Channel management in the hotel industry – “5 questions to” Cristina Bauer, Sales Manager at Viato

In our section “5 questions to”, employees of Guestfriend, customers, partners or industry experts give insights into their work and business. Today we talk about channel management with Cristina Bauer, Sales Manager at Viato. How does a good channel manager work? All channel managers should work similarly. Because they all follow one basic principle: they send… Continue Reading →

The impact of social media for hotels

Living without social media? That is hardly imaginable these days. Worldwide, 4.39 billion people are online, of whom 3.48 billion use social media. The total number of social media users has doubled in the last five years* as the Digital Report 2019 states. So let´s take a closer look at social media for hotels: How… Continue Reading →

The best touchpoints to reach guests – “5 questions to” Saskia Guggemos, Marketing & Communication Manager at Guestfriend

In our section “5 questions to”, employees of Guestfriend, customers, partners or industry experts give insights into their work and business. Saskia Guggemos from Guestfriend reveals how hosts reach their guests along the customer journey, which touchpoints there are and how Guestfriend supports their customers. What touchpoints should hosts use to reach guests along the… Continue Reading →

Hospitality Trends 2019 (Part 2/2)

Our last article focused on established hospitality trends and rising stars in the hotel industry such as mobile technologies, artificial intelligence, digital influences and digital guest care. Now we focus on both newcomers and stagnating hotel industry trends. Newcomer Hospitality Trends 2019 1. Facial Recognition So far, facial recognition systems have mainly been used at… Continue Reading →

Hospitality Trends 2019 (Part 1/2)

We have summarised the most important hotel industry trends in times of digitalisation. After all, digital technologies are no longer future fantasies but have become important components of the hospitality industry. Established hospitality trends and rising stars 1. Mobile First It’s all about “mobile first”! The use of smartphones & co. continues growing and influences… Continue Reading →