MOBILITY

Mobility in Hospitality

10/8/2013
Mobile access to information and transactions has already had a game-changing impact on hospitality, and we've only seen the tip of the iceberg. With explosive growth in both customer-facing and employee-facing applications, mobile tools are allowing hotels and restaurants to streamline operations and improve performance on the back-end, and better engage guests and drive revenue through the front of the house. In this special report, HT puts a spotlight on new mobile solutions, detailing the special features, unique functionality, and differentiating capabilities of each.

Payment Tech Profile

9/6/2013
Between the adoption of smart phones and the upcoming overhaul to U.S. credit cards (moving from magstripe to CHIP), merchants can expect to see a significant amount of innovation from POS and payment vendors. MICROS, for one, recently announced a global integration initiative with PayPal’s mobile payment options. And for tableside payment, Canada-based Eigen Development is showcasing its MiraPOS that reduces PCI scope and is EMV capable. Get the full details on these two solutions in this month’s Payment Tech Profile.

143 Findings on How Your Competitors are Engaging Guests: 2013 Customer Engagement Tech Study

8/6/2013
The evolution of customer engagement technologies is leading to deeper and more meaningful connections with guests, and hospitality operators are hoping -- ultimately – to increased sales. Last year's first ever Customer Engagement Technology Study proved the importance of CETs in the industry. This year, the study was repeated to learn how the segment has changed and how CETs are contributing to guest loyalty, differentiation, competitive advantage and bottom line. Insights were culled from execs who collectively oversee 81,748 restaurant units and 5,705 hotels worldwide across all market segments, resulting in 143 finding on how operators are engaging guests.

Keys to Mobile Engagement Success

8/6/2013
As more consumers begin to rely on smartphones for even the most ordinary daily tasks, companies across all industries are looking to take advantage of the opportunities presented through mobile apps. This allows brands to interact with their customers, and in many cases, offer more convenience and options than a website.
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2014 Customer Engagement Technology Study

8/6/2014
Today's consumer has become dependent on technology to communicate and the hospitality industry has found itself forced to adapt to these increasing demands for constant and customized interaction. They're accustomed to a digital lifestyle — always connected to family, friends, work, and a world full of information. For the third year, Hospitality Technology (HT) has partnered with leading Universities to produce the Customer Engagement Technology Study. Through surveying hotel and restaurant executives, HT is able to chronicle the trends associated with customer engagement technologies (CETs) — including installation rates and the nuances of their use — to help hospitality providers make smart technology choices. The results of this research are segmented into two distinct reports for the hotel and restaurant industries. The analysis includes current installation rates (2014) and compares them to 2013 rates to show year-over-year growth. Additional insights include: implementation plans for 2015; contextual details on CETs, for example, what features are available on their mobile websites and mobile apps, how they're managing social media, and how they measure the return on their investments.

LIVE EVENTS

2014 Restaurant Executive Summit
2015 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference