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AMR: What does Chapter 11 bankruptcy mean for American Airlines fliers?
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American Airlines' parent corporation recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, while simultaneously assuring the flying public that things will be "business as usual" while the company restructures. The parent firm, AMR Corp., said American will keep flying its routes, honoring mileage awards and paying full salaries and benefits for employees. More

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Airlines urged to ease up on baggage fees
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A Louisiana senator has proposed legislation that would allow airline passengers to check one bag for free on each flight. Separately, a passenger rights group has challenged the nation's airlines to waive baggage fees temporarily until Dec. 31. More



Multicultural marketing key to new hotel demand
HotelNewsNow.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. hotel industry's traditional core target market of white males is trending downward, and many hoteliers are either ignoring this fact or have yet to implement the steps necessary to make up market share. The reasons for this oversight are many, but underlying the issue revolves around diversity. More

10 places where management teams misstep on strategy
Management Excellence    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Strategy, the discussions, the decisions and of course, the execution, is hard work filled with ample opportunities to misstep. From revisiting and updating the underlying assumptions about your business, markets and competitors, to the vexing issues of deciding what to do and what not to do, it's no surprise that many management teams avoid this work and focus more on incremental operations planning and improvement. However, for those who are courageous enough to go down this important path and do the heavy lifting, here are 10 pitfalls and speed bumps to avoid during your journey. More

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2012 Hotel Marketing Strategies: Tools to Develop Direct Online Business
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In partnership with online marketing and global technology leader, Avvio, Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association is pleased to invite you to our dynamic one-day conference 2012 Hotel Marketing Strategies: Tools to Develop Direct Online Business. Expect to meet industry experts, discover cutting-edge hotel technology and learn innovative ways to keep your hotel in an online leadership position. Mark your calendar for Jan. 31 and watch for more information to follow.

Interstate Hotels regains its footing: Is an IPO in the future?
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When Jim Abrahamson takes the helm at Interstate Hotels & Resorts in Arlington, Va., on Dec. 1, he will inherit a company that has fought its way back from the brink of collapse to regain its position as a hospitality powerhouse. The firm, one of the nation's largest independent hotel managers, has made six major acquisitions in the past 11 months and brought in new blood, leading some industry analysts to wonder whether it is preparing to go public. More

Businesses cruise more to meetings — literally
CNN via The Baltimore Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Imagine sitting at a conference table and being able to look out at the turquoise sea for inspiration. At lunch, you steal away to sunbathe on deck. At night, after a featured speaker presentation, you'll watch a cabaret. Tomorrow, you'll spend a few hours on Grand Cayman. This is what a corporate retreat should look like, some meeting planners say, and companies large and small are catching on. They're choosing cruises as venues for corporate meetings, events and conferences. More

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Hotel room of the future?
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What would you like to see in the hotel room of the future? Speedy check-in procedures? Even speedier check-out procedures? A minibar that autofills? The brains at Novotel think it's more about computer games, interactive mirrors and tabletops that direct you to a good restaurant. Oh, and perfectly white, blank, decorless walls. According to Accor Hotels, parent company of Novotel, the "hotel room of the future" is here, it's open for business and you don't have to own a flying DeLorean to pay a visit. More



Reverse mentoring cracks workplace
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Workplace mentors used to be older and higher up the ranks than their mentees. Not anymore. In an effort to school senior executives in technology, social media and the latest workplace trends, many businesses are pairing upper management with younger employees in a practice known as reverse mentoring. The trend is taking off at a range of companies, from technology to advertising. More

How to handle an angry boss
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New research from a team of Stanford researchers shows that the state of mind in which a person listens to an angry outburst has a big effect on whether or not they actually get upset. It gives some clues to help anyone lessen the impact of being yelled at, either by an angry boss or an angry spouse. A common technique often recommended by cognitive-behavioral therapists tries to give people a different framework through which to view an angry person. More



Las Vegas pitching airlines, travelers as gate to Asia
The Associated Press via USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Never mind "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." Perhaps the new slogan for America's gambling capital should be "Stop over for a quickie in Sin City." A quick visit, that is. Las Vegas tourism officials are betting that a new air terminal will lure some travelers to use Las Vegas as a regular stopover en route to Asia or other foreign places. More

Las Vegas Hilton to have new name next year
Casino City Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Las Vegas Hilton will have a new name next year. Known as the International Hotel when it first opened in 1969, the historic hotel changed its name to the Las Vegas Hilton in 1971. On Jan. 3, the hotel will be known as the LVH-Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, according to its owner Colony Resorts LVH Acquisitions LLC. More



Stars of the Industry executives honored
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NHLA chairman, Eric Bello, vice president of sales and marketing, The Venetian accepts chairman's award standing between Nevada's 2011 Hotelier of The Year, (left) John Farahi, president of Monarch Resort & Casino, parent company to the Atlantis Resort and Spa in Reno and (right) Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.



Officials tout indicators tied to Nevada tourism
Las Vegas Review-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A key annual tourism conference returned to Las Vegas recently, part of what experts say is a broader resurgence in the travel industry. As the Governor's Conference on Tourism kicked off at the Rio for its first local appearance since 2007, state officials and national economists talked up renewed consumer spending and improving indicators that indicate improvements in Nevada's leisure and hospitality sector. More

Nevada launches advertising campaign to lure winter tourism
The Associated Press via The Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Nevada Commission on Tourism is launching an ad campaign to lure winter enthusiasts to the slopes of the Silver State. Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki says Nevada's winter sports push is focusing on neighboring California, Utah and Arizona to catch people who want to vacation close to home. More

Unify, regionalize, diversify: An economic development agenda for Nevada
Brookings    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nevada stands at a crossroads, yet it appears ready to remap its future. Silver Staters sense that the current economic slump has not been just a temporary reversal, but a challenge to the state's traditional growth model — one that has revealed an economy overdependent on consumption sectors, prone to booms and busts, and too little invested in innovation and economic diversification. More
 

 
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