In today’s digital world, connectivity and personalization are vital to modern consumers. With the Internet of Things (IoT) allowing for real-time connections between devices and people, adapting smart, interconnected technology is more important than ever for hoteliers striving to meet guest needs. This is a well-recognized need within the industry. In fact, 70 percent of hospitality executives report that they have active IoT projects, well above the average 48 percent of executives in other i...


How the Return of Physically Held Conferences and Evolving Guest Sentiment are Signs of a Brighter I...

Even with the disastrous year that was 2020 behind us, the hotel industry continued to suffer from a series of recovery-stalling factors that were felt all the way through much of 2021. From survey after survey indicating that guests were all but willing to risk their health by staying at a hotel and as industry events such as tradeshows were either cancelled or unsuccessfully held online, hoteliers throughout the industry found themselves with little guidance on how to best preserve the wellbei...


Cloud-Based Security: A Guide to Protecting Your Property against Ransomware

Cybersecurity has become a pressing topic in the hospitality industry, with the pandemic bringing with it a significant increase in cyberattack attempts. Ransomware attacks, or the use of malicious software to encrypt and/or exfiltrate a target’s data and then demand payment under the threat of sharing it publicly or making it permanently inaccessible, has become a particular concern: ransomware attacks went up by almost 150% in March of 2020, and an all-time high of 78.4 million ransomware atta...


Increasing Hotel Security with Cloud-Based Solutions

Cloud-based hotel software has transformed the hospitality industry. Throughout the pandemic, as occupancy and revenue sunk to abysmal revels, the adoption of cloud-based solutions helped hoteliers increase productivity and drive profitability during the industry’s most challenging times. As cloud-based solutions become increasingly commonplace, with hoteliers expected to invest 7-8% more in cloud technology over the next two to three years, hoteliers may notice another key benefit to adopting c...


ID-Verification, Vaccine Passports, and More: Combatting Common Concerns

Decades ago, the idea of using a mobile phone to check into a hotel was incomprehensible. Now, it’s almost commonplace. With new technology developing at a fast rate and the travel industry considering implementing vaccine passports, contactless solutions are critical in providing safe guest experiences. But many hoteliers are still learning about the newest contactless solutions, and others question just how secure they may be. Read on to learn more about which contactless solutions are popular...


Ensuring Hotel Business Success in the Face of Labor Shortages

Few if any industry professionals would have predicted a severe lack of available labor resources being a leading hospitality challenge just one year ago. Yet if anything can be said about the influence of the pandemic on hotel performance and needs, it is that it is unpredictable and hoteliers must make use of any means available to swiftly adapt to suddenly changing market conditions.


Preparing Hotels for the Return of Business Travel

Few if any areas of the hospitality industry have been left unscathed since the rise of COVID-19, but perhaps none have been affected as much as those that rely on business travel to keep their businesses out of the red. From individual work-related trips to the hosting of meetings and largescale conferences, hotels that previously could count on a steady inflow of business travelers saw such revenue sources dry up almost overnight due to global travel restrictions.


Hospitality’s Resurgence in APAC: A sign of things to come?

You can be forgiven for thinking that there’s no end in sight to hospitality’s troubles as a result of COVID-19. Rearing from many months of abysmal booking numbers and mass layoffs around the world, it is difficult to identify another time in our industry’s history where performance has stagnated so low and for so long.


The Hotel Managers' Guide to Vaccine Certificates

Widespread COVID-19 vaccination will be the key to the travel industry’s rebound, but questions arise around how one can prove they’re received the vaccine and how businesses will shift their hotel operations to accommodate people who have or have not received the vaccine. By the end of this blog, you’ll have gained an understanding of various vaccine certificate initiatives, and we’ll explore how to adapt your hotel operations to provide a great guest experience while keeping everyone safe and ...


Make Leaner Operations Work for Your Hotel Staff, Guests & Bottom Line

Entering a hotel today offers an unmistakable contrast to what was once business as usual. Now a guest’s first onsite interaction involves the scanning of temperatures and the welcoming smile of a front desk receptionist has been replaced with face masks and a flurry of questions to determine if a guest might have been exposed to germs. Other hotel employees now hover in the background waiting to hurriedly sanitize surfaces before the arrival of the next guest. Such now widespread routines repre...

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