Articles by tag: Sarah Dandashy

Paris Olympics Could Transform European Travel for Non-Olympic Tourists

As the Paris Olympics draw near, the excitement is palpable not just for the sports enthusiasts but also for the travel and hospitality sectors all across Europe. The major sporting event promises a significant influx of visitors, not only to France but to neighboring countries as well, poised to experience a surge in tourism….

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Detroit’s Draft Week Success: Hotels Can Bank on Event Tourism by Working in Conjunction with Major Events

During the NFL draft week in Detroit last month, the city achieved an unprecedented spike in hotel revenues, marking a significant milestone in its economic landscape. This surge is a reflection of a broader trend seen in other major cities during major events. It further demonstrates just how impactful event-driven tourism is on local…

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To Balance Costs and Quality in Hospitality, Consider Embracing Gig-Based Staffing Solutions

In the current economic climate, hotel owners and operators constantly seek ways to balance rising costs and maintain high-quality guest experiences. One effective strategy is embracing gig-based staffing solutions. This approach mitigates the financial strain caused by traditional staffing methods and provides the flexibility required to adapt to fluctuating demands. Sarah Dandashy, a…

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Increased Travel Demands and Tech Trends Set to Redefine Guest and Travel Experiences in the Hospitality Industry

The world is emerging from the constraints of the pandemic and travel habits and consumer expectations have noticeably shifted, reshaping the hotel and hospitality industry landscape. Americans, in particular, are not only returning to travel but are increasing the frequency of their trips, reflecting a robust rebound in leisure and business travel experiences. This…

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Extended-Stay Hotels Must Analyze Markets & Embrace Flexible Options for Sustained Growth

The extended stay hotel market, once riding high on unprecedented growth, has recently faced a dip in occupancy rates. This downturn marks a significant shift from the robust expansion observed over the past years, driven by a surge in guests who preferred longer stays due to various economic and lifestyle factors. Despite this, the…

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AAHOACON24 Seeks to Help Hotel Owners and Operators Overcome Challenges and Maximize Opportunities

As the hospitality industry anticipates AAHOACON 2024, a pivotal gathering, hotel owners and operators find themselves on the cusp of transformative change. The industry, Having weathered the storm of pandemic-driven shifts, faces a landscape dotted with daunting challenges and unprecedented opportunities. Innovations in technology, shifting market dynamics, and evolving consumer expectations are sculpting a…

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Travelers Seek EV Charging at Hotels and Resorts. Is It Time for Hoteliers to Invest in Infrastructure?

How are hotels and resorts responding to the adoption of EVs, which hit roughly 10% of the global market in 2022? There is a lot of opportunity for the hospitality industry to increase EV charging at hotels and resorts, and give travelers another reason to seek their establishment out over the competition. Business and…

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Applied Digital’s Executive Leadership Commitment to Safety
May 22, 2024

This video explores the profound impact of Applied Digital’s executive leadership view commitment to safety. It highlights the key initiatives led by senior executives to foster a culture where safety is paramount. A standout strategy is the incorporation of a ‘safety moment’ at the start of every meeting, designed to heighten safety awareness from…

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At Applied Digital, Employee Safety is #1
May 22, 2024

At Applied Digital, employee safety transcends mere compliance—it’s a core value that defines our corporate ethos. This video underlines the importance of creating a robust health and safety environment, ensuring every team member returns home safely daily, and fostering a positive and secure workplace atmosphere. By prioritizing safety above all, including production, Applied Digital…

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Wine Investment Has a Promising Future With Technology Pushing it Forth
May 22, 2024

Because investment opportunities are often shifting, wine investment is gaining some significant attention. With traditional markets experiencing volatility and uncertainty, investors are increasingly looking towards unique assets like fine wine and spirits to diversify their portfolios. The potential for appreciation over time, combined with the enjoyment of owning a tangible asset, has made wine…

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Crystal Springs Resort Re-engages Maestro PMS’ All-In-One Multi-Property Solution to Boost Hotel and Spa Operations
May 21, 2024

After a brief hiatus, the premier golf and spa destination returns to Maestro PMS to improve on-property communications and unify operations; Visit Maestro in Booth #1844 at HITEC Charlotte. MARKHAM, Ontario — May 21, 2024 — Nestled in the Appalachian Valley is the Crystal Springs Resort featuring two hotels – Minerals Hotel and Grand Cascades…

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Bargain Travelers Beware: Hotel Rates to Remain High This Summer
February 9, 2023

Travelers hoping for a hotel rate reprieve this summer after last year’s higher room rates may need to perform some extra legwork to find a bargain. Marriott reports they will feature higher hotel rates this year per room, although travelers shouldn’t expect the percentage hikes to be anywhere near as high as they…

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Thanksgiving Travel Finally Sees a Rebound, Only 3% Behind 2019 Levels
November 25, 2021

While travel is ramping up this year compared to 2021’s holiday season, it is doing so to a much greater extent than anyone had anticipated. Host Sarah Dandashy from Marketscale’s podcast Say Yes to Travel shared, “AAA projects that more than 53.4 million people with travel this Thanksgiving.” Surprisingly, she added that “This is…

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27% of Consumers Are Stuck in the Loyalty Program Dark Ages. Can Hospitality Brands Get Them More Engaged?
November 23, 2021

In this episode of Say Yes to Travel, Host Sarah Dandashy invited Jon Wolfe, CEO of House Advantage on the show. The two discuss Wolfes’ background in the gaming industry, his move to owning businesses that center on a consumer loyalty program and understanding consumers’ habits. They later dive into the importance of using the…

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The Biggest Takeaways Hoteliers Need from New Book “Hospitality from Within”
November 16, 2021

Commentary: Big news in the hospitality space as our very own host of Say Yes to Travel, Sarah Dandashy, has a new book on the shelves, Hospitality From Within, and it’s available for pre-order today! We wanted to catch up with Sarah and find out what her inspiration for writing this book was; Sarah…

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Coaching Hospitality Leaders to Develop Sustainable Energy
October 29, 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 travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   Being a leader in any industry is challenging. It can be even more so in the hospitality sector because of the pressure…

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What Is In Store for the Travel World This Fall?
October 4, 2021

Key Points: Despite the reopening of borders, the focus will still be on domestic travel. A big factor of the rebound in the travel industry was due to leisure travel but due to schools being open and employees returning to the office, leisure travel numbers are decreasing. Road trips are remaining popular despite the airline…

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The U.S. Eases Travel Bans. Will Travel Reach Sky High Levels?
September 30, 2021

Starting in November, the U.S. will be open to all visitors who are able to provide proof of vaccination. Prior to this foreign travelers would have to quarantine for 14 days before entering the U.S. The estimated cost of limiting foreign travel to the U.S. has cost the tourism and hospitality industries $198 million per…

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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,…

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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.

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