Hotels nowadays pay special attention to the technology and opportunities it provides, so 60 percent of them use mobile websites to present their services, 40 percent use a mobile application, 53 percent use digital signage technology, while 11 percent of them have the ability to check via guest mobile phone.Online booking in Croatia is also on the rise, so the annual growth rate of revenue from online booking in hotel accommodation by 2020 is 28 percent, according to research statista.com, cnbc.com, hospitalitynet.orgHrvatski Telekom is also aware of this and has focused its efforts on the tourism sector. With the new services for the hotel industry, HT has completely joined the world trends by presenting the only Croatian complete technological solution for hoteliers. HT launched three new hotel services: Hotel PMS (Property Management System) developed in cooperation with Remaris, mobile hotel application in cooperation with Combis and Hotel TV developed in cooperation with Cronex, and the first wine hotel Vinotel Gospoja had a special honor. Krk, which became the first hotel with a complete technological solution for hoteliers. “Our desire was to make the greatest possible integration between solutions, to obtain quality and proven solutions for hotels, and ultimately to save time that we would spend on the control of a larger number of contractors.”Pointed out Franjo Toljanić, owner of the Vinotel Gospoja hotelAccurate guest consumption records, fast and automated check-in and check-out, automated internal and external booking management system, ability to track material consumption, instant household insight and business reports are just some of the advantages of the new PMS system. As pointed out by HT, Hotel PMS is effectively integrated with Hotel TV and hotel application, strong communication channels with guests, which makes it possible to personalize the service for each guest, while through Hotel TV guests can enjoy a rich TV program and attractive movies, and have access to various hotel promotions, e-commerce and tourist information, the hotel app can be used anywhere. “Given that we feel like a very responsible company for the development of the digital society in Croatia, our mission is to bring the latest global technologies and trends into the hands of our business customers to help them reach their customers easier and faster, and in this case, their guests. “, pointed out Saša Kramar, a member of the Management Board of Hrvatski Telekom, and added that hotels, given the current indicators on the impact of technology, strive for better and more efficient service.Vinotel Gospoja, KrkThe mobile hotel application is part of the newly developed portfolio of Combis, a member of the HT Group, primarily focused on tourism. Combis builds a step forward in this vertical with the help of a team of IT consultants who monitor the specific needs of each industry or market. All of this part is unique hospitality a platform designed to integrate and interoperability of all products and services for hoteliers. Such related services for hoteliers will enable quality, personalized and guest-specific placement of various offers and facilities.Modern technologies in the hotel industry significantly facilitate business, save money and time and affect customer satisfaction. Guests today are looking for a more casual approach, more flexible service and interactive communication. “We are working intensively to expand the ecosystem of services specializing in the hotel and tourism industry with the best partners in the region and the most advanced technologies, so hotels that use our services do business on an equal footing with global players. Depending on the specific needs of users, HT combines practically all services and technologies at its disposal – fixed, mobile and cloud. So far, Hrvatski Telekom has successfully implemented more than 150 projects and equipped hotels with complete ICT solutions”Said Ivana Beli Oštarčević, Director of the ICT Offer Department at HT.
Marathons in New York and Berlin were cancelled on Wednesday due to concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced, as other races ponder their plans.The New York Road Runners, after consulting with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, called off the planned November 1 race, what would have been the 50th edition of the world’s largest marathon with more than 50,000 finishers expected.The running club, organizers of the annual 26.2-mile trek through New York’s five boroughs, said COVID-19 worries for runners, spectators, volunteers and staff prompted the decision. “While the marathon is an iconic and beloved event in our city, I applaud New York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first,” de Blasio said.This marks the first year the New York race has not been contested since 2012, when Hurricane Sandy wiped out the event.”Canceling this year’s New York City Marathon is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved, but it was clearly the course we needed to follow from a health and safety perspective,” said Michael Capiraso, president and chief executive officer of the New York Road Runners.Next year’s New York race date was set for Nov. 7, 2021. Berlin Marathon organizers cited trouble finding an alternate date due to the COVID-19 pandemic in calling off an event that drew 62,000 runners in 2019.In late April, a postponement was announced for the Berlin race, which had been scheduled for September 27. But virus issues forced the event to be scrapped altogether.”Due to the weather conditions alone and shortening days, it’s very difficult to hold the Berlin Marathon… before the end of this year,” race director Juergen Jock said.”The question of whether athletes will be able to travel internationally again by then cannot be answered now.”The city of Berlin has banned events with more than 5,000 participants since April.The flat, fast course around Berlin’s city center is where Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set the men’s world marathon record of 2 hours 01:39 minutes in 2018.It was the eighth time in the previous 20 years that the men’s world record has fallen on the streets of Berlin.The decisions came weeks after the Boston Marathon was canceled for the first time in its 124-year history.The London Marathon has been postponed until October 4 while the Chicago Marathon remains scheduled for Oct. 11 and the Paris Marathon is planned for Oct. 18. Topics :