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wi-Q Technologies join the Amadeus Partner Marketplace

wi-Q Technologies are delighted to confirm that its vendor partner listing is now live on the Amadeus Hospitality Partner Marketplace. Amadeus operate in over 190 different countries and are the preferred technology provider and partner of the world’s leading companies. These include British Airways, Qantas, Finnair, Iberia, AMEX, Siemens, IBM, and Lufthansa. Part of its…
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GDPR 2018 – Update

From the very beginning, wi-Q Technologies has built and developed its products with a ‘privacy by design’ philosophy. This means that the technology has been designed to protect the data and privacy of all parties involved... However, as of 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 will come into effect. In order…
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wi-Q Technologies adds support for cryptocurrency payments

wi-Q Technologies has announced that its web-based digital engagement platforms, wi-Q and Mi-Room, will now support payments via global bitcoin payment service provider, BitPay. wi-Q is the web-based integrated mobile ordering solution developed for F&B outlets, whilst Mi-Room delivers solutions for the full spectrum of hotel guest services including in-room ordering, booking spa treatments, guest…
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PaymentsSource highlights boom in mobile ordering investment

Global payments news resource PaymentsSource has reported on the exponential worldwide growth in digital dining, highlighting Alibaba’s multi-billion-dollar investment in mobile ordering technology in China. The article by John Adams, Executive Editor of PaymentsSource explores the rapidly growing shift towards digital dining technology, where Alibaba's decision to take ownership of Ele.me, or "Hungry," in China, follows a…
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wi-Q Technologies to attend Seamless Middle East 2018

Seamless Middle East, organised by Terrapinn Events, will take place from 15th to 16th April 2018 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Seamless Middle East is three conferences in one, with three separate agendas covering the sectors of Payments, E-Commerce, and Retail. The conferences have line-ups of experts…
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wi‐Q Technologies partners with Aircharge

We are delighted to announce our partnership with fellow British technology company, Aircharge, aimed at boosting digital guest engagement through wireless charging. Together, we are exploring using wireless chargers in hospitality venues – and hotels in particular – as access points or triggers for seamless access to device‐based ordering. The dual solution will allow hospitality…
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Waldorf Astoria Dubai Joins the Mobile Ordering Revolution with wi-Q

Guests at the 5-star Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah hotel can browse, order and pay for poolside food and drinks via a web-based menu on their own device - without downloading an app. The menu, which can be displayed in a variety of languages, even allows guests to charge items to their rooms. Situated on…
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5 hospitality tech trends to watch in 2018

1. Conversational Commerce Conversational commerce and the ability to speak your order, is finally coming to hospitality. With the rise of devices such as Amazon’s Alexa, hospitality venues around the world are working on integrating voice recognition technology into their services. For example, several well-known chains of hotels have purchased Amazon Alexa or similar type…
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United Arab Emirate and Saudi Arabia introduce VAT

United Arab Emirate and Saudi Arabia introduce VAT from 1st of January 2018   Food and beverages are  now one of many items that are subject to VAT in GCC. The six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region have agreed to introduce VAT, with the UAE and Saudi the first countries in the regional…
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A look back at 2017

2017 was a pivotal year for wi-Q Technologies.  Not only was it the year that Mi-Room, an online ordering solution for hotel guest services was launched, but it was also the year that wi-Q Technologies successfully entered the UAE market. The iconic Dubai resort, The Atlantis, The Palm, introduced wi-Q, a queue-busting, online ordering solution,…
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2017: Web-based mobile ordering statistics

There is no doubt that mobile ordering has been a hot topic within the hospitality industry this year. It is a service, like many others, that has been revolutionised by web-based mobile ordering and cloud technology, completely removing the need for customers to download a native mobile app. It is now possible to put your…
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The Hotel Catey Awards 2017

Last Friday, on the 24th November 2017, wi-Q Technologies sponsored and attended The Hotel Catey Awards 2017. The prestigious event, which has been running for over ten years now, was held at The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London. Since their launch in 2007, the Hotel Cateys have celebrated the most successful hotels, hoteliers…
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