Editorial Board   Guest Author

Ms. Nagy

Jennifer Nagy

President, jlnpr

Jennifer Nagy is a public relations pro with a passion for the travel industry. With more than ten years of executing global hospitality industry media and marketing campaigns, she has strong relationships with trade media and industry experts around the globe.

Ms. Nagy launched JLNPR Inc., a full-service PR and marketing agency that lives and breathes all facets of the travel tech industry - and the only PR agency that works only with travel tech clients.

From online travel agencies to revenue management systems, tablet-based aviation automation solutions to IFE technology, hotels to airlines and everything in between, Ms. Nagy uses her industry knowledge and experience to get clients noticed by media, influencers and potential customers -whenever possible, without the overused, often abused press release.

In April 2018, Ms. Nagy launched a new program, DIY.JLNPR, a division of JLNPR that supports and educates entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses on how to more effectively market - and sell - their tech product/service to hotels.

Registration is now open for DIY.JLNPR's first online course, PR That Closes Sales, in which Ms. Nagy empowers hospitality technology vendors by teaching them how to execute their own PR and content marketing campaigns, without the help of an expensive PR agency; students will learn the EXACT strategies that Ms. Nagy uses to boost her own clients' visibility, brand awareness and sales - and get step-by-step instructions on how to execute them. Find out more or pre-register at https://diy.jlnpr.com/.

Ms. Nagy is widely recognized as an expert in hospitality marketing, as evidenced by her columns in leading industry publications, including ehotelier, Hotel Business Review, Hotel-Online, EyeforTravel, 4Hoteliers, among others. She also writes about entrepreneurship, PR and marketing for The Huffington Post.

Please visit http://www.jlnpr.com for more information.

Ms. Nagy can be contacted at 786-420-1160 or jenn@jlnpr.com

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.