June 9th, 2022

The world is dropping mask mandates. Contactless tech is a new standard for keeping guests safe

Is this the end of mask-wearing requirements? Should we still wear masks in hotels? Insights on the current COVID situation by HotelFriend.

June 15th, 2021

Insights into ever-changing guest expectations and updated pandemic standards for hygiene

March 29th, 2021

Contactless room opening is almost there. Drive digital guest experience with HotelFriend

Thanks to HotelFriend partnership with Salto KS, your guests will access a room fast and safely just using their smartphone, whilst you create one more competitive advantage for your hotel. Drive digital guest experience with HotelFriend!

March 12th, 2021

Google Makes Hotel Booking Links Free For Every Hotel

Now your property may appear twice on the same page: in the Hotel Ads slot and in a free listing. The organic links will be displayed right after the sponsored ones. Those who are interested in your offer will be redirected to your website to make a booking.

March 10th, 2021

Active action on tackling climate change: The Paris Agreement, the “green premium” concept, and more

Resiliency and sustainability as the way forward in hospitality. The key outcomes from the Paris Agreement and the “green premium” concept, as well as tech solutions hoteliers may need for faster recovery.

March 4th, 2021

The proof of safety in the age of vaccines

Will you need the COVID-19 vaccine certificates or other proof of vaccination to travel? Here’s what we know about the current rules and the status of vaccine passports or certificates.

November 20th, 2020

The new lockdown plans. What’s next for hospitality?

2020 has been a rough year for hoteliers. Fortunately, hospitality businesses considered this time as a challenge and adapted to most issues that emerged due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 22nd, 2020

HotelFriend facilitates the validation of COVID-19 test results right upon guests' self-check-in

Hotel managers now can receive and check the negative test with other documents sent by the guest through the mobile self-check-in module in Concierge Guest App. We are sure that it greatly facilitates the check-in data validation process and guarantees the compliance of social distancing.

June 30th, 2020

VAT Rates Reduction for Hoteliers Starting from July 1

The supportive measures of the stimulus package agreed between Germany’s governing parties include the reduction in VAT for hoteliers, which will come into force this Wednesday. VAT will be temporarily reduced until December 31. The VAT rate will be cut from 19% to 16% and the reduced VAT rate – from 7% to 5%.

May 20th, 2020

German hotels reopening guidelines, requirements by the states

Guidelines below present an overview of the regulations and documents, as well as put forth a series of state recommendations. A must-do requirements to resume hotel operations by the states of Germany.