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Dustin Bomar, Head, Industry, Travel

September 14, 2017

Dustin Bomar

Intelligent Hospitality CEO Urges Hoteliers to Leverage their Data

..... AI + BI = Trackable ROI" panel discussion, featuring industry leaders from Horwath HTL, Google Travel, Ernst & Young and HotelAVE, Apo spoke passionately about hotels needing to leverage the data resources easily accessible to them before chasing after lengthy and capital intensive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence initiatives. Dustin Bomar, Head of Industry, Travel at Google echoed this sentiment claiming that "while sources like Google can provide hoteliers with large amounts of data, ultimately it`s not effective without also making use of the vast amounts of actionable data on their own hotels". Apo also spoke at the Cornell Hotel School`s Atlanta Lodging Outlook, a sales, marketing and revenue management-focused event, on a panel moderated by Kirk Kinsell, the former CEO of Loews Hotels and IHG North America. .....

August 14, 2017

Dustin Bomar

Hotels May Try to Counter Airbnb’s Rise With Bets on Tech

..... When tough budget decisions have to be made in every typical September budgeting season, data investments often get short shrift. Dustin Bomar, Google’s Atlanta regional head of travel, and previously Hilton Worldwide’s vice president and global head of digital marketing, said: “With a few exceptions when I worked at hotels, I never heard hotel owners say to brands, ‘We need to invest in a data strategy.’ But I absolutely heard hotel owners complain about brands telling them to install new locks without paying or subsidizing them......