Andalusian talent encourages the creation of technologies to help the hotel industry become more competitive, face the challenges of the future and return to the aftermath of the critical moment experienced by the sector due to the consequences of COVID-19.
The three startups supported by the Minerva programme, an initiative by the Ministry of Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge and Universities and Vodafone to promote ICT entrepreneurship, are allowing the hotel sector nationally and internationally with more profitable and secure solutions. It is possible to improve their revenue, save costs, explore new business avenues and provide new services to customers with more secure experiences.
To customize the reservation
This is the case of Turbosuite, a Sevillian company that has developed a unique technology that allows through the use of big data and artificial intelligence to personalize tourist accommodation prices according to the customer and their preferences. With its predictive tool, which searches, analyzes and measures millions of pieces of data and all prices on housing in each city, find the best economic in a given area to speed up reservations and improve business performance by up to 37 percent. It is possible to set the offer. ,
With a life of only one year, Turbosuite is already present in 12 countries, most of them in Latin America, and has been able to get more than 3,700 dwellings to use its tools to improve and accelerate their sales. have been successful.
automatic arrival at hotel
For its part, startup Checkin has focused its business idea on automating the check-in process, a solution that became more relevant during the pandemic to reduce contact between a guest and a hotelier or tenant. Its solution, unique in the market, transfers the hotel’s traditional reception to the guest’s mobile and accelerates the processes for identification, legal registration, purchase of experiences or access to the traveler, regardless of the type of accommodation (hotel or tourist). enables to. Accommodation) and the country where you are. This represents a savings of up to 80% of the time in addition to increasing sales.
To date, more than 4 million guests have registered with its service in over 20,000 residences in more than 20 countries in Europe, the United States and the Middle East.
long stay facility
Finally, COliving Hotels has developed the first platform that facilitates longer stays in hotels, enabling hybrid use of hotel infrastructure for tourists, digital nomads, displaced or telecommuting workers and even residents. promotes. Thus, travelers and residents in need of occasional accommodation – such as those who are divorced or those working at home – can benefit from a new simple accommodation service, from the guest’s point of view for a short time of arrival and With departure (from one month to one year) at an adjusted price, without paperwork or bureaucracy, without backing or deposits and with everything included (wifi, electricity, water, cleaning). The hotelier, for his part, gets a new source of income by ensuring the rooms are occupied throughout the year.
In just one year, COliving Hotels has over a hundred accommodations in more than 40 destinations between Spain and Portugal through 30 hotel chains.
Importance of Tourism
Tourist activity in Spain, one of the main engines of the country’s economy, is slowly recovering to pre-COVID levels. At least that’s clear from the latest data from the National Statistical Institute on hotel tourism status for May. That month, hotel nights exceeded 29.8 million, 306.4% more than the same month in 2021 and just 7% less than figures from before the pandemic, when 31.9 million were registered. The hotel stays overnight.