Hospitality and Restaurant IT News – July 28, 2014
In the news, Disney World provides some insight into the future of mobile payment technology, while Kimpton Hotels is undergoing a digital overhaul that places guests first. Another article offers up tips on building engagement and sales in the digital space, and two QSRs leverage Walmart locations to increase their brand exposure.
Hospitality and Restaurant IT News — July 23, 2014
In the news, Marriott is adopting a new pilot that it claims is the first implementation of geo-targeted mobile offers during a stay, and a new Hotels.Com study shows that technology is a compelling factor behind the recent Chinese outbound travel surge. Next, creating a responsive web site might be more affordable than most hotels think, and Brand Karma data is helping revenue managers analyze how social media ratings and sentiments should affect hotel pricing.
Hospitality And Restaurant News – July 21, 2014
In the news, Marriott is adopting a new pilot that it claims is the first implementation of geo-targeted mobile offers during a stay, and a new Hotels.Com study shows that technology is a compelling factor behind the recent Chinese outbound travel surge. And Tim Hortons is envisioning the store of the future, with innovative new menu choices and outlet revamp to help spur future growth.
ARTICLES FROM THE RLPSA
Big LP Issues Facing QSRs: A Q&A With Joe Verber, RLPSA President
Quick-service restaurants (QSRs) face unique challenges when it comes to loss prevention. We caught up with Joe Verber, president of RLPSA (Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association) and senior manager of loss prevention at Yum! Brands for his expert insight on how LP professionals in the QSR space can address these challenges and where they can turn to for guidance and support.
The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association
Loss prevention is essential to the success of any business operation and that critical responsibility is no different to those in the restaurant industry. The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) offers restaurant LP professionals the opportunity to become involved in strengthening education, best-practices, legislation, services and technologies benefiting those whose responsibilities are to protect company employees, customers and assets.
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Is ISIS Becoming The Mobile Wallet Of Choice For QSRs?
ISIS, the mobile wallet platform created through a joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, has finally launched nationwide, and it is rapidly being adopted by the QSR industry. ISIS is an NFC-based platform enabling payments with mobile devices. This is not an entirely new concept, of course, but widespread use and adoption have not yet occurred for Google Wallet, PayPal, or other mobile wallet initiatives.
Mobility And The QSR
Quick-serve restaurants (QSRs) are learning how to market to the customer at the point of decision through mobility.
Are Mobile Devices Perfect For The Hospitality Industry?
What industry gets more personal than the hospitality industry? Whether it is service in a restaurant or staying at a hotel, customers and associates interact more in this industry than most. This is why mobility is a perfect fit for the hospitality industry.
FEATURED HOSPITALITY CASE STUDIES
Delta Hotels And Resorts Moves Beyond PCI Compliance
As a full-service hotel chain catering to corporate and leisure travelers, Delta Hotels and Resorts, founded in 1962, has grown to become Canada’s leading hotel management company. Today, they boast a diversified portfolio of 37 city-centre, airport and resort properties. Widely viewed as the brand of choice for discerning owners and guests, they take pride in being an exemplary employer to more than 5,800 people and an active corporate citizen building stronger Canadian communities from coast to coast.
Security Cameras Protect Hotel And Contribute To Improved Guest Experience
While the Brookstreet Hotel might be a 276-room 4-star luxury hotel located in Ottawa’s west end, its challenges related to security are no different than most other hotels in North America. Indeed, where it comes to surveillance, there’s a lot about Brookstreet’s security setup worth emulating.
Leading Destination Resort Company Finds Cost Effective Payment Security Solution For Complex Environment
One of the nation’s leading vacation rental companies faced a significant challenge in ensuring their payment card data was secure and their systems were meeting the highest possible security and compliance standards. The company’s large and complex IT environment contained older systems and custom business processes, further complicating the situation.
AmericInn Builds Brand Standard For Payment And Data Security Across Its North American Properties
AmericInn, a nationally recognized mid-market hotelier with more than 200 hotels in 24 states, demonstrated thoughtful concern for its franchisee community and its guests in their search for a new, hosted payment data security solution to replace existing gateway solutions.
FEATURED HOSPITALITY CONTENT
Health Care Reform Act Orders Healthy Dose Of New Menu Standards
Digital Menu Boards Prove to be the Necessary Solution.
Dynamic Signage In Food Services Guidebook
Food services is a high growth area of dynamic signage use in quick service, fast casual, food court, cafeteria and dining halls for digital menu boards, promotional boards and displays in waiting area, lounge, dining room, self-ordering, line-busters and play-areas.
Infographic: Hotel Online Distribution 2014
As technology advances and the world of social media expands, more and more travelers are turning towards smart phones and tablets to book hotel rooms. eRevMax, the leader in hotel online distribution and channel management solution has released an Infographic “Online Hotel Distribution” to provide hoteliers with upcoming trends backed by relevant data.
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