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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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wi-Q Technologies announces support for Apple Pay

wi-Q Technologies are proud to announce that payments via Apple Pay are now supported on wi-Q and Mi-Room. Hospitality venues around the world can now offer their customers or guests the option to pay for products and services via Apple Pay. Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by Apple Inc. Customers…
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wi-Q Technologies partners with Media Carrier

wi-Q Technologies has announced support for Media Carrier’s Media Box, a virtual library containing national and international newspapers and magazines. Venues with wi-Q or Mi-Room can now further enhance the customer or guest experience through a customisable portfolio of international and national newspapers and magazines, available to download instantly. Available titles include The Times, Wall…
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What Travellers Really Want From Your Mobile App

wi-Q Technologies recently tasked 4 students at the Edge Hotel School with a consultancy project relating to mobile ordering and the implementation of Mi-Room into the hospitality industry. The 4 students formed Synergy Consultancy and delivered a fantastic report, drawing on secondary and primary research conducted within Wivenhoe House, a 4-star hotel which is partly run…
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wi-Q Technologies achieves integration with global giant EPoS provider Oracle

wi-Q Technologies, are proud to announce that it has achieved Gold Partner Status in the Oracle Partner Network (OPN). As one of only 38 Oracle Gold Partners globally, the status will position wi-Q Technologies as the world’s only fully integrated solution in the hospitality sector. Our award-winning cloud-based mobile ordering and payment portfolio includes wi-Q,…
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