The results of Travel Industry Association/Ypartnership's survey reveal that nine percent of those questions plan on taking a 'staycation' in the next six months due to rising travel costs. Of those, 22 percent expect to spend at least one night in a local hotel, motel or resort.
Zagat, through a partnership with OpenTable, now gives restaurant goers the ability to make real-time dining reservations at over 4,000 locations via a new mobile phone application.
White Castle's new website is designed with the teenage and young adult market segment in mind and will feature new media rich applications such as social networking and gaming features.
The latest in property management solutions are not only innovative but sure to raise the industry bar. Web capabilities, customizable systems, and SMS messaging are among the latest in PMS capabilities.
The latest generation of table management systems promises a new level of sophistication and accountability when it comes to seating guests and turning tables. Insiders share the latest and greatest solutions.
As guest usage evolves for HSIA applications that require larger bandwidths, hoteliers are faced with the decision of charging their guest for Internet access in order to battle the cost of updating their broadband. Will your hotel eat the costs or ask guests to pay a free for the once free amenity?
Don't make your guests go deal shopping. In the current climate of economic uncertainty, savvy hospitality operators are giving their loyalty incentive programs an innovative and customizable boost, which can be just the push your guests need to book their reservation with you now, and six months down the road.
New Castle Hotels & Resorts' launch of UniFocus' GUESTScope guest survey systems across all independent properties is expected to evaluate guest satisfaction and employy engagement.
Kokua Hospitality rolls out Flyte Airline Information Systems across their portfolio to better serve business guests and differentiate properties.
One of the toughest challenges that independent hotels face is brand distribution. Although independent hotels lack many of the resources of the larger brands, there is one outlet that managers can turn to: the Internet. Rodrigo Machaz, general manager of the Memmo Baleeira Hotel, shares some tips and strategies that will increase guest visits through Web direct channels.