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TIMELINE - THE HISTORY OF HOTEL & TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

A techtalk.travel infographic co-created with Shiji Group and Hotelschool The Hague

The complexity of the hotel and travel technology ecosystem runs deep.

This diagram shows how technology has evolved throughout the industrial revolution until today, a timeline starting as early as 1760. Innovations of the past have been driven through crises. As we are facing today’s COVID-19 crisis we eagerly anticipate what innovations will come this time.

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This is Version 01 l 2020: It's a constant work-in-progress and for free.

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To create the most comprehensive infographic on Hotel & Travel Technology History, we invite everyone to become part of this progress:

If you’d like to add events of the past to this diagram, which you feel are missing on this Version 01 l 2020, please do contact us here or use the form below.

Simply enter your suggestions, we will review them and add them to Version 02 of the Infographic. Please make sure to include your Name and Company for credits.


Context Infographic Version 01

The first version of this infographic was created in collaboration with Shiji Group and the Hotelschool The Hague Industry PRO-ject initiative. Four teams of dedicated hotel management students assisted the data collection and selection process. We’d like to thank the following young talents for their great work: Emily Marie Pohl, Hanne Schoenemann, Isabella Domenig, Luca Lang, Roland van Eeden, Adriaan Stam, Anton Wijs, Jannes Cohen, Robbert Daemen, Alex Magnani, Lynn van Breda, Minne van der Zaag, Annelotte Zweers, Wieke Hijlkema, Irina Quispel, Luuk Boogaarts, Simone Hoogendoorn, Theis Graef, Thomas Modrall Sperling, and Gabriela Sotto Mayor Silva.


Article l Technology in Hospitality, Evolution, Innovation and Guests

Also, read this complementary article about technology in hospitality written by Martin Soler, Partner at Soler & Associates here.

Watch the Video about History of Hotel & Travel Technology here.


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Infographic Version 01 l 2020, Images used - sources:

techtalk.travel Infographic Version 01 l 2020, Images used - sources