It is hard to imagine the world without the internet. Today, it is as much a part of our lives as pen and paper were in the old days. The modern-day equivalent would be e-mail and no longer is e-mail something that we check once a day – instead, this has become a recurring activity throughout the day which keeps us more responsive, communicative, and productive.
Our smartphones have enabled us to have instant access to e-mails and receive alerts about important meetings, appointments, or tasks at a moment’s notice.
A great advantage to many of us post the outbreak of the pandemic is the ability to work remotely from anywhere. While inter-provincial travel is open in South Africa, we can take this opportunity and travel to our desired destination locally and continue to work and get things done!
It is important for accommodation owners to anticipate midweek travel and ensure that while business professionals are travelling for work and in some cases juggling family life with work, all the essential services are in place to host guests and ensure they can work seamlessly with limited interruptions.
It is safe to say that your guest will most certainly have a smartphone while travelling, with their tablet or laptop not far away. Your guests will want to be connected when they get to their rooms. It’s interesting to note that more than 40% of travellers consider Wi-Fi when booking a hotel room or guest house.
Here are some great tips if you’re in the hospitality business and want to stand out and ensure your guests have an amazing experience both from a connectivity and comfortability point of view:
Let us make it our mission to promote local travel and support small and rural towns by being flexible to travel whilst working, provided we have the assurance of staying connected.
It’s no longer just about the internet being pivotal to how we work and manage our personal lives, but it also needs to be functional, reliable and consistent.