Articles by tag: Say Yes To Travel

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

27% of Consumers Are Stuck in the Loyalty Program Dark Ages.

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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Rising Pressures in Travel Industry Could Impact Your Trip Security

Commentary: Effective August 1, 2021, the Costa Rican government will require inbound unvaccinated tourists to have $50,000 in travel  insurance coverage for medical expenses, including for COVID-related issues, as well as $2,000 in coverage for quarantine lodging expenses due to COVID. Right now, Costa Rica is the only country with this kind of specific…

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Coaching Hospitality Leaders to Develop Sustainable Energy

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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For The Love of Travel Is Trying to Change How You Travel

The passion for travel can inspire more than just memories—it can also become a successful career. That’s the story of Tara Cappel, Founder and CEO of For the Love of (FTLO) Travel and Sojrn. She joined host Sarah Dandashy on Say Yes to Travel to talk about travel trends and her launch of Sojrn. “Travel has always been…

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What Is In Store for the Travel World This Fall?

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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Adding Flexibility to an Archaic Real Estate Landscape

On this episode of Say Yes To Travel, Host Sarah Dandashy talked with Jason Fudin, Co-Founder and CEO of WhyHotel, a hospitality platform, and operator focusing on multifamily buildings. It operates pop-up hotels out of the vacancy of newly built luxury apartments during the initial lease-up process. They talked about Fudin’s career, his time…

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The U.S. Eases Travel Bans. Will Travel Reach Sky High Levels?

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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Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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The Future of Business Success Lies in Real-Time Feedback and Sales Process Automation
May 22, 2024

Amid the rapid pace of technological advancements, sales processes are undergoing significant changes. Companies are increasingly pressured to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and customer satisfaction. According to Forrester’s 2023 report, a staggering 90% of global business buyers experienced stalled purchasing processes due to economic headwinds, emphasizing the importance of price transparency and the need for…

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Stenograph, LLC Announces Thaly Palanisamy as New President
May 22, 2024

Stenograph, LLC is pleased to announce Thaly Palanisamy as president. In his role, Mr. Palanisamy will guide Stenograph in executing its strategic vision: Empowering the capture, preservation, and accessibility of verbatim records. “Thaly’s leadership skills, combined with the Stenograph strategy deployed by our talented team, will ensure success as we charter our course for the…

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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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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…

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Does Hyatt’s Acquisition of Apple Leisure Group Signal a New Wave of Mergers?
August 19, 2021

Hyatt Hotels made a splash this week by announcing that it has agreed to buy resort operator Apple Leisure Group for $2.7 billion in cash. Sarah Dandashy, host of MarketScale’s Say Yes to Travel, weighs in about the state of the industry and what we can expect as 2021 marches on. In this soundbite, she…

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Leadership in the Hospitality Space and Importance of a Social Media Community
August 12, 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.   With so much change in the hospitality industry, many stakeholders are seeking new ideas, inspiration, and solving challenges. Hotel owner, operator and…

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Have People Stopped Making Travel Decisions Based on Price?
August 6, 2021

The state of travel for both business and leisure is still largely in flux as reopening unfolds. With that in mind, Sarah Dandashy, host of MarketScale’s Say Yes to Travel, answered a few questions about the state of the industry and what we can expect as 2021 marches on. In this soundbite, she shared her…

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How to Support the Hospitality Workforce
August 5, 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.   Will hospitality ever be the same? Should it be? What has the industry and world learned since the pandemic? These are some…

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Have We Seen a Shift in the Perception of Business Travel?
August 4, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t officially stall all business travel, but much of the world’s business has been conducted remotely for more than a year. So, with reopening underway, has there now been a shift in the way we perceive the necessity of traveling for business? MarketScale Say Yes to Travel host Sarah Dandashy weighed in….

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Is Europe Open for Business Travel?
July 30, 2021

With reopening marching forward, many organizations are looking to get their team members back on flights and back to in-person events where they can network, close deals, highlight products and more. But what’s the status for traveling for business to Europe? What does your organization need to know? Sarah Dandashy, host of MarketScale’s Say Yes…

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Will Blockchain Shift The Power In The Home-Sharing Economy?
July 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.   We are entering into a new era of travel, and it’s interesting to see how it’s shifting. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the…

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