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12 Considerations for Keeping Guests Safe During a Storm

The wind blows, the waters rise, and the lights flicker. How can hospitality providers protect guests? As regions of the country move into the height of the hurricane and severe storm season, the need for lodging managers to prepare for the worst is imperative. Even if a storm isn’t hurricane strength when it makes landfall, the damage can still...

Four Tips from GMs for Weathering the 2018 Hurricane Season

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NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla.—Driftwood Hospitality Management (DHM), a North Palm Beach-based hotel management company that operates 51 hotels throughout the United States and Costa Rica, recently surveyed its general managers to gather storm preparedness insights in anticipation of hurricane season. “Unforeseen weather patterns require hotels to remain vigilant when it comes to the safety of guests and associates,” says Michael...

Hurricane Season 2018: Tips to Protect Properties

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The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season showed the hospitality industry just how much damage these massive storms can create. The cost of damage caused by hurricanes and tropical storms has increased during the 10-year period between 2007 and 2017, according to Property Claim Services (PCS), a Verisk Analytics business. In that one decade, nearly 8 million claims related to hurricanes...

Majority of U.S. Winter Vacationers Undeterred by Recent Natural Disasters

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A new survey by independent marketing communications agency Eric Mower + Associates asked 754 U.S. adults if recent natural disasters–from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria to the California wildfires–have affected their winter vacation plans. The results reveal some bright spots; not only do many plan to return to impacted destinations this winter, but many say they will help with...

Thompson Chicago Creates Disaster Relief Initiatives for Thanksgiving Travel

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CHICAGO, Ill.—This Thanksgiving season, Thompson Chicago is launching a series of initiatives to aid in the relief and restoration efforts of disaster-worn areas in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and California. “Our team at Thompson Chicago was inspired by the tremendous outreach within communities across the U.S. to help one another,” states General Manager Steve Shern. “We want to do our...