More kids with devices means greater demand for wi-fi

Either way you split it, the growing trend among U.S. parents (and grandparents) to buy our kids Wi-Fi-dependent devices isn’t good for hotel Wi-Fi or, in the case of pricier hotels, our wallets.

Mobile life is getting more complicated because – as those of you with kids below 15 already know — kids of all ages are increasingly getting hooked on iPads, tablets and other devices. And if you check into hotels with them, well….

Consider a family of four like mine with older kids aged 10 and 13…read more

About the author


Barb Delollis is an accomplished newspaper journalist (USA TODAY staff 2002-2013) and relentless social media enthusiast, she wakes up at dawn seven days a week to search for, write and edit stories that resonate with travelers and travel business insiders.Her list of hot topics includes the opening of new hotels, along with their design, pricing, service and marketing strategies; the pet peeves of consumers including herself both as a mom and a solo female business traveler; the impact of tech savvy, design-craving, experience-seeking Millennials; the growing influence of social media marketing, and the success/failure that hotels are having grappling with consumers online comments, be they on Facebook, TripAdvisor, FourSquare or Booking.com.