A recent study conducted in Spain, found that 66% of guests would pay for mobile Wi-Fi. Patrick Mayock, editor-in-chief of HotelNewsNow, participated in the study and wrote about it in this article. The study, done as a pilot project, allowed guests staying at ME Madrid Reina Victoria Hotel and Hospes Madrid Hotel to try a portable router device which allowed guests to have a 4G connection, the fastest speed available in Spain. Maycock said his Wi-Fi experience during the study was the best he’d ever had. The overall results reveal other interesting guest behaviors highlighted below:
Meetings and tradeshows are requiring greater technology integration, especially with increased demand for high performance Wi-Fi. Consider that the average business traveler carries 2.7 devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops - that’s a lot of data and bandwidth. Travelers are checking email, updating social media, and even uploading photos and streaming video.
The HTNG Conference, which we covered in our last post, is officially in full swing and we want to brief you on what was said to be one of Monday’s most valuable take away presented by our own, Eric Sullender, Eleven director of products.
The recent hack at White Lodging Hotels Group following the data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, serve as harsh reminders that all businesses, both large and small, are vulnerable to cyber attacks.