowledge, Einstein famously said, is experience. It would appear that growing numbers of people agree with him. In a world saturated with information and convenience, the value of old-fashioned connectivity has become visible in a new light. “Digital detox” has become a popular travel niche, while the industry as a whole is focusing on experiences rather than ‘places to stay.’ The desire for authentic connection to people and communities has become a major theme in hospitality.

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Can Bad Hotel Reviews Be Hacked Out of Existence?

In the wake of Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing back in 2013, the Russian Federal Guard made an order for typewriters. Some documents, they decided, are better kept out of cyberspace altogether. Old-fashioned paper archives are not connected to anything. In a heavily guarded facility, you’d have to be James Bond to get ahold of them.

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