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“The pandemic hit the industry hard, but we saw it as an opportunity to redesign our business.”
Lund stressed that every department head needs financial literacy. “Leaders need to be fully functional, managing their departments and their numbers,” he said.
The pandemic put a halt on most trips, whether for work or pleasure. Cruises are some of the most popular types and a significant partner to Luggage Forward.
The book was once only 22 pages, and now it’s 350. The properties worked to ensure they were compliant with all government regulations and best practices.
Cruising is an experience-driven type of travel, so they’ll be looking at new ways to make connections but ensure safety.
The “train effect” became popular for travelers in 2020, as Martini explained, “One, rail travel lends itself to private travel, and second, many of the routes have destinations at national parks, which were very popular...
According to research by Destination Analysts, 47% of Americans would feel either happy or very happy to receive a travel-related gift this holiday season
As far as the concierge profession goes, the most significant change—which lends itself perfectly to the nature of a concierge—is the need to wear multiple hats.
Historically, business travel dominated the industry; thus, most hoteliers concentrated primarily on appealing to those traveling for work
Despite travel restrictions around the globe, Melnick has still been able to create travel content.
SGS is also working on a COVID-19 testing program for travelers where PCR or antigen tests can be performed so that people can prove they are allowed to travel.
This week Sarah sits down with the the dynamic mother-daughter duo, behind Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) and Stay Boutique.
In today's interview, Brittany Noelle, the founder of Black Women Travels, shared some of her experiences in travel as a young black woman and what she is doing to help encourage more options for black...
This week Say Yes To Travel explores how a hotel partnering with John Hopkins Medicine International translates into the guest experience.
This week on Say Yes To Travel, Sarah discusses key developments that are happening around the world that will facilitate the return of international travel on a large scale.
When it comes to hotel marketing, travelers do not want to read about deals. Deals are not driving traffic these days. Cleanliness and safety are more important.
In late September, we saw through a series of studies that people were still very eager to travel. But, as the fourth quarter of 2020 kicks off and we start winding toward the holidays, will...
On this week's episode of Say Yes to Travel, we got to sit down with Jonathan Capps, Vice President of Revenue, and Gavin Royster, Director of Development, at Charlestowne Hotels.
To prepare for an international flight, we found ourselves jumping through hoops to get a COVID test 72 hours prior to her flight.
Sarah Dandashy is fresh off of her first "real" pandemic trip. She took a road trip to Sedona a month ago, but this trip included not only her first flight, but an international flight and...
With his social media expertise, Calvin Tilokee has spent his 2020 bridging the gap between hotels and social media strategy.
Polls have found that destinations within 300 miles seems to be the comfort zone of most Americans—indicating this could be the summer of road trips.
Concierge Timothy DeRodeff, who is also vice president of the Los Angeles Concierge Association, shares his story about the shutdown and getting back to work.
Many travelers have had their attention on flights and hotels, but avid cruisers are eagerly awaiting for the green light to cruise again.