A global membership network that allows hotel owners and managers to exchange unused hotel rooms for staff reward and training, has launched at www.hotelswaps.com.
The HotelSwaps scheme allows hotels to deposit room nights during periods of their choice in exchange for points. These points can then be awarded to high-performing employees who can in turn exchange these for free stays at other member hotels.
Preben Vestdam, managing director of HotelSwaps, commented: "Staff retention, as we know, is one of the main challenges of the hotel industry. So much money is lost in recruitment and training of employees who then move on. It is vital that the industry works out how to incentivise and retain staff in an affordable way and I am confident that HotelSwaps is an effective solution to this issue.
"Not only can HotelSwaps be built into training and incentive programmes, but it also has spin off benefits such as additional revenues, qualitative feedback and sharing of best practices."
By Janie Manzoori-Stamford
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