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Automation has been a hot topic in the hospitality industry over the past few months. From AI concierges to electronic butlers to fully robotic hotels, hotels have been embracing this technology to improve their operations and revolutionize the guest experience. We’ve even written about this trend on our blog. Our stance is that automation has...
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The hospitality industry of today is more competitive than ever. Hotels are no longer vying only with each other — with the increase in popular home-sharing services such as Airbnb, Onefinestay, and HomeAway, it’s important that hotels evaluate how they can add value to the guest’s stay. Furthermore, now that travelers can compare thousands of...
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In the digital age, the hospitality industry is intent on finding new ways to appeal to a broader range of guests, especially now that there is so much competition from Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms. Some accomplish this through loyalty programs; others do it by offering signature products and amenities; and then there are those...
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Much has been made of the Millennial influence in the travel industry. Many hotels focus a sizeable percentage of their marketing and branding resources at capturing this demographic, which is often seen as flighty and impulsive. Yet it would appear that some balance is needed — a recent report from iNews revealed that UK brands...
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In an era where human activity is conducted as much online as it is in the real world, review websites are a critical component of the travel and hospitality industries. So, just how important are online reviews? Here are a few statistics to give you an idea. Don’t underestimate the number of people who are potentially...
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  “Issues at the intersection of luxury, hospitality, and wellness travel” were the focus of the ILHA Pinnacle Summit, which kicked off on Sunday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centre in Washington D.C. The event hosted a number of high-profile speakers — including Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post, who touched...
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Communication with your guests is important, but communication between members of your staff is equally necessary. In the daily hustle and bustle of hotel and restaurant management, it can be a challenge to keep everyone on the same page and apprised of what’s going on from hour to hour. Thankfully, Loop’s internal notes feature makes...
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According to a study by J.D. Power and Associates, when a hotel guests’ problems are resolved during their stay, it results in overall guest satisfaction averaging 80.7, compared to only 74.9 if there were no problems to begin with. Providing the perfect guest experience is challenging given the number of variables in any given stay...
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How restaurants can use front-line staff to increase customer loyalty and generate more revenue Successful restaurant owners understand the correlation between front-line staff performance and top-line success. They know that superior service can be a differentiator that increases sales and secures repeat business. That’s why they make it a priority to ensure that all front-line...
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Why do up to 80% of shoppers walk out of stores without making a purchase? Equally important, how do you convert them? The question weighs on retailers, but most aren’t equipped to answer it. Traditional receipt-based surveys can tell retailers what made 20% of their customers buy. But receipt-based surveys can’t help retailers reach shoppers...
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