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Launch of FCS Analytics Provides Hoteliers with Total Business Intelligence Solution

Hospitality Industry News - 1 hour 12 min ago
FCS Computer Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive hospitality guest services applications and solution design services, announces the launch of FCS Analytics V1.1, the latest addition to the company's growing portfolio of hotel technology solutions. A new state-of-the-art business intelligence platform, FCS Analytics offers a comprehensive overview of a hotel's entire operation through a single interface that fully integrates vital data from FCS and third party property systems. By providing complete customisation of the data that is presented in user-friendly analytical reports, FCS Analytics V1.1 ensures that hotels are equipped with the precise information needed to make informed decisions that maximise property efficiency and revenue.
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Caribbean Hotel Profits Suffer In 2016

Hospitality Industry News - 1 hour 42 min ago
CBRE Hotels Americas Research announced that the average Caribbean hotel in its survey sample suffered a 4.7 percent decrease in gross operating profit (GOP) during 2016, according to its newly released twelfth edition of Caribbean Trends® in the Hotel Industry. This decline in profitability follows four consecutive years of double-digit increases in GOP.
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I have my Exit Survey Results…now what? | By Richard Evans

Hospitality Industry News - 1 hour 43 min ago
In 1985 I was fortunate to sit next to the general manager of the Waldorf Astoria at Cornell's general manager program. His presentation on exit surveying affected my hospitality life for the next 30 years! When I returned home I put what I had learned into play. I started a small exit survey business on the side and put a program into over 20 hotels. By following the exact "Waldorf" model, these hotels received a 63% average response from every guest that stayed with them. Who could argue? This was an amazing result. I'll share one of the tallied feedback reports with you below.
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Using Agile Marketing in 2018 to Maximize Results, While Minimizing Risk | By Alan Young

Hospitality Industry News - 1 hour 45 min ago
It's no secret — the process of building out your 2018 business plan and marketing strategy can, more often than not, feel like gambling. Are you going to wager all your chips (marketing dollars) on black or red, odd or even? Should you make a high bet, or an inside bet? What happens if your bet is a bust? Did you just gamble away the potential success of your business or product?
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The Hospitality Industry in Poland Begins to Reap the Benefits of Slow-Building Tourist Gains

Hospitality Industry News - 1 hour 46 min ago
There is a certain progression that takes place in the hospitality industry when a country becomes a vibrant space for business. First, tourists begin to flock there in increased numbers, thus raising demand for hotels. This draws interest from multiple global brands, which is the second step in the progression. Last, the investors begin to match the interest from the brands, thereby raising the country's profile in global hospitality.
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Ministry of Education Offices Moving From Long Condemned Building - WINN FM

Electrical - 1 hour 46 min ago

Ministry of Education Offices Moving From Long Condemned Building
WINN FM
(WINN) The Education Media Unit (EMU) and the St. Kitts and Nevis Education Learning Fund (SELF), both departments within the Ministry of Education, are in the process of moving from their offices in the building formerly known as the Physical Planning ...

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Meyer Jabara Hotels Celebrating 40 Years of Strength in Hospitality

Hospitality Industry News - 1 hour 48 min ago
What is the key to success and longevity in hospitality? For William Meyer and Richard Jabara, founding partners of Meyer Jabara Hotels, it's having mutual respect between partners and bringing no ego to work each day. With 2017 marking the 40th anniversary of this privately-owned and family-operated hotel company, Meyer and Jabara are sharing their insight on beating the odds, overcoming challenges, learning lessons and cultivating best practices in an industry fashioned by economic uncertainty and wrought with technological change.
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Voyat Debuts Voyat Black, Latest Platform Release that Brings Hotels and Guests Even Closer Together

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 9 min ago
Voyat, the company that helps hospitality brands use custom communications to drive direct bookings, today launched Voyat Black, the latest platform release that builds on the Voyat eCommerce Optimization Platform to target high-value traffic with data-driven and highly-relevant messages. The new features go further than ever before in helping hotel brands enhance customer interaction and boost direct revenue.
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trivago creates a stand-alone sales subsidiary to accelerate hotel direct business

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 13 min ago
trivago, a leading global hotel metasearch, announces the foundation of trivago Hotel Relations GmbH, a new wholly-owned subsidiary that will foster strong direct relationships with independent hotels. The company will focus on empowering hoteliers around the world to be more competitive online and to drive more direct bookings through their hotel websites.
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Readying students for the future through career and technical education - Hillcountrynews

Electrical - 2 hours 13 min ago

Readying students for the future through career and technical education
Hillcountrynews
His employer covered the cost of additional training and education and eight years later, Eric had become a licensed master electrician — without any college debt —earning more than $70,000 per year. He is now an electrical inspector for the city and ...

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Building Trades project house graduates at the top of its class - Canyon Courier

Building Trades - 2 hours 27 min ago

Building Trades project house graduates at the top of its class
Canyon Courier
For anybody who still doubts that vocational education is alive and well in the mountain area, 2,200 square feet of eye-pleasing, energy-efficient and perfectly appointed proof just went on the market.

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Next-Generation Hotel Property Management Systems: Everything You Need to Know

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 37 min ago
Last month, Starfleet Research, the leading provider of best practices IT market research for the hospitality industry, announced the release of The 2017 Smart Decision Guide to Hotel Property Management Systems. It is now available for complimentary access.
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Two Formerly Rival Hotel Technology Vendors Come Together to Create Something Special for The Greenwich Hotel

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 59 min ago
ALICE, the operations platform that empowers hotels to deliver a better guest experience through consistently excellent service, is celebrating a successful year of partnership with New York City's Greenwich Hotel and Alta, the tablet provider that enhances a guest's stay by allowing users to discover and request available goods and services.
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Hotels to realise greater ancillary growth with new event ticket sales tool

Hospitality Industry News - 2 hours 59 min ago
New event ticketing software that empowers hotels to boost their revenue by selling tickets to events has been released by Guestline, the global hospitality software business. Online Ticket Sales integrates fully with Guestline's Rezlynx property management system and the add-on Advanced Conference and Banqueting Manager. Hoteliers benefit from a web solution that can securely take payment, manage availability and seamlessly combine room rate offers if required.
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Cendyn Opens Office In Munich, Germany After Seeing Continued Growth In EMEA Region

Hospitality Industry News - 3 hours 24 min ago
Cendyn, the leading CRM and sales platform in the hospitality industry is broadening its reach in EMEA by opening a second European office in Munich, Germany in addition to its existing office in the United Kingdom."Europe has been an exceptional region of growth for us over the past couple of years and our continued commitment of local resources for our clients is always at the forefront of that growth." says John Seaton, Managing Director, EMEA & APAC. "We're seeing that hoteliers are more and more aware of the changing digital landscape in the industry. They understand the need to invest in technology partners that can provide them with the platform and solutions they need to stay competitive and use data in the right way, to engage and drive loyalty with their guests."Cendyn's CRM Suite provides a guest intelligence and loyalty solution that can easily handle complex interfaces, provide marketing automation and leverage real-time data to provide personalized one-to-one communications for every guest, no matter what channel they came through. By targeting the right guests, at the right time, with the right message, hoteliers are able to cut through the noise of the crowded hospitality industry with personalized multi-channel campaigns that showcase and drive awareness of their brand.Cendyn's Munich office is another step of continued growth internationally. With teams located in the UK, Singapore, Germany, across Canada and the USA, Cendyn proudly serves over 30,000 clients across the globe and continues to offer the most complete set of innovative software and services in the industry, covering hotel marketing, guest engagement, group sales and event management.
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Working together - Sampson Independent

Industrial Education - 3 hours 43 min ago

Sampson Independent

Working together
Sampson Independent
According to Katie Brown, director of Customized Training, the program will provide business and industry education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing businesses in Sampson County. Through the program, the local college uses ...

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School of Engineering Senior Charlie Harris Earns Association of Old Crows Scholarship - Mercer News

Electrical - 3 hours 47 min ago

Mercer News

School of Engineering Senior Charlie Harris Earns Association of Old Crows Scholarship
Mercer News
MACON – Mercer University School of Engineering senior Charlie Harris is one of only two students nationwide to receive a scholarship from the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation for 2017. AOC is an organization for individuals who ...

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When Removing Barriers to Career-Tech-Ed Programs Gets Tricky - Education Week (blog)

Automotive Education - 3 hours 53 min ago

Education Week (blog)

When Removing Barriers to Career-Tech-Ed Programs Gets Tricky
Education Week (blog)
This week, Philadelphia school district leaders announced that 8th grade students will no longer need stellar records to be admitted to its four career and technical education high schools. They'll be able to apply for spots through a lottery. In the ...

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Sonoma County manufacturers reach out to students on industry's career appeal - North Bay Business Journal

Machining - 4 hours 1 min ago

North Bay Business Journal

Sonoma County manufacturers reach out to students on industry's career appeal
North Bay Business Journal
On Oct. 6, students toured facilities at Viavi Solutions and Amy's Kitchen, explored the makerspace and machining shop at Santa Rosa Junior College, engaged with industry professionals in career pathway discussions, and took part in hands-on learning ...

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TERI students artwork on display at Off Track Gallery reception - Del Mar Times

Wood Working - 4 hours 8 min ago

TERI students artwork on display at Off Track Gallery reception
Del Mar Times
One program of TERI is the Center for the Arts & Adult Education (CAAE), which includes woodworking, fine arts and crafts where adult vocational students create custom and unique pieces of fine art, crafts, decorative items, and wood creations. These ...

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