Weird Hotel “Tricks”
Earlier this week I attended a fascinating exhibition…
It was full of CNC machines, water-jet cutters, lathes, robots and …well pretty much everything that can help in the making of awesome titanium products.
The show was in Auckland (New Zealand of course) and was called EMEX 2016 (I think it stands for Engineering, Machinery and Electronics Exhibition).
I put together and short video of my experience and highlight some of the stuff that was there:
Oh, and here’s something weird for you…
The hotel I stayed in when I was up in Auckland had this sign in the bathroom:
I’m sure you’ve seen a sign similar to this before (most hotels seem to have them now).
I like this sign because of the “psychological stuff” going on. The sign appeals to your ethics and in doing your bit to help our planet …which, possibly, you are.
But the real purpose behind the sign is to help save the hotel money. I mean, the hotel could say, “Hey, it’s cheaper if we don’t wash your towels every day… want to help us save some money?”
Yet both you and I know it just doesn’t come across as well (especially when you discover the mini-bar prices! :-P).
So, yeah, it’s kind of a win:win…
…the hotel lowers it’s running costs (and, possibly, the costs to stay there is cheaper)
…you get to feel good about “saving the environment”
The only real downside is that the sign is not accurate. I’m sure there is a creative way of getting people to use less towels …without having to play the “save our environment” card.
What do you think? 🙂