In the past 5 years, the use of RFID wristbands for resorts and attractions has grown significantly.
RFID wristbands are now being widely used instead of age-old paper wristbands and tickets.
Having said that, in the leisure industry RFID tags are nothing new. For a very long time hotels have been utilizing RFID for key cards.
For all-inclusive resorts, RFID technology is at the heart of their operation.
Two of the well-documented benefits of RFID wristbands are increased revenue for owners and less time waiting in line for guests. But there are many other benefits of using RFID wristbands in an all-inclusive resort. Here are some of them:
Improve Guest Check-in and Entry
Waiting in line is something no one likes. In a hotel, guests will get frustrated when the admission process is overcomplicated. To speed-up access control RFID systems help. To allow guests to self-check-in on arrival, RFID wristbands pre-authorise and sent out emails.
RFID Band scan
This will improve first impressions and reduce staff costs as guests can control their check-in without the help of hotel staff.
If RFID wristbands are stolen or lost they can easily be re-programmed.
RFID wristbands work like a contactless credit card.
With a quick and easy ‘tap’ it enables guests to make cashless payments. They can pay for merchandise, food and drinks by just flashing the wristbands. There is no need to carry a wallet or cash.
A Hands-Free Experience
Stress is reduced to a considerable extent with RFID wristbands. It allows guests to enjoy resort facilities without worrying about credit cards, keys and cash. They can enjoy their stay more.
Children can purchase food and drinks using RFID wristbands and this gives them a sense of independence. Parents can set spending limits with the help of RFID technology, too. They can use it just as a key for locker and room access and remove the option for payments.
The safety of children can also be increased using RFID systems. Certain areas can be made inaccessible for minors by linking their wristbands with their parents’ RFID wristband.
Another highlight is that these wristbands can be used even when using water rides, showers and slides as they are 100% waterproof.
Security & Control
RFID technology eradicates the chance of fraudulent passes, which can have a negative impact on revenues.
When guests wear a wristband the possibility of theft and fraud is considerably reduced.
Just like a credit card an RFID system allows easy cancellation and re-issue if a wristband is stolen or lost.
RFID wristbands can be used to trace a child if he or she is lost.
Make a Social Splash
Integration with social media is also possible with RFID technology. It opens up a whole host of fun experiences as visitors can link their RFID wristbands to their social profiles. By tapping their wristband guests can post status and pictures on Facebook or Instagram.
One Wristband to Rule Them All
Instead of carrying multiple items for payment and access guests can just wear wristbands.
For the ultimate convenience, one RFID wristband can be combined with room and locker keys, and credit cards.
Data & Insight
You’ll have the ability to collect deep analytics and intelligent data if you have RFID at your resort. You can keep a tab of the activities of the guests with this technology. It also allows for optimized concessions and merchandising. You will also get to access smart data when guests are on a purchasing spree. The data collected can be used to improve experiences for future guests.
The benefits RFID systems in all-inclusive resorts are remarkable. Many companies are offering these solutions and RFID systems are advancing, too.