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Your guests want technology to be a part of their hotel stay. Technology is no longer a luxury or an amusing diversion from everyday life; on the contrary, it’s inextricably twined with everyday life. When your guests set foot on your property, they want access to technology that can make their stay more comfortable and...
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For many hotels,five-star hotel status is elusive. The first and most obvious reason is that various awarding bodies have different standards of excellence. According to the Forbes Travel Guide (formerly known as the Mobil Travel Guide), which has been awarding hotels their stars since 1958, five-star hotels “are outstanding, often iconic properties with virtually flawless...
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Data. Most brands covet it, but consumers aren’t always willing to part with it — and those who unknowingly part with it are sometimes less than pleased when brands use it. Nevertheless, brands must acquire as much of it as they can if they want to differentiate themselves from their competition. Hotels that are maximizing...
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Every business in every industry has its own unique needs and challenges. Because of this, the metrics that one business tracks will be different from those that are important to its neighbor, even if they’re operating in the same industry. For instance, a business with a strong company culture may be less focused on metrics...
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Like almost every industry in the world, the restaurant sector has been heavily impacted by the break-neck speed of technological innovation. Consumers now expect, if not demand, that businesses cater to their appetite for restaurant technology. We’ve compiled some statistics that will help you understand restaurant technology and what restaurant guests want from the dining experience. Seventy...
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As any hotelier worth his salt knows, guest service is the bread and butter of the hospitality industry. Thanks to the power of social media and the audience it affords, a single dissatisfied guest can have a disastrous effect on the reputation of the hotel she has just stayed at. More than ever, it’s necessary...
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There’s no question that guest loyalty is still important to the health of hospitality brands in 2017. One might argue that it’s more important than ever, now that travelers can base their booking decisions on the millions of reviews that populate TripAdvisor and choose alternate accommodation models such as Airbnb. But what does loyalty mean,...
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  As with so many things in life, the travel and hospitality industries were forever changed by the internet and portable technology. Technology has irrevocably altered the way people plan and experience travel. Today,the connected traveler can access hotels, airlines, travel blogs, guide books, and maps all from a single device. They can live chat...
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So, you now have Loop all set up at your location, and you’re sending emails out to your guests. Congratulations! That’s great news. The next step is to make sure your guests are actually receiving the emails you send out. This doesn’t happen often, but sometimes, emails from Loop can get quarantined by particularly strict...
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  Travel Technology Europe, a conference geared toward hoteliers and travel vendors “looking to grow multichannel revenues and boost on industry knowledge”, kicks off in London on February 22 at the Olympia Conference Centre. The exhibition floor will feature almost 150 vendors, many of them technology providers, and the conference itself is a treasure trove...
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