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Exploring the Diversity Discourse in Hospitality

Exploring the Diversity Discourse in Hospitality

The year is 2017. Following the tenure of the United States’ first black president, as well as the first woman presidential candidate, some may be under the impression that the plight of minorities and women in leadership is coming to ...

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Travelers Turning to Travel Agents

Travelers Turning to Travel Agents

Amid the chatter of OTAs versus direct booking, it can be easy to forget that up until the internet became a household staple, planning a trip was placed in the trusted hands of travel agents. In more modern times, do-it-yourself ...

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What Hotels Have Over Airbnb

What Hotels Have Over Airbnb

Hank Freid, CEO and founder of the Impulsive Group, believes that hotels still have a leg up on Airbnb and provide unforgettable experiences that alternative accommodations can’t. Although it may be beneficial for hotels to pair up with companies and ...

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Checking In with Minaz Abji of Host Hotels

Checking In with Minaz Abji of Host Hotels

Minaz Abji, EVP of asset management for Host Hotels & Resorts, has seen a lot in his 42 years in the hospitality industry—his first official job out of college, before the time of computers, entailed posting charges on the NCR ...

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RLHC CEO Weighs In on Industry Consolidation

RLHC CEO Weighs In on Industry Consolidation

From Marriott and Starwood to Gemstone Hotels and Benchmark Hospitality, it seems as though the list of consolidating hospitality companies is growing faster by the minute. When Red Lion Hotels Corp. (RLHC) announced in September that it closed on the ...

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AHLA Challenges Guest Blacklist Law

AHLA Challenges Guest Blacklist Law

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) last night filed a lawsuit in Washington State against the city of Seattle to challenge the legality of a new hotel worker ballot measure. AHLA filed the lawsuit alongside the Washington Hospitality Association ...

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