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Seven Ways to Leverage the Marriott Starwood Loyalty Merger

Billy Kolber | Posted 09.29.2016 | Travel
Billy Kolber

When the Marriott/Starwood merger closed last Friday, the frequent traveler world was surprised with a same-day linkage of the two loyalty programs, i...

What Does Paternity Leave Have to Do with a Company's Success?

FOMIN | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business

By Sanola Daley and Jimena Serrano Sanola Daley is an investment management officer for non-financial products and services at the Inter-American...

"The Most Corrupt Politician in DC?"

Pete Tucker | Posted 06.17.2016 | DC
Pete Tucker

In other states officials go to jail for serious conflicts of interest. In D.C. Jack Evans is cruising unopposed to reelection.

Some Go to Jail - Not Jack Evans

Pete Tucker | Posted 06.06.2016 | DC
Pete Tucker

In New York, two top legislators will soon be reporting to prison. Virginia's former governor is trying to avoid two years behind bars. Meanwhile in D...

Finding My Political Voice

Kathleen Matthews | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Matthews

I believed that it was important for more women to run for office to address the gender gap in Congress, where fewer than one in five representatives are women. Only by getting off the sidelines will women change the dynamic and make sure their voices are added to the mix.

10 Top New and Renewed Boutique Hotels in Northeast US

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Most hotels, if around long enough, go stale after awhile. New, they attract a certain type of traveler and when that type of traveler ages, so does t...

Here's How Complaints Can Improve Your Business

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

The way companies handle complaints can mean the difference between success and failure in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Businesses that tu...

The Marriott-Starwood-Anbang Predicament (And What Every Business Leader Can Learn from It)

David Reimer | Posted 03.24.2017 | Business
David Reimer

The battle playing out between Marriott's desired acquisition of Starwood, and that deal's disruption from China's Anbang Insurance, offer real-time l...

China-Cuba Relations Remain Unaffected By 'Third Party'

Taylor Butch | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home
Taylor Butch

With U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations officially restored, albeit far from ideal, how does this curveball impact China-Cuba relations?

While Washington Argues Policy, Corporations Keep Buying More and More Clean Power

Dan Probst | Posted 02.15.2017 | Green
Dan Probst

By Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services, JLL Don't tell Washington, but corporations are quietly spending billions on clean p...

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Egypt and South Africa--Bucket List Must-Dos

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.22.2017 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

I have always had an interest in traveling to South Africa and Egypt. I was deeply interested in learning about the impact of the apartheid atrocity a...

What the Marriott and Starwood Merger Means for Travelers

Jim Pickell | Posted 11.20.2016 | Travel
Jim Pickell

Earlier this week, Marriott agreed to purchase Starwood in a $12.2 billion deal expected to close in mid-2016. If this transaction closes, it will c...

What The Marriott-Starwood Merger Means For Your Reward Points

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.17.2015 | Travel

News of Marriott buying Starwood left many travelers with the same question: What will happen to my Starwood Preferred Guest points? It's a valid inqu...

What's Loyalty Got to Do With It?

Damian Bazadona | Posted 10.06.2016 | 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.

Corporate Image: The Critical Foundation of Your Brand

Ira Kalb | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Once you craft your corporate image, you need to protect it. The more successful you are, the more jealous competitors, angry customers, and those with an agenda will attack you. You have to be prepared with the following three sets of procedures.

Top Down + Bottom Up = Effective in Haiti

FOMIN | Posted 08.27.2016 | Home

Five years after the cataclysmic earthquake in Haiti, there are encouraging signs of economic activity. In construction, two international chains, Best Western and Marriott, have opened hotels in Port-au-Prince in the last two years.

Diane Guerrero Shares How She Stays Connected To Deported Family

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.19.2015 | Latino Voices

“Some people travel for vacation, to get away from it all. I travel to get to it all,” Diane Guerrero says in a video for Marriott International...

Off-Season Travel Spots Where You Can Avoid ALL The Tourists

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel

Navigating swarms of tourists is quite possibly the most annoying part of a trip for real-deal travelers. So why not avoid them? This spot-on guide sh...

Marriott's #LoveTravels Campaign Celebrates Pride and Equality Around the World

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Shira Lazar

What a historic time we live in! As the world celebrated Pride throughout the month of June, the United States Supreme Court deemed same sex marriage legal and the world came together to prove that #LoveWins.

Marching With Pride and Corporate America

Jordan Roth | Posted 06.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jordan Roth

Long before I was walking, they were marching. The pioneers of gay rights, gay visibility, gay pride first took to the streets of New York City in 1970 to march. And somewhere on this long road, a company started marching, too. And then another and another. First to us, then for us, then as us.

Carly Ledbetter

Could TripAdvisor's New Partnership Mean Skewed Hotel Ratings? | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel

TripAdvisor announced a new partnership with Marriott International on Wednesday afternoon, and some travel industry watchers are wondering if it will...

10 Common Mistakes Managers Make That Hurt Their Business

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.12.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Fortunately (and unfortunately) many people that start and run a business often don't know the problems and difficulties they are likely to face. Why do I say fortunately? If they knew about all these problems, they probably would not start the business in the first place.

Puerto Rico's Top Five Foodie Secrets

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Over the last decade, Puerto Rico has become the Culinary Capitol of the Caribbean. The key to Travel on your Tongue, is "go where the tourists ain't," to find the authentic flavors that will make you drool long after you get back home. You won't find these places on your own. Luckily, I'm here to help.

Paul Blumenthal

Kathleen Matthews Made An Awkward Donation For A Future Democratic Candidate | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former D.C. news anchor Kathleen Matthews is expected to enter the race for Maryland’s open 8th District seat soon. As a Democratic co...

Free in NYC: Enjoy These Rare Moments

Erik Seide | Posted 05.15.2016 | New York
Erik Seide

New York City is a place where most of its residents spend at least half of their paychecks just on rent and a night on the town could cost as much a plane ticket to Europe.