When it comes to digital technology, the hospitality industry has lagged behind. Not any more.
Today’s planners are tech savvy. They live in an ‘always on’, ‘on demand’ world. They expect to be able to find and do everything online, or with an app. And the industry is starting to realise it needs to adapt to compete in this digital world.
In this report, we’ll look at three emerging technologies that can give planners more power, and help venues stand out from the crowd: online venue evaluation, online booking of meetings and events, and event planning and management app.
Together with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), we ran a study at the end of 2016 asking planners how they feel about these technologies and what value they see in them.
Allow Meeting Planners to evaluate meeting space in an online, interactive manner.
Capture the booking instantly. Expose inventory, and allow planners to select packages to quickly setup their event.
Collaborate prior, during and after the event with meeting planners. Ensure all additions are tracked, eliminating lost revenue.