The benefits of accepting contactless payments as a hotelier

By |April 27th, 2017|

Research from the UK Card Association confirms that contactless payments totalled a whopping £25 billion in 2016 – up from £7.75 billion in 2015.

This new breed of payment technology – which enables consumers to pay for transactions worth up to £30 with a tap of their payment card or NFC-equipped device (such as a smartphone) […]

What can independent hotels learn from the IHG payment card data breach?

By |April 21st, 2017|

News reports have confirmed that hospitality giant, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), recently suffered a serious data breach, with hackers stealing the payment card data from over one-thousand of its properties.

The group originally thought just twelve hotels had been affected, until an investigation proved otherwise.

Of the 5,000 properties IHG operates worldwide, around 1,175 are thought to […]

Future hotels: 3 tech trends that will shape the hotels of tomorrow

By |April 13th, 2017|

The hospitality industry continues to benefit from some wonderful innovation. Hotel booking systems are now affordable, intuitive powerhouses and in-room services have moved far beyond the provision of a flat screen TV and WiFi internet connection.

It’s an incredibly exciting time to be involved in this industry, and it shows no signs of slowing down. But, […]

A guide to cancellations and no-shows for hotels

By |April 6th, 2017|

No matter how much effort you put into running a hotel, one thing is for sure – there’s very little you can do to account for no-shows and cancellations.

Recovering from a no-show, in particular, is incredibly difficult, because filling empty room space at the very last minute demands an inordinate amount of time on the […]

How to Use Technology to Help Your Revenue Management Strategy (guest post)

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Our latest guest post comes courtesy of Booking Suite’s Idan Velleman, who digs deep into the many benefits technology can offer the modern hotelier when it comes to setting and managing competitive room rates.

For any property owner, managing prices is a time-consuming business. You need a lot of data to help you do it, but at the end […]

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