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Two Schools of Thought in Managing Restaurants

When it comes to restaurant operations, there are two schools of thought in restaurant management: one watches dollars go down the drain, while the other watches dollars come in the front door.

Five Common County Mistakes in Valuing a Hotel or Restaurant for Property Tax Purposes

County Assessors, no matter where they are located, seem to make similar mistakes in valuing a hospitality property for ad valorem tax purposes.

Getting Your Restaurant Ready For The Holiday Season

With the approach of the holiday season, most restaurant managers know that they should stock up on popular menu items, and if located in a snowy climate, they also stock up on snow melt, snow shovels, and discuss snow removal responsibilities with s

Meeting the Challenges of a Slowing Economy

Any uncertainty we may have had about the economy heading into a recession vanished on September 11th.

A Simple Soluton to Impact

While some argue that an additional hotel can create positive impact on the chain by increasing its brand awareness, most impact disputes focus on the potential loss of business when a traveler has a choice between two hotels with identical brands.

Food for Thought

Issues to consider before leasing out a restaurant outlet.

To Cut or not to Cut Rates

In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks in the US, this articles investigates whether hotels should cut rates to face sluggish demand.

Canadian Lodging Outlook September 2002

Have You Revised Your Marketing Plans and Strategies? Conduct Your Sales and Marketing Audit

Canadian Lodging Outlook April 2001

Rising Energy Costs Cause Concern in the Lodging Industry

Canadian Lodging Outlook September 2000

Hotel Internet Services: Where to Start?
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