Increasing guest satisfaction and loyalty may be the most important task facing hospitality management in the twenty-first century. Guests are no longer guests; they are neighbors, coworkers, and friends. The experience of a stay can have a lasting impression and influence future decisions. As a result of this, hospitality management has to take the issues surrounding guest satisfaction and loyalty seriously. In this article, I will identify five methods for using technology to improve guest satisfaction and loyalty.
Emphasis on personalized service
Today’s guests expect to be engaged, entertained, and included in every decision regarding their visit. This is not a simple matter of extending the services of the hotel staff to everyone who knocks on the front door. Instead, guest relations should concentrate on making each and every guest to experience a unique one by focusing on what the guest wants and needs. The old notion that a hotel is a place where you go when you want to be away is dead, replaced by the new belief that a hotel is a place where you stay when you want to be there. Guest relations professionals should use technology to collect information about each guest, including demographics, travel habits, spending habits, and expectations, and create opportunities for the customer to provide feedback on the experience of the stay.
Online guest reviews
Customer review websites have changed the landscape of the hospitality industry. They have also revolutionized the way guest relations professionals communicate with guests. Using online guest review sites allows the guest to interact with the guest relations representative face-to-face, in real time. Online reviews provide valuable insights into guest experiences and give managers a real-time snapshot of the success and failure of each vacation program. Reviewing guest reviews provides valuable insights into guest experiences and gives managers a real-time snapshot of the success and failure of each vacation program.
Enhance employee training
Using web-based tools to distribute training materials is an excellent way to attract and retain top employees. Employees that are well-trained are more productive, have a greater chance of getting promoted or finding better jobs. The best training results when it’s easy for employees to connect with the lessons. Web-based training materials to allow them to access lesson content wherever they’re on the road and go back to it at any time.