Hotel operations: The foundation
According to the analytic statistics from Google Destination Insights, a remarkable increase in International search volume for Vietnam tourism has increased by 75% for the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. This proves the tourism industry is on the rise and shall become one of the leading industries economically domestically, signaling such positive impacts on the hotel sectors after enduring a major crisis of the pandemic. Welcoming the tourists back questions hoteliers to consider tweaking and transforming their current operations model to adapt to the new normal circumstance.
Hotel operations: the concept
Hotel operations include organizing, managing, and arranging all-around hotel activities from human resources to revenue management, and hotel checklists. Running hotel operations effectively is not an easy job, it is the fundamental key to having a successful hotel and required hoteliers to know their business inside and out, be good at problem-solving and work under high pressure for a period of time.
How to improve your hotel operations
As the digital technologies have more advanced rapidly than ever before, to catch up with the evolution, the traditional hotel operations model is no longer applied. The overwhelmed front desks, endless housekeeping requests coming in constantly, in-room services on standby with the ongoing labor shortages, all trigger hoteliers to seek the optimal hospitality management solution in order to patch up the empty labor force, speed up the conversion rate, and improve revenue efficiently.
The indispensable hospitality management solution – CiHMS
CiHMS is the leading cloud-based hospitality management solution on the market, that advances your hotel operations and drive your total revenue at its full capacity. This hotel PMS serves as the centralized system, empowering hoteliers to perform day-to-day functions, and manage crucial administrative tasks and reservations. The system enables hotels to streamline processes within departments in real-time, synchronize simultaneously and monitor hotel operations status at ease.
Integrated with a Central Reservation System, CiHMS handles all bookings and reservations across all distribution channels, automatically generates detailed reports for hoteliers to keep up with the hotel operations in real-time, updates room status and occupancy rate in order to strategically come up with a business pricing strategy in time, striving to maximize your revenue. CiHMS is also integrated with a Distribution Channel Manager to connect your booking system with hundreds of OTA channels globally. Synchronize room rate, allotments, and availabilities across the platform, avoiding unnecessary human data entry errors.
The powerful hospitality management solution, like CiHMS, has everything your hotels have been looking for in terms of operations. It automates the daily operations procedures such as pre-check-in, check-out through the mobile app, submitting and processing customers’ requests right on the system, delegates and distributes tasks automatically to help you and hotel employees to focus on your guests.
Mobile devices in hotel operations
According to the statistics from Digital Vietnam 2021 by We Are Social và Hootsuite, Internet Users in Vietnam have increased to 551,000 users between 2020 and 2021. With the current growth rate, it is much easier to approach potential customers through Digital Marketing, such as applying social media networks trends in hospitality marketing strategy.
When your hotel operations run at full capacities, the workloads resulting from these operations shall escalate, and data storage is expanding by the minute. Manually performing tasks and procedures will no longer make sense. It only creates chaos with unavoidable human errors, unable to update the current workload’s status, seemingly losing track of management. Those are a few of the originated reasons for the introduction of cloud-computing technology in hospitality.
Thanks to this technology, hotels can access and update directly on the hotel management system right from their mobile devices, whenever and wherever they are. With the conveniences, portability, and extremely friendly user interface, hotel employees can even check-in / check-out for guests as needed. All changes are synchronized immediately, easily interact with guests, enhance their experiences tremendously, engage customer trust and strengthen your brand reputation. This also gives such a professional vibe, builds customers’ loyalty genuinely, and effortlessly promotes your guests coming back for a future stay.
Cybersecurity in hospitality
Many hoteliers have underestimated the importance of this matter. Cybersecurity has become the most critical challenge for the hospitality industry in this modern era. Due to the characteristics of the hotel sector, a great deal of travelers’ personal data is involved regularly, and guests have occurred to question the privacy protection policy at any hotel they visit, especially regarding their transaction information. Apart from credit card leakage, cybersecurity frauds go as far as WiFi network’s security being compromised. Taking advantage of lacking cybersecurity, attackers can gain access to all guest’s private devices, such as mobiles, laptops, tablets, etc.
Even the big chain hotels like Hilton, Marriot, and Trump Hotel had confronted the attacks not once, but multiple times. These damages hotels financially outrageously and their brands horribly. For the recent attack, Marriot had to pay a fine of 18.4 million British pounds for losing over 500 million guests’ data worldwide. It alerts hotels to start taking cybersecurity seriously, then how to ensure to protect your guests’ data discreetly and store them tightly secured? Join our April Webinar with the topic on DATA PRIVACY PROTECTION IN THE HOTEL SECTOR, live at 10 am on April 21st, 2022. Register now at this link to hear the experts’ opinions and recommendations on this issue.
Based on the latest research of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the sudden drop of 49.1% in the global tourism venue in 2020, make up for a loss of 4,5 trillion US dollars, projected to rise 31.7% for the year 2022 as the results of re-opening borders for tourisms ever since the epidemic broke out. Although the traditional hotel operations might still work occasionally, they might not maximize hotel capacities while the tourism industry resumes its high peak. Is it worth sticking to the old school? Or be brave and ride the new trend with the cloud-based hospitality management solution like any other hotel? The solution “grows you grow” with great flexibility and ridiculously functional while staying exceptionally convenient. CiHMS – the only cloud computing hospitality management solution you don’t want to miss. Contact our team for a demo and unlock your property’s full potential.