Guestfriend 2020 – Our review of the past year

No question, 2020 was challenging, full of ups and downs. The hotel industry and catering trade in particular will have to deal with the effects of the Corona pandemic for a long time to come. Demands for contactless services, guest care at a distance and new hygiene regulations have presented many hosts with major challenges… Continue Reading →

Green hotels and their sustainability certification – “5 questions to” Suzann Heinemann, Managing Director of GreenSign

In our section “5 questions to …”, employees of Guestfriend, customers, partners or industry experts give insights into their work and business. Suzann Heinemann, managing director and sustainability expert at GreenSign tells us what role sustainability certificates play in the hotel industry and whether it is possible to act environmentally friendly despite COVID-19. How do… Continue Reading →

Digital campsite – it’s time for digital service

Contactless camping is becoming more and more popular, not only in times of Corona. Sleeping in tents, caravans and mobile homes enables freedom-loving campers to enjoy a self-determined holiday. Modern service is also a decisive factor for campers when choosing a campsite – from the facilities to personal assistance on site. We give advice on… Continue Reading →

3, 2, 1 – Hotel App!

Guests expect more and more service and technology. For hoteliers, digital guest care has therefore become a modern standard. In order to observe this standard, there are many tools such as an online editor for their own hotel newspaper, an info channel and not to forget: the digital guest directory. It informs, communicates and sells,… Continue Reading →

Hygiene standards in hotels: How the Digital Guest Directory ensures personal yet contactless services in times of Corona

Hygiene regulations, social distancing and worker protection – the hotel industry is falling on hard times. This is because the Corona pandemic (COVID-19) limits our possibilities of domestic and international travel and entails a tightening of regulations for the whole industry. Even though establishments in the fields of tourism, catering and hospitality are now allowed… Continue Reading →

Hotel trends 2020 – The whole journey as one experience

There is no standing still in the hospitality industry. Digitalisation is driving numerous developments and changing expectations, procedures and processes in hotels. In 2020, it is all about a holistic and positive guest experience. In this article, we present the hotel trends 2020, which promote a positive overall guest experience and take guest care to… Continue Reading →

What are channel managers for hotels used for?

Booking, Trivago, Expedia, HRS or Momondo – these are just a few of the numerous hotel booking portals. And all of them want to be serviced. Therefore the online distribution of hotel rooms is not always easy. Only those who permanently maintain their prices and contingents remain bookable, avoid overbooking and stabilise the occupancy rate…. Continue Reading →