Posts Tagged ‘Mehmet Erdem’

Are Vegas Casinos Prepared to Compete with Airbnb?

by Joanna DeChellis, Contributing Editor |

Vegas has a lot going for it. It’s filled with integrated resorts boasting huge gaming floors, luxury hotel rooms and endless entertainment options—shopping, nightclubs, shows, restaurants, and museums—that are within an easy walk of each other. Plus, it’s a big convention town and airfare is generally pretty reasonable.

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7 Facts About Hotel Technology Spending in 2017

by Jason Q. Freed, Managing Editor |

In the era of OTA booking dominance and increasing competition from the likes of Airbnb, boosting hotel loyalty has never been more critical. Airbnb has doubled the amount of lodging supply in many markets, a fact that can no longer be denied. And while OTAs remain great partners in driving incremental demand, both these outfits threaten to siphon loyal guests away from hotels.

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Education is the key to revenue management success

by Ed Watkins, Contributing Editor |

Mehmet Erdem is both a student and teacher of hotel technology. As an associate professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, he teaches future hospitality executives the art and science of hotel operations and information technology.

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