Highlights As tourism in many countries are still struggling for a rebound, Dubai has started recovery, with people traveling there for businesses, events and vacations. The UAE is the leading country with the highest vaccination rate with 71% of the population fully vaccinated, and this lays the...

With hotel mobile check-in added, Vouch’s Guest Experience Platform is a full-suite hospitality solution with functionalities that enhance guest experience throughout the whole guest journey from pre-stay to post-stay. The mobile check-in function comprises three simple steps performed by the guest: registration, credit card pre-authorisation, and...

In an attempt to revitalize travel-related industries, the European Union is relaxing travel restrictions, and travellers and business owners make plans for the summer travel season. However, hotels still face uncertainty brought by the pandemic as the tourism industry is not completely in the clear, and...

Hotels typically face challenges such as understaffing and high dropped call rate, leading to low ancillary revenue and compromised guest satisfaction. Digital hotel technology is the key to overcoming challenges in traditional means of hotel operations and redefining guest experience. The Vouch Guest Experience Platform is the...

Many hoteliers often misunderstand the cost of implementing hotel innovations. An alternative cost evaluation shows that a smart hotel technology could cost as low as 0.1% of each room’s revenue. Besides direct impact on revenue, digital solutions could help you realise dramatic labour savings every month,...

Service: More Important Now Than Ever Before At the core of hospitality lies positive guest experiences, and this remains true across most service industries. Research shows that hotel guests who are positively engaged spend up to 140% more than those who reported undergoing negative experiences. Additionally, as a...

With a sudden influx of staycation guests during the December holidays, hotels in Singapore face difficulties in crowd management during check-in, resulting in a surge of complaints from guests and negative press coverage. The real issues the hotels faced were labour crunch for Housekeeping and a...

To ensure the safety of guests and staff, and maintain operational excellence with lean workforce, reopening hotels should consider integration of contactless solutions to their standard workflow. One solution is improving staff efficiency through an automated self-service platform, powered through guests’ personal mobile devices, with no...

With mobile phone ownership becoming the norm, how useful can the in-room phone continue to be? Landline telephones were first introduced into hotel rooms towards the 1900s, although it was only in 1986 that Teledex Corp rolled out telephones designed specifically for the hotel guestroom. Since...

Are you familiar with the Diffusion of Innovation Theory (DOI)? DOI explains how a particular idea, innovation, or product gains momentum and spread its influence through a population. It acts as a model for us to gauge which part of the product-innovation cycle we are at. Innovation...