Seeing around the corner in 2018

By Lee Pillsbury, Managing Director at Thayer Ventures | 21 Nov 17

What lies ahead for the hotel industry? No one knows. We cannot see where economic indicators will go, where the next financial or political crisis will come from, or how consumer tastes will evolve in the future. As Lee Pillsbury argues, what we do know is that the pace of change is not only continuing but accelerating, across industries – and that the most critical skillset any hotel manager, owner or brand executive can have, is the ability to see around the corner.

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About Thayer Ventures

Thayer Ventures is the only venture capital firm specifically focused on the hospitality industry. Since its founding in 2009 as Quest Hospitality Ventures, the firm has partnered with entrepreneurs to create, develop and build technology companies that will revolutionize the hospitality industry. Based in San Francisco, Thayer Ventures currently supports some of the world's leading travel technology companies, including Duetto, ADARA, TripBam, Liftopia, Sonder, and ID90T.
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