AmericInn's public electric vehicle charging station allows customers to swipe a keyfob and then plug-in and charge their electric vehicles. Users may locate the charging station and even determine whether or not it is currently occupied using Google maps.
The 2009 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, held November 7-10 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Center, offers attendees a glimpse at some of the latest hospitality technology releases to come to market. Couldn't make it to the show? HT offers this round-up of some of the biggest show announcements.
The R3210 offers fast and secure contactless capability for stand-alone terminals or integrated payment solutions, and features the choice of a clip-on, countertop or wall-mount design.
Less than two weeks after its introduction, UNO wins editors' choice "Best in Show" and "Best New Technology Product" awards at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show.
Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort visitors can now view attraction wait times, locate favorite characters, and more through the use of a Verizon Wireless mobile cell phone application.
Popeyes wanted to take their social media efforts to the next level and use it as a guest relations tool to further engage current and future guests. Learn how 92 of the chain's 1,500 domestic locations were able to reach an audience of more than 12,000 people through a pilot test of Empathica's GoRecommend.
SocialGrub enables restaurants to create, manage and distribute/syndicate coupons offers and marketing promotions via social networks and social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
The latest redemption option from Choice Privileges, the rewards program from Choice Hotels International, Inc., gives its members the ability to redeem points earned from qualifying hotel stays for free music downloads.
The latest release of FireFly Technologies' Phoenix POS software now features an expanded customer loyalty program that includes loyalty points management, expiration tracking and more.
One of the largest challenges for international hotels is the effect of foreign exchange rates on profits. As explained in a new report from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, operational currency hedging occurs as a consequence of changes in "real" room rates and occupancy that arise from changes in relative currency values. Learn how revenue management can reduce the need for foreign exchange hedging.