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October 2019's Converge Newsletter
6 Ways To Keep Your Hotel Safe
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October 16, 2019 via Hotel Management

Whatever hotel management stage you’re at—current or prospective owner—there are many factors to owning a successful establishment. Depending on which market you are tapping into, there will be different ways to make your establishment stand out from the crowd. This will likely require extensive research into nearby properties and businesses to see exactly what is working and what isn’t.

Understanding your unique selling point and knowing which audience to market your business to are key to succeeding and maximizing profit. However, one aspect which should be a consistent consideration for every hotel is safety. Your guests’ safety is paramount to your business. Here, we take a brief overview of how you can safeguard your hotel:'s ConvergeBlog
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MGM Resorts Commits Up To $800M To Victims Of Vegas Shooting

October 4, 2019 via Meetings & Conventions
Victims accused the casino giant of failing to protect 22,000 people at the concert venue it owns or stop the shooter from amassing an arsenal of assault-style weapons and ammunition over several days before opening fire from a suite at the company's Mandalay Bay resort.
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2019 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

October 4, 2019 via HVS

State and local governments charge lodging taxes on the short-term stays at hotels, motels, bed-and-breakfasts, and other lodging accommodations. The rate of lodging taxes across the United States varies at a state, county, and city-level.
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Stamping Out Exploitation In Travel
October 2019 via EPCAT-USA

The private sector plays a major role in ensuring that profits do not come at the expense of children. Especially in the travel and hospitality industry, there is both a great responsibility and opportunity to ensure associates have the knowledge and resources to address human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Through things like trainings, policies and response procedures, members of the travel industry have taken concrete steps to protect children - but how do different sectors of the industry compare to each other and how can we measure whether or not any improvements have been made on this issue.
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