The latest robot-staffed Henn-na Hotel opened in Japan last week, with an electronic dinosaur manning the front desk and offering concierge services to guests in multiple languages. Operators are confident that park visitors will be OK with this odd new way of lodging.
The German start-up has launched in a bid to help consumers swap their hotel booking for a better deal by simply forwarding their reference details on over email. “Robots” – or a very complex API – behind the scenes then do their magic and see if they can find it for you at a better price, factoring in the firm’s commission.
Even though AI is still in its infancy in the hotel sector, it’s potential to give guests an enhanced experience driven by forward-thinking service is broad. Let's look at the six major effects smart technology could have on the travel industry.
These eight technology trends have already started to revolutionize our daily lives and are likely to significantly impact the hospitality business on a global scale.
New to the on board staff of Costa Diadema is Pepper, the first robot in the world able to recognize main human emotions and proactively interact with the surrounding environment.
According to a Travelzoo survey, international travellers are largely comfortable with robots playing a role in their holiday, though some nations appear more cautious than others.
The Millennial 20/20 Summit has announced its new wave of showcase partners, speakers and special features confirmed to attend and take part at the world first event, on 13th-14th April 2016, taking place at Victoria House in London.
Hospitality technologies and innovations that seemed like science fiction a few decades ago are becoming a very solid reality.
While a second robotic butlers takes duty at Aloft SIlicon Valley, the first will move to do work stints at Aloft Miami South Beach and Aloft Manhattan Downtown.
Initially the hotel will have 10 robot members of staff, but In the future, it plans to have more than 90 percent of hotel services operated by robots.