Technology has changed our lives for the better, but like every other development it has its downside. Data breaches have become common news, and the latest victim is the hospitality industry. The 2016 Trustwave Global Security Report has found the hospitality industry to be the second-most vulnerable to security breaches behind the retail industry. The ...Read more
by: Casey Gale It almost sounds like the beginning of a low-budget horror movie. According to his claims, in 2008 Michael David Barrett gained access to a back-of-the-house phone in the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University to learn sportscaster Erin Andrews’s room number. Without using Andrews’s name, he requested to be placed in the neighboring ...Read more
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
Explore the Hospitality Industry Opportunity for Growth in Asia Pacific FIU’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has released a white paper emphasizing the opportunity for growth in Asia Pacific. Authored by Simone Champagnie, this white paper includes “ideas on what can be done to address the challenges to stay relevant, competitive, and profitable” regarding ...
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Murchison & Cumming, LLP is pleased to announce that James O. Eiler has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a Partner in the Hospitality Law practice group. Through the span of nearly 30 years, Mr. Eiler has become one of California’s most recognized hospitality law attorneys. Having represented a variety of claims including general ...Read more
When asked about the biggest challenges faced today by legal departments in the hospitality industry, the response from Stephen Barth, founder of HospitalityLawyer.com, could be summarized in one word: compliance. Barth, who has more than two decades worth of experience in hospitality operations, has recently seen an upward momentum of the number of U.S.-based hospitality ...Read more