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Working with Local Partners to Combat Human Trafficking

Working with Local Partners to Combat Human Trafficking

Craig Kalkut, vice president of government affairs at the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), and Fran Hughes, director of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP), recommend that hoteliers build local partnerships to address human trafficking in their area. Below are ...

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The Legalities of Multi-Use Development

The Legalities of Multi-Use Development

In markets where real estate is limited or cost prohibitive, multi-use or mixed-use developments offer an attractive solution. The asset-light option can look like a winning strategy to both hotel developers and investors, and the ability to sell off portions ...

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How Texting Is Changing Hotels’ Internal Communications

How Texting Is Changing Hotels’ Internal Communications

Communicating with hotel staff while on-property—whether they are on the grounds or in a guestroom—has long been a challenge for hoteliers. Telephones, radios, and email each have their own limitations. Housekeeping staff, for example, aren’t sitting in front of a ...

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Hotels Help Dogs Find Their Forever Homes

Hotels Help Dogs Find Their Forever Homes

McKibbon Hospitality’s foster dog program—in which one adoptable pup lives at a hotel at any given time—started when two strangers on an airplane decided to bond over pet photos. On a flight three years ago, Emma Ledbetter, director of food ...

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Six Things To Consider When Choosing a Franchise

Six Things To Consider When Choosing a Franchise

Choosing a franchise is no simple task. Hotel owners must consider everything from their targeted market segment to the status of the hospitality company with which they will be entering a long-term agreement. LODGING spoke with Michael Tall, president and ...

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