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🔊 NEW Voice Feature & Recommendations Wizard 💫

By August 21, 2019 August 26th, 2019 No Comments

🔊NEW Voice Feature & Recommendations 🧙‍♂️ Wizard

Learn how you can use Hostfully’s Guidebook Platform to:

  • Use NEW voice feature for check-out reminders.
  • Automatically generate local recommendations with our BRAND NEW Recommendations Wizard.

Let’s get started!


We couldn’t be happier about our partnership with Virtual Concierge Service (VCS). Together, Hostfully and VCS are leading the industry in voice technology by allowing hosts around the world to upgrade their guest experience without spending any extra effort.

VCS has recently added exciting new features, all of which can be used by Hostfully Guidebook users.

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Expanded capabilities of VCS’s calendar integration — Now on the day of departure, your guests can get proactively reminded about important things to remember as they leave the property. With check-out reminders, the Virtual Concierge will send a notification to your Amazon Echo device(s) at 10am on the morning of the check-out day. When a notification arrives, the device chimes and the light indicator pulses yellow. Guests can then say “Alexa, use the concierge service” to hear your custom departure instructions.



Hostfully’s powerful Recommendations Wizard is magic! Not really, but it gives you an opportunity to automatically generate local recommendations based on your location. Then you can keep the ones you want.

We’ve analyzed tens of thousands of guidebooks to understand what kind of recommendations work best. The Wizard gives you recommendations across the most commonly used categories: Places to Eat, Bars, Shopping, Attractions, Grocery Stores, and Activities. It takes just a few minutes and Presto! You’ve got a ready-made guidebook for your guests.

Here’s exactly how it works…

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Create a new Guidebook, or open an existing Guidebook
  3. On the Guidebook edit page, scroll down to the recommendation section
  4. Next to the “Create card” button, there is a “recommendation wizard” button—click it!
  5. Follow the onscreen prompts

Our Wizard 🔮 likes to be thoughtful, so it can take a few minutes to generate recommendations for your guidebook.

Let the Magic of the Recommendations Wizard work for You!