With growing consciousness towards their ecological footprint, many individuals consider the green quotient of the hotel in their decision-making. Hotels are now moving towards the use of intelligent and innovative technology in their properties such as predictive guest room technology, smart lighting, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data-driven solutions, and green infrastructure to reduce energy consumption and enable a positive impact on the climate.
According to an industry report, HVAC systems in hotels are known to emit over 3.47 megatonnes of carbon emissions annually and consume over 40% of a building’s total energy consumption. Given this, the potential to enhance energy efficiency in hotels is huge through efficient solutions.
HVAC ESTABLISHING GREENER SPACES
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Why Restaurants Are Moving Beyond Third Party Aggregators
Although third-party aggregators improve discoverability by running discounts on the app to attract more users, these discounts bleed revenue from restaurants and push them into a perpetual price war
HOTELS AND THE ART OF DESIGN SENSITIVITY
How hotels can introduce furniture that ensures the well-being of their guests
HOW GOVERNMENTS AND INDUSTRY BODIES CAN PUSH GLOBAL TRAVEL RECOVERY
Robust protocols around vaccination programme roll outs, testing, health and safety measures, and minimal contact while travelling are crucial to rebuilding traveller confidence
FLYING HIGH AT HICSA 2022
The 17th edition of the event, hosted by Hotelivate, lived up to its tagline of Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
CURRENT STATE OF HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
It is transitional and ever evolving
SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE
With responsible travel here to stay, hoteliers need to succinctly communicate the added value of sustainability, rather than stressing on the added cost it often carries, to attract guests with similar values
EFFICIENT OPERATIONAL AUTOMATION MADE POSSIBLE
Smart use of technology helps hotels become efficient and flexible by streamlining and standardising their day to business processes
ON THE CREST OF THE GREEN WAVE
To keep pace with evolving guest expectations, hotel companies are revisiting the traditional sustainability playbook and changing their go-green vocabulary
POSITIVE ABOUT POS
A well-aligned Point of Sales (POS) system integration improves operational efficiency and guest experience in restaurants
Telling It Like It Is
Fitting in is over-rated. Anshu Sarin, CEO of Keys Hotels, would much rather break down barriers while running the show, despite the odds
Nigerian Projects Stall as Chinese Loans Dry Up
President Buhari's legacy could be marred by Beijing's waning appetite for costly public works abroad
The End of China's Bulk-Buying Boom
A distinctive form of e-commerce is in free fall after a shift in attitude in Beijing
China's Stimulus Won't Bail Out the World
The drag from lockdowns will largely cancel any boost from new spending
ON JAPAN'S FRONT LINES
Dispatches from Asia's new Cold War
The Cost of Covid Zero Keeps Rising
China's economy hasn't been in this bad a shape since the start of the pandemic
THE PANDEMIC KILLED DISSENT IN HONG KONG
WHEN GREAT BRITAIN returned control of Hong Kong to China in 1997, a condition of the transfer was that Beijing would allow the territory to maintain its own government until 2047. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has never liked this agreement, and the COVID-19 pandemic provided the excuse to all but erase the “one country, two systems” distinction.
THE INSIDE MAN
Meet JOSEPH KAHN, the new, old-school editor of the Times.
Sorry, iPhone 6 Plus users, your phone probably can't be repaired anymore
Apple moves two older devices to 'vintage' status.
CHINA USED TV, TIKTOK STARS IN DISCREET OLYMPICS CAMPAIGN
A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice Department documents reveal.
How Uniqlo Became A Favorite in China
In addition to making popular styles, it's kept quiet about the country's human-rights record