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3 quick and easy design fixes to improve your hospitality website

Posted by Emily Burton on Jan 26, 2021 10:48:00 AM

Websites are an absolute must-have for your hospitality business. Your online presence can help you find reach new customers, and keep the ones you already have engaged with your brand! But if you're not careful, certain design flaws can be really off-putting. If the user experience is too confusing, or people feel like you're wasting their time, they'll leave your site and probably won't come back. 

Luckily, getting on top of user experience is pretty straight forward, even if you're a beginner! In today's blog post, guest contributor Emily Burton runs through three quick and easy fixes you can implement right now to improve the design of your business' website. 

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Topics: Hospitality marketing, Hotels, Hospitality insights, Restaurants, Bars

The ultimate opening day checklist for restaurants

Posted by Doug Radkey on Jan 20, 2021 8:22:00 AM

Before opening your doors to the public, there is an enormous and often overwhelming list of tasks to complete. This list traditionally starts 3-6 months (sometimes even more) prior to opening day. 

In this industry, there is never a ‘one-size fits all’ approach, but if you are thinking about opening your venue, here are some general guidelines to follow, that any seasoned restaurateur will likely agree with, no matter if it’s a 3 month or 6 month project.

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Topics: Hospitality operations, Hospitality managers, Restaurants

How to get a local food blogger to write about your restaurant

Posted by Tanya Timmers on Jan 12, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Will food blogs take over traditional newspaper restaurant reviews? Maybe. Can food bloggers be just as influential in getting customers through your restaurant doors? You bet they can!

According to The State of Food Blogging Survey, almost half of all food bloggers write restaurant reviews. That's huge for restaurant managers. Popular food blogs can get up to thousands of unique visitors each month, and bloggers have the power to create serious hype around the places they recommend.

So wouldn't it be great if food bloggers would come to your restaurant and write up a couple of raving reviews? Hell yeah! But how do you entice bloggers to visit your restaurant? Here are a few hospitality tips for you.

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Topics: Hospitality marketing, Restaurants

6 Christmas promotion ideas your customers will love

Posted by Tanya Timmers on Dec 10, 2020 8:42:31 AM

2020 has been a heck of a year. Luckily, the December holiday season is a time for good cheer, joy, and festivity - no matter how you're celebrating.

Help your guests see out the year in style with these fun promotions for your venue.

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Topics: Hospitality marketing, Restaurants

Green initiatives at hotels can cut costs while protecting the planet

Posted by Beau Peters on Dec 1, 2020 3:49:53 PM

Once a fringe concept within the hospitality industry, sustainability has become a hot trend as we dive deeper into the 21st century. And for good reason — in a world under the continual threat of a pandemic, sustainability is more important than ever, from both an environmental and financial standpoint.  

In today’s blog post, guest contributor Beau Peters is back to talk us through how green initiatives can save you money while saving the planet.

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Topics: Hotels, Hospitality managers, Hospitality staff, Restaurants, Hospitality training