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Lake District hotel one of the first to employ ‘wave and go’ technology

October 22
10:57 2012

The Langdale Hotel & Spa has become one of the first hotels in the country to introduce ‘wave and go’ technology to customers paying up to £20 for goods or services.

Marketed as ‘contactless payment’, the innovation allows guests to pay for items at any of the hotel’s bars, restaurants, spa or shop by holding their credit or debit card against a reader.

It is estimated that this method of payment is twice as fast as a conventional cash or card purchase.

Despite the service being offered up by a growing number of national retailers, Langdale is one of the first hotels to introduce contactless payment for their guests.

Langdale Hotel & Spa director Dan Visser said: “This is all about making life as easy as possible for our guests. The last thing anyone wants on holiday is to be worrying whether they have the right change or being stood at the front of a queue while everyone waits for them to enter their PIN. Instead, this is a fast, convenient way of buying a drink or snack, grabbing a newspaper or even getting a relaxing treatment in our luxury spa.”

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