It feels like the Easter holidays arrive sooner each year. But while many of us are counting down, for small business owners – particularly those in tourism and hospitality – this is one of their busiest times of year. Instead of looking forward to some time away from the desk or shop, many are resorting to work longer hours to cope with increased demand.
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In a world where everything can be accessed from a smartphone, convenience and speed has become an essential part of everyday life. We no longer want to call and make a reservation or go directly to the homepage of our favourite hotel. We want an app for that. Good news for everyone, the hospitality industry is keeping up. Providing immaculate customer care and efficient operation systems are just a few ways apps are revolutionising how consumers interact with their favourite hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Here are three ways technology is disrupting the hospitality industry.
This week we’re finishing up the series with part three of our three part series of useful Hospitality websites to help you start off 2016. This weeks focus is on General Resources. These handy sites range from social media, copywriting, marketing & graphic design. You may find some of these website to be extremely useful for improving productivity, learning new methods, or just for keeping up with new trends. If you missed out on the previous posts make sure you go back and check out part 1 & part 2
This week we’re sharing part two of a three part series of useful Hospitality websites to help you start off 2016. This weeks focus is on Restaurants and Bars. These handy sites range from marketing advice, food trends, to even managing & training staff. You may find that some of these website are extremely useful for improving productivity, learning new methods, or just for keeping up with new trends.
A hand full of our clients have made it to the list of Tripadvisor's top 25 Hotels in New Zealand. All from different locations across the country, its great to see our clients hard work in hospitality is getting them some recognition. The Art Deco Masonic Hotel, BW Ellerslie International Motor Inn, Powderhorn Chateau, Sea Spray Suites, and the Nugget Point Queenstown Hotel are all Clarity customers in the top 25 ratings.
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Tripadvisor named the top 25 hotels from around the world in its annual Travellers' Choice Hotel Awards. The luxurious Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, in India, took out the number one place for 2016. Of the 842 reviews left on TripAdvisor.com for the property, 767 rate the palace as excellent, with only 10 giving it the lowest rating: 'terrible'.
The world is filled with so many amazing, unique, and beautiful places for us to stay. This week we've compiled a bunch of quality, unique hotels that anyone would love to visit on a special occasion. We hope this gallery of hotel eye candy helps to soothe your mondayitis!
Shipping containers can be used in so many different ways. Around the world people are using them as storage sheds, converting them into homes, and now even using them as hydroponic grow rooms for herbs & vegetables. Check out this article we found on Naples, Florida's Ritz-Carlton Hotel and how they're sourcing their very own vegetables.
So what do guest want? All you can eat breakfast, free wifi? Heres a interesting article along with an infographic we found on the web which puts together data on what guests truely want included with their hotel experience.
Here's an interesting article we found on robots future positions in the work force. As of right now they aren't exactly perfect for customer service but if we take Moore's Law into consideration we may see robots take over jobs in some areas of hospitality sooner than we think.
81% of us keep our smartphones somewhere close during all waking hours and over half of all Millennials would rather lose their sense of smell than their technology.
The retail and hospitality industry is continuing to exceed national SME growth, with almost 40 per cent of SME business operators in the sector reporting a revenue increase in the past 12 months, and nearly as many expecting more growth in the year ahead.