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Egypt’s tourist industry badly hit by political unrest …

Posted on 20 July 2013

One of the biggest casualties of the political turmoil in Egypt has been the tourism industry.   It forms a large part of the country’s economy, but over the last couple of years it has been hit hard.   According to tourism officials in Luxor occupancy rates this season have slumped from approximately 80% to […]

Incentives Boost Sales Performance…

Posted on 20 July 2013

Organizations frustrated by the weak performance of their sales team should consider bolstering their rewards and recognition program, according to a new white paper. The report draws on a pair of case studies and research on the workplace to make the case that sales managers can boost their sales by enhancing their incentive programs. Titled […]

Improved Economy Equals More Incentives…

Posted on 20 July 2013

The economy is improving — and the health of the incentive industry appears to improving with it, according to the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), which recently released the results of its latest “Pulse Survey,” showing a 13-point increase (56 percent compared to 43 percent six months ago) in the number of incentive planners, suppliers and […]

2012 Virtuoso Report: Upscale Travelers Seek More Exotic Destinations…

Posted on 26 April 2012

The 2012 Virtuoso Luxe Report reveals good news for travel consultants and a continued interest in international travel for upscale travelers. The report shows that despite rising fuel prices and hotel costs, luxury travelers continue to book travel in an effort to seek authentic experiences in new destinations, rest and relaxation, and personal enrichment. Italy […]

First-Ever U.S. Travel and Tourism Campaign Launches at International Pow Wow…

Posted on 26 April 2012

  At the International Pow Wow Brand USA unveiled the first-ever marketing campaign aimed at boosting global inbound travel to the United States.   With the tag line “Discover this land, like never before,” the campaign showcases the diversity of travel and tourism opportunities in the United States.   Rosanne Cash, daughter of Grammy award-winning […]

Lawmakers call TSA screeners ineffective, rude…

Posted on 27 March 2012

  House members of both parties on Monday teed off against the agency in charge of airport and port anti-terrorist screening, saying it uses ineffective tactics, wastes money on faulty equipment and treats travelers rudely.   “We’re not cattle,” said Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., adding that “barking orders” undermines the good work of the Transportation […]

Site Texas 2012 dates for your calendar!

Posted on 23 March 2012

Please check out and save the dates for these upcoming 2012 Site Texas events: April 16, 2012            –    Rosewood Crescent Hotel, Dallas, TX.  Social Media– Mastering the BUZZ! with Sam Stanton and Redbutton.TV. Sponsored by Travel Alberta, Canada! April 18, 2012            –    Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, TX. Social Media– Mastering the BUZZ! with Sam Stanton and Redbutton.TV. Sponsored by Travel […]

Overhead bins expand to fit more carry-on luggage…

Posted on 07 March 2012

  This undated photo provided by American Airlines parent company AMR shows workers installing larger bins for carry-on luggage on a Boeing 737 in Tulsa, Okla.   Crowded planes and bulkier carry-on bags are forcing airlines to expand their overhead bins.   United and Delta are the latest airlines to replace or upgrade bins to […]

Join Site Texas March 19th, 2012…

Posted on 28 February 2012

March (19th) Madness Site Texas style with DH&R – Private|Social, Dallas, TX You are cordially invited to join us for a unique event at the trendy new Uptown Dallas venue– Private|Social. Explore a night of networking, building relationships, and gathering with the Texas Site chapter and our supporting sponsor– Destination Hotels & Resorts. Monday, March […]

The Top 7 Accounting Software for a Small Business…

Posted on 21 February 2012

Unless you have a horde of scriveners working for you small business, paper bookkeeping is essentially obsolete. There is an abundance of free and paid software available to help your small business stay on top of its finances. This article compiles the top accounting software and compares their features to help you make the right […]

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