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5 tips to protect guest and customer data

Posted by Beau Peters on Apr 6, 2021 12:51:23 PM

With the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic came a wave of cybersecurity attacks that threatened systems across the globe. Two out of five of the most severe breaches have occurred within the hospitality industry. With the hospitality industry already suffering from the blow of economic shutdowns, these cybersecurity damages also jeopardized the survivability of hospitality venues. 

However, the risk of cyber attacks happening in your hotel or resort can be managed and reduced.

In this blog post, guest contributor Beau Peters shares with you a series of tips for protecting guest and customer data.

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Topics: Hotels, Hospitality managers, Restaurants, Hospitality training

6 hospitality tips to boost employee happiness

Posted by Emma Worden on Mar 30, 2021 11:00:00 AM

This year has been one challenge after another for hospitality businesses. The pandemic alone has cost people their job, security, and their overall professional satisfaction, so it’s natural to see business leaders blaming the crisis for the lack of employee morale. 

However, a persisting state of feeling unmotivated and unhappy is not uncommon among hospitality workers. In businesses where there isn’t a well-defined culture, no significant benefits to speak of, or educational programs for employees, staff members can feel less than eager to get up on Mondays and head to work.

In addition to investing in employee engagement opportunities, team-building sessions, and creative communication options, business owners in hospitality need to think of the big picture too: are your employees genuinely happy? 

In today’s blog post, Emma Worden shares with you some insightful hospitality tips to keep your staff happy and motivated. 

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Hospitality insights, Hospitality managers

Restaurant server training: top 10 etiquette tips

Posted by Chloe Papas on Mar 23, 2021 8:05:00 AM

Providing great service in a restaurant isn’t just about ensuring customers receive their meal on time or smiling as you take their order. It’s also about the little actions you take throughout their time in your venue.

Everyone has had a bad experience while dining out – whether the server was rude, the food wasn’t quite right, or the atmosphere was a little off. As a server, it’s your job to make sure that your customers have an amazing experience, from start to finish – and that’s where good etiquette comes into play.

But, what exactly is etiquette, and what basic hospitality tips will help you provide customers with the best experience possible?

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Topics: Hospitality staff, Restaurants

Analyzing restaurant safety for you, your co-workers, and your guests

Posted by Adrian Johansen on Mar 9, 2021 4:16:43 PM

While 2020 may be behind us, the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full force across the globe. Many countries are still facing restrictions, especially when it comes to restaurants and bars. Others have started to re-open, but there are still safety risks to consider, including post-lockdown burnout for employees who have been stressed for months and are having a tough time getting back to normal. 

As a restaurant employee, however, it’s important to understand that there are still other issues to think about. Business might be slow right now. Or, maybe you’re trying to figure out a strategy to stay afloat and re-open with safety and security in mind. COVID won’t be around forever, and having an atmosphere that focuses on health and safety for both your customers and employees is crucial for your business. Now might be the perfect time to analyze your restaurant’s strategies and create new ones that will keep everyone safe no matter the situation.

Not sure where to get started? Let’s cover some common concerns that should be addressed, and what you can do about them.

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Topics: Hotels, Hospitality managers, Restaurants

Upselling tips for your front-desk staff

Posted by Kacey Mya on Mar 3, 2021 3:31:00 PM

Hotels often have more than just a comfy bed to offer to guests. From spa treatments to room services, your hotel can often provide your guests with extras that can take their stay to the next level. But, if your guests aren’t aware of them, they aren’t going to take advantage of them. 

A great place to start informing guests of your hotel extras is as soon as they check-in. Your front-desk staff not only have the opportunity to encourage and discuss the latest specials but also, promote any other events or activities that are happening in or around your hotel. This technique is called upselling.

In this blog post, we share with you 10 upselling tips that will entice your guests to upgrade and take full advantage of your amenities.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Hotels, Hospitality staff