Wyndham enhances digital experience for hotel guests

Jhon Thor

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From digital room keys to green screens for hybrid meetings, Globetrender speaks with Julie White, vice-president commercial EMEA for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, about how the company has been using technology to transform the guest experience, and what trends they predict for 2021 and beyond.

How has Wyndham been innovating during the pandemic?

As a global hospitality company, we always strive to innovate and elevate our guest experience. The pandemic has generated significant changes in demand and guest profiles, so we have implemented a variety of new initiatives to attract travellers to Wyndham properties in this new environment.

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VIDEO: Hawaii tourism leaders push for vaccine passport

Jhon Thor

Mufi Hannemann, President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism and Lodging Association, and Jeff Wagoner, CEO of Outrigger Hospitality Group, joined Spotlight Hawaii this morning to talk about the state of tourism in Hawaii. Nearly a year since the pandemic took hold in the islands, hotel occupancy hovers around 20-percent, and many tourism-related businesses are struggling. Still, Wagoner is optimistic about the months ahead, with people being vaccinated and eager to travel after a year of largely staying home.

“Last week was the first week in this entire pandemic period where more than 50% of the people said they are

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Art trends for hotels in 2021

Jhon Thor

At Spires Art, our team of art consultants are always on the lookout for the latest trends. We work closely with our network of interior designers and architects to create stylish art installations for our clients.

Looking ahead towards the rest of the year, we’ve compiled a list of the top five art trends to watch out for in 2021.

1. Pantone colours of the year

For the first time, Pantone announced two shades as their colours of the year – ‘Illuminating’ & ‘Ultimate Grey’. This heavenly match of colours features the vibrant yellow of ‘Illuminating’ and the fortitude and

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Major tech trends to watch in travel

Jhon Thor

Technology and investment tracking service CBInsights recently published a report containing its forecast on innovation and technology developments this coming year.

12 Tech Trends To Watch Closely In 2021 is a broad look at what’s likely to have an impact on the business world and how users might be impacted.

It does not tackle one sector of industry in particular but is a general overview of movements in the tech world that are expected to gain prominence this year.

There are a number of elements that make the list pertinent to the travel industry: the sector has been hit massively

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Trend-spotting: Industry changes you should know in 2021

Jhon Thor

The journey towards recovery has begun after a year no one could have predicted. As promising Covid-19 vaccines hold out hope around the world, leaders are talking about healing for their people, country and economy.

How has the pandemic affected consumer behaviour globally and what do brands need to understand to plan ahead? How can they pivot to the new normal and be fluid and creative to stay competitive?

Future 100: 2021 identifies 100 compelling trends and changes to track this year in 10 sectors: culture, tech and innovation, travel and hospitality, brands and marketing, food and drink, beauty, retail,

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Here’s Why Fast and Free Hotel WiFi is Still Critical in 2021 |

Jhon Thor
A lack of confidence in your hotel’s WiFi speed is a dealbreaker for travelers hoping to squeeze in some inbox clearing between mojitos on the beach.

By Larry and Adam Mogelonsky – 2.13.2021

It’s a lucrative and commendable effort for a hotel to investigate any and all means to implement technological solutions that will help to boost the guest experience, save costs, reduce direct human contact or a mix of the three. In what we’re calling the ‘great technology reset for hotels’, the post-pandemic era will see the way hotels operate rapidly evolve from high touch and tech-phobic to widely

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