Ramping up for the Future

The focus of this edition is looking forward and ascertaining what organizations are planning to do as the industry begins to climb out of the downturn of the last couple of years. And for my part, I have spent much time contemplating this topic from the perspective of someone with many vested years in the hospitality business.

Ramping up for the Future: Report from the Front Lines of the Hospitality Industry

Lately, when it comes to the hospitality industry, there has been no shortage of good news on the horizon—several major hotel corporations announced a return to profitability in the first quarter. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, spending on hotels and other accommodations increased by 11% during this period. And PricewaterhouseCoopers’ recent U.S.

What are Owner Expectations in Today’s Market?

Are Hoteliers Ready to Rebound in 2011? At last the hospitality industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (hopefully). However, there are many serious concerns yet on the horizon.

Strategies for Success in Today’s Economic Environment: How Hoteliers are responding to the Financial Crisis

In today’s volatile market environment, even yesterday’s dire predictions seem tame. At present, market analysts are changing their predictions day by day.

Building Excellence with Engaged Training

As the result of dramatically improved business intelligence in the hospitality industry, training has taken on an entirely new meaning. The word itself has been liberated from its old use as a reference to skill-based hand-holding; now, training refers to creating knowledge-based excellence.