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Ms. White

Bronwyn White

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, My Travel Research.com

Bronwyn White is the CEO and co-founder of MyTravelResearch.com a research firm that specializes in the travel and tourism sector. She is also content manager of the industry acclaimed MyTravelResearch.com Premium membership website. The site scans and curates the most current travel research and marketing trends letting travel and tourism professionals focus energies in marketing, development or planning to make better-informed to build businesses and tourism economies.

Ms. White comes with 25 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry in the areas of market research, sales and marketing. Having worked for and consulted to big and small travel and tourism companies from Qantas Airways, Tourism Australia, Emirates, Industry Associations to small regional tourism destinations, she brings an insight that only skin in the tourism game can deliver.

Please visit http://www.mytravelresearch.com for more information.

Ms. White can be contacted at 61-(0) 408-225-766 or bronwyn@mytravelresearch.com

Coming up in January 2019...

Mobile Technology: The Future is Now

Mobile Technology continues to advance at a relentless pace and the hotel industry continues to adapt. Hotel guests have shown a strong preference for mobile self-service - from checking-in/out at a hotel kiosk, to ordering room service, making dinner reservations, booking spa treatments, and managing laundry/dry cleaning services. And they also enjoy the convenience of paying for these services with smart phone mobile payments. In addition, some hotels have adopted a “concierge in your pocket” concept. Through a proprietary hotel app, guests can access useful information such as local entertainment venues, tourist attractions, event calendars, and medical facilities and services. In-room entertainment continues to be a key factor, as guests insist on the capacity to plug in their own mobile devices to customize their entertainment choices. Mobile technology also allows for greater marketing opportunities. For example, many hotels have adopted the use of “push notifications” - sending promotions, discounts and special event messages to guests based on their property location, purchase history, profiles, etc. Near field communication (NFC) technology is also being utilized to support applications such as opening room doors, earning loyalty points, renting a bike, accessing a rental car, and more. Finally, some hotels have adopted more futuristic technology. Robots are in use that have the ability to move between floors to deliver room service requests for all kinds of items - food, beverages, towels, toothbrushes, chargers and snacks. And infrared scanners are being used by housekeeping staff that can detect body heat within a room, alerting staff that the room is occupied and they should come back at a later time. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in this exciting mobile technology space.