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The Five Principles of Ecotourism

These five principles of ecotourism will help define your hospitality business, giving it not only a distinct brand but a motto and mission you can proudly stand by, making you stand out from the crowd. 

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Online Venue Booking Engine

Anyone who has tried to book a meeting or event at a hotel can testify to the hassle it involves.

To begin with, there are so many limitations simply in reaching out to the hotel staff. Bound by strict office-hour restrictions and untended emails, often it takes days and many attempts before one’s requirements are registered by the hotel.

How Are Hotels (And Other Hospitality Services) Going Green?
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How Are Hotels (And Other Hospitality Services) Going Green?

As we keep on moving into the 21st century, new technologies and new reports have made it clear that going green is not just another thing to do, it’s more important than ever before. With rising temperatures and trash filling up landfills more than ever before, it is about time to put your hospitality services to the test and follow these trends. Making your hospitality service green not only helps make the world a better place, but is also a great way to advertise your business and prove to your clients that you care about the world, and not just your business. 

Measuring Your Carbon Footprint (For Free!) 

We’ve all heard the term carbon footprint before, but its significance hasn’t diminished anymore. Sustainability in hospitality can be narrowed down to a new and exciting initiative in tracking a hotel or other hospitality business: Hotel Carbon Management Initiative (HCMI). The HCMI is a free tool you can use to calculate your hotel’s carbon footprint. This tool allows you to not only track your carbon footprint, but you can benchmark your performance, set measurable goals, and even complete corporate reports. This tool is completely free and should be considered as the first step any sustainable hospitality business should take to track and create goals in how they can reduce their carbon footprint. 

Minimizing Waste in the Bathroom 

Hotel’s waste management needs a wake-up call. On average it’s estimated that first-class rooms generate 3.2 pounds of waste each month. The newest hotel sustainability trend is now making sure to minimize waste in the bathroom, from helping to inform guests about how much water they are using during their showers, and making sure they have the option to not trade in their barely used towels for new ones every day. Not only does this reduce the lack of water that is potentially being wasted, but it also reduces the amount of electricity that can be used in washing and drying towels that have barely been used. 

Guaranteeing High-Quality Food and Beverage 

While recycling and saving water are important sustainability in the hospitality examples, making sure every aspect of someone’s stay at your is green requires more than a little bit of recycling. Making sure that your food and beverage are high quality are a crucial part of creating a sustainable hospitality business. This can involve local farmers, guaranteeing that you are providing farm-to-fork organic dining experiences. Locally sourced products are not only sustainable but they will also be considered by your guests to be part of a more luxurious experience that they can enjoy. 

Notes to Guests

While a hospitality service is in charge of making sure that they are sustainable as possible, it’s just as important to inform their guests of how they too can help create sustainability in the hospitality industry. Reminding guests that you have the opportunity to not trade in sheets, or towels, and receive brand new toiletries every day. Posting on social media to advertise your hotel’s sustainable practices, such as initiatives to reduce electricity usage, will not just help inform and educate your guests, but it will also compel your guests to behave more environmentally responsibly. 

Reducing Plastic 

Every year our landfills are growing and reducing our plastic waste in and out of hotels, Airbnb, and other hospitality services are the only way we can save the planet. Small changes to your guest’s rooms can make a big difference. Putting recycling bins in guest rooms, using biodegradable bags and cleaning products, and using biodegradable single-use coffee cups can help push sustainability in your hospitality business. Using the compostable coffee cups from Tayst Coffee is a great way to help entirely eliminate the waste from your coffee. Offering everything for a hospitality service, from bundled coffee deals to in-room coffee-making machines, Tayst coffee is the easy solution for providing your clientele with high-quality coffee with a low environmental impact. We even provide free coffee samples, so you can try before you buy. 

Knowing how other hotels are going green can help make sure your hospitality business is staying environmentally relevant. Not only does this keep you on trend, but going green with products like 100% compostable espresso pods proves to your clientele that simply “going green” for your business is not just a selling point, it’s the opportunity to prove that your business is looking at the bigger picture, doing it’s personal best to keep on loving and appreciating Planet Earth. 

We at Tayst challenge you to seize the opportunity to wow your guests with ethically sourced, in-room coffee, fueling their stay while supporting the planet. Click here to get your free samples to try Tayst today!

Sandals Rope Tote
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Sandals Rope Tote

Our custom totes are a perfect choice for your retail space, groups and events and amenities!

binka’s mission is to aid in the rescue efforts of homeless and abused animals and to inspire people to adopt rather than shop for their pets from local shelters and rescue groups. 10% of net sales are donated to rescue groups near our partner retailers worldwide.

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Attracting Groups to your Property

Group bookings are wonderful – blocks of rooms paid in advance – what’s not to love? But groups of travelers today – whether for business, leisure or special events – are sophisticated, informed and have lots of options when it comes to hotels. If you’re not going above and beyond when it comes to amenities and perks, you may be overlooked. What exactly are groups looking for, and how can you stay at the top of their lists?

W Hotels Announces the Launch of Live Electronic Music Showcase: W PRESENTS

W Hotels Worldwide today announced the launch of W PRESENTS, an innovative live electronic showcase series featuring headlining artists handpicked by Leah Chisholm (LP Giobbi), Global Director of Music for W Hotels. All performers will be selected by Chisholm, including several opening acts who are part of her FEMME HOUSE organization, a collective that prides itself in creating equitable opportunities for women and gender-expansive individuals in the music industry.

Sr Guest Experience Manager-Housekeeping

Sr Guest Experience Manager-Housekeeping

Job ID: 10012872

Location: Anaheim, California, United States

Business: Parks, Experiences and Products

Date posted: Sep. 12, 2022

Flex Type: On-Site 

– This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

The Housekeeping Senior Guest Experience Manager leads the daily operations of the Housekeeping team including Reception and Lost & Found. You will work with Guests, Cast Members, external service providers, the local community, and partners on a daily basis to provide a seamless arrival experience and delivery of clean and ready rooms for guest arrival. To aid them, they use a complex property management system and other multi-functional hotel/guest services systems.

You will report to the Executive Housekeeper

Responsibilities/You Will

  • Exercise leadership – Lead a team of hourly Housekeeping Cast Members while focusing and delivering on safety, courtesy, show and efficiency. Recognize and coach a diverse team of Cast Members.
  • Conduct regular meetings with Cast Members to communicate relevant information.
  • Ensure a seamless arrival experience for Guests.
  • Serve as a functional / subject matter expert of the operation.
  • Manage the Housekeeping Operations – You will spend up to 80% of each day working in the operating area and working with Guests and Cast Members.
  • Make daily operational decisions that benefit Guests, Cast Members and the business.
  • Support training – Maintain current training proficiencies and confirm training and recertification completed by Cast Members.
  • Position for success – Support local projects and anticipate/address potential impacts to the Guest and Cast experience.
  • Partner with key players – Communicate and partner with other leaders, peers and partners to ensure smooth daily operations.
  • Monitor daily staffing levels and forecast labor coverage needs based on business demand.
  • Exceed guest expectations that yield results and positive guest feedback.
  • Partner with the Front Office team to ensure delivery of clean and ready rooms for guest arrival.
  • Serve as a change agent, taking calculated risks to integrate processes, removing barriers and aligning performance goals of the hourly Cast.

Basic Qualifications/You Will Have

  • Minimum 5 years of Housekeeping leadership/managerial experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with the ability to function in a team environment. Hold self and others accountable, and the ability use partnership and networking skills to resolve conflict and problems.
  • Experience leading a multicultural team and passion for developing others
  • Experience partnering with fellow Cast Members to move the operation forward to the next level of excellence.
  • Experience understanding the impact of financial aspects of an operation (i.e. operating budget, revenue, labor, inventory systems, costs, etc.)
  • Demonstrated skills to inspire and effect change
  • Effectively communicate with empathy in written and verbal form.
  • Demonstrated organization, multi-tasking and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skills to see responsibilities through to completion
  • Maintain positivity and a cast focus to engage and develop a diverse, multi-lingual team.
  • Proficient in basic computer functions necessary to operate in a Windows environment and adapt to new technology
  • Availability to work a flexible work schedule, including weekends, variable shifts and holidays

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with Opera Property Management System or related property management systems
  • Previous experience with HotSOS or similar service optimization software
  • Previous experience working in a Housekeeping role or knowledge of chemicals, materials, cleaning technique and equipment
  • Experience in a Forbes rated hotel or equivalent
  • Demonstrated multilingual skills
  • Prior leadership experience in a unionized environment

Required Education :

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality or a related field or equivalent job experience

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at


About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

UltraTech International

UltraTech International

UltraTech International markets a unique, proprietary, patented odor eating product, Aveho, that every hotel and cruise ship should consider.
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Food & Beverage Trends to Watch in 2023

The hotel food and beverage industry is in a constant state of flux, always adapting to the latest trends and consumer demands. As we head into 2023, the industry is poised for exciting changes driven by nostalgia, sustainability, health, and innovation. From a resurgence of classic flavors and dishes, to a focus on locally sourced ingredients, to a continued emphasis on wellness, to the quest for unique and memorable dining experiences, these trends are all about creating a one-of-a-kind experience for guests.