Tourism

Maestro PMS Shares the Top 5 Benefits of Remote Training in Today's New Normal

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

And, many hotel managers are embracing the strengths of remote training alongside what their workers are re-learning in person.

Key Points: 
  • And, many hotel managers are embracing the strengths of remote training alongside what their workers are re-learning in person.
  • Remote training tools became valuable for workers who were in the process of making sweeping changes to their property.
  • Remote training absorbs many of the travel costs and time lost during in-person training events and mitigates the liability of travel disruption.
  • While this is an important part of the training experience, it is also disruptive to the flow of training.

Kerr Economic Development Corp. Opens Region's First-Ever Business Incubator

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

KERRVILLE, Texas, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Kerr Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced today that its " KerrEDGE Entrepreneurial Center " is now open.

Key Points: 
  • KERRVILLE, Texas, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Kerr Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced today that its " KerrEDGE Entrepreneurial Center " is now open.
  • "About half of the U.S. private workforce is employed in the small business sector, and 99% of Kerrville's businesses are considered 'small,'" said Kerr EDC Executive Director Gil Salinas.
  • Kerr County, Texas, remains a prime destination for new business relocation and remote work, and has seen 15 new businesses launch in the past 18 months.
  • The Kerr EDC is an economic and business league located in the heart of the Hill Country and part of the San Antonio-Austin business corridor.

Jason Camper's Debut Title, Thrivin: The American Dream, Garners Rave Reviews

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Jason chose eleven-time New York Times best selling author Don Yaeger as the co-author to partner with and bring his story to life.

Key Points: 
  • Jason chose eleven-time New York Times best selling author Don Yaeger as the co-author to partner with and bring his story to life.
  • Since its official launch on July 13 on amazon.com , barnesandnoble.com and in bookstores nationwide, well over 10,000 copies of Thrivin' have already been sold.
  • With his approachable, humble nature, Jason has the ability to connect with and inspire audiences large and small.
  • Founded in 2012 by Jason Camper and Paul Gravette, Le-Vel formulates and sells health and wellness products and skincare.

Yanolja Cloud Enters the Turkish Hospitality Market in Earnest

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Yanolja Cloud chose CMH Solutions, one of the strongest players in the Turkish market as its partner to build a presence in Turkey, a country well known for several top-rated tourist destinations, such as Istanbul and Antalya.

Key Points: 
  • Yanolja Cloud chose CMH Solutions, one of the strongest players in the Turkish market as its partner to build a presence in Turkey, a country well known for several top-rated tourist destinations, such as Istanbul and Antalya.
  • First, Yanolja Cloud's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions will be deployed to hotels in the Turkish market by leveraging CMH Solutions' vast business network.
  • Yanolja Cloud plans to strengthen its competitive edge in the Turkish market with its reasonable pricing and technological scalability covering both budget and luxury hotels.
  • Created to strengthen Yanolja's leadership in the global hospitality market with Software-as-a-Service technology, Yanolja Cloud is the global top cloud-based hospitality solution provider offering B2B operation solutions for approximately 30,000 clients in 170 countries in more than 60 different languages.

Travel Fairness Now Welcomes U.S. Department Of Commerce's Support Of Travel And Tourism Industry

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 4:02pm

WASHINGTON , July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Fairness Now, a non-profit coalition that supports greater competition, transparency and fairness for consumers, today praised the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and Secretary of Commerce Raimondo's announcement that it is allocating $750 million in Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants to help accelerate the recovery of the travel, tourism and outdoor recreation industries.

Key Points: 
  • "Travel is an entire experience built on a combination of tours, public parks and museums, and more at a destination."
  • "We are pleased to see the administration recognize that for travel and tourism to fully recover, support is needed for more than airlines," Ebenhoch added.
  • Travel Fairness Now recognizes that policymakers need to consider transportation, but believes they should also consider the entire, holistic travel and tourism experience.
  • Travel Fairness Now is a non-profit coalition of travelers advocating for greater transparency, competition and fairness in travel.

State Regulations Stand to Sink California Sportfishing Boats

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 4:00pm

The proposed harbor craft regulations will disproportionally impact commercial passenger sportfishing boats who will have to comply beginning January 2023, instead of after the lifespan of existing boats or engines have expired.

Key Points: 
  • The proposed harbor craft regulations will disproportionally impact commercial passenger sportfishing boats who will have to comply beginning January 2023, instead of after the lifespan of existing boats or engines have expired.
  • "These regulations treat sportfishing boats unfairly and will sink businesses and coastal economies dependent on outdoor tourism for jobs and tax revenue," said Jerry Sanders, President of the San Diego Region Chamber of Commerce.
  • The Sportfishing Association of California surveyed members who concluded that if the regulations are adopted, within 3-6 years many boat owners will be out of business.
  • The Sportfishing Association of California (SAC) is a trade organization representing Southern California sportfishing and whale watching boat and landing owners.

New Report by Oxford Economics Shows Concerts and Live Entertainment Industry an Economic Engine in United States

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:53pm

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today Oxford Economics released an economic report entitled "The Concerts and Live Entertainment Industry: A Significant Economic Engine," that highlights the industry's contributions to the U.S. economy.The report, commissioned by Live Nation Entertainment, was conducted by Oxford Economics to better understand this important industry's contributions to the U.S. economy nationally and at the state and local levels.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today Oxford Economics released an economic report entitled "The Concerts and Live Entertainment Industry: A Significant Economic Engine," that highlights the industry's contributions to the U.S. economy.The report, commissioned by Live Nation Entertainment, was conducted by Oxford Economics to better understand this important industry's contributions to the U.S. economy nationally and at the state and local levels.
  • "The US needs a flourishing concert and live entertainment industry to achieve full economic recovery."
  • The industry generated a direct impact of $55.2 billion in 2019, which included local operational spending by live events venues and off-site spending by out-of-town live event attendees.
  • TheConcertsandLiveEntertainment Industry, as defined by this report, includes all live musical performances, such as festivals and concerts, and comedy shows held in amphitheaters, clubs, theaters, arenas, stadiums, and other venues.

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby Highlights Renewed Focus On Passenger Experience During Broadcast Event

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:36pm

LONDON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines, was amongst the biggest names in aviation that took part in the record-breaking FlightPlan: C-Suite Week online broadcast, highlighting the biggest lessons he has learned from the COVID-19 global pandemic and the airline's renewed focus and commitment to change its passenger experience as a result.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines, was amongst the biggest names in aviation that took part in the record-breaking FlightPlan: C-Suite Week online broadcast, highlighting the biggest lessons he has learned from the COVID-19 global pandemic and the airline's renewed focus and commitment to change its passenger experience as a result.
  • In addition to Scott Kirby, FlightPlan: C-Suite Weekconsisted of interviews with Akbar Al Baker (Group CEO, Qatar Airways), Tony Fernandes (CEO and Founder, AirAsia Group), Christine Ourmires-Widener (CEO, TAP Air Portugal), and Willie Walsh (Director General, IATA and former CEO of IAG).
  • The interviews also explored the ability of digitalisation to accelerate profitable growth for airlines and meet evolving passenger needs.
  • Steering United Airlines through the pandemic has brought the critical importance of customer experience to the fore for Kirby.

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical Announces Second U.S. Touring Season

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

CCA and B, LLC d/b/a The Lumistella Company, home of The Elf on the Shelf, and Mills Entertainment, a leading producer and promoter of branded live entertainment,announce the return of a second touring season of THE ELF ON THE SHELF: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL.

Key Points: 
  • CCA and B, LLC d/b/a The Lumistella Company, home of The Elf on the Shelf, and Mills Entertainment, a leading producer and promoter of branded live entertainment,announce the return of a second touring season of THE ELF ON THE SHELF: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL.
  • This toe-tapping tale tells the story of one particularly impressive Scout Elf who must help his new, human family remember the importance of Christmas cheer.
  • Can this tiny elf, along with a host of North Pole pals, make Christmas joyous for his family once again?
  • Originally founded in 2005 by a mother and daughter team, the company is home to a number of iconic Christmas brands, including The Elf on the Shelf, Elf Pets, and Elf Mates.

DataBank Acquires Building and Land for Fifth Data Center in Denver

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:11pm

The region has technology, research and education assets -- and Denver had developed its own Tech Center area long before the dot com era was established.  A recent Forbes article ranked Denver and nearby Fort Collins in the top five for businesses and careers, citing the "very educated populations and the global companies that are headquartered in the area." The area also has more than a dozen major federal research facilities.

Key Points: 
  • The initial DEN5 build will feature one data hall of 30,000 raised square footage and 6MW of power, with expansion capacity of two additional data halls.
  • Denver is at the heart of the Front Range area, a strong center of growth for start-ups and venture capital in the tech industry.
  • The region has technology, research and education assets -- and Denver had developed its own Tech Center area long before the dot com era was established.
  • DataBank's edge infrastructure platform provides colocation , cloud and network services across its 60+ data centers, modular/micro data centers and 20 neutral interconnects.