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Effect of Technology

Technology and the Lodging Industry

Prepare a paper in which you examine the affect of technology in lodging operations. In your paper, address the following:

o Select one of the technological tools from the following list:

· Internet
· Property Management Systems
· Global Distribution Systems
· Reservation Management System
· Intranet
· Global Positioning Systems

o Describe your selected tool.

o Examine the influence your selected tool has had on the lodging industry. What processes has it affected? How has your selected tool influenced the effectiveness and efficiency of these processes?

o Identify the ethical implications of your selected tool.

o Identify security concerns are presented by your selected tool.

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The selected technological tool is Internet.

Describe your selected tool. Examine the influence your selected tool has had on the lodging industry. What processes has it affected? How has your selected tool influenced the effectiveness and efficiency of these processes?

Internet has revolutionized the way lodging industry conducts its business. It has not only helped in reducing cost of operations, but has also enhanced the strategic capabilities of the industry to market itself.

First of all, internet has emerged as a major channel for marketing the services of the lodging industry. Industry players are using internet's broad reach and cost effectiveness to market their properties in a cost effective manner. As more and more people are using internet for gathering travel and accommodation related information, ...

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Effect of Technology on the Lodging Industry: select a tool and describe its influence

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