Getting the hospitality industry to embrace sustainability has been - and remains - an uphill battle. The changes that businesses need to make, might not be easy, but they are a necessity and hotel technology executives can play a large part in "getting green done" at their companies.
Recently typically conservative world organizations have acknowledged that global temperatures are rising beyond natural patterns, and that we're now moving closer to a future of extremes, where global temperatures will rise by 4 degrees Celsius.
In its annual trend report, HT looks at some of the top consumer trends and technology advancements impacting the guestroom experience. This year, it's all about energy management, mobile phone integration, television content and the iPad.
Hospitality operators looking to boost their operation’s green commitment should look at new point-of-sale technology. Hardware advancements, such as energy-efficient processors, plus innovative best practices help operators to conserve cash and natural resources.