Sri Lanka continues to do well in terms of attracting tourists from around the globe. The tiny island nation has an exclusive tourism proposition with its pristine beaches, scenic hills, wide range of wildlife and varied cultural and historical attractions. This has also led to surge in hotel business in the country. In this scenario, the competition amongst hotels is set to grow and only a smart and all-in-one Hotel PMS can help them automate operations to serve guests efficiently.
Sri Lankan Hotel Market Overview
Many international and domestic hotel brands are betting big on Sri Lanka to set up their luxury and upscale properties in next couple of years. The capital city Colombo seems to be the most poised location for hotel construction activities. According to a recently published JLL report, the city will add approximately 3500 hotel rooms by 2020. A majority of these rooms will come from upscale and luxury segment. Read More
By: Nandika Udupihilla
Published in: IDS Next Sri Lanka
IDS Next Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a globally leading Hotel Technology Solutions provider today announced that they have been selected as the preferred technology vendor by My Hotels Group, a leading hospitality business entity based in Malaysia. A total of 717 rooms in 8 properties of the group operating across Kuala Lumpur will be powered by IDS Next’s integrated FortuneNEXT 6i Hotel ERP.
Established in 2009, My Hotels Group has emerged as one of the reputed hospitality company in Malaysia. Suitable for both corporate and leisure travelers, the group offers a range of economy hotels strategically located in and around Kuala Lumpur. All the properties of the group are spread across locations including KL Sentral, Brickfields, Bukit Bintang, Seri Putra and Jalan Syed Putra. Read More
Published In: IDS Next
Hotel industry world-wide has earned the reputation of being one of the most vulnerable victims of guest credit card data theft. Cyber criminals attack hotel database and other systems seeking guests’ personal and financial information like credit card details and all. In such a scenario, hoteliers should adopt PA DSS Compliant Hotel ERP to safeguard their networks and guests’ details from hackers.
Data thefts at Hotels
Investigations have revealed that guests’ credit card data stored in point of sale and property management systems are quite easy targets in events of breaches. According to Trustwave Global Security report, in 2015, point of sale was breached in 45% and in 64% of cases credit card data were compromised in the hospitality sector. More than 12 incidences of data thefts were reported from 2010 to 2015. Read More
Published in: IDS Next
By: Manoj Mohanty