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We asked meeting planners across the US to submit topics for my bi-weekly column for Meetings+Events. A meeting planner from Texas posted, "How about getting guests to RSVP? That is still my biggest challenge!" Well, GJS, I hope some of my suggestions helped. Whether you are...

My first article for Meetings+Events magazines, Pave Your Road with Gold in 2011, was published Monday, January 3rd.  Instead of resolutions, consider these few suggestions to guide you through the new year.  Value remains the most compelling element of the purchasing decision.  Success in 2011, especially in...

Yesterday, Glenn Haussman's column in Hotel Interactive, "Why Experts Are Begging You to Raise Rates," added to the rhythmic drumbeat being heard throughout our industry.  I wrote an article on the same topic last week, citing research presented by hospitality heavy hitters from around the country. ...

Cathy Enz, I could kiss you! During the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit last month, Cathy, a Cornell professor, delivered results from her seven-year study of the hotel slump in the U.S. She found that hotels that held rate or priced above their comp set had...

Was very happy that HotelMarketing.com chose to publish my article http://bit.ly/9FNIJz  in today’s edition  You can also find it on Hotels-Online.com http://bit.ly/9EOH09..   Many hotels are diving into the deep end of the social media pool before they have been taught to swim and they aren’t getting...

Just refilled my coffee cup and read Glenn Haussman’s latest column in Hotel Interactive, “Lodging Industry Must Wake Up to OTA Threat.” I’m still confused about the “threat” that OTC’s pose to our industry.  Certainly, they do occasionally throw their weight around and, most definitely,...

In today’s hospitality world of shrinking revenues and,  even more troubling, shrinking profits, a consultant may be seen as luxury…nice to have but not a real necessity.  With lay-offs, cut-backs, consolidations, and hiring freezes, how can you afford a consultant?   It’s easier than you think. ...