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They Will Know We Are Christian by... Our Fear?

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

The call to welcome the refugee is practically an essential tenant of Christianity, and yet after the Paris terrorists attacks, many Christians are calling to halt our (already paltry) resettlement of Syrian refugees.

Why Working in the Service Industry Sets You Up for Success

Holly Rust | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Holly Rust

In a world where trophies are given for effort and we coddle our kids more than we'd like to admit, it's important we prepare young people for what th...

Christian Truth, Muscular Hospitality, and the Reception of Refugees

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Truth can be hard to find, although the search has been going on for thousands of years. "Truth lies wrapped up and hidden in the depths," said Seneca...

The MP Shift Have A New Model For Imagining & Developing Hospitality Spaces

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 11.13.2015 | New York
Elizabeth Baudouin

The Cool Kids is a series documenting creative humans shaping present day society with their work and outlook. AMY MORRIS AND ANNA POLONSKY | THE MP...

To Eat (or Not to Eat) Unclean Meat

Steve Gertz | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Steve Gertz

My wife and I, both of whom are Christians, once had some Muslim friends over for a meal, and we made the mistake of offering them meat that was not halal. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, halal means 'permissible' in Arabic.

Travels to Turkey

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Bisila Bokoko

There is no greater thrill than that of traveling! It is a part of me, and a part of my work as well. I cannot get enough of visiting the archaic and ...

Pitbull to Christen Norwegian Cruise Line's Newest and Biggest Cruise Ship Yet

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Norwegian Cruise, the third largest cruise line, is intent on giving market leaders Carnival and Royal Caribbean a run for the competitive market share of passenger money by adding the newest cruise ship in the world to its 14-vessel fleet.

What a Southern Mama Taught Me About Hospitality

Tammy Moyle | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Tammy Moyle

What this Southern Mama taught me about hospitality is to make sure your guests know you care about them. It isn't about impressing them with your house decor or cooking, but rather you are welcoming them into your house to show them you care.

Interfaith Prayer in Marsh Chapel, or How a Rabbinical Student Ended Up in Church

Benjamin Barer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Barer

Growing up, churches were simply buildings that I did not enter. Not because I felt unwelcome by Christians, but because I didn't even know any of them in the first place.

What's Loyalty Got to Do With It?

Damian Bazadona | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

In the hospitality business, truly connecting with today's tech-savvy guest does not mean beating the OTAs at their own game. Rather, hospitality experts must crack the new code of consumer loyalty, as I discovered talking to Larry Cassenti of Marriott International.

Sacrificial Love and Where Our Stuff Ranks

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Kathleen Shumate

So maybe the issue isn't solely how much something costs, but instead what we love most, and where our stuff ranks. Do we love people more, or things? Do we invite our neighbor in gladly, embracing his dignity and the privilege of knowing him, or do his sweat and coarseness pollute our home?

The Faithful Shopper: Life Is a Party, Plan Perfectly

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Parties are one of life's true pleasures, but planning them can be a real problem. After all, there's food to prepare, a venue to secure, entertainmen...

TechTable Update: What's Next in the Tech/Hospitality Pipeline?

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

Leaders from the tech, hospitality, and venture capital spheres met for the one-day TechTable summit held in New York September 10. The conference,...

More Mega Cruise Ships On The Way

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The arrival of a mega ship could double a small port's population by adding an entire city of sick people. Moreover, the larger mega cruise ships will, by having more people aboard, increase the passengers' risk of outbreaks of illnesses like the norovirus.

What Does it Really Take to get a Bartender to Hate you?

Dan Miles | Posted 09.08.2015 | Comedy
Dan Miles

Bartender's are a hardy breed, who, safe behind the polished mahogany, genuinely believe they are immune to anything the customer can throw at them, only to learn that we've been evolving.

Hospitality sector: A closer look at trends and concerns - What hiring managers should know

Lisa Schwarz | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Lisa Schwarz

The world of travel is changing - the sector is booming again, chains such as Air BnB have become the largest and most successful corporations in the business today. Travel websites are exploding with traffic.


Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 09.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

What I loved about my weekend away, almost ( I said almost) more than the flowers, was the way my friends are so protective of each other.

10 Reasons Why Studying Hospitality in Switzerland Has Changed My Life

College Tourist | Posted 08.31.2015 | College
College Tourist

These internships gave me the opportunity to fully immerse myself in a new country and culture. I was able to live and work in Hong Kong, Ireland and the UAE. Working in these countries gave me the opportunity to have real-life work experience that I couldn't get in a classroom setting.

How Hospitality Became My First Love

Lina Stahl | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Lina Stahl

Do you really speak Swedish? I was admiring the pretty blonde girl greeting us at the reception in Lyon, France. Not only was she born in Sweden, sh...

Why Your CEO Needs to be Tweetin'

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Twitter's information is in real time, fast moving and can be customized to appeal to specific demographics. It makes me wonder why more C-Suite executives from the hospitality industry aren't using Twitter to reach a broader audience.

Being of Service

Claudia Ruby Scrase | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ruby Scrase

I am happy to report I am still thriving in the service industry, but this time I am in full control. I learned an important lesson, that even sometimes in the hospitality industry it's OK to say "No."

Combating Human Trafficking in the Hotel Industry

Bradley Myles | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Bradley Myles

If our society is to truly eradicate human trafficking, it is essential that the hotel industry recognize the central role it plays in not only responding to modern slavery, but preventing it in the first place.

Had Dylann Roof Listened, He Might Have Heard the Voice of God at Mother Emanuel

Samuel L. Adams | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Samuel L. Adams

The Bible study that night focused on where the sower places the seed and the imagery of soil to describe various responses to God's work in the world. I do not know what Minister Pinckney and the others present specifically discussed as they engaged the text, but the actual verses are compelling.

Hotels: 2.5 Million Scams But Oodles of Mobile Potential

Andre Bourque | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

The future of the rich experience hotel is a mobile one. Let's hope industry advancements help us differentiate the good guys from the scammers, with a bon voyage to the latter.

Paraguay: A Lost Paradise and a Land of Opportunity in the Heart of South America

Lorena Rios | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Lorena Rios

Throughout the event, Paraguay was hardly mentioned until a Financial Innovation session where Sharath Dorbala, Vice-President of Amdocs Management, USA briefly commented about the experience of Mobile Financial Services as a success story in Paraguay.