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Hotel and housekeeping managers to join Industry 4.0

Update: May, 21/2018 - 11:00
Lương Thanh Nam, director of Viet Solutions Company, the hotel solution supplier, speaks at the workshop. — VNS Photo Minh Thu
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Mobile apps, smartphones and robots will change the way hotels and resorts operate, with the aim of bringing tourists convenient experiences and managing housekeeping effectively.

Hotel and housekeeping managers should catch up with the development of technology and science in their fields, according to Nguyễn Quang, chairman of the Việt Nam Executive Housekeeper Association (VEHA).

He spoke at a workshop organised in Hà Nội on Sunday with the aim of developing the Vietnamese tourism industry in a professional way.

“Housekeepers are those who ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of hotels,” said Quang. “They keep hotels clean and provide guests with pleasant stays and memorable experiences. Housekeeping service quality plays an important role in developing the tourism industry.”

The workshop gathered representatives from the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, hotels, resorts and tourism experts to share experiences and knowledge on applying achievements of Industry 4.0 to hotel and housekeeping management.

Nguyễn Ngọc Tuấn, a lecturer from the Saigon Tourism Vocational College, shared an experience in using LINE Messenger, OneNote, and some applications allowing users to report the condition of rooms and other information, organise online group meetings, take photos of the rooms and identify which rooms need cleaning and which are ready to receive guests.

Phạm Trung Lương, vice chairman of the Việt Nam Tourism Education Association, said the power of technology has a strong impact on the development of the tourism industry in general and hotel management in particular.

“Digital applications and modern equipment help save water and electricity but these smart systems still bring comfortable experience for guests,” he said. — VNS



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