Author: Bidroom

Bidroom has a new CTO!

Bidroom Welcomes Maurizio Tripi: Tech Leader, Agile Evangelist, CxO Consultant From Silicon Valley What’s got over 110 legs and won’t stop growing? Yeah we do. Last month, we welcomed tech leader Maurizio Tripi to our Board of Directors, and as the newest addition to our ever-growing team of 55+ tech and travel nerds in our Krakow office. “Bidroom holds huge growth potential. I’m here to do what I love most: Scale the product and its technology to perform with millions of users, while supporting outstanding business agility.” —Maurizio Tripi, Bidroom’s new CTO An Innate Passion for Technology, 25+ Years of Commitment to the Industry Originally from Italy, Maurizio spent many of his recent years in Silicon Valley, CA, where he was deeply rooted in the tech ecosystem. Throughout the years, he’s been an active investor, entrepreneur, and strategic advisor in several ventures. In 2014, he founded Real Contacts, an AI-based reputation system focused on better relationship-building. Prior to that, he served as the VP of Innovation & Consulting for Herzum, a consulting company headquartered in …

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Top 5 cities to visit this Spring if you don’t want to spend too much money

We all have spent long Tuesday afternoons at work, scrolling through our Instagram and finding posts upon posts by Sarah from high school of her touring the cities of Europe. As you scroll through her pictures of posing with her boyfriend before the Eiffel Tower, appreciating the art in the Van Gough museum, and drinking coffee in the Swiss Alps, your mind automatically tends to think of the last time you went on a vacation. Coming up empty from that thought, you realize how much you have surrounded yourself with work. This is where the itch starts; you know you work too much and deserve a break from all your responsibilities. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, after all. So, you decide to take a work-break to explore the world, but when you put a hand in your pocket, all your dreams come crashing down. There is no way you can travel around the world in this budget, is there? Don’t worry, we are here for you. For all your tourist …

Chatbot

Chatbots: Useful or Damaging to Your Hotel Business?

In a world dominated by tech, change is the only constant. Every week, there’s a new download, update, upgrade, or self-propelling vacuum cleaner to wrap your head around. Chatbots are just one example of the newest hype permeating the business world. But can they help your business?  Let’s start with the basics. What on earth is a chatbot? If you ever clicked on a Facebook ad and instantly (almost magically) received what felt like a personalised message from that page—you just got DM’ed by a chatbot. Chatbots are basically instant messaging technology. Businesses most often use them to quickly and easily communicate with their existing (and potential) clients—without needing an actual human to sit behind a screen and manually try to strike up conversation with anyone scrolling their page, on an individual basis. We all know how awkward starting an unsolicited conversation can be, right? So think of chatbots as your very own Awkwardness Eliminators: you can focus on your business priorities, and in the meantime, you know a little algorithm is running in the …

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day – where to go to celebrate it in an original way

For a love-filled season one question that stays prevalent in the minds of every love-struck person is how exactly do they introduce the X-factor to their Val’s Day celebration this year. How do they make Valentine’s Day a beautiful memory that triggers smiles on their partners’ faces each time it is remembered. Now, for those who are lost in these questions, you might want to keep the fretting on the low and read on. We have you covered a hundred percent. Discussed below are tips on how to have an absolutely pleasurable Valentine’s Day and celebrate it in an original way. Excited? Let’s show you how to make magic! A Retreat Into The Woods If you and your partner are naturally hard workers on every other day of the year and are suckers for the wonders of nature, then opting for a retreat into the woods on Valentine’s Day is a pretty good option. It enables you to unwind and just bond with your soulmate in a serene and beautiful environment. There are also the …

Tuscany – The Perfect Woman: Beautiful, Intelligent, Friendly and Never Disappointing.

Versione Italiana di Seguito.  Italian Version Below Article written by Federica Margilio While trying to find the “right” topic on which I can develop this article and the perfect words to express it, I found myself lost in all of the anecdotes and stories that should be told. So lost, that I was forgetting the reason that pushed me to talk about my region, Tuscany, which is the unconditional love that I have for it.

Escape The Winter Crowds In The Aeolian Paradise Of Salina

Versione Italiana di seguito. Italian Version below. Article written by Izabela Krzanowska Travelling to Salina Italy is a never-ending colourful journey, where time passes slowly. Today, we are giving you a personalised guide to Salina Island, written by our Italian Country Manager, Izabela Krzanowska, who is also an ex-resident of this beautiful paradise.

Subscription Business Model

Subscription Business Model in Brazil

Subscription business model is becoming increasingly more popular around the World. From Europe to Australia people are signing up to websites, gift boxes, and other monthly or annually renewed offers. In recent years the popularity of this solution started growing rapidly in one part of the World. People all over Latin America (commonly known as LATAM) are showing interest in subscriptions that many companies can use to their own benefit. I will focus on one of the LATAM countries, with very peculiar market rules, Brasil. What is the Subscription Business Model? But firstly, what exactly is the business model based on subscriptions? Started by the newspapers, it consists of buying a renewable subscription instead of making a one time purchase of one product. Thanks to that, the customer gains access to products or services. Subscriptions come in many forms. They may be access to websites, such as, for example, Netflix or Spotify, so-called gift boxes, satellite television, gyms, even medical services, and many more. Renewing the subscription is usually automatic. The new customer gives his …

Greece Crisis

Has There Ever Been a Crisis in the Greek Hotel Industry?

The Recent decade has been startling for many countries. The crisis of 2008 and the events that came after it shook the World. Many nations were left in disarray. One that had a particularly hard time was Greece. It was one of the countries most affected by the crisis. But with so many tourists visiting it each year we have to ask ourselves a question. Has there been a crisis in the Greek hotel industry? The Overview of the Crisis The debt crisis in Greece was a result of the financial crisis of 2008. Its results came in the form of sudden reforms as well as saving measures and as a result impoverishment of the society and the collapse of the domestic market The crisis has shaken the Greek economy. Still, to this day it cannot escape the consequences. And they are devastating. The debt reaches 180% of the country’s GDP. And despite receiving €326 bn in bailout loans, it still struggles. The unemployment rate of nearly 25% is the highest in Europe, and Greece …