Cyber Risk Management In the realm of hospitality and gaming risk management, “securing data against unauthorized and unintentional disclosure continues to be elusive” and consistently presents itself as a problem. It is important to emphasize the need for a “strategy that includes careful contracting, quality insurance coverage, and cyber security due diligence” to fight against ...Read more
The Reptile Strategy “Based on a plaintiff’s attorney generalizing the defendant’s conduct so the jury members feel personally threatened by the alleged danger actions,” the reptile strategy is a force to be reckoned with. This specific strategy has been implemented in “almost 50 notable cases”, one of which a “Florida attorney received a $2.6 million ...Read more
Personal protective tips are a necessity for business travelers. From the Post Vietnam War era of kidnapping and ransom scenarios throughout South America to terror attacks against western cultures in Europe and the US, the number and types of threats faced by travelers continues to increase. Unfortunately, what we have yet to see is same ...Read more
Employee Traveler Tracking: Where Are Your Travelers Right Now? Corporate employee traveler tracking should be near the top of every global travel managers list. According to statistics, “71 percent track travelers using TMC itinerary data, 30 percent use credit card data, and 12 percent use GPS via tools that tap into travelers’ mobile devices”, and ...Read more
President Barack Obama’s mid-December 2014 announcement that the US would restore diplomatic relations and ease tensions with the Castro government ignited US travelers’ interest in visiting Cuba. In defiance of a continuing ban on tourism, in the first three months of 2015 more than 50,000 US citizens visited the island—a 36 percent increase from the ...Read more
Restructuring Hotel Landscape Models: Can’t scare me! When considering restructuring hotel landscape models worldwide, there are “three major models” that consistently co-exist. These cover “a specific strategy that is part of the hotel industry’s recent history.” Georges Panayotis of MKG Group uncovers the new landscape by looking at and exploring these different schemes. Highlighting real ...
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It’s official: California goes for $15 minimum wage raise Some may say the minimum wage raise is inevitable. Of course there are staunch opinions on both sides raising very challenging issues. “Gov. Jerry Brown [of California] announced a landmark deal between lawmakers and union leaders that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an ...Read more