Offers of support from our sponsors and partners during the Coronavirus Crisis
15 months for the cost of 12!
The hospitality industry has been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis, with many hospitality businesses forced to close their operation entirely. Of course, this means that the implications on cash flow are profound, with many businesses generating next to no income during the lockdown period. In light of this, and in recognition of the ongoing difficulties currently being faced by hospitality, HOSPA is extending a 3-month payment holiday to our operator members. Having been in constant discourse with our members since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, we’re well aware of the financial burdens venues are having to bear at this time – and we don’t want to add to it.
We appreciate that, in the grand scheme of things, it’s a comparatively small gesture, but we wanted to do so to help express our gratitude for your continued support of our organisation.
Jane Pendlebury | CEO | HOSPA
Eproductive has now launched the latest feature for the MyEPS app: Mobile T&A (Time & Attendance) for hotel staff to use on their phones, available on both iOS and Android. To find out more visit the website here
Helping you get back into work - find the best resources for getting your career back on track. To find out more visit the website here
Our CEO, Jane Pendlebury, was interviewed by Victoria Derbyshire on BBC One.
Flexible furlough is upon us.
If you’re in the process of updating employees in line with the new scheme, Fourth have created a detailed webinar walking through everything related to flexible furlough, from HMRC requirements, calculations, and timelines to be aware of.
Crave’s ServeSafely solution is helping hotels, restaurants, and pubs to maximise revenue whilst keeping staff and customers safe:
- No monthly fees
- Mobile order and pay at table; Google and Apple Pay Supported
- Personal service at a safe distance via chat
- Additional features to maximise revenues with social distance restrictions
- Secure and GDPR compliant recording of customer sign-in details
- Automatically apply correct Eat Out To Help Out scheme discount
- Get started quickly (Discounted rates for HOSPA members)
Find out more and Download your FREE guide to ServeSafely here:
*£195 initial set up fee which is fully refundable after your first £20k of transactions
Free three-month COVID recovery package. No set-up fees, no monthly fees and no commitment.
Profitroom has prepared a special COVID recovery package which allows the use of its services for free. As part of the free three-month trail, hoteliers will benefit from:
Unified online and offline approach: A conversion-led online booking engine, guest messaging, and offline quoting and sales tool, all rolled into one easy to use platform with PMS integration. What’s more, it’s packed with nifty tricks and conversion tools.
Guest relationship management: Automated communication doesn’t mean poor quality emails. Now, your newsletters, campaigns, and promotional activities can visually represent your direct channel and stand out. With database segmentation tailoring content to your guests’ preferences and synchronisation with active offers and packages, you’ll have everything you need. No more missed opportunities.
Beautifying your direct channel: In today's world, your website needs to be more attractive than any OTAs. With our tools, you’ll have the freedom to create, build, and repeat in minutes, making yourself independent from OTAs and costly agencies. Plus, you’ll benefit from a seamless user journey as it automatically syncs with the booking engine.
Harri Health check - to help you reopen safely 20% off for HOSPA Members
The Harri COVID-19 Employee Health Check Platform will provide records of completed health checks on a shift basis which are easily reportable for the business to view and print in real-time.
Its features include:
Accessible on Harri App, the mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices
Pre-built, interactive COVID-19 health & wellbeing questionnaire for managers to administrate
Digitised Health & Safety guidelines recommended by our partner Surefoot Solutions which can be monitored in the logbook
Ability to digitally log an employee’s temperature before their shift
Reporting capabilities and print-ready templates for on-location use
View it here
Book your demo here
Criton offers hoteliers a guest app to reduce touchpoints and drive revenue during COVID-19
Award-winning tech provider Criton has created its guest engagement platform, enabling hotels to digitise their guest services, reduce touchpoints and put guests’ safety first with their own branded guest app. Guest can order and pay for F&B from their own device whether in the hotel restaurant or in-room, allowing hotels to drive F&B revenue while maintaining social distancing.
Fourth, have launched an in-app health survey that enables operators to efficiently track the health of their employees to ensure all measures are taken to safely staff their sites when the industry reopens. The new feature, which is securely accessible for employees via the Fourth app, asks employees a series of questions on their current health so that operators can establish if they are fit to work ahead of their shift. The questions will be asked daily and are in line with the latest NHS advice and Government guidance on return to work protocol for the hospitality industry. Responses will feed in the Fourth scheduling solution, enabling managers to see which team members are fit to work that day. You can find out more about this feature by watching a short demo video.
The function will be available free of charge from 18th June to customers using Fourth’s Workforce Management solution. If you are a Fourth Customer and interested in activating this click here.
Join the complimentary Amadeus Sales & Event Management online training sessions!
We want to support the hospitality industry by providing the training and skills needed to be successful now and in the future. With that in mind, we are offering complimentary online training for Amadeus Sales & Event Management – Advanced. From 1st - 12th June 2020, we are running a series of instructor-led webinars covering 15 key topics. This training is free and available to anyone looking to learn more about the software or to refresh their skills. At the end of the webinar course, you will have the opportunity to take a certification test, certifying your knowledge of Amadeus Sales & Event Management – Advanced.
Sign up for the course here!
Noetic1 mobile hotel app supports social distancing
Guests can check-in, check-out, authorise i.d. and much more all remotely via our app
Noetic1 Mobile App can help you extend a warm welcome at a healthy social distance.
No queuing or risk of contaminated key cards. The app can even authorise a guest’s ID document and validate that the guest checking in is the rightful owner of the ID.
We are offering to implement and manage our white-labeled mobile app for free, you simply pay 5% per booking. Find out more here.
Crave’s ServeSafely solutions help restaurants and pubs to re-open safely and operate profitably:
· Mobile order and pay at table
· Personal service at a safe distance via mobile video and text chat
· Additional features to maximise revenues with social distance restrictions
· Get started quickly (Discounted rates for HOSPA members)
Download your FREE guide here www.crave-emenu.com
We created an initiative called "Stay In(fraspeak)"
This is a series of tech, industry and remote working webinars to inform and promote the discussion between industry professionals not only about COVID-19 but also several other topics. We are also producing helpful content to help our clients and partners deal with this situation. Some examples:
Check our agenda and watch our webinars live, every Thursday, at stay.infraspeak.com. You can also follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook for more related-news and access our blog for some more helpful content.
'WellBeing Tool' for staff
We're offering FREE use of our WellBeing Tool to assist you and your employees during these challenging times.
Employees are Essential to Business Success and this is a great way to make it easier for them to communicate with you.
An additional avenue to Raise Concerns, Give Suggestions and Request Assistance. It's Quick, Simple & Effective.
Fully branded, available on any smart device, auto-analysed, and instant alerting functionality.
Make Sure Your Employees Know You Are Looking After Them.
3 Months Free for Alliants Guest Experience Platform
Contact Alan O'Riordan on +44 (0) 7483 228786 or email email@example.com to see how your guest communications, recognition, bookings, requests and self-service can be unified in our Alliants Experience platform.
We would like to offer you the use of our Contactless Guest Experience Platform free of charge for 3 months. After this time, you have the option of Occupancy Based pricing to give you the most flexibility and keep control of costs.
- No setup fees/onboarding costs
- All training & installation can be done remotely.
Aruba Business Continuity Solutions
’Keeping your people connected’
Consistent & Simplified End User Access
Simplified Mobile Worker Management
For more information, follow this blog.
50% off to all HOSPA UK members – MyCheck’s Click to Order solution for ANY RESTAURANT
MyCheck’s Click to Order mobile/online ordering solution, can help your F&B outlets keep trading during COVID lockdown. MyCheck, a Shiji Group brand, is offering 50% off to all HOSPA UK members.
Live within 72 hours to start taking orders and payments
No set up fees, no hidden transaction fees
No POS or Payment integration required
List price £150 a month. £75pm to HOSPA members
Less than £3 per day to keep trading during COVID lockdown
Free services provided for the hospitality industry by Harri; both for employees who are looking for work in other areas and Employers seeking advice or wanting to support their employees:
Hospitality Unite - Jobs Portal for workers to find jobs in retail, deliveries and care
For more details please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepare for Reopening
Our industry will come back even if that future will look slightly different. In anticipation of this, during this "pause" in operations, kick-off with some projects to prepare for reopening.
No strings attached during our initial chat
A full proposal, with a clear indication of what I will deliver and a time commitment.
I will offer the first 3 hours free of charge to help you during this lockdown period.
During this period of lockdown, I have discounted my rates.
FREE marketing consultancy & creative campaigns to deliver future bookings
By Nine are here to help you prepare to shout from the rooftops when restrictions are lifted and guests are ready to eat, drink, sleep and celebrate once more. We're offering free advice and creative campaign ideas on how to prepare for the future (and manage the here and now!) and be ready to secure valuable bookings as soon as the time is right. Stand out from the crowd with:
Creative campaigns to keep your brand in guests' minds once restrictions are lifted.
Ideas for specific packages and offers
A strong and healthy brand that will weather the COVID-19 storm.
Free web messaging and unified inbox until 30th June 2020
Bookboost is offering hotels its website chatbot for free and a Unified Inbox to answer guest messages from online channels including website, email and Facebook messenger. Hotels can
Manage all enquiries and be service-ready 24/7
Assign tasks to the most relevant available person or hotel department
Personalise messages to each guest
Set up automated responses to FAQs with preset answers
Join the Webinar series on Guest Communication and Digital Guest Services, and access Bookboost's Covid-19 communication resources
Need Help Converting your OPERA PMS to manage Hospital beds?
Oracle is offering free of charge assistance to hotels running OPERA that need to convert their hotel operation to be a hospital.
Assist in changing from bedrooms to beds/wards
Managing patients and medical staff
Best ways to manage operational aspects
How to keep your real hotel data safe
For more info visit https://blogs.oracle.com/hospitality/converting-your-hotel-into-a-hospital-we-can-help or contact your Oracle Sales rep
Be fully Revenue Management prepared as soon as the early signs of recovery start to appear!
Infor Hospitality’s Revenue Management experts are offering anyone with this unplanned down time, a chance to get some free advice with a one hour Revenue Management 1:1 consulting session
How to get the most from a Revenue Management strategy
Review and adjust processes, data quality etc
Topic of own choosing or general guidance from expert
Our experts have many years of experience and want to share this knowledge, they accept these are extraordinary times but would love you to take this opportunity to be ready and hit the ground running when those shoots appear.
Discount on CIMA short courses
HOSPA members need to enter the code HOSPA20 at the checkout stage.
Criton has created a hotel app to help operators reduce touchpoints, save money and stay connected with guests
People are now often concerned about what they touch. With Criton, hotels can create their own branded app that will enable them to put guests' safety first and save money, as they do not need to worry about cleaning or replacing the in-room guestbook. With their mobile app, hotels can enhance the guest experience and stay connected with their guests by giving them everything they need on their own phone.
Contact Stefano on 0800 970 4410 or email email@example.com. More info at https://page.criton.com/coronavirus-offer-hotel-app
Free press support. Industry web cast. Consultancy
Haynes MarComs will be providing support to businesses by sharing information with the industry and helping form partnerships and collaborations during this time:
Press release and news distribution to Travel and Hospitality industry
Live Webcast: Thursdays 5pm (UK time), Funnel TV - How we are recovering the market together
Free consultancy - discuss options of collaboration and partnerships or get insight for building strategy and plans for the coming year.
Twitter - News and insightful articles that might be a useful resource for you: https://twitter.com/ryanchaynes
Feel free to get in contact and let's book a time to chat firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing the impact of Covid-19
Knowing the right questions to ask and where to find the information you need can make all the difference.
You can find useful information on government support for businesses and individuals and practical advice on business continuity and resilience on our COVID-19 Hub.
If you would like to discuss how coronavirus will affect your business, complete our form and we'll be in touch.
Avvio launches various initiatives to support hoteliers affected
Practical insights, advice and support for businesses
RSM has created an online hub dedicated to providing practical guidance as the Government continues to announce new measures. Updated regularly, the hub is aimed at assisting Finance, HR and Legal professionals navigate critical areas including:
Cashflow management and Business Continuity
Job retention scheme
Funding and reliefs for business
Do you wish to offer a click & collect or delivery service for your hotel or restaurant but don’t have a website selling platform in place? We can help you.
To help our partners in hospitality we have built out a Shopify theme to enable you to offer this service. It can be configured with specific geographic boundaries to reduce unnecessary journeys & controlled slots for collection to aid social distancing. It comes with integrated messaging to help reduce the workload. This offer is open to restaurants and hotels worldwide.
Please note - Alliants will not charge for configuration, messaging, training or uploading of your products but Shopify charges will apply (from as little as $16 per site per month).
Right Revenue - Partnering you towards better times
We know that there are better days ahead and we also know that as an industry, we need to be prepared. Right Revenue would like to support you through this phase by offering:
1 month use of our revenue management software completely free. Let us help you with the data, so you can be ready with a new rate strategy.
We will also defer payment until the hotel is open and trading again, so charges only start when you are open for business.
Improve your chances of securing a new role
Thomas Finn from Edwards and Finn is supporting the hospitality industry by offering complimentary :
1-2-1 career development talks
CV writing support
video practice interviews