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  If you have Loop installed at your location, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step toward more meaningful interactions with your guests. That said, the work doesn’t end there. Part of making Loop a success is ensuring that staff understand how Loop works and that guests know it’s available for their use. In this blog...
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  As we’ve covered throughout our series on reputation management, online reviews are now considered a crucial part of business success. Consumers treat online reviews as they would a recommendation from a trusted friend; 77 percent of travelers read reviews before they book a hotel and 50 percent of consumers read them before choosing a...
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Today, social validation of a brand almost certainly translates to profit. Reading reviews before trying a new restaurant or booking a hotel is more than common practice — for most people, it’s also common sense. According to Inc.com 79 percent of consumers today treat online reviews as if they were recommendations from trusted friends. According to...
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Responding to messages received via Loop is an integral part of using the solution. Responses make guests feel that their input and patronage are valued. Most guests likely will not leave comments, but for those that do, a prompt and professional answer is important. We’ve put together some handy tips and best practices for responding...
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What is employee engagement? Fundamentally, it’s when an employee adopts the values and vision of the employer and actively contributes to the employer’s success. John Baldoni explains it best in the Harvard Business Review: “People want to come to work, understand their jobs, and know how their work contributes to the success of the organization.”...
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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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  When the guest approaches the Loop Pulse kiosk, he or she is asked to provide a positive or negative score for the restaurant based on three questions. This allows management to get insight into the location’s performance across a number of factors, chiefly the quality of the food, the efficiency of the service, and...
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Gamification is the practice of introducing elements of game-playing — such as point scoring, rules of play, and friendly competition — for the purposes of engagement, productivity, and motivation. The term was coined in 2002 by a UK-based computer programmer named Nick Pelling, but it was only in 2010 that it gained widespread attention. It...
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In recent years, many fast food and fast casual chains have begun to adopt mobile communication technology to facilitate ordering and payment processes. Reported by Mashable, Domino’s, introduced a feature that allows its customers to order a pizza simply by tweeting the pizza emoji to @Dominos. This use of technology makes perfect sense: in a fast-paced environment,...
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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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