Location-based services represent a new revenue stream for hospitality, just make sure you avoid the one major pitfall.
The point-of-sale supplier marketplace is getting serious about mobile offerings as established technology vendors, as well as a number of new startups, are entering into the mobile fray. HT recaps eight mobile POS releases from 2011.
A partnership with VeriFone enables Rossopomodoro staff to accept payment at the table, with check amounts automatically generated from the restaurant chain's existing POS system.
Guests can not only book rooms, but obtain the most pertinent details about their visit, including location amenities and daily rates, through the iPhone's built-in GPS.
In developing its Home2 Suites, Hilton's executive team set out to redefine the extended-stay segment with a brand that leverages technology to spice up guestrooms and to create a truly 'social' communal space. Get the full details behind Hilton's first new brand in 20 years.
Looking for the PCI Council's latest position on mobile payment certification or insight into how pay-at-table devices can speed table turns? HT recaps these stories and 11 more in its monthly POS summary.
First Data has added a number of enhancements to its information and analytics, prepaid and payment acceptance offerings including: bulk activation, a new e-commerce payment gateway processor and more.
McDonald's customers can now pay for meals with a PayPass-enabled MasterCard credit card or mobile phone at more than 1,400 Canadian locations.
The network that gives guests direct interactive access to hotel services has already revealed some successes at the Hilton Chicago and the InterContinental Hotel Chicago.
A new study by Juniper Research expects the mobile payment market to almost triple in value by 2015, reaching $670 billion.