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12 New Year's resolutions for TSA in 2012
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Christopher Elliott, a consumer advocate, blogger and author, writes, "I have noticed that our friends at the TSA haven't announced their New Year's resolutions yet — at least not publicly — so I thought I would help the federal agency charged with the challenging task of protecting our transportation systems. Here are 12 things the TSA should stop doing in 2012." More

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Can foreign tourists help the US economy?
The Associated Press via USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Agustina Ocampo is the kind of foreign traveler businesses salivate over. The 22-year-old Argentine recently dropped more than $5,000 on food, hotels and clothes in Las Vegas during a trip that also took her to Seattle's Space Needle, Disneyland and the San Diego Zoo. But she doubts she will return soon. More



Business travelers want their hotel to help them stay fit
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Business travelers try to eat right and exercise while on the road, and they want a little help from their hotel to keep them on the right track, according to a survey of travelers' on-the-road habits. Of the 200 travelers surveyed by KRC Research for Texas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts, 56 percent said they indulged in food and drinks when traveling and regretted it. More

Start the new year with progress
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To get yourself and your team off to a good start for the new year, focus on progress. Research discovered that fostering progress in meaningful work is the most important way to keep people highly engaged at work — even if that progress is a "small win." This phenomenon is called the progress principle; it works because people want to feel that they are contributing to something that matters. The new year presents a great opportunity for managers to put the progress principle into action. More

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Digital marketing and advertising for hotels: 12 ways to reap benefits in the new year
ehotelier.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As we begin 2012, hotel operators now realize the importance of digital marketing and advertising for hotels. However, many hotels do not have a large online presence and continue to remain skeptical about new media and Internet advertising. For those hotels that have yet to reap the benefits of online marketing programs — it is time to quickly reconsider your plans for this upcoming year. More

The what, why and how of hotel connectivity
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During the past several years, the discussion has focused on connectivity in the world of hotel electronic distribution. But what is connectivity, exactly? Why can it sometimes be so annoying and difficult? And what is the benefit that connectivity provides an hotelier? More



Must-have skills for job seekers in 2012
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In 2012, creativity and adaptability are among the key skills needed to land and keep a job, as staff levels remain lean and employers expect workers to respond to a wide variety of demands. More

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Motivation down? Take on a rival
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If your motivation or enthusiasm is on the wane, sometimes a rival is just what you need — even if your "competition" is completely one-sided and imaginary. Healthy competition is motivating. It helps spark creativity and innovation, raises performance, provides greater focus and helps individuals and teams accomplish their goals. In sports, competition is a given. That's just as true in business, but without a scoreboard that spirit of competition is easier to lose sight of. So how can you reap the benefits of competition? Take on a real rival, or if you like, make one up. More



12 tips for 2012
Hospitality Net    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As we enter the new year, we offer you 12 tips for sustainable hotels in 2012, as recommended by Ian Graham, principal. Cash management must come first. If a business is to be sustainable it must have at its heart excellent cash flow management. Are you focused on bringing forward aggressively your cash inflows and delaying as much as possible your cash outflows? More

5 marketing questions to ask to grow your business
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As 2011 comes to a close and 2012 opens up a slew of new challenges and opportunities, it's important to look back at how you handled your marketing to see what lessons can be learned for how to move forward in the year ahead. Asking yourself key marketing questions can help decide what programs and strategies worked, what didn't and what changes you need to make in 2012. More
   
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