Daniel Dickinson, Director of IT at (ASAP Quality Accredited  Operator Member) SACO, will be representing our sector on a special discussion panel on the opening day of Travel Technology Europe –

‘’Understanding the technology needs of the alternative lodging sector’

The key themes he will cover for our serviced apartment sector include:

  • Breadth – as the Serviced Apartment market changes with more Aparthotels being built, and meeting the challenges of AirBnB, our technology must cover a wider range of customer booking journeys and guest expectations. So we need to be flexible and innovative in how we use technologies which are predominately designed for hotels.
  • Keep it simple but fast – in-apartment technology should be fast and easy, allowing guests to connect their own technology for the real Home from Home experience.
  • Be Digital – make Digital capabilities part of your DNA, not just Social Media and web presence but customer journey, guest engagement, employee collaboration and everything in-between.

If you’re attending the show – which runs at the same time as the Business Travel Show at Olympia 21/22 February – please do go along to support Dan and our sector at this seminar 1000-1100 on 21 February.

Dan will be joined on the panel by Chris Petty, MD of ASAP business partner –  NewBook PMS as well as Graham McKenzie, Co-Founder of Travelmoleinc and Dan Harrison, CTO of Snaptrip