• Ryan Haynes

Press Release: Arvoia Heats Up with The Appointment Of Burns

Updated: Mar 7

Hospitality Technology expert John Burns joins Arvoia’s advisory board

Killarney, Ireland - 31 January 2022: AI-platform Arvoia has appointed John Burns to its advisory board. Burns will assist the technology company as it embarks on an ambitious global plan for expansion and investment funding.

Arvoia’s AI-platform complements a hotel’s existing technology by transforming hotel websites and augmenting booking engines into advanced digital guest experiences to fuel direct bookings and boost online business performance.

Burns brings a wealth of industry expertise to the Board; with over 40 years’ experience working for international hotel brands such as Hyatt and Ramada, and technology providers including THISCO (now Pegasus Solutions) and INTRICO. A member of HFTP’s International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame, Burns was also named one of the ten hospitality experts changing the travel industry by Lodging Magazine. The native Canadian is founder of Hospitality Technology Consulting and co-founder of Hotel Technology-Next Generation (HTNG).

Says Burns: “Arvoia is one of the most exciting companies I have seen in recent years. Its data-driven approach - backed up by a superior team of data scientists alongside hospitality and technology experts - addresses many of the common challenges in hospitality today. Arvoia is helping hotels wrestle back control of the booking experience from OTAs, placing the guest at the heart of hotels’ owned digital experiences. This is really a project to sink my teeth into, one that will transform the sector. Arvoia has the energy that will really propel growth.”

Arvoia’s CEO Mike Webster comments: “John is a true stalwart of the industry and will be a pivotal voice as we continue our journey. His expertise in hospitality technology will guide us as we push forward with our ambitious expansion plans, including an upcoming funding round. John’s reputation speaks for itself; that he believes in how Arvoia can transform the hotel booking experience is a testimony to the product we’ve created and our corporate future.”

For more information, visit arvoia.com

About Arvoia

Founded in 2014, Arvoia’s advanced-AI platform transforms booking engines and websites for hotels and hotel chains across the globe, by giving hoteliers access to sophisticated AI technology similar to that of major OTA’s. The Arvoia AI platform enables hotels to deliver an enhanced and hyper-relevant booking experience without any tech investment with the platform working seamlessly across all existing technology and booking engines.

Arvoia’s technology has been deployed in leading travel companies including Dalata Hotel Group, Flight Centre, Travelport and P3. The company has been recognised for its innovative AI solutions, most recently as a finalist in the Best Use of AI in a Consumer/Customer Service Application at the AI Awards 2021.

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