Archive for December, 2020

What is EMV?

December 15th, 2020 Kent Howard Payment Processing

Developed by American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay, and Visa, EMV is a global standard for credit cards which use chips to process transactions. If you’re running a hospitality business, guests will present EMV cards on a daily basis. And that probably means you’ve got lots of questions. So, let’s get them answered, shall we?… (more)

4 Things Hoteliers Can Do To Increase Direct Bookings

December 7th, 2020 Mark Ellis Hospitality Technology, Marketing, Online Bookings

If there’s one question hoteliers ask themselves every day, it’s: “how can I increase direct bookings?”. And that’s understandable because ‘beating’ the online travel agents (OTAs) feels like an impossible task… …until you realise that it isn’t really a battle. Seriously – in order to gain more direct bookings as a hotelier, you need to view this industry as… (more)

Four Reasons Smart Hotel Automation May Be Right For Your Property 

As the hospitality industry adapts to changing technology to provide better a better guest experience, they are turning towards automation to keep the technology cutting edge. Technology like automation, and smart technology features are creating quite the buzz around the hotel industry, but they are also making quite the impact on travelers and hoteliers worldwide. According to reports… (more)