The Role of Hotel Software Technology in the Post-COVID World

In the post-COVID world, people still expect human interaction in hotels, but contactless services have taken center stage. From check-ins and checkouts to payments and many other benefits, contactless technology has helped minimize interactions and reduce/eliminate physical touchpoints. Hoteliers should adopt the latest hotel software technology to reignite customer loyalty, increase bookings, and generate more revenue in the post-COVID world.

U.S. Gas Prices Retreat on Fears of COVID-19 Resurgence

Pump prices continue to tumble as fears of a possible COVID-19 global economic slowdown pushed oil prices into the mid $60s per barrel—a price not seen since August. Also helping to ease upward pricing pressure was the decision by OPEC and its oil-producing allies not to cut production. The national average for a gallon of gas dipped 4 cents on the week to $3.35. For consumers, gasoline prices were last this low on October 20.

Omicron Threatens Hotel Performance Recovery – By David Eisen

Omicron—the newest variant that has already spooked markets and caused travel bans from some southern Africa countries. Though nascent, there is the reality and worry that the new strain could derail the hotel industry’s fledgling recovery, in particular if plans move forward to tighten testing policies, like in the U.S. Indications are that future hotel bookings, meetings and other hotel-related activity will be impacted by the presumed expectation of future travel impediments, whether self-imposed, company-imposed or government-mandated.