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Revenue and cost strategies for boutiques, independents

By Robert A. Rauch, CHA - President of RAR Hospitality

Let's look at the revenue components of an independent hotel. A savvy sales team can make or break your hotel as group business generally books well in advance to provide the ideal base business. Without the power of a brand sales team and the tools that they provide, your independent hotel's sales efforts need to ensure that they are utilizing the right channels to effectively capture transient demand.

Raising Awareness For RSIs

By Larry Mogelonsky - Principal, Hotel Mogel Consulting Ltd. & Chairman, LMA Communications Inc.

Rather, it is vital that all hoteliers recognize how RSIs may develop in a workplace setting so that steps can then be taken to reduce or prevent their occurrence altogether. RSIs can not only hamper an employee's ability to perform at his or her best but they can also have a toxic effect on those closest to the afflicted individual.

PolyU Study Finds Profound Changes in Chinese Visitor Profiles and Behaviour after Visa Liberalisation

Outbound tourism from China has long been limited both by the imposition of visa constraints from destination countries and by the Chinese government's Approved Destination Status scheme. As the researchers note, Chinese citizens can only travel in limited numbers to the scheme's 146 member countries, usually on group tours.

Nor1 and Lindner Hotels & Resorts Expand Their Partnership to Utilize the Full Nor1 Merchandising Platform Product Suite Across Lindner's Portfolio

Santa Clara, CA -- Nor1 and Lindner Hotels & Resorts announced their agreement to expand utilization of the Nor1 Merchandising Platform to include eXpress Upgradetm and CheckIn Merchandisingtm, in addition to eStandby Upgrade(r), already in use throughout the Lindner group of 37 outstanding European hotels.

Once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse is a bonanza for hotels, airlines

cnbc.com

A once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse is providing a great business opportunity for hotels and airlines, who are looking to cash in on the event -- the first of its kind since 1918.Many hotel chains, including Marriott International, are offering packages to travelers who are heading to cities in the path of the eclipse, which will follow a southeastern route from Oregon to South Carolina on Aug.

Report: Digitisation of the travel and hospitality industry - Countering Indirect Competition

Management consultancy PACE Dimensions today releases the first of three reports alerting incumbent businesses to significant change in the travel and hospitality industry.Over the next 10 years the biggest competitive challenges in travel and hospitality will not come from other airlines, travel, hotel or leisure companies, but from indirect competition.