Monthly Archives: May 2016

Product Innovation Is Alive & Well In The Hospitality Industry

ecoploybrighthightraystandcombosFor me, finding a new product for our customers is always a very exciting happening. Product innovation in the hospitality industry is a constant so when I uncover a truly useful, reasonably-priced, multi-purpose product it feels particularly satisfying.

I recently received a new catalog from one of our suppliers and thought How am I ever going to go thru all these new products and styles!? There were pages and pages to view!

On the one hand, it’s exciting to have companies that are always on the cutting edge, thinking of ways to enhance our properties, better our environment and keep us coming back to purchase their products.

On the other hand, there are just so many hours in the day and so many product catalogs to get through.

The catalog in question is one from a company that makes luggage racks and trays. Now this manufacturer has come out with a new product: the Eco Poly Tray/Stand Combo. There is nothing in the marketplace right now quite like it. It is a unique and innovative product!

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Make Your Inn, B&B or Vacation Rental Property Stand Out

bed and breakfast suppliesIn our last blog post, I talked about how important it is to stay on top of your game.

To stay in business, we need to pay attention to industry trends and be ready to adapt our business plan. And part of paying attention means participating in industry trade shows to view and purchase products, and attend conferences and seminars.

These events are important because you can learn about new product innovations, and find out what competitors are doing.

For me, it also offers an opportunity to meet and greet customers and hear what they have to say about our industry, whether it’s their victories or their concerns.

When we do this sort of networking, we come away with ideas for ways to help customers keep their properties fresh and inviting.

Let’s take a look at a few ways to keep your inn, B&B or vacation rental property that way.

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