Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry
As we are entering post-pandemic life people around the world are starting to move from their homes again to relax and vacation. This is presenting an uprise in customer service interactions in the hospitality industry. Interactions will no longer be like they were pre-COVID and this is something that needs to be recognized.
1. Inform Customers of any Changes in Service
COVID presented new challenges and with new challenges came new changes. Making all customers aware of the new changes is key to ensuring that they enjoy whatever they may be indulging in. As we are now seeing a downturn in COVID cases and mandates changing, informing customers and keeping them up to date with every change you make is important. Yet, with all these changes occurring, providing outstanding service should still be the top priority.
2. Maintain a Consistent Quality of Service
Customers are looking for the same quality of service they had three years ago. This would include employees being friendly, communicative, and creating a personalized experience for them. This principle still holds true today because customers expect the quality of service to maintain consistency even if there are external factors that interrupt parts of life.
3. Put Customers Needs First
If a customer has a question or a specific need, make it a priority. Customers want to feel valued especially in the hospitality industry. The quality of service you provide them with directly impacts their experience and will resonate with them. Putting each customer's needs first and catering specifically to them is key to ensuring a positive relationship with all customers.