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Dual-branded Hotels: Beware Expectations Of Significant Operating Efficiencies

By Robert Mandelbaum - Director of Research Information Services at CBRE Hotels

For the past four years the opening of dual-branded properties has been very popular among hotel developers. The perceived benefits of building a property with two or more brands are many:* Two reservation systems to channel business to the property* Two brands that will appeal to different demand segments in the market* Enhanced ability to maximize land density requirements* Efficiencies in the construction of the facility (ex.

5 Things Marketers Should Give Thanks For

By Michael Del Gigante - Chief Executive Officer at MDG Advertising

'Tis the season to reflect and express gratitude.So, what should marketers be thankful for this year? Which evolutions, tactics, and trends impacted the field positively in 2018?There are countless options to choose from, but these five in particular stand out for both the scale of their influence this year and for their potential to continue to affect marketing for years to come.

Are You Unknowingly Running an Exempt-Employee Sweatshop?

By Bernard Ellis - President and Founder at Lodgital Insights LLC

This is the very essence of why people travel on their own dime. Visiting a full service hotel's public areas can be one of the most efficient ways to get a sense of a community's culture-how they celebrate, how they mourn, how they work, how they play--and many of us first got into this industry because we wanted to be in the middle of all that, and have our fingers on the pulse of our communities.

Seamless Experiences For Cape Town's Visitors Echo Global Trend

By Danny Bryer - Area Director, Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management, Protea Hotels by Marriott

Travel's latest trends have been announced at World Travel Market London, with South African businesses being mentioned at the trade show for their role in innovation within the sector.According to the Euromonitor Megatrends Report 2019, global inbound international arrivals are expected to grow by 5% to 1.