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The hospitality industry is undergoing a rapid transformation with hoteliers shifting more and more towards relying on digitalized technology and services in order to enhance the guest experience and improve operational efficiency. Pushing this trend is the fact that modern travelers are looking for more than just a comfortable bed and a clean room; they want a convenient, personalized and safe hotel stay able to mirror their growing preference for a mobile and IoT-enabled lifestyle.


What the Rise of Bleisure Travel Means for Hotel Operations and Technology Adoption Strategies

With global market performance now back in full swing for much of the hospitality industry, it can be easy to assume that business is back to normal with the pandemic now behind us. Although for those who aim to stay on top of industry trends, the more accurate observation is that while guest bookings have returned to the industry in force, traveler preferences, needs and expectations have undoubtedly been impacted by the pandemic and continue to evolve in new and potentially promising direction...


2022 in Review: Taking Another Look at the Technology Trends Reshaping the Meaning of Hotel Business...

After facing two years of uncertainty thanks in large part to COVID-19, hoteliers in 2022 were finally able to return to some sense of normalcy and begin to see market conditions improve. Yet far from being a matter of simple luck, the pandemic if anything demonstrated the industry’s ability to come together and innovate in order to overcome challenges brought on by the pandemic.


The Top Three Hospitality Industry Challenges Hoteliers Must Resolve to Fully Optimize Business Perf...

For hospitality-based businesses, the industry has seemingly been hit by one crisis or challenge after another in recent years vying for the increasingly stretched attentions of hoteliers. From attempting to navigate the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic to addressing rising guest expectations over what counts as a satisfying stay experience, hoteliers have more than enough issues requiring a need to revise business strategies and operational procedures. That being said, some industry challenges ...


Tapping into the Power of AI and Machine Learning for the Hotel Industry

Artificial intelligence and machine-learning platforms have come a long way in recent years in terms of the scope of their capabilities and potential to provide businesses with enhanced value. In fact, 94 percent of C-level executives now believe that AI-based technologies are set to transform their organizations over the next five years. Yet within hospitality circles, 49 percent consider that the hotel industry earns a “C” with regards to the adoption of artificial intelligence. With today’s g...


Protecting Your Hotel Guests and Staff From Physical Safety Risks

It goes without saying that a hotel’s top responsibility towards any who enter its premises is to guarantee a safe and secure environment. However, despite increased industry focus, crimes taking place within hotels are still a recurring issue that places the safety of guests and employees at risk. From theft and assault to human trafficking and even murder, hoteliers can easily find themselves having to deal with the fallout of crimes carried out at their property, ruining not only reputations ...


Discovering the Keys to Hotel Business Success With Technology Integrations

In today’s complex and fast-paced hotel environments, technology integrations and interoperability are not just part of an ongoing trend. They are now more than ever proving essential to ensuring heightened hotel business performance and the meeting of modern hotel guest expectations. According to a Smart Decisions Guide, as many as 91 percent of hoteliers view having highly compatible technology as key to success in improving property performance. Today, although many industry professionals con...


Understanding Hospitality’s Increased Adoption of NFC-based Mobile Keys and Digital Wallets

Since their inception, digital key solutions have become a mainstream technology within the hospitality industry, thanks to the enhanced contactless convenience it provides to both properties and guests. As with virtually all technologies, the way digital key services function and the features it offers continue to evolve, keeping pace with new industry trends and guest experience expectations. Today, hoteliers are seeing growing enthusiasm among their industry peers for the adoption of Near Fie...


Looking Back at the Leading Hotel Technology Trends of 2021

The beginning of 2021 started much the same as where 2020 had left off- hoteliers grappling with the impact of COVID-19 found themselves continuing with the struggle of regaining guest trust to finally experience a rebound in booking rates. Yet as 2021 progressed, industry professionals were by no means lacking in new ideas and technologies designed specifically to overcome hospitality’s latest challenges. As we look forward to a promising fresh start with the beginning of a new year, be sure to...


3 Benefits of IoT Technology in Hospitality

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...

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