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Eat, Sleep and Experience Mzansi Style

In line with promoting local tourism in South Africa (locally known as Mzansi), we talk about authentic Township experiences and introduce some remarkable entrepreneurs that have emerged from these so-called “informal” settlements.

Key Takeaways: AHLA & AAHOA’s – Legislative Action Summit 2017

AHLA and AAHOA held the annual Legislative Action Summit in May in Washington, DC. to bring hundreds of people together to call on members of Congress regarding issues important to the industry. The various issues are described in this article.

2016: Hotel Valuation Index (Asia Pacific – Select Markets)

The Hotel Valuation Index analyses economic as well as hotel-market specific demand and supply dynamics to derive indicative values and future growth trends for the top 32 hotel markets in 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Seven Steps to Food Cost Control

Former FSU hotel school Professor Dukas' Seven Steps to Food Cost Control from his book, "How to Operate a Restaurant" provides a concise list of things to think about to effectively manage food cost.

Room Service or is it Food Delivery?

Room service should be more than just food delivery. This article has reminders for full service hotels and ideas for limited service hotels.

Five Key Takeaways | 2015 BLLA Boutique & Lifestyle Investment Conference

A rapid rise in branded hotel supply over the past several years, among other factors, has created a positive investment environment for boutique and lifestyle hotels.

HVS Perspectives on the All-Inclusive Product

Today's rising popularity of all-inclusive resorts is directly correlated to the value proposition for the guest. The resorts that offer customized products and services with personalized experiences are beneficial to both the owner and the customer.

Fixed Expenses Aren't Really Fixed!

In most hotel P&Ls, usually towards the bottom, is a heading called Non-Operating Income and Expense, formerly known as Fixed Expenses. Few costs are uncontrollable in a hotel. There are simply some expenses which take longer to reduce than others!

Let's Talk About Cost Controls

A hotel manager's most important tasks are making money for the owner and maintaining the asset. Satisfied guests and motivated employees are among the tools, but cost controls are also critical components of the formula.
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