Feb 10, 2016

Robot performs at ITB

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Entertainers are now competing with robots. Wonder if the robots may get to perform in the half time show at next year’s Superbowl.

BERLIN, 10 February 2016: Mario who works in a hotel Ghent, Belgium and represents a new genre of hotel staff, will visit ITB Berlin’s hotel conference as a special guest of the ITB Hospitality Day, 10 March.

He is the youngest employee at the Ghent Marriott Hotel in Belgium. Standing 57 cm tall and weighing only 6 kg, he speaks 19 languages. He’s a robot.

His presence hints of the direction the hospitality industry is taking as it attempts to cut costs, but at the same time raise its game in service standards and communications.

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