The Importance of Delivering on Promises

It might seem like common sense that you should deliver what you say you will, but I find it shocking the number of times people exaggerate or misrepresent something online. In the accommodation industry, this is setting the stage for disappointment, and more than likely a few bad reviews. This isn’t the method upon which you want to build any …

3 Tips on How to Deliver Extraordinary Customer Service

The name of the game in hospitality is customer service! Attentive customer service can dramatically affect a guest’s experience with you… and your bottom line. It pays (literally) to pay attention to the customer service facet of your business because referrals are the best and cheapest marketing strategy. Follow these top tips and you will be on your way to …

Hospitality Trends: The Social Messaging Gold Rush

Hospitality Trends: The Social Messaging Gold Rush

Research shows that social messaging is one of the fastest growing behaviors online today. This should come as little surprise with WhatsApp, Wechat, Viber and Facebook Messenger coming to dominate how much of the globe communicates. Look at the daily active user (the lifeblood of any application) totals for any of these platforms and you’ll find them consistently outperforming social …

Why Airbnb Might Not Be as Much of a Threat to Small Hotels as You Think

Why Airbnb Might Not Be as Much of a Threat to Small Hotels as You Think

Airbnb is everywhere. The company, which allows users to rent residential properties from people in most cities has gone mainstream. A few short years ago and this disruptive startup was on the outside, mostly unknown to the world. Times have changed. As of this writing, Airbnb has amassed some truly impressive statistics. An estimated 700,000 hosts in 191 countries, 2.3 …

In-Room Technology: What Do Your Guests Really Want?

In-Room Technology: What Do Your Guests Really Want?

As technology continues to change the way we live our lives, hotels around the world are utilising the newest in-room tech to wow their guests. At Hotel 1000 in Seattle, USA, electronic sensors have been implemented in guest rooms that can scan and determine if the room is occupied. This information is transmitted to a panel on the door which …