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Avoid Being a Target of Room Block Poachers, Pirates

Avoid Being a Target of Room Block Poachers, Pirates

Room block poaching refers to businesses that actively seek to recruit or divert event attendees away from official room blocks and into other hotel bookings. “This is pervasive,” says Mike Dominguez, senior vice president of corporate sales at MGM Resorts ...

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Staying Healthy in the Face of Ebola

Staying Healthy in the Face of Ebola

Travelers aren’t immune to the fear of Ebola generated by top headlines, so even though the dangers of a serious outbreak in the United States remain extraordinarily low, hotels must be prepared to respond to guests’ and employees’ concerns. And ...

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How Much Bandwidth Does Your Property Need?

How Much Bandwidth Does Your Property Need?

Two years ago, BioMarin, a pharmaceutical firm based in San Rafael, Calif., called Inn Marin to book an offsite training session. This wasn’t unusual since the 69-room independent hotel is located eight miles up the road from the company’s headquarters. ...

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How Much Guest Data Do You Have a Right to Use?

How Much Guest Data Do You Have a Right to Use?

Using big data to gain insights about hotel guests is a relatively new development in the lodging industry. When done right, it can provide actionable intel to hoteliers that can boost room rates and drive more business to loyalty programs ...

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