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Revised ADA regulations for 2012: Will your business be impacted?
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The Americans with Disabilities Act governs the construction and alteration of places of public accommodation, commercial facilities and state and local government facilities. Are you prepared for the changes that will come in 2012? Get the complete list of regulations here. More

Hotels seeing strength in short stays
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American hotels' revenue per available room rose 9.4 percent from short-stay trips and 7.3 percent in the group-business travelers segment in the current fiscal quarter, said C. Patrick Scholes, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets. The lodging industry will continue to experience a slowdown in group bookings for the next several months because of the sluggish growth of business from associations, Scholes added. More

The virtual hotel concierge
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some hotels have begun to expand the definition of concierge to mean more than just a knowledgeable employee. It now can also mean smart digital devices. Software companies are creating programs that offer information like restaurant tips, flight arrivals and departures and driving directions via these devices to guests at midtier hotels that do not provide traditional concierge services. More

Mancation: Vacations for men via Hospitality Net    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefClaire Bennett, American Express Travel, says there is a growing trend among men to take vacations with their male friends. More

Improving your hotel's guest service with social media
Hospitality Marketing Chronicles    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Social Media, like Twitter can be a mysterious beast and very misunderstood. Many hotel marketers are skeptical about opening a Twitter account; some think they do not need it, other think it will add more work, while many just do not know how to use it. Then you have the hotels that send Tweets on a regular basis. They instantly update their followers about events, announce special offers and promptly answer questions. By using Twitter hotels have nothing to lose and everything to gain. More

Allergy Technologies, LLC
As hotels battle against bed bugs, ActiveGuard™ Mattress Liners kill bed bugs dead within 72 hours, as part of a bed bug treatment and control program. ActiveGuard liners are thin, comfortable and easy-to-install, and can be purchased through a pest management professional, in retail locations or directly through Allergy Technologies (866-978-6288). more

5 reasons to keep a work diary
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Many historical figures kept work diaries or journals. Ben Franklin, John Adams, Andy Warhol and countless others have recorded the events of their day in some form. While these historic diaries are incredibly fascinating for us to read today, the benefit they gave to the writers was probably far greater. More

From (Above) the set up to (Below) the largest "RAVE" in USA history! A huge success — the ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL LAS VEGAS at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Over 250,000 party on at the three-day dusk-til-dawn carnival! Photographer, Tom Donoghue, captures the speedway transformation from the carnival set-up before the gates opened Friday and after a weekend with RUSH, Joey the Hummingbird, Britney Spears and The Ribbon of Life at PARIS ... Bounced back out to the speedway around midnight Sunday — "VIVA ELECTRIC DAISY !"

Fireworks, parade celebrate July 4 in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Las Vegas features several fireworks displays each year at various locations celebrating the Fourth of July. The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade draws thousands. Click here to view pictures from the event.

Nevada Magazine readers have spoken
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For the 14th consecutive year, Nevada Magazine readers have spoken. These are their favorites, or "bests," from a Silver State smorgasbord of categories. Voting took place online from February 15 to April 15, and two lucky participants (Kathy Edwards from Carson City and Kris Kearney from Reno) won Nevada-themed book packages, plus a first-season "Bonanza" DVD set. More

New laws usher beginning of Nevada governor's legacy
The Associated Press via Las Vegas Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Flipping the calendar from June to July ushers in a new era in Nevada government and essentially launches the administration of Gov. Brian Sandoval, a first-term, no-new-tax Republican whose administration will be judged by the success or failure of reforms that took effect at the start of the new fiscal year. More
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