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Learn how Kevin Brown went from Guest Services Manager to Product Marketer at a $30B dollar hotel... | Hotel Tech Report — February 17, 2019

Working as a front desk agent at a hotel is insanely hard work. Hotel guests have extremely high expectations: they want to be checked in fast, they want amazing service, a 24/7 smile and they want to be upgraded to the best room for free. They want you to know everything about them but not too much that it's creepy. They want friendly conversation but they don't want you to talk too much. Check-in systems break down, reservations are lost, overbookings happen and so much more can go wrong that is completely out of your control.

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A Transformed Medellin Grapples with Its Violent Past and 7 Other Tourism Trends this Week | — February 16, 2019

This week in tourism, Medellin figures out how to talk about its complicated past, a surf town in California's Newport Beach plays up its luxury attractions, and rail travel becomes the number one priority for booking platforms in Asia.

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What Is Your Fitness Club Membership Guest Policy? | Gym Insight Blog — February 16, 2019

Have you ever heard about black swans? If not it's because these birds are alien to the Northern Hemisphere. When you think of the graceful birds that inhabit lakes and rivers, you probably think of a magnificent white waterfowl with a long and graceful neck.

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Rapid rise of cannabis related tourism helps fuel the market growth | 4hoteliers.com — February 16, 2019

Tourism is one of the major economic drivers for many countries and many tourists travel aboard for vacations to see dazzling landscapes and bustling city-life and in turn, tourism drives revenue for many businesses such as food, retail, and hospitality, but now it is also helping bolster the cannabis industry.

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Manmade Islands: A Modern Solution to Urban Overpopulation? | 4hoteliers.com — February 16, 2019

For many of today's cities long used to building upwards, building outwards is becoming a more viable option as manmade islands are floated as a solution to overcrowding and rising land prices.

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What does the INTELITY merger mean for your hotel technology strategy? | Hotel Tech Report — February 15, 2019

If you're like most hotel owners and managers you're probably being pitched by dozens of technology vendors each week. Some of these vendors are specialists that deliver a single service or functionality and others pitch a bundled approach' or one-stop-shop'.

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Turkey Tops European Tourism Growth...Again | skift.com - Destinations — February 15, 2019

It was only a couple of years ago that the Turkish tourism industry was on its knees. How quickly things can change.

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Egypt anticipates pre-Arab Spring visitor numbers | Hotel Management — February 15, 2019

According to a recent report from Capital Economics, Egypt's tourism sector is on track to reach levels not seen since 2010, the year before the Arab Spring sparked political unrest and devastated incoming tourism numbers.

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U.S. Industrial Output Declines 0.6% in January | — February 15, 2019

U.S. industrial production unexpectedly dipped 0.6% in January, with across-the-board weakness raising alarms that the economy has hit a soft patch. The decline in output, which appears to reflect rising protectionism and decelerating economic growth around the world, was the first since May 2018. Economists had expected a gain of 1%.

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Choice Hotels Touts Its Tech Partnerships with Google and Amazon | — February 15, 2019

Will voice-enabled booking for hotels actually take off? Guess we'll find out first with Choice Hotels' partnership with Google.

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