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Can HMEF’s Education Strategy Pay Off for Maine’s Service Industry?

The state of Maine is preparing for continued demand to its hospitality industry, with tax data indicating it's set to beat 2019's $4 billion gross revenue record. Thought this is exciting for the industry at large, it also creates chokepoints in operations; Maine is surpassing gross revenue numbers with 13,000 less employees, according to the HospitalityMaine Read more

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Can HMEF’s Education Strategy Pay Off for Maine’s Service Industry?
The state of Maine is preparing for continued demand to its hospitality industry, with tax data indicating it's set to beat 2019's $4 billion gross revenue record. Thought this is exciting for Read more
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Peloton Users are Loyal Fans. Can Hotels Turn This into a New Business Strategy?
Key Points: Travelers have made it a point to seek out hotels and accommodations that include a Peloton bike. Peloton acquired Precor for $420 million in December 2020 Read more
Hospitality
How the Short-Term Property Rental Market Is Regaining Control Over its Booking
  The proliferation of hotel and short term rental booking websites have made property owners lives much easier on paper. But what is the downside of having your business Read more
Hospitality
Are Subscriptions for Hotel Discounts a Viable Business Model? It Doesn’t Look Like It
  Only three months after officially launching the Tripadvisor Plus subscription program in the U.S., Tripadvisor will no longer offer immediate discounts and instead move Read more
Hospitality
Are Higher Prices Behind the Dip in Air Travelers?
  According to a survey by MMGY Global, a Kansas City-based travel and hospitality marketing firm, “luxury travelers” said they expected to take four trips over the next year. Read more
Hospitality
Is the Private-Jet Travel Boom Here to Stay?
The travel habits and expectations for airline passengers have shifted over the last year and half, leading more affluent travelers to consider alternative options to commercial Read more

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The Standardized Test Evolution Must Center Both the Classroom and the System
September 27, 2021
We've been following the disruption of standardized testing for a while now, especially with departures at the state level and among education professionals in the wake of the pandemic. From California to Florida, Read more
Why the In-Store Experience is Tapping into Customers’ Love for Ecommerce
September 27, 2021
Shoppers are much more accustomed to ecommerce today than 18 months ago, but that doesn't mean they aren't still bringing the digital to the physical store. Studies over the last few years have shown a range of Read more
Florida Plans to End its Standardized Test. Here’s How College Admissions Should Respond.
September 27, 2021
Educators and administrators continue to reel from the long-term effects of the pandemic on student success, SEL skills, and bridging the gap brought on by accelerated learning loss en masse. Part of this response Read more

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Introducing Dtravel, a Blockchain-based Airbnb Rival
June 16, 2021
SYDNEY, Australia, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Former executives from Airbnb, Expedia, and other global technology companies have joined forces with Binance-backed Travala.com to launch Read more
Distributed Baggage Handling Systems Are the Future of Efficiency and Accuracy
When it comes to baggage handling systems (BHS) for airports, efficiency and accuracy are Read more
U.S. Cities to Power Revival in Domestic Travel
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. will have a busy vacation season this summer as cities make a strong Read more
Cirque du Soleil Reopens Vegas Shows in Sign of Vaccine Optimism
(Bloomberg) -- Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, which emerged from court protection Read more
Cirque du Soleil Reopens Vegas Shows in Sign of Vaccine Optimism
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Cirque du Soleil Reopens Vegas Shows in Sign of Vaccine Optimism
April 22, 2021
(Bloomberg) -- Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, which emerged from court protection with new owners last year, will reopen four shows in the coming months, including two in Las Vegas this Read more
5 Powerful Ways Communication Can Improve The Theme Park Experience
Particularly as the world moves on from an era unlike any we’ve ever seen, visitors to leisure, Read more
CDC Says Cruises Possible by Mid-Summer as Tensions Boil Over
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. cruises could resume by mid-summer with restrictions, the Centers for Read more
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Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Selects FranklinCovey’s “Gold Standard” Leadership Development Curriculum To Elevate Leadership Excellence
December 18, 2020
Phoenix, Arizona - Salt Lake City, Utah - Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) and FranklinCovey, a global performance improvement firm, announced today that BWHR has selected Read more
Hotel Effectiveness Partners with Global Industry Leader Aimbridge Hospitality
ATLANTA, GA – Hotel EffectivenessⓇ, the leading provider of labor management software for the Read more
Introducing The Main Course with Barbara Castiglia
MarketScale’s food and beverage publication just got even tastier with The Main Course, a Read more
Hospitality Leaders Predict How COVID-19 is Changing the Industry
Right now, 80% of the hotel rooms in the United States stand empty. As occupancy rates Read more

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What Makes a Modern Merchant?
August 6, 2021
What traits do today’s modern merchants need to succeed in an environment where technology and behavior shift more rapidly than ever? Julie Pike, Chief Merchant at Bonobos, and Angelo Ng, Read more
How a Travel Tech Startup is Solving the Luggage Storage Problem Through Crowdsourcing
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental Read more
As Hotel Bookings Ramps Up, How are Properties Attracting Talent?
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental Read more
Is Your Hotel Operation Ready For A Travel Surge?
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental Read more
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Is Your Hotel Operation Ready For A Travel Surge?
April 15, 2021
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power Read more
Inspiring Hospitality Leaders By Supporting Guests
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies, and environmental Read more
Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Traditional Hospitality
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental Read more
Empowering Women to Pursue Hospitality Leadership Roles
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental Read more
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Empowering Women to Pursue Hospitality Leadership Roles
March 4, 2021
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power Read more
Easing Burnout for Hospitality Employees by Prioritizing Self-Care
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies, and environmental Read more
Evolving Private Transportation for a Brighter Future
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies, and environmental Read more
Why Every Hotel Leader Needs to be a Financial Leader
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental Read more

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Peloton Users are Loyal Fans. Can Hotels Turn This into a New Business Strategy?
September 24, 2021
Key Points: Travelers have made it a point to seek out hotels and accommodations that include a Peloton bike. Peloton acquired Precor for $420 million in December 2020 Read more
How the Short-Term Property Rental Market Is Regaining Control Over its Booking
  The proliferation of hotel and short term rental booking websites Read more
Are Subscriptions for Hotel Discounts a Viable Business Model? It Doesn’t Look Like It
  Only three months after officially launching the Tripadvisor Read more
Are Higher Prices Behind the Dip in Air Travelers?
  According to a survey by MMGY Global, a Kansas City-based travel and Read more
Hospitality
Are Higher Prices Behind the Dip in Air Travelers?
September 21, 2021
  According to a survey by MMGY Global, a Kansas City-based travel and hospitality marketing firm, “luxury travelers” said they expected to take four trips over the next year. Read more
Is the Private-Jet Travel Boom Here to Stay?
The travel habits and expectations for airline passengers have shifted over the Read more
Is Private Aviation Lifting Off or on Cruise Control?
All eyes have been on the rebound of commercial aviation, but ever since travel Read more
It May Be the Perfect Time to Start a Hospitality Business
The hospitality technology space has tremendous space for innovation and fresh Read more
Hospitality
It May Be the Perfect Time to Start a Hospitality Business
September 2, 2021
The hospitality technology space has tremendous space for innovation and fresh ideas right now and its quite possible there has never been a better time to start a business in this Read more
Can Domestic Travel Carry its Weight as International Travel Stays on Pause?
COVID's Delta variant continues its spread, and in turn, U.S. borders remain Read more
Travel Tech Innovator Gives a Vision for Hospitality’s Future
Even as COVID's Delta variant surges across the US, interstate tourism ebbs and Read more
Does Hyatt’s Acquisition of Apple Leisure Group Signal a New Wave of Mergers?
  Hyatt Hotels made a splash this week by announcing that it has agreed to Read more
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Can HMEF’s Education Strategy Pay Off for Maine’s Service Industry?
September 27, 2021
The state of Maine is preparing for continued demand to its hospitality industry, with tax data indicating it's set to beat 2019's $4 billion gross revenue record. Thought this is exciting for the industry at large, it also creates chokepoints in operations; Maine is surpassing gross revenue numbers with 13,000 less employees, according to the HospitalityMaine Read more
Peloton Users are Loyal Fans. Can Hotels Turn This into a New Business Strategy?
September 24, 2021
Key Points: Travelers have made it a point to seek out hotels and accommodations that include a Peloton bike. Peloton acquired Precor for $420 million in December 2020 in order to bolster their presence in the commercial market. Peloton's presence in hotels makes it likely that their competitors will seek to enter that space, as Read more
How the Short-Term Property Rental Market Is Regaining Control Over its Booking
September 22, 2021
  The proliferation of hotel and short term rental booking websites have made property owners lives much easier on paper. But what is the downside of having your business rely on a third party booking site? Will the service ever have your best interest in mind? The host of Say Yes To Travel, Sarah Dandashy, sat down with the Founder and Read more
Are Subscriptions for Hotel Discounts a Viable Business Model? It Doesn’t Look Like It
September 22, 2021
  Only three months after officially launching the Tripadvisor Plus subscription program in the U.S., Tripadvisor will no longer offer immediate discounts and instead move towards giving cash-back after check-in. But why the sudden change? Sarah Dandashy, the host of Say Yes to Travel, weighs in on the roadblocks to the program’s success.
Are Higher Prices Behind the Dip in Air Travelers?
September 21, 2021
  According to a survey by MMGY Global, a Kansas City-based travel and hospitality marketing firm, “luxury travelers” said they expected to take four trips over the next year. But Hilary Kennedy asked Sarah Dandashy, the host of Say Yes To Travel, for the rest of the traveling community, could the rise in airfare be the reason fliers seem to Read more
Is the Private-Jet Travel Boom Here to Stay?
September 10, 2021
The travel habits and expectations for airline passengers have shifted over the last year and half, leading more affluent travelers to consider alternative options to commercial flights. The result has been a boom in private-jet travel, thanks in large part to an increased emphasis on social distancing. We posed the question to the founders of Read more
Is Private Aviation Lifting Off or on Cruise Control?
September 2, 2021
All eyes have been on the rebound of commercial aviation, but ever since travel opened back up in spring 2020, private aviation has been the market to lift off. And it makes sense, as commercial air travel keeps facing unexpected ups and downs in demand with the spread of the Delta variant. The TSA, for example, saw its lowest number of travelers Read more
It May Be the Perfect Time to Start a Hospitality Business
September 2, 2021
The hospitality technology space has tremendous space for innovation and fresh ideas right now and its quite possible there has never been a better time to start a business in this industry, considering the market is fiending for new solutions to elevate the customer experience and build confidence around travel. I touched base with serial Read more
Can Domestic Travel Carry its Weight as International Travel Stays on Pause?
August 26, 2021
COVID's Delta variant continues its spread, and in turn, U.S. borders remain closed to travelers from the EU and U.K., going on almost 550 days. In response to uncertainty around international travel, airlines are now putting a pause on London to New York flights and other classic international routes. Some are waiting until mid-September to make a Read more