Category Archives: Hotels & Resorts

After Marriott Commission Cut, Event Tech Exec Urges Planners to Make Lemonade Out of Lemons

Not everyone reacted with outrage when Marriott International said it will cut third-party commissions recently. The hospitality giant will reduce commissions from 10 to 7 percent for U.S. and Canadian hotel bookings starting in April. Instead, some see an opportunity for professional planners to be paid what they are really worth. Case in point: Mike…

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Employees with Intellectual Disabilities Thrive in Hospitality Industry

Sin City is known for singers, dancers, magicians, card deal ers, celebrity chefs and Elvis impersonators, but the real stars of The Strip keep a lower profile. The next time you pump iron at Bellagio Las Vegas for a meeting, you might be greeted by the friendly face of Paul Brooks (pictured right), a gym attendant at the hotel’s fitness center. He is part of the Best Buddies Jobs program.

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