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How Alibaba-Backed Shiji Is Expanding Its Tech Sales to Hotels Outside of China

Shiji, the hospitality tech giant of China, has been expanding its global push since February — when it announced a $486 million investment from e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group.
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Study reveals trends in the global incentive travel industry

Three associations, all with a focus on incentive travel, come together to release a pan-industry study of the global incentive travel sector.
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What's Trending for BTN's Corporate Travel 100

BTN's annual list of the biggest corporate travel spenders in the U.S., isn't just a "top 100" list. It's a microcosm for exploring trends and innovation in the managed travel industry. These companies not only spend major dollars on travel but they also often are the companies that signal shifts in deal-making strategies, traction with new technologies and even current moods in travel management priorities. For example, are companies doubling down on cost-optimization or are they focused on traveler experience and productivity?
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RevPAR And RevPAR Index Are Different And I’m Going To Explain Them Both In This Article | David Lund

RevPAR it is the cornerstone of the hotel world and rightfully so. It is the product of occupancy and rate smashed together. The acronym stands for "revenue per available room." In a simple example: If my hotel was 60 percent occupied last night and my average rate was $100, my RevPAR would be $60 (100 x .6). The other way to calculate this would be to take the total rooms in my hotel—in this example it is 500—and divide that by the total room revenue last night. At 60 percent that means I had 300 rooms occupied and I will multiply that by $100 to get my room revenue (300 x 100 = $30,000). To calculate the RevPAR, I divide the room revenue by the rooms available. ($30,000/500 = $60). I can calculate the RevPAR for any period—week, month or year—the same way.One last thing I will say about calculating RevPAR is that it is a relatively new thing. I do not want to draw too much attention to my age here but when I went to hotel school RevPAR was not on the menu. It was only occupancy and average room rate.RevPAR index is a concept that was developed about 30 years ago as best I can tell. I remember being introduced to it at a budget review meeting and I thought it was pretty cool. In those days we would do a call around to find out what the other hotels in our city were doing each month for occupancy and rate. I am pretty sure some of the hotels fabricated their results and I think a few others thought the same.Somewhere around the mid 1990s a company started a business based on capturing and sharing the occupancy, rate and RevPAR for hotels. They sold a subscription and the hotel shared their results every day on the previous day's occupancy and rate. The company now gathers this information for your hotel and your competitors and then they share the information, so you can see how well you are doing vs. your competitors.
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What’s Next For PMS Firms In Airbnb’s Ecosystem? Is Their Future Assured? | David Ryan

The news this week that Airbnb rival Wimdu is closing, despite $90million in funding, proves that Airbnb continues to dominate the home lodging & vacation rental industry.
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125 Years of Excellence and a Bright Future

In the company of high officials of the Swiss Confederation and the Canton of Vaud, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne celebrated its 125th anniversary on the night of October 15th.
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Pan Pacific Hotels Group Expands Feedback Management Efforts To Improve The F&B Experience With TrustYou Restaurants

Munich/Singapore, 16 October 2018 - Singapore-based Pan Pacific Hotels Group, which manages Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts and PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts decided to expand its feedback management efforts beyond hotel reviews and collaborates with TrustYou for their portfolio of restaurants. The group now integrates TrustYou Restaurants to manage all reviews that are submitted based on the experience guests had in one of their many restaurants across the globe. TrustYou's feedback platform helps to collect, analyze and manage reviews through easy-to-use dashboards to improve the online reputation across the web and increase bookings.
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Food for thought: The real future of direct bookings | By Martin Soler

The 50th edition in a bit under 24 month. Thanks for holding up this long :-). This one is about Direct Bookings, not planned that way but that's just the way things turned out after going through the recent news. Hope you enjoy it. Best, Martin. PS: If you're executive level, don't forget to sign-up for Tell Trends.
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How a trip planner may encourage the visitors to enter your website? | By Lucas Sobanski

The trip planners are very common these days because they help us to plan our holiday day by day. This article will prove that they may be also helpful for hotel owners who would like to get more organic traffic at their websites.
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Hilton Earns #2 Spot as World’s Best Workplace

For the third consecutive year, Hilton has been named as one of the World's Best Workplaces recognized by Great Place to Work®. Hilton climbed seven spots to the highly coveted second spot on the list of the top 25 companies and is the only hospitality company in the top ten. Team Members from the world's most hospitable company say Hilton's culture, benefits and travel perks make it a great place for a career.
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Nor1 Strengthens Singapore Presence, Welcomes Hospitality Industry Veteran Sandra Tye as Regional Director, Business Development, APAC

Silicon Valley, CA and Singapore - Nor1, the leader in upgrade, upsell, and merchandising technology is proud to announce and welcome Sandra Tye as Regional Director, Business Development, APAC. Ms. Tye, based in Nor1's Singapore office, will be responsible for expanding and strengthening Nor1's relationships with industry partners throughout APAC.
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Photos: Red Wing students experiment with STEM - Republican Eagle

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Photos: Red Wing students experiment with STEM
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Hopscotch, robotics and marble runs. These things were ... The gymnasium at Burnside Elementary was packed with eager students and parents who explored stations that take the everyday teaching of STEM education and offer kids a hands-on experience.

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Automotive Equipment Dispatcher Job in Multiple Locations – Department of Agriculture - LemonWire

Automotive Education - 2 hours 45 min ago

Automotive Equipment Dispatcher Job in Multiple Locations – Department of Agriculture
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Education refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g.. professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

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Electrical Engineer Job in Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii – Department of the Army - LemonWire

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Electrical Engineer Job in Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii – Department of the Army
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Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Electrical ...

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Principal closes college for staff and students to march on Westminster - The Guardian

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Principal closes college for staff and students to march on Westminster
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He is urging staff and as many of the 25,000 students as possible to accompany him on a march from Pall Mall to Westminster to mark Colleges Week, a campaign organised by the Association of Colleges to raise the profile of further education (FE) and ...

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Education Matters: Local students inspired to seek careers in manufacturing - YourCentralValley.com

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Education Matters: Local students inspired to seek careers in manufacturing
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"One area of extreme need is CNC Machining, welding, especially welding as it relates to robotics welding engineering and those sorts of fields. I can say we hire 100% of the qualified candidates that come into our door with machine welding and ...

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Interdisciplinary Engineer (Materials, Electrical/Electronics, Chemical) Job in McClellan, California – Department ... - LemonWire

Electrical - 6 hours 33 min ago

Interdisciplinary Engineer (Materials, Electrical/Electronics, Chemical) Job in McClellan, California – Department ...
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OR One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Chemical, Electrical/Electronics or Materials. OR Superior Academic Achievement. In order ...

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Student inventors tackle concussions - SmartBrief

Electrical - 6 hours 47 min ago

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Student inventors tackle concussions
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I have zero expertise in concussions, helmets, electrical and software engineering so I contacted people in my community who could bring their professional knowledge to the project. A parent who specializes in computer engineering came in to talk about ...

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Haas Foundation awards $30000 grant to NCC - Rocky Mount Telegram

Machining - 7 hours 26 min ago

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Haas Foundation awards $30000 grant to NCC
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The Gene Haas Foundation recently awarded Nash Community College a $30,000 grant to support students taking classes in the Computer-Integrated Machining curriculum. The funds primarily assist Gene Haas Foundation ... His commitment to the importance of ...

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Rogers High School Students Explore Future Opportunities - KNWA

Electrical - October 15, 2018 - 11:07pm

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Rogers High School Students Explore Future Opportunities
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ROGERS, Ark. (KFTA) -- Rogers students and parents got a sneak peak at opportunities offered to further their education. A Career Connections meeting was held at Rogers High School Monday evening. It helped introduce kids from the middle school level ...

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