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Four Tips for Becoming GDPR Compliant

Four Tips for Becoming GDPR Compliant

Ciske van Oosten, senior manager of the global intelligence division at Verizon’s security assurance consulting practice, and John Barchie, senior fellow at Arrakis Consulting, offer the following tips for hoteliers looking to ensure their properties are GDPR-compliant. Create a program. ...

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Best Western’s Unique Entry into the Economy Segment

Best Western’s Unique Entry into the Economy Segment

About a year ago, Best Western saw some white space in the lodging industry—there weren’t a lot of options out there for travelers in the upper-economy/lower-midscale segment. This led the company to enter that space with SureStay Hotel Group. Best ...

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Choice Hotels Focuses on Franchisees at 64th Annual Convention

Choice Hotels Focuses on Franchisees at 64th Annual Convention

Last week, more than 6,000 people—including owners, developers, managers, vendors, and Choice Hotels corporate team members—met at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for the company’s 64th Annual Convention. The first convention helmed by Choice Hotels’ new ...

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Checking In With Ariela Kiradjian of BLLA and Stay Boutique

Checking In With Ariela Kiradjian of BLLA and Stay Boutique

Ariela Kiradjian, COO at the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) and co-founder of Stay Boutique, has been entrenched in hospitality for pretty much her entire life. She started attending lodging industry meetings with her mother, Frances Kiradjian, when she ...

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