27 Jun 2017
E-Menus is the latest Buzz in the Hospitality industry. Your regular customers can download the app on their smart phones and tablets. Next time they want to place an order, they can easily do so directly from your app. You will receive the order via SMS, email or your CMS with the customer’s name, telephone number and address. If you want, you can call the customer to confirm or if he’s a regular customer, simply fire up the oven.
Check out How it works at Hotels and Restaurants.
(Image courtesy: Yourstory.in)
We are proud to announce that Blynk has been incubated at the Digital Media Zone, a joint venture between the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd., (BIL), Ryerson University of Toronto, Canada, Ryerson Futures Inc. (RFI), and Simon Fraser University.
It’s a big coincidence but we are excited of our new relationship with Canada because our first customer, Deerfoot Casino is also located in Calgary, Canada.
With support of our new partners, we are looking forward to focus on product development and increasing our market share globally.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor-General of Canada (Blynk slide in background :)
Event covered in the press:
04 Mar 2014
Nearly 100 million Chinese tourists visited foreign countries last year, and they are likely to extend their lead as the world’s biggest-spending travellers, state media reported Thursday.
Chinese travellers spent $114 billion overseas in 2012, making them the world’s biggest spenders ahead of Germans and US tourists.
Hotels and retailers around the world have stepped up efforts to woo Chinese visitors.
Hotel and restaurant apps, powered by Blynk, support all international languages. Have your app content in Chinese and make it easier for your guests to request your services.
27 Jan 2014
Everyday we get news that one more hotel has started keeping tablets in rooms.
Today, it’s the InterContinental Los Angeles. As per this article in HotelChatter, they keep in every room, besides other first aid things, two Tylenol, two decongestants, 2 antacid relief tablets :)
Yes tablets can be these as well!
16 Jan 2014
Highlights from the article by Jon Inge.
The expanding role of mobile technology continued to be a hot theme all year. Most chains and several independent properties launched or improved their own guest-facing apps for booking and loyalty program management, and many vendors added to the range of useful apps for hotel management and staff.
Blynk launched tablet-based E-Menu apps for restaurants, bars, cafes and lounges.
As usual, many vendors landed significant multi-property orders from clients looking to standardize their operations as much as possible. These included (in alphabetical order):
Blynk: The Park Group (12 properties in India)
One of the biggest challenges hotels face while implementing their Blynk mobile app is to set up their internal process where the front desk enters the guest details in Blynk’s control panel so that guests can login to the app.
We have now released a new version where the hotels can skip this step completely. Guests can now login to the app with their last name and room number without these details having to be pre entered by the hotel’s front desk. Guests can then make requests like they did in the past. The hotel staff will receive the guest name and room number with each request and they can process the requests as usual.
So now hotels can start using their Blynk app from day one.
- Blynk releases the app on the app stores
- Hotels add the Download App badge in their guest reservation emails and website
- Hotels enters the hotel staff details in the control panel so that the staff can receive guest requests by SMS, email or control panel alerts.
And that’s it. Now all you have to do is let guests download the app and make requests :)
Existing customers who wish to convert to this version, please contact us.
24 Dec 2013
We are super excited to share that Blynk’s Hotel Magazine has become THE magazine for hoteliers. It is by far the number one magazine for hoteliers all over the world. In it, you will find the latest news and tips for hoteliers.
Read The Hotel Magazine on your Flipboard.