The Hotel Biz Just Discovered That *This* In-Room Amenity Sells Better Than Porn

And that's a serious paradigm shift.

It turns out that checking into a hotel and buying a steamy (spendy) movie through your room's TV could go the way of the fax machine and the pager: It might fast become a quaint relic of an earlier technological era.

It turns out that these days just one percent of occupied hotel room guests order video on demand on any given day, according to Variety. And while indeed it's still true that a whopping majority of those purchases are not family favorites like Finding Dory, but rather adult entertainment options... there's a whole different service that's way more profitable for the hotel biz these days than that old video on-demand model.

Ready for it? It's Netflix. (Insert Netflix and chill joke.) Variety reports when hotels replace video on demand with Netflix, an average of 40 percent of rooms stream something. Compare that to the one percent figure mentioned above.

The global data comes from Enseo, which has supplied tech for in-room entertainment since Y2K was a thing (17 years, if you're keeping count — enough time for whopping changes in both tech and trends). During an interview with the Hollywood trade pub at CES in Las Vegas, the company's C.E.O. Vanessa Ogle suggested hotel operators just bail on offering video on demand altogether, including its adult offerings, and simply replace it with Netflix. She claimed it's just not worth it from a dollars and cents standpoint to keep going the old way.

Lest the bold travelers among readers here worry that travel could become a bit more buttoned up on Ogle's recommendation, fear not: Naughty travel is still a $20 billion industry showing no signs of slowing down.

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