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2012 Hotel Marketing Strategies: Tools to Develop Direct Online Business — Last chance to register
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Feb. 28 - Las Vegas Convention Center
Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association in sponsored partnership with Avvio invites hospitality professionals to attend this dynamic one-day online marketing conference featuring presenters from top companies, including TripAdvisor Inc., EZ Yield, Nor1, PSAV, Review Pro and Avvio. Learn about new programs, travel booking innovations, upcoming changes and how to focus your resources efficiently on developing direct online business. Meet key representatives from these companies along with technology editors covering the event from online and offline publications. Visit or call 702-878-9272 for more information and to book your attendance now.

ASTA's government agenda: DOT rules, visa waiver, tax issues and more
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This is the first in a series of articles about travel industry organizations' top priorities in government relations. More

US urged to speed visas for foreign shoppers
Bloomberg Businessweek via San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For the past decade, Michael Gould says he has watched with envy as a "stupefying" number of Chinese tourists lined up outside the doors of high-end boutiques in Paris, Rome and other European cities. "We find it frustrating to see business going elsewhere," says the chief executive officer of Bloomingdale's. More

Strong group demand setting the stage for positive 2012 hotel occupancy outlook
TravelClick via Hospitality Net    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hotels are seeing strong growth in group commitments for 2012, according to TravelClick's January 2012 North American Hospitality Review. The January NAHR is based on group sales and reservations for hotel stays in 2012. More

Cause and effect: Discounting and demand    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hoteliers have long disputed the age-old question: Does lowering rates increase demand and drive more revenue? The answer is a matter of price elasticity. If average daily rate is elastic, then lower prices would generate sufficient incremental demand to offset revenue lost through discounts. If ADR is inelastic, then a rate reduction would not generate enough incremental demand to offset the discount. More

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For New York hotel staff, panic buttons and big raises
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Operators of the biggest hotels in New York City have agreed to a long-term contract that will give hotel housekeepers and other employees significant pay raises, fully-paid health coverage, larger pension contributions and one unusual benefit: personal panic buttons. More

How to combine the off and online worlds in the hotel industry
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Perhaps now is the time to rethink how to marry the online world with the on-the-ground existence that previously served the travel industry so well. Despite the fact that retailers and hotels could be perfect partners for lifestyle branding, it rarely works out that way. From stodgy luxury stores at downtown hotels to overpriced, kitschy gift shops at resorts, shopping at hotels has been very boring for a very long time. More

Hotels grind for reward night reimbursements    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to loyalty-reward reimbursement, brands increase their franchisees' compensation for higher occupancies and average daily rates. While the logistics of reimbursement differ from brand to brand, some revenue managers are turning to online travel agencies to boost their hotels' numbers in an effort to reach reimbursement goals. More

How do you give the boss feedback without sounding like a suck-up?
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VideoBriefDavid Selinger, CEO and cofounder of RichRelevance, discusses how to give your boss feedback at More

Hotels offer unusual amenities to lure guests
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Hotels are going to extraordinary lengths to cater to a guest's every imaginable need. Think a fragrance or tanning butler, a dog surfing instructor and a sleep concierge. Sound gimmicky? Maybe. But hotels are vying for the attention of ever-picky travelers. Providing an unusual service creates buzz and can build loyalty. More

Keys to a successful hotel lobby redesign    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You only get one chance to make a first impression. And the hotel lobby has always been the guest's first impression upon entering the hotel. As hotel design has evolved, the idea of the lobby solely being a place for guests to check in has changed dramatically — and for the better. Current hotel design trends are expanding the lobby to change the traditional adjacencies and relationships between public areas of the hotel. More

NHLA Security Task Force meeting — Feb. 23
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The Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association is convening the Security Task Force to further develop standards in hospitality security. NHLA will be discussing the ever changing threats to our hospitality industry with hotel security and executives. For additional information please contact or call 702-878-9272.

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