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.
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.
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.
Taco Bueno offers guests quick payment options with the recent acceptance of MasterCard's PayPass contact-less payment solution.
As the second phase of a global green initiative, the wholesale travel brokerage company, Tourico Holidays, creates multi-language web contracts for hoteliers worldwide.
Despite the growing public interest in using self-service technology, hospitality operators remain slow to adopt the growing technology. In this annual study, Hospitality Technology surveyed leading hospitality operators as well as consumers, for their reasons and concerns for adopting this technology.
No matter where you look these days, everyone is talking about "Going Green." Hotels across the nation are beginning to get in on the trend by initiating a multitude of eco friendly IT measures, from using in-room climate controls to installing virtual desktops using thin-client computers. Hospitality Technology sits down with these earthy innovators to bring you the technology that will reduce not only your carbon footprint, but your bottom line as well.
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?
Tried and true POS solutions are seeing major deployments with the goal of building systems flexible enough to exceed your wildest imagination. With that in mind, developers are turning to innovations such as Java, Open Source, and others to meet their goal.
When searching for a solution that would provide their visually-impaired patrons with an answer to their menu reading troubles, the Lion and Rose Pub came across a new portable device that tells them exactly what is on the menu.