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How Hotels Can Benefit From Self Check-In Kiosks

In the age of convenience, self-service kiosks have become commonplace in fast food restaurants, retail outlets, international airports, and increasingly at hotels. The hospitality industry prides itself on providing personal service, so it’s understandable that some hoteliers believe installing self-service … Continue reading

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Rise of the Machines: Will Hotels Ever Rely On A Robotic Workforce?

The robotic revolution in the hospitality industry just seems to have taken a step back. This January, the famously quirky Henn-Na Hotel in Japan fired half of its 243 robot staff. The robotic workforce reportedly irritated guests and frequently broke … Continue reading

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What Hotels Need to Know About Wireless Charging

Hotel guests commonly bring multiple devices with them during their stay. However, many hotel environments don’t provide easy access to charging outlets. This situation can lead to a guest feeling more than inconvenienced. A recent survey found almost 90% of … Continue reading

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Key Travel Technology Trends of 2018

The past year has seen a number of exciting technology trends and developments that promise to have a major impact on the hospitality industry. Here are five of the most significant technologies that hoteliers should know about. 1. Voice Assistants … Continue reading

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The Rise of On-demand Streaming Services And How Hotels Can Profit

It’s no secret that scheduled TV programming is in sharp decline. Viewers no longer want to wait a week to catch their favourite TV show. They want to watch it at a time and place that suits them. The rise … Continue reading

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How to Use SMS Texting to Interact With Hotel Guests

When you want to reach your hotel guests in an instant, texting is the answer. With text messages read over 98% of the time, this is the most effective way to reach both future and current guests for a variety … Continue reading

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How Hotels Can Utilise Technology to Attract Millennials

The popularity of Airbnb with Millennials has been well-documented, causing the hotel industry to rethink how it appeals to this travel-loving generation.

Today, hotel brands are finding new ways to lure back this demographic, from focusing on localised design to providing unique, authentic experiences.

In addition, a number of chains have started investing more heavily in technology and digital connectivity – desirable features intended to win the hearts of younger travellers.

The following list represents 5 technological trends that hotels are embracing to cater to this tech-savvy generation. Continue reading

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Should Hotel Guests get Free Internet Access?

Should you be offering Free internet Access at your Property? Hoteliers, commentators, consultants and industry experts have been wrestling with this question for years.
No-one has come to a consensus and that’s because it’s actually quite a conundrum. I believe the answer is “It Depends” and we discuss the issues in this post.
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Guests Bring Their Own Device and Content

As a larger and larger percentage of the population now own some kind of smart device (Phone or Tablet) it’s only logical that your guests will bring it with them when they come to stay at your hotel. More importantly, they expect to be able to use their device at your hotel as they do at home. This is where the challenge lies and below we will look at some of the issues that this BYOD and BYOC revolution is creating for hotels. Continue reading

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