10 reasons you should swap to plastic cloakroom tags

  If you’re still using paper cloakroom tickets, or (sharp intake of breath) raffle tickets in your cloakroom, here are some very good reasons why you should consider upgrading to plastic cloakroom tags. 1. They’re much more professional. When is a raffle ticket ever a fair swap for a designer coat? Providing plastic cloakroom tags … Continue reading 10 reasons you should swap to plastic cloakroom tags

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?

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?

Do hotel key cards contain my personal data?

Do a bit of research on this and you’ll find wildly conflicting answers. There’s a school of people out there who believe that hotel key cards must contain personal information including credit card numbers and details. How else could the hotel ‘charge’ items to the right room during your stay? It’s turned into a bit … Continue reading Do hotel key cards contain my personal data?

Fit plastic cloakroom tags onto bags the easy way

Plastic cloakroom tags are great when it comes to looking after coats and accessories. Simply hand the customer the branded duplicate tag, and slip the other one over the coat hanger. Job done. But what happens when you’re handed something that doesn’t easily fit onto a coat hanger, like a bag or a piece of … Continue reading Fit plastic cloakroom tags onto bags the easy way

Using hotel key cards to drive more business: The Quay Hotel

If you’re still using generic hotel key cards, you’re missing a fantastic promotional opportunity. How one hotel is using key cards to their advantage  The Card Network has been supplying branded hotel key cards to The Quay Hotel & Spa in Deganwy, North Wales since 2010. The Quay Hotel is a luxury hotel and spa … Continue reading Using hotel key cards to drive more business: The Quay Hotel

Are you prepared for hotel conference season?

If you’ve got a large conference or exclusive event coming up, you’ll be immersed in planning. Branding, access and security are likely to be just some of your priorities. It might help to ask yourself the following: –    Have you made the most of the branding opportunities? –    How are you going to badge attendees … Continue reading Are you prepared for hotel conference season?