FIRST LOOK: Google’s Updated Hotel Search/Review Interface May Surprise You

Google’s stated mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. That, of course, includes the manner in which the platform displays details on hotels. The tech innovators are at it again, testing an update to Google’s hotel search result and review interface. A Google representative recently told SEO industry publication Search […]

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New Google Feature: Google Posts – What You Should Know

In recent weeks, Google began rolling out their latest experiment, a platform they are calling “Posts”.  The goal behind this new tool is to help local businesses stand out, and to encourage those businesses to share relevant information to their audiences on a continuous basis. Google’s hope is that Posts will provide an easy, more visual […]

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THE NEW LOOK OF LUXURY TRAVEL: 11 Takeaways from Industry Report

It’s been some time since luxury travel was all solitude, champagne and caviar. The hospitality industry, as a whole, has experienced wave after wave of “disruption” in recent years, with major changes to high-end travel patterns. Today’s luxury traveler expects more from their experience than ever, including emotionally rich getaways, wellness woven into unique itineraries, and […]

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5 Trends Shaping 2017 Travel Plans

The swell of summer travel is upon us. As travelers take to the road, sky and sea, the Screen Pilot team is hard at work with our finger on the pulse of the latest travel trends. Here are five trends that will shape travel this summer and beyond, and what hoteliers can do to capitalize on […]

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Stay Takeaways: What We Can Learn From YOTEL

Each time I return to New York City, I try to somehow find inspiration from the unique and unfamiliar by staying in a different boutique hotel. Luckily, the city that birthed Ian Schrager never disappoints, and neither did my recent stay at YOTEL NYC during the HSMAI Conference in February (so much so that’s it’s […]

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5 Hotel Food and Beverage Trends for 2017

Hotels are in the midst of an F&B arms race. Travelers have increasingly discerning demands, competing outlets are turning up the heat, and ownership expects management to be ahead of the curve and driving revenue. Staying atop the latest food and beverage trends – and identifying which have staying power – is far from simple. There’s […]

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