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If Elon Musk Was A Hotelier
Posted: 09/25/2020

What if a person of Elon Musk’s character and bravado were to enter the hotel industry? How would they shake things up and presage the next ‘game-changers’ to propel hospitality beyond our current challenges?

Things right now are hard to predict. That is a fact. Trends lack patterns. Strategy is a 6-month viewfinder. Leaders are in a tactical storm. We feel overwhelmed by the unknown and the feeling of “what is next.” 

Over the past six months, this column has focused mostly on hospitality technologies and issues that were triggered by COVID-19. Innovation has flourished during that time, from both established industry technology providers and from startups. At last count I had identified nearly 300 startups in the space since the beginning of the year, some of them with very interesting technologies.

As outlined in our previous article, cleanliness is dominating the headlines within the hotel industry, with a number of press releases on new initiatives from all the major chains. The landscape has transformed quickly, to help keep up with the standards this article will summarise the basic principles of cleaning and sanitisation of guest rooms and how that can be achieved quickly, easily and cost-effectively.

Decreasing Stress
Posted: 09/14/2020

Stress does not come without your invitation. It is self-induced by our perspectives of what is occurring in our lives. We all have stress, and the less of it, the more happiness you experience. Life is about living day to day.



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Five Ways Chatbot Will Improve Your Website

10/08/2018
by Nimesh Dinubhai
There are several functions you can add to your website which while minor will improve the website's and business' effectiveness by a great margin. A chatbot is one of those functions and it brings both the business and customers a number of real benefits. The idea of having a website is so that you can reach customers at their convenience and be easily accessible with information about your services. A chatbot takes this further allowing for communication between the two parties.
 



1. Real-time, Fast and Convenient Communication
A chatbot provides real-time communication between you and your guest or website visitor. This could be a current customer or a prospective one. Any inquiries can be easily addressed allowing you to provide faster and reliable service. This increases the business' credibility and rating. The customer does not have to stop other activities to hear from you and it can take place anywhere.
 
2. No Costs 
A chatbot allows you to provide customer service and support at no cost to the business or customer. There are no infrastructure costs and ensuring there are enough lines and people manning them. The customers do not also face phone costs in opting for billed customer care service lines. 
 
3. Gain Useful Data
With a chatbot on your site, you can easily get to collect a great deal of useful information from visitors who use it. Such information includes their location, the device used, time spent on your website, number of visits and the source that brought them to your site. All this data is useful information to help you understand the type of people responding more to your product's as well as understand where your marketing is effective and where it fails.
 
4. Building Relationships
A chatbot is an effective and easy way to build meaningful relationships with guests. By delivering effective service and guiding them through their purchases, visitors are satisfied and develop an attachment to your brand. This creates chances for future purchases.
 
5. More Sales
Ultimately, a chatbot leads to more sales. Whether, it is with a prospective or a returning guest. The fast response and supply offered provides a platform for persuasion and demonstrating why your company is the right pick. This increases conversions and results in more sales.
About The Author
Nimesh Dinubhai
President
Websrefresh


Nimesh Dinubhai completed his studies in 2003 and launched Websrefresh to help businesses grow their ROI. He also owns two Arizona hotels, one of which earned the Historical Hotel Award in 2014.

 
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