Great news for the hospitality industry — performance growth is expected to rise through 2017. According to STR and Tourism Economics’ final forecast of 2016, performance is expected to slightly decline this year, but demand and RevPAR will continue to set records. A 0.5% decline in the U.S. hotel industry is projected this year, along… Read more »

A new job always comes with a fresh set of challenges. Adapting to a new environment, colleagues and set of responsibilities is a process that takes time. However, one area you cannot afford to ease into is safety. Nothing is more important than your health and well-being, so your first task should be immersing yourself… Read more »

Running a hospitality organization isn’t easy. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to making a company a success, so you have to find an approach that works for you. Hiring temporary employees is a non-traditional move that can seriously benefit your organization. In a standard business model, hiring decisions are made after a few rounds of interviews… Read more »

In the past, the only information a potential hospitality employer could access about you was the details on your job application, but the digital era has made that a thing of the past. If you’re in the market for a new gig, you must take inventory of your online presence before submitting applications. It may… Read more »

More than just a way to score a meal they don’t have to cook themselves, eating out is an activity many people really enjoy. Whether they’re looking for a quick bite at a sports venue or in pursuit of a favorite dish at their country club, the experience goes far beyond the food. As a… Read more »

It’s the world’s largest professional networking platform, but if you’re like many people, you may assume LinkedIn is only for white collar professionals. Of course, that couldn’t be farther from the truth, as more than 467 million people in over 200 countries and territories have a presence on the site. Whether you’re an investment banker,… Read more »

You’ve just been invited to interview for a room attendant job you’re really excited about, so it’s time to start preparing. In addition to crafting responses to common interview questions, making a list of references and mapping the quickest route to the hotel, you need to determine what you’ll wear to the meeting. If you… Read more »

Make Friends when New to a Job

Starting a new hotel job is nerve-wracking for a number of reasons, including the fact that you don’t have anyone in your corner. It’s hard to be the new person on staff, because everyone else already knows one another. Befriending your new colleagues will make work much more enjoyable, so follow these five tips to… Read more »

As a talented professional and a natural leader, you have the power to seriously influence your team. Working alongside dedicated, driven colleagues makes your shift more enjoyable, and allows the group as a whole to realize seriously impressive results. You’ve already earned the respect of your peers, so now it’s time to step up to… Read more »

Remembering What You Are Thankful For

You’re a busy person with a very hectic schedule. Maintaining a fulfilling personal and professional life takes most of your time, causing you to often feel like you’re on autopilot, moving from one task to the next. It’s great to have a life jam-packed with activity, but sometimes you’re so focused on what’s next, that… Read more »