[MASTER CLASS] How can you reduce your OTA commissions by 54% by working on it for 15 minutes a day?

Dear hoteliers, I have recently launched a Master Class that has been seen by more than 600 hoteliers all over the world in less than 2 months. Due to the daily very good feedback I'm receiving, I've decided to share it here with you.
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Popular former Big Island Mayor Kenoi succumbs to cancer, Legislature seeks to tighten reins of auditor, gambling bills introduced, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Billy Kenoi on Dec. 6, 2016, at his last ribbon-cutting  Former Mayor Billy Kenoi succumbs to cancer: Kenoi leaves a long legacy of a bodacious life. Hawaii lost a rising political star and ambassador of aloha Tuesday with the death of former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi. West Hawaii Today.Praise pours in for former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi. Former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, once a rising star in the Hawaii Democratic Party, died Tuesday at his home in Volcano after a bou...
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Shaner Hotel Group Selects Cloud5 for New Build HSIA and PBX Services

Cloud5 Communications, a leading provider of communications solutions for the world's top hotel brands and management companies, today announced that they've expanded their long-standing relationship with the Shaner Hotel Group by providing HSIA and PBX solutions for six newly built Marriott-branded properties:
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#SaudiArabia Says 7 Businessmen Arrested for $3.1 Billion Scheme - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Says 7 Businessmen Arrested for $3.1 Billion Scheme - Bloomberg Saudi authorities said they had arrested seven businessmen and 12 bank employees for a scheme that involved transferring 11.6 billion riyals ($3.1 billion) of unknown origin abroad.A statement from the kingdom’s anti-corruption authority published by the official Saudi Press Agency said officials had foiled a “gang” of foreign residents, bank employees and businessmen that worked together “to deposit cash amounts of an ...
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Chi Koko, Hurstville

Today we are headed to Hurstville for some KFC or Korean Fried Chicken. Whispers (okay my friend Sophia) told me that Chi Koko fried chicken was one of the best Korean Fried Chicken places in Sydney! Are the rumours true?
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Oil prices end mixed, despite big U.S. crude stock drawdown | Reuters

Oil prices end mixed, despite big U.S. crude stock drawdown | Reuters Oil prices were little changed on Wednesday, despite a massive drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, as ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic tempered buying interest.U.S. crude oil stocks dropped by nearly 10 million barrels last week to their lowest levels since March, surprising the market, which was looking for a modest increase in stocks. [EIA/S]“The market was led up by a significant draw in crude oil as the refi...
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The Boeing 737 Max has flown over 2,700 flights since its November ungrounding as the EU gives the green light

Boeing test pilot Jim Webb gives a thumbs-up from the cockpit of a 737 MAX 7 at Boeing Field, on March 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington, after completing the plane's first flight. The aircraft is the shortest variant of fuel efficient MAX family. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images The Boeing 737 Max has flown over 2,700 passenger flights across 5,500 hours since November 2020.  Five airlines currently fly passengers on the Max in the US, Canada, Brazil, Panama, and Mexico.  The European Unio...
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The Most Environmentally Friendly Cities of 2021

The Most Environmentally Friendly Cities of 2021 Most Environmentally Friendly Cities of 2021 – 2020 might have been the most dramatic year of this century. It taught us many lessons and visually showed us our effects on the environment. As most of us suspended our travel activities in 2020, the desire to get out and explore has grown. Here are some of the most environmentally friendly cities of 2021. Most Environmentally Friendly Cities New York USA New York, NY, is among the most popular citie...
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The best air mattresses in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air mattress is a convenient and comfortable option for unexpected visits, sleepovers, and camping trips. Our top pick from SoundAsleep is comfortable, provides great back support, and comes with excellent customer service.An air mattress is a great investment for those who like to be prepared for unexpected visits, sleepovers, spontaneous trips, or even camping. It can be set up quickly and stored easily, but still comfortable enough for a good night's rest...
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The Jura Creek Hike Near Canmore, Alberta

The Jura Creek hike near Canmore is a family-friendly outing with an option to add a level of difficulty by doing a loop hike that includes a scramble of Doorjamb and Loder Peak. Another alternative once out of the canyon and past the false fault, is to walk up Jura Creek for many kilometres. Near the end of Jura Creek, you can climb Morrowmount (in the summer or fall), a peak named for Patrick Morrow, the second Canadian to summit Mount Everest. That’s approximately a 20 – 22 km return hike wit...
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#SaudiArabia Aims to Become Next Germany of Renewable Energy - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Aims to Become Next Germany of Renewable Energy - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia wants to emulate Germany’s success with renewable energy and be a pioneer in hydrogen production, as the world’s biggest exporter of oil seeks to diversify its economy.“We will be another Germany when it comes to renewables,” Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said Wednesday on a panel at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh. “We will be pioneering.”The kingdom is working with many cou...
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The Boeing 777X won't be delivered to airlines until late 2023. Take a look at the enormous new flagship Boeing hopes will be its redemption.

The first flight of the Boeing 777X. Stephen Brashear/Getty Boeing's newest aircraft, the Boeing 777X, flew for the first time in January 2020 after lengthy delays. It's the largest twin-engine jet in the world and Boeing's latest new aircraft to fly since the grounding of the 737 Max. Pandemic-related delays, however, have further pushed back its first delivery until late 2023.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Boeing's latest history-making plane continues to be delaye...
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24 Most Romantic Airbnbs: The Best Getaways for Couples in the U.S

The most romantic Airbnbs in the U.S. These secluded romantic getaways include cabins, castles, and outdoor jacuzzis that couples will love. You can read the original article here: 24 Most Romantic Airbnbs: The Best Getaways for Couples in the U.S. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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Amtrak Superliner Bedroom Review and Photos

I travel quite a bit aboard Amtrak trains all over the country. Sometimes for only one night, like from Florida to New York. Other times, I’m barreling across the country. One thing is certain. I always have my own compartment... Read More The post Amtrak Superliner Bedroom Review and Photos appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Amtrak Superliner Bedroom Review

I travel quite a bit aboard Amtrak trains all over the country. Sometimes for only one night, like from Florida to New York. Other times, I’m barreling across the country. One thing is certain. I always have my own compartment... Read More The post Amtrak Superliner Bedroom Review appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Be a Goldfish | By Shep Hyken

I was recently asked what three traits I think are most important for someone in customer service to have. I'd like to broaden the topic to anyone dealing with someone else's problem or question, be it a customer or another person inside the organization, also known as an inside customer.
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Nomadix Announces Continued Growth and Expansion in Hospitality and Multi-Tenant Industries

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - January 26, 2021 - Nomadix® Inc., a technology leader in the hospitality and multi-tenant markets, today announced product portfolio expansion, increased focus on research and development, hiring and growth to adjacent and international markets. To bolster the company's growth and strategic focus, Nomadix appointed senior sales executives to expand its technology and alliance partnerships in the U.S. and around the globe.
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Canada launches a mobility working group with Ukraine to expand collaboration on migration between Canada and Ukraine.

  News release January 27, 2021—Ottawa— The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced the establishment of a new Canada–Ukraine Mobility Working Group, to identify and improve mobility opportunities for Ukrainians seeking to come to Canada, once COVID-19 restrictions are removed, while continuing to ensure the integrity of our respective migration and visa frameworks.This mobility working group is a unique partnership between the ...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Stable outlook for GCC banks; but profits under pressure again: Fitch | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Stable outlook for GCC banks; but profits under pressure again: Fitch | ZAWYA MENA Edition Fitch Ratings expects to see positive real GDP growth in most GCC countries which should bring revenue opportunities for the region’s beleaguered banking sector currently reeling from the twin shocks of low oil prices and COVID-19 related economic slowdown.“Overall, we have a stable outlook on the banking sector despite the challenging environment,” said Raymond Ramsdale, Head of Middle East Banks & Islami...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #UAE markets strengthen, #SaudiArabia edges down | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE markets strengthen, Saudi Arabia edges down | Nasdaq Markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) finished higher on Wednesday, with Abu Dhabi index .ADI leading the advancements, buoyed by gains in the country's largest lender First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB.AD.The Abu Dhabi benchmark closed 1.4% higher, bouncing back from losses in the previous session.FAB was the best performer on the Abu Dhabi index, putting on 2.5%, while real estate firm Aldar Properties ALDAR.AD added 3.5%.The ba...
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Florida led the world in shark attacks again in 2020

By Sydney N. Walton | CNN The US is once again the shark attack capital of the world in 2020. Thanks, Florida! Last year, the US reported 33 unprovoked shark attacks, accounting for about 58% of the total number of unprovoked shark attacks that occurred worldwide, according to the Yearly World Shark Attack Summary from the International Shark Attack File (ISAF). This is a decrease from 2019, when 64% of the global unprovoked bites occurred in the US. ISAF categorizes shark attacks by first deci...
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After Unanticipated 2020, Hotel Industry Knows What It’s Up Against

The end of 2020 is not the end of the problems for the global hotel industry, but it does bring hope on the wings of a vaccine that, in time, could be a panacea for wait ails it: fear.
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Wordless Wednesday: See-Food Diet

Veggie Today – Calamari The Beer Plant – Crab Cakes Secret Garden – Spicy Shroom Summer Rolls Secret Garden – Ramen Hype Sanctuary Bistro – King Oyster Scallops Sweetgrass (CLOSED) – Pottage The post Wordless Wednesday: See-Food Diet appeared first on BitterSweet.
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Hong Kong Poly analyses hotels’ sleep-management strategies from business and leisure perspectives

A good night's sleep is the most important service a hotel can offer its overnight guests, according to Dr Alice Hon and Dr Clare Fung of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Analysing hotels' sleep-management strategies from the perspective of both business and leisure travellers, the researchers show how hotels can best allocate their resources to optimise guests' sleep quality. Such strategies may offer hotels a unique source of com...
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Remote work mentions tripled in Hilton’s and Accor’s 2020 filings, says GlobalData

Work-from-home policies impacted business meetings at hotels in 2020, yet some lodging companies have seen it as an opportunity to focus on newer and safer hybrid meeting solutions. GlobalData's filing analytics platform found that Hilton and Accor Hotels, for example, had more mentions of 'remote work' and related keywords in their company filings than other hotel chains.
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What can POS data be used for? | By Tiziano Nessi

With a view to making a business more successful, POS data shows how much revenue a restaurant is generating. Restaurant managers nowadays must be more than just connoisseurs of wine and food, they must also be able to read the wealth of a business through the data, most importantly, the POS data.
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C3 and Graduate Hotels® Announce Launch of Graduate Food Hall, a New Delivery-Focused Digital Kitchen Dining Concept

C3 (Creating Culinary Communities), a revolutionary food and beverage platform founded by Sam Nazarian, and Graduate Hotels®, a collection of handcrafted hotels in dynamic university markets founded by Ben Weprin, today announce the launch of Graduate Food Hall. A new delivery-focused, hybrid digital kitchen concept, Graduate Food Hall powered by C3 will debut within Graduate properties in the first quarter of 2021, with plans to roll out to a majority of Graduate locations across the cou...
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My next TOI blog post: We need a White Paper on farm reforms The current laws should be repealed and a White Paper prepared that provides detailed justifications and a vision for the future.  
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