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Exploring the Internet of Things

Exploring the Internet of Things

The internet of things (IoT) is one of the biggest trends in the lodging industry today—and it follows a major push in the consumer marketplace. Giving common household items the capability for wireless internet interaction is simply huge in the ...

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University Athletics

University Athletics

Athletics play a major role in the university selection process for many high school students all over the United States. And college athletics are big business—31.15 million people attended college sporting events in spring 2015. College football alone is a ...

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The Overtime Rule

The Overtime Rule

On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor announced an updated regulation that increases the minimum salary for paid overtime from $455 to $913 per week. Salaried workers were previously only entitled to paid overtime if they made less than ...

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Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment analysis refers to the use of natural language processing, text analysis, and computational linguistics to identify and extract subjective impressions in source materials, according to Wikipedia. Hotel reputation management software solutions are capable of aggregating reviews and social media ...

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Explaining Loyalty Pricing

Explaining Loyalty Pricing

Loyalty pricing is the practice of brands, owners, and management companies offering discounts to members of their loyalty programs who book rooms directly through the hotel instead of through a third party such as Expedia. While loyalty pricing has been ...

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Duty of Reasonable Care

Duty of Reasonable Care

While there is no law that considers hotels the ensurers of guests’ well-being, there is a duty under the law for hotels to provide reasonable measures to protect guests’ safety and privacy. “This has been the tenet for the hotel ...

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