businesswire | May 09, 2023
SMARTLINEN, the South Florida tech hospitality company, is on a mission to empower hotels with cutting-edge technology that streamlines linen management, reduces waste, and enhances guest satisfaction. SMARTLINEN has proven that their real-time utilization data can replace traditional PAR level methodology. The company's data analysis is helping hotels maximize efficiency and providing more precise linen replacement trends.
The hospitality industry is known for its attention to detail, and linen management plays a crucial role in guest satisfaction. Balancing cost efficiency and guest comfort presents challenges, with optimizing linen inventory and reducing environmental impact becoming increasingly important. SMARTLINEN's solutions address these challenges effectively.
Over the last two years, SMARTLINEN has collected real-time RFID scan data on linen circulation, wash cycles, and lost inventory from their network of properties. This information has provided detailed metrics that have enabled the company to develop a proprietary calculation called the SMARTLINEN Management Index (SMI).
The SMARTLINEN Management Index offers a valuable factor that helps hotels determine if they have enough inventory to service their guests and confirms the efficiency of their operation. The system specifically advises properties of the exact amount to order if necessary. By implementing the SMI calculation, the average hotel can reduce its overall inventory based on items needed, as opposed to the traditional PAR philosophy. The data reflects $2.00 to $3.50 per occupied room savings.
William Serbin, President and CEO, expressed confidence in SMARTLINEN's data-driven technology, stating, "As we continue to scale, we firmly believe that our innovative solutions will become an industry standard, leading to improved guest satisfaction and more efficient linen management for hotels worldwide."
SMARTLINEN enables hotels to make their linen SMART, providing automated inventory management, greater efficiencies, and improved guest satisfaction. This comprehensive linen tracking solution saves hotels money by offering real-time tracking and more efficient purchasing. The system is powered by a cloud-based software platform that automatically reports linen inventory data using UHF radio frequency identification technology.
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businesswire | April 13, 2023
AlertMedia, the world’s leading threat intelligence and emergency communication provider, today announced Travel Risk Management, a new offering that enables organizations to better prepare employees for business trips, identify potential travel risks, and quickly reach travelers in the event of an emergency all from a single solution. Available immediately worldwide, AlertMedia Travel Risk Management provides a holistic view of organizations’ traveling workforce along with fully integrated risk monitoring and powerful communication features to help travel safety and security teams keep employees informed and out of harm’s way when traveling for work.
From severe weather and natural disasters to geopolitical conflicts and regional customs, there are countless factors that impact employees’ safety and productivity while traveling. According to the 2023 State of Employee Safety report, only 44% of business travelers feel extremely safe when traveling for work, and 41% have never been informed of potential safety risks at their destination.1
“Organizations are experiencing a significant increase in business travel, and they have a duty of care to protect employees, regardless of location,” said Christopher Kenessey, CEO at AlertMedia. “We know how complex, challenging, and labor-intensive it is to safeguard travelers at scale. That’s why we created a modern, intuitive solution that helps travel risk and security leaders accurately identify emerging risks, communicate faster, and ensure travelers have access to the information they need to navigate an unpredictable world with confidence.”
Travel Risk Management greatly simplifies and accelerates organizations’ ability to correlate travelers’ locations with emerging risks, enabling corporate safety, security, and business continuity personnel to rapidly respond to incidents and engage at-risk employees in seconds. Designed for efficiency and scale, the solution delivers a host of benefits for travel safety and security teams of all sizes, including the ability to:
View employees’ proximity to emerging threats on a live map: Visualize active and upcoming trips on a live map to rapidly assess risks and organizational impacts. Quickly access travelers’ full itinerary, including flight and accommodation details, and reach them during emergencies with a few clicks.
Deliver expert-curated travel briefs: Prepare travelers in advance of trips with up-to-date Travel Briefs containing critical information like current travel conditions, general safety concerns, cultural considerations, weather, points of contact, and more.
Automate localized threat alerts to impacting travelers instantly: Leverage advanced automation to receive localized threat notifications about travelers in harm’s way, and customize how you notify at-risk employees automatically through the system or through a customized message sent by you.
Synchronize travel and trip data from anywhere: Stay up to date on employee travel plans using direct integrations with top travel management systems or import itineraries via API, email parsing, or any other preferred method.
Arm admins and travelers with powerful mobile safety features: Ensure safety of travelers without compromising their privacy with approximate location tracking on the map in real-time. Travelers can manage custom privacy settings on their mobile app at any time.
AlertMedia helps organizations protect their people and business through all phases of an emergency. Our award-winning threat intelligence, emergency communication, and travel risk management solutions help companies of all sizes identify, respond to, and recover from critical events faster and with greater confidence. AlertMedia supports critical communication for thousands of leading businesses—including DHL, JetBlue, Coca-Cola Bottling, In-N-Out, and Walmart—in more than 130 countries.
PRnewswire | May 10, 2023
Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has announced its partnership with flyadeal, the true low-cost airline in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a subsidiary of Saudi Airlines Group, to offer its users the chance to directly book flights on flyadeal through its platform. MENA is a key market for Wego, and always tops the searches from this region. flyadeal, one of the youngest and fastest growing low-cost airlines in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Middle East, continues its expansion to the region.
flyadeal currently operates scheduled flights to 17 domestic destinations across Saudi Arabia and six in Europe, Middle East and Africa. From June, the airline will triple its international footprint with 12 additional destinations in Europe and Middle East. These are Rhodes and Heraklion in Greece; Sarajevo (Bosnia); Larnaca (Cyprus), Tivat (Montenegro); Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum and Trabzon in Turkey; Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi, (Georgia); and Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt).The new partnership includes all flyadeal flights to Wego's marketplace where users can book directly with the airline. Wego is looking to provide its users with a wider choice of airlines to book from, by adding such a renowned airline to its portfolio.Con Korfiatis, flyadeal Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are delighted to partner with Wego, the biggest and renowned online travel marketplace in the MENA region. This collaboration will allow our customers to directly book flyadeal's wide choice and growing number of flights through Wego's platform, giving us the opportunity to distribute our products to a bigger audience, and showcase our competitive everyday fares. This partnership will further enhance our customers' travel experience and help us to better serve them."
Additionally, Wego's users will benefit from flyadeal fares which will be promoted across all Wego's marketing channels and will be able to search and book the most competitive deals online.Ross Veitch, CEO and Co-founder of Wego, said: "As the largest online travel marketplace in MENA we are delighted to announce our partnership with flyadeal, the fastest growing airline in KSA. We look forward to offering flyadeal's attractively priced fares to Wego's audience both in The Kingdom and also across our regional points of sale as flyadeal opens new international routes."Around 10,000 monthly bookings for flyadeal have been conducted.The top destinations searching for flights to Saudi were Egypt, India, Kuwait, UAE, Sudan, Oman, Turkey, Jordan, Morocco, and Qatar.Wego data also shows that 79% of travelers are staying up to 3 days with the remaining percentage staying 12 days or more. This collaboration ensures Wego users are always getting the most comprehensive selection of flight options possible across all its platforms.
Wego provides award-winning travel search websites and top-ranked mobile apps for travelers living in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. Wego harnesses powerful yet simple to use technology that automates the process of searching and comparing results from hundreds of airlines, hotels, and online travel agency websites.Wego presents an unbiased comparison of all travel products and prices offered in the marketplace by merchants, both local and global, and enables shoppers to quickly find the best deal and place to book whether it is from an airline or hotel directly or with a third-party aggregator website.
On 23 September 2017, national day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, flyadeal made its historic maiden flight from Jeddah to Riyadh marking a regional first for a low-cost airline to be launched only across digital and social media channels. Being the sister airline of full-service national carrier Saudia — both under the umbrella ownership of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation — flyadeal was created for the price conscious and tech savvy consumer in mind in a market where 80 per cent of the Saudi population is less than 40 and has at least two mobile phones.