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LS Central 17.0: Improved reservation functionality, cost-effective forecasting, support for payment tokens
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LS Central 17.0: Improved reservation functionality, cost-effective forecasting, support for payment tokens

LS Central version 17.0 was released on November 26, 2020. Here’s a summary of the latest improvements and new functionality.

The technologies that will deliver returns for hotels and resorts in times of crisis
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The technologies that will deliver returns for hotels and resorts in times of crisis

Breakfast buffets, minibars and in-room service are just some of the hotel staples that have suddenly become a thing of the past, at least for the foreseeable future. What would have been ...

LS Central 16.3: more flexible customer orders, hotel and activity packages, easier replenishment of product variants
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LS Central 16.3: more flexible customer orders, hotel and activity packages, easier replenishment of product variants

LS Central version 16.3 was released on September 17, 2020. Here is an overview of what’s new and improved in the system.

5 hotel technology trends to watch in 2020
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5 hotel technology trends to watch in 2020

Kicking off the new decade, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas revealed some of the main trends that will shape the year ahead in technology. Unsurprisingly, voice technologies ...

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Experiential commerce: the new norm for retail, and how to adapt even in a crisis
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Experiential commerce: the new norm for retail, and how to adapt even in a crisis

Bricks-and-mortar is far from dead – at least, good retail isn’t. Give shoppers an amazing experience that you can’t replicate online – something that will capture their attention and ...

4 ways you may be wasting your cloud spend, and how to avoid it
By Giada Pezzini -
4 ways you may be wasting your cloud spend, and how to avoid it

One of the big reasons businesses choose to take advantage of cloud computing is to become more agile and save resources across their business. But for many companies, unregulated cloud ...

How to keep transactions secure with payment fraud on the rise
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How to keep transactions secure with payment fraud on the rise

Last year, the retail sector was the target of 17% of all cyberattacks, making it the single largest industry for cybercrime, research by Trustwave found. Why? Retailers are selling more ...

How retail and hospitality businesses can support their communities in times of crisis
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How retail and hospitality businesses can support their communities in times of crisis

“In times of adversity and change, we really discover who we are and what we’re made of.” Howard Schultz

Trains, planes and ferry boats: finding the right software solution for each travel retail business
By Joerg Schmikale -
Trains, planes and ferry boats: finding the right software solution for each travel retail business

Traveling is a key part of human nature. We have always been on the move, even if our reasons for traveling have changed over time. Today more and more people can afford, and decide, to ...

Loyalty, the new hotel currency
By Lucia Marie Muench -
Loyalty, the new hotel currency

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, the global travel market makes up 10.4% of the global GDP. This is a $8.27 trillion market that just keeps on growing.

3 mistakes that are ruining your fitness club business
By Giada Pezzini -
3 mistakes that are ruining your fitness club business

The health and fitness industry has been growing significantly in the past few years, and people’s interest in wellness shows no signs of stopping. Gyms, yoga centers and fitness clubs have ...

5 ways to improve guest experience in your spa, wellness center or salon
By Giada Pezzini -
5 ways to improve guest experience in your spa, wellness center or salon

As the wellness industry booms, and new spas and salons pop up left and right, customers are faced with an increasing number of options when it comes to taking a soothing break. So how do ...