Autumn Promotion: Up to 2 Free Design Changes on all Custom Printed Cards

To mark the beginning of Autumn, we’re offering the chance to have up to three designs in total on the same print run, for the same price. In other words, you could order 1,000 membership cards and split the run into three different designs – so each membership category gets a different colour card and design for … Continue reading Autumn Promotion: Up to 2 Free Design Changes on all Custom Printed Cards

Fed up of playing coffee roulette in a meeting?

Introducing our new Bevvies There’s nothing worse than getting Decaf when you need a caffeine hit. Or pouring coffee onto your tea bag. With our new Bevvies, you need never suffer that fate in a meeting or conference again. Bevvies are durable and wipeable plastic beverage labels, designed to fit around jug handles with a … Continue reading Fed up of playing coffee roulette in a meeting?

The first and last branding mistake made by hoteliers and restaurateurs

If you’ve spent £££+ on your interiors and brand, don’t leave your first and last customer touchpoint unturned In the hospitality industry, capturing the hearts and minds (or stomach and feet) of consumers is a constant battle of the fittest. Whilst free WiFi, superior mattresses and exceptional food are all standard weapons in the armoury, … Continue reading The first and last branding mistake made by hoteliers and restaurateurs

Cloakies – the mini, quirky cloakroom tags

The Card Network has just added full colour, mini cloakroom tags to their list of printed plastic cards –  Cloakies. The Cloakie has been designed for restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions who want their own colour branded cloakroom tags but might have previously been put off the price. The Cloakie is half the size of … Continue reading Cloakies – the mini, quirky cloakroom tags

How much of a mini-break can bitcoins buy you?

With Expedia joining over 60,000 online retailers that accept the virtual currency, travel by bitcoin is set to become a lot easier, and more widespread Bitcoins aren’t exactly top of the list for most organisations when they’re setting up online payment methods. But with their popularity soaring, it could be time for travel companies, retailers … Continue reading How much of a mini-break can bitcoins buy you?

The end of the Hotel Receptionist?

Smartphone technology will get some hotel guests straight into their room – without having to check in at the front desk On arrival at your hotel, would you prefer to bypass reception, make your way straight to your room, wave your smartphone over the lock and hey presto, you’re checked in? The answer will probably … Continue reading The end of the Hotel Receptionist?

Branded hotel key cards from just 18p per card

Before you re-order blank hotel key cards for the summer, take The Card Network’s price challenge  Hotel key cards are a great branding and promotional tool, yet many hotels, guesthouses and luxury B&B’s still default to ordering blank cards because they think that personalised cards will be too expensive. At The Card Network, we believe … Continue reading Branded hotel key cards from just 18p per card

Future hotels: more personal or sold as commodities?

Do hotels need to focus more on offering a personalised service to secure guest bookings in the future, or is the shift more to selling a ‘bed in a box’? A recent report from the InterContinental Hotel Group says that post-recession, hotels must focus on offering an individual service to guests in order to be rewarded with … Continue reading Future hotels: more personal or sold as commodities?

Spruce up your cloakroom for Christmas

Your Christmas specials are in place and the Christmas decorations are up; you’re all ready for the Christmas rush. But is your cloakroom ready to welcome the extra visitors? Don’t leave yourself open to negative reviews online this festive season   When it comes to customer online reviews, you’d be surprised how many people reference … Continue reading Spruce up your cloakroom for Christmas

Should boutique hotels offer loyalty cards?

It’s a question that’s currently being debated by some of the industry’s leading figures on BoutiqueHotelier.com. Are boutique hotels missing out if they don’t offer guests loyalty cards and reward them for their custom? Or should the guest experience alone be enough to secure repeat bookings? The argument for A number of well-known boutique hoteliers … Continue reading Should boutique hotels offer loyalty cards?