When faced with great uncertainty, businesses see their investments in agility and flexibility put to the test. And few tests have been as unforgiving as the coronavirus pandemic. But a handful of travel and hospitality companies are already turbo-charging their recoveries by adopting agile technology as a key competitive advantage.
That’s why it’s never been more important for hotel and restaurant executives to carve out time from the short-term tasks of recovery to explore what these innovators are doing differently.
Because of COVID-19, senior hospitality leadership and IT staff are getting a rare opportunity to access, virtually and for free, Amazon Web Services’ must-attend event for everything cloud: AWS re:Invent. The Nov. 30-Dec. 15 online event, which normally sells out when held in person, will feature c-suite executives from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Star Alliance, and Just Eat Takeaway—the $7.8 billion European food delivery company formed via merger earlier this year that is now in the process of acquiring Grubhub. Registration is now open.
Hospitality Leaders Explain the Cloud Agility Advantage
Most travel and hospitality companies are slowly migrating to the cloud to save money, facilitate digital transformation and increase access to innovation. For example, more than half of hotels now maintain revenue management and central reservation systems in the cloud. However, less than half have done the same with sales and catering technologies, CRM/loyalty and property management systems, according to the HT 2020 Lodging Study.