Businesses verified by the Friendly Wi-Fi scheme can display a logo demonstrating the safety of their filters

Wi-Fi accreditation scheme open to hospitality businesses

By Carina Perkins

Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now sign up to a government supported scheme that aims to recognise businesses that take responsibility for protecting children and young people using their public Wi-Fi.

From mobile ordering to mobile POS systems and the provision of Wi-Fi, technology is has a big impact on customer experience

Customer-focused technology: Smart experiences

By Carina Perkins

In the second of our three-part focus on technology in hospitality, we look at how mobile technology can be used to improve customer experience from the moment they walk in the door.

Macdonald operates over 45 hotels across the UK and ten resorts throughout the UK and Spain

Macdonald introduces free Wi-Fi

By Luke Nicholls

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has become the latest brand to jump on the ‘free Wi-Fi’ bandwagon, having struck a £1m deal with The Cloud to implement the technology across its 39 of its 45 hotels in the UK.

The Choice Hotels survey found 90 per cent of hoteliers think free Wi-Fi is the most important amenity for business travellers

Free hotel internet the priority for business travellers

By Peter Ruddick

The majority of hoteliers believe business travellers to their hotels value free Wi-Fi or internet as the best way to enhance their visit, while 60 per cent think a 24-hour security or reception is what their business guests value the most.


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