Zebra Technologies analyzed the state of the hospitality industry and conducted two research studies. The first study focused on the hotel/resort industry and measured senior executives, IT leaders, guest services and marketing respondents’ views on guest needs, their strategic technology and service plans, and vision for the future.
The second consumer study measured travelers’ preferences, technology requirements and opinions on the factors influencing their overall satisfaction at hotels and resorts. The results of these studies are shared in this 2016 Hospitality Vision Study.
The waiting room experience at your business can make or break customer service. Customers not only feel special when they wait in style, it’s good for business too. You can give your hotel, retail store, auto repair shop, or other service-oriented business a big boost by customizing your waiting room to feature free Wi-Fi, TV or technology workspace.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Predicting the future is impossible and attempting it might seem like
folly. But as in most cases, it is the process – not the outcome – that
For hotel leaders, anticipating consumer trends and seeking
innovations that enhance guest experiences are vital exercises that
need to be practiced diligently. Now, more than ever – with the
coming wave of disruptive technologies – taking these steps helps
ensure success tomorrow.
Hear from Nathan Crisp of Trump Hotels as he shares how Oracle Hospitality Solutions is providing efficient, best-in-class property management, point-of-sale, and distribution technology for Trump Hotels’ properties worldwide.
Hotels and the travelers who frequent them bear little resemblance to their counterparts from just a few years ago. The explosion of new technologies has allowed hotels to change the way they operate and has made the average traveler more techsavvy and connected than ever.
Mobile devices are driving this innovation. Not only have mobile devices changed how people interact with each other, they also have changed how people expect businesses to engage with them. According to SmartBrief, 40 percent of hotel guests carry three or more mobile devices. And with global mobile data traffic growing 30 percent every year according to Cisco, there will be an estimated 4.9 billion mobile users by 2018. When these mobile users travel, will they choose your hotel? Only if you have the mobile amenities they demand.
In this white paper, we will review three mobile trends that every hotelier should address, and we’ll offer recommendations on how to best address them.
Hotels and resorts with function space may well have an opportunity to boost their
overall property revenue, given the escalating demand for function space and the
fact that many of them have already maximized the value of their guest rooms
through sophisticated revenue management capabilities. Success generally starts
with a next-generation technology solution that can empower sales and catering
personnel. Success also requires having in place the right organizational resources,
business processes and performance metrics.