An electric dinosaur mans the front desk at a Japanese hotel

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.

DreamCheaper uses ‘robots’ to make hotel stays cheaper

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.

How robots are storming the travel industry

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.

8 tech trends travel marketers need to embrace

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.

Humanoid robot interacts with guests onboard ship

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.

Travellers expect robots on their holidays by 2020

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.

By |March 9th, 2016|Tags: , |

Millennial 20/20 Summit announces showcases, speakers and welcomes humanoid robot, Pepper

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.

Hotel Technology Summit
 asks “Are robots the future of hospitality?”

Hospitality technologies and innovations that seemed like science fiction a few decades ago are becoming a very solid reality.

Botlrs roll out to select Aloft Hotels across the USA

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.

By |August 19th, 2015|Tags: , , |

New Japanese hotel to be staffed with robots

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.

By |February 9th, 2015|Tags: , , |
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