July 14, 2021
Tech trends for post-COVID-19 hospitality sector
The hospitality industry was severely affected and forever changed as a result of COVID-19 It will take a lot of resources and knowledge to bring it back to life, as well as, a great deal of time. No area was spared from the devastating long-term effects of the pandemic. Many are still in the process of recovery. But positives do exist, the hospitality sector will evolve, adapt and in turn innovate.

Progress will undoubtedly continue, and rejuvenation will occur.
According to recent figures, 52% of professionals indicated they are investing more in technology than the previous year. Limiting human interaction technologies are thriving right now. They're becoming the norm. Among them are the following:

Contactless Check-in/Check-out and Keyless Room Entry
For instance, the company FUEL TRAVEL that is a leading provider of guest-facing hotel software solutions and digital marketing services for global hospitality saw the recent expansion of industry-leading mobile applications for independent and boutique hotels.

Hotels can also provide digital touchpoints such as online check-in/out options, mobile keys and cloud-connected hotel locks instead of keycards and classic Bluetooth locks, cashless payment methods, and communication services such as instant messaging with employees using cutting-edge technology.

Otrum has recently launched its Virtual TV Remote Control. This control reduces exposure to potentially contaminated surfaces, a life-saving solution theses days. This smart gadget is simple to use and navigate: the visitor just scans a unique QR code from the in-room TV with the smart device.

Contactless trips booking
This isn't a new technology; it was widely used before to the pandemic.
Magora is proud of its EasyGuide app (part of the Easy ecosystem and home to the well-known low-cost carrier EasyJet), a web platform that lets people find and book incredible experiences: it is a trusted platform providing you quick access. You can avoid the lengthy ticket lines and get straight to exploring.
We'd like to discuss and show our next project, which consists of an integrated solution that includes two mobile applications and a web site for Organic Response, the world's leader in smart lighting technology. Organic Response's overall performance increased as a result of the addition of several new features. Organic Response already had a system in place for the smartphone apps that were used to remotely regulate lighting levels. Magora was excited to participate and got right to it, introducing multiple significant updates to its iOS and Android apps.
Magora’s work on the mobile apps for Organic Response involved adding new features such as:
  • personal presets and relay settings,
  • maintaining the existing code base,
  • making UX improvements.
These significant improvements brightened things up a little! https://magora-systems.com/our-work/mobile-and-web-apps-organic-response/

Robots are becoming increasingly popular, with businesses embracing this high-tech equipment at an increasing rate. The importance of robots cannot be overstated: they are helping in the fight against coronavirus, assisting in the prevention of the spread of this ugly and fatal disease by substituting people and working at the check-in desk, assisting in the solution of some customers' issues.

Softbank Robotics, a Japanese robotics startup, is deploying robots to help businesses across the world. This is a huge step forward. Pepper, their humanoid robot, is already assisting customers check in and make their way to your facilities in retail, healthcare, and hotels. The use of Pepper for businesses are endless.

The technology that will help with the cleaning.
Cleanliness has always been the most crucial component with s s ome hotels utilising cutting-edge technology to help with cleaning. For example, guests at the Copenhagen hotel Ottilia can stay in a room that cleans itself every morning without the assistance of a staff.
This cool technology is called CleanCoat which helps break down bacteria, airborne spores, chemical compounds while purifying and deodorising the air. Fighting germs with tech.:

  • Some medical institutions use a decontaminating technology called LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots by Xenex
  • Marriott is using electrostatic sprayers
  • Some hotels employ robots to keep their premises clean. Whiz is a robot vacuum created by Softbank Robotics that works alongside housekeeping to help with the difficult chore of keeping a hotel clean.
  • Magora is proud of its Rotimatic project, a prominent IoT household software development case. We collaborated with a Singaporean startup helping it to bring to life their IoT project- Rotimatic smart kitchen robots. It bakes a special kind of bread, Roti, in semi-automatic mode.
We created a software architecture and integrated it with hardware . This gadget is a lifesaver, proving invaluable during the pandemic. It's wonderful to get delicious and healthy bread all year without having to leave the house!

We are definitely living in difficult times, we must continuously adapt to new situations. Nonetheless, the irrevocable changes, of COVID-19, provide an impetus for self-development and improvement: we've all had to step outside of our comfort zones, and reinvent ourselves every minute, every day, and every week.

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