Lovetto Nazareth, managing director of Prism, explains how AI-based digital marketing and price optimization strategies are revolutionizing the hotel-OTA partnership model.
The F&B industry and food delivery services find themselves engaged in a tug of war, with businesses striving to increase profits while simultaneously considering the shift toward sustainability, which inevitably brings about operational changes. Tech disruptor and global entrepreneur Mohamed Al Fayed, CEO and co-founder of Grubtech, tackles the challenges faced by the industry to establish a delicate balance between financial growth and environmental consciousness.
With leisure travel returning to pre-pandemic levels, travel and hospitality companies are looking for ways to reach travelers through personalized summer campaigns using AI-powered programmatic advertising. Tech, marketing and digital strategy expert Terry Kane, managing director ME and Africa of Trade Desk, tells us more.
SpotQuest has launched a new global F&B location intelligence and menu price benchmarking AI platform for restaurants, in partnership with The Cutting Edge Hospitality Agency in the Middle East.
During the Hospitality Innovation Summit 2023 panel on “Hotel Innovation: How to ensure relevance today and tomorrow,” Laurent A. Voivenel, SVP of operations and development EMEA and India Group Human Resources and Talent Development of Swiss-Belhotel International, highlighted the potential benefits and risks of AI. The panel was moderated by Christopher Lund, executive director and head of hotels for the MENA region at Colliers International, and other speakers on the panel included Imran Changezi, development senior director of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority; Ian Wilson, regional director for hospitality of NEOM; and Chadi Hauch, regional VP lodging development ME of Marriott International.
Lovetto Nazareth, managing director of Prism Digital, gives us the lowdown on how AI-driven WhatsApp automation solutions are reinventing the way hotels communicate with customers
Le Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes. Offering a range of widely recognized training programs in the fields of gastronomy, wine, hospitality and tourism, this 125-year-old institution is leading the way in industry-related education. Here, Dr. Thomas Kyritsis, the school’s program director of culinary industry management (BBA) and culinary innovation management (MSc), discusses culinary trends.
Sodexo launched a platform driven by AI algorithms that provides automated food waste data collections by measuring daily food waste.
Together with Finnish tech company Fourkind and Microsoft, Mackmyra is creating the world’s first whisky developed with artificial intelligence (AI). The distillery’s machine learning models, powered by Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and AI cognitive services, are fed with existing recipes (including those for award-winning blends), sales data, and customer preferences. With this data the AI can generate more than 70 million recipes that it predicts will be popular and of the highest quality.