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Innovation is reshaping the Covid-19 crisis as the Covid-19 crisis is reshaping innovation. The usual resistance to innovation efforts is gone. We need it. We need it fast.

Typical reactions to an economic crisis are: efforts to preserve cash, reduce costs, and search for new revenue sources. We commonly see layoffs,... Read More

By Rom and Flavia Hendler | April 7, 2020

A Las Vegas journalist covering G2E (the world’s largest gaming trade show) recently contacted me with questions about innovation, disruption, and gaming. As a former gaming executive, I take innovation in gaming as a dear and near subject. After hearing my thoughts, he asked me why I think the gaming... Read More

By Rom Hendler | November 7, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP8xJyfsP0E The hotel and travel industry should look to provide unique experiential offerings to customers in their attempt to respond to technological disruptions threatening the sector. Rom Hendler, founder and CEO of InnoVel and the previous senior vice president at the world's largest integrated resorts company, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, told... Read More

By Rom Hendler | August 20, 2018

With homesharing apps now a firm fixture on the smartphones of many travelers, big name hotel brands are increasingly looking to build their own presence in the home rental market – and are doing it in their own way. Marriott International is the latest major hotel group to enter the market,... Read More

by Natalie Holmes | July 21, 2018

by Rom Hendler

The recently published phocuswright analysis provides InnoVel's up-to-date look into the state-of-affairs in revenue management. The new technologies are outsmarting existing RM algorithms and hotels, call for a new era in rate transparency and cooperation between developers and the industry.


The industry is at a very unique crossroad. Just... Read More

By Rom Hendler | February 21, 2018

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By Rom Hendler | July 12. 2017

Travel Tech Israel 2017, which took place last week at the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv, hosted over 20 Israeli travel start-ups and numerous international companies, including Airbnb, Hilton Worldwide, NH Hotel Group, Caesars, Highgate Hotels, Skyscanner, Meliá Hotels International, Accor Hotels, and Booking.com. There are over 300 travel tech start-ups... Read More

By Rom Hendler | June 30, 2017

Most of us have sat through hundreds — if not thousands — of startup pitches, attended hackathons, offered mentorships at various conferences. But Travel Tech Israel 2018 was different. While it surely had some of the aforementioned elements, its overall positioning was ultimately about showcasing the best of (and... Read More

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