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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.

20 Ways To Legally Evict Your Houseguests

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.21.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I'm thrown into a panic when I know guests will spend the night. I gather clutter into garbage bags and toss them into the garage where they languish for months. I frantically dust and am amazed at the true color of the furniture.

VIDEO: Wine Service at Eleven Madison Park, with Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson

Open for Business | Posted 05.08.2015 | Taste
Open for Business

There's an art to superior service, and the team at Eleven Madison Park has mastered it. The restaurant has earned three Michelin stars, a four-star review in The New York Times, and a coveted spot on San Pellegrino's list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, among many other accolades.

12 Things You Don't Understand About Being A Restaurant Hostess

Thrillist | Posted 05.05.2015 | Taste

Few understand the plight of the host/hostess.

Evolving Social Norms: Shared Economy Apps Do More Than Disrupt Business Models

Sabine Kobayter | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Sabine Kobayter

Making sure that your apartment is guest-ready and that your car smells like sweet mandarin and lime may not be something you do regularly, but when the incentive is cash, you somehow find the time to get it done.

Wellness Travel

Debra Duneier | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Debra Duneier

Wellness is about awareness and making choices that promote a healthy and fulfilling life. On a personal front our wellness is impacted by many components including emotional, physical, social, spiritual, occupational, and environmental.

Women in Business Q&A: Logan Rich Chabina, EVP and CMO, EMM Group

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Logan Rich Chabina is the Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer responsible for the events, marketing and public relations divisions at E...

Destination Haiti

Bill Marriott | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Bill Marriott

I've worked on a lot of development deals, but none have involved a former U.S. President, celebrities and our associates. It's an incredible story...

Spa Superstars: Hidden in Plain View

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

If the spa industry truly wants to recoup the revenue that keeps walking out of the door, then maybe it's time to try something new.

Stop Being the Bottleneck in Your Own Business

Kelsey Recht | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Kelsey Recht

In the early days a founder needs to do everything and be a jack of all trades. Often the difference between success and failure is whether you complete the task yourself. However, as a founder, when do you become the exact obstacle to success?

The Communion Table Is Open

Tom F. Driver | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion
Tom F. Driver

The rear door of the chapel opened, and in came a man wearing a chef's hat and pushing a food cart loaded with hot dogs and beer. Coming down the center aisle, he called out in a loud voice: "Free food!" To me, that's what Communion is all about.

Women in Business Q&A: Kelly Roberts, Historic Mission Inn & Spa

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kelly Roberts graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and additionally earned a degree in law. She is an entrepreneur who invests in Real Estate, apartments and other interesting businesses. Kelly is an equestrian and her hobbies include mixed martial arts and Pilates.

Women in Business Q&A: Julianna Melamed-Freid, Director of Marketing & Events, The Sanctuary Hotel

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Julianna Melamed-Freid is the Director of Marketing & Events at The Sanctuary Hotel in the heart of NYC. She is responsible for proactively soliciting...

Women in Business Q&A: Carolyne Vale, Co-Founder, Wilson Vale

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Carolyne Vale co-founded Wilson Vale in 2002 with her husband, Andrew Wilson, on £50k capital and 'a laptop and a pencil'. The couple initially ran t...

Calling All Travel Companies: Don't Let Consumers Get Away This Holiday Season

Jim Yu | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
Jim Yu

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes big implications for marketers in the business of travel. According to AAA, last year 94.5 million Americans traveled 50+ miles from home during the year-end holiday season -- and this year is expected to be no different.

I Built a Business That People Told Me Not to Build

Kelsey Recht | Posted 01.31.2015 | Small Business
Kelsey Recht

Regardless of how brilliant of an idea you may have you need to be prepared for the negativity you'll hear when others try and tell you how to build, or what not to build.

Handy Hospitality Translator: Bartender to Customer

Dan Miles | Posted 12.29.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

Bartender - Voice of reason in a sea of Jägermeister. From the word Bartenderus, Latin for Underpaid Badass Head Bartender - Guy that does the man...

Last Night I Had Dinner With the Angels!

John Koshy | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion
John Koshy

I woke up early this morning, lay in bed thinking to myself, "It's a holiday today, that's nice ... I don't have to go to work. But what happened to a...