Welcome to BlogNotions' Hospitality Blog

The BlogNotions Hospitality Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the hospitality industries. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the technologies being used for a variety of hospitality services, discussions of various problems and solutions, best practices for event planning and execution, tips and tricks for successful marketing, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

7 technologies that will transform the hospitality industry by 2025

I was in Baltimore last week for the annual iCHRIE (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education) Conference, where hospitality professors and graduate students got together to showcase their research work and network with one another. Additionally, selected executives in major hospitality firms were invited to share their perspectives about the industry and their views on the future trends. […]

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2 critical issues highlighted at HITEC 2017

HITEC 2017 (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference) came to an end in Toronto last week. Hosted and organized by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), HITEC is the world’s largest annual hospitality technology event. This year’s conference in Toronto took place at a special time — during the week of Toronto Pride, Canada’s 150th anniversary and a new wave […]

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What the Hell is Happening in Reservations?

As an owner or general manager of an independent luxury hotel have you ever asked this question? How about recently? Although you’d love for guests to make reservations through your website, the truth is many don’t, especially if you cater to the leisure crowd. These guests feel compelled to call because they are spending their […]

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Tourism Place has a New Home

The Tourism Place Blog has a new home. It is now on the website for my journal, Tourism Geographies.  Click Here to go directly to the new Tourism Place Blog’s home. You may find that the content of the Tourism Place blog has changed. It is now more of a support site for the journal. […]

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Creating Original Content — First and Foremost for Blogging

Do you know many websites are built on a WordPress (blog) theme?  Oh yes.  People are very likely reading blogs when they browse contents on the internet, and blogging can be very effective in marketing communications and making sales.  Yet, how does blogging different from Facebook or Twitter updates?  What can we expected from a […]

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Integrating Mobile Technology into Customer Service

Today, 52% of the population have smartphones, of whom over 94% are expected to use smartphones in searching for local business, according to a recent newsletter I received from the California Lodging Industry Association.  Many OTAs (online travel agents such as Expedia.com and Priceline.com) and entrepreneurs are getting into the “app business,” and they are […]

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Moving Forward in 2014

In August 2009, I graduated from Texas Tech University and moved from Lubbock, TX to Syracuse, NY for a tenure track position at Syracuse University (SU).  Six months later, in January 2010, I signed up in all major social media websites.  I called that “ I am entering a new era.”  Thanks to social media, […]

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Interested in a Sales/Marketing Position? You’d Better Start Tweeting

Traditionally, companies promote sales by initiating one-way, and often persuasive messages to influence buyers’ purchasing decisions, but social media has destroyed the “one-to-many-communication” model. And because of that, if one wants to work in the field of sales and marketing, s/he must know how to communicate effectively on social media. Well, many people have already […]

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