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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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Know Your Loans

Know Your Loans

There are many different loans available to hoteliers, depending on what they’re hoping to achieve with their properties. Here are details regarding just a few of the more common loans. Bridge Loans Short-term loans that are used until a company ...

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Agritourism

Agritourism

Food tourism is all about the dining experience—enjoying local brews and fresh ingredients. While these elements are important when cooking up an authentic dining experience, food tourists are not to be confused with those keen on picking strawberries or milking ...

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