Category | OP/ED

Where are the wages?

Posted on 03 October 2011

While the Federal Reserve and Administration have been focusing on creating jobs and cutting the high unemployment rate, it’s the stagnation in wages that is most likely resulting in poor growth coming out of the recession. Until the job market strengthens, workers have little room to negotiate higher earnings, and in the meantime, lower incomes […]

A Morass…..

Posted on 07 August 2011

Southlake, TX, –  August 6, 2011 – Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the United States of America’s credit rating from AAA to AA+. Judging by S&P’s release, the brinksmanship of the Legislative and Executive Branches of our Government to take the debt ceiling hostage seriously influenced the agency’s thinking.   This downgrade is the logical […]

A Perfect Storm?

Posted on 09 July 2011

Southlake, TX –  July 9, 2011. One of the problems facing our economy is that after slashing jobs during the recession, employers are still reluctant to replace them. Companies have implemented more business processes and deployed even higher sophisticated technology which provides for more work and revenue out of reduced staffs. Productivity and corporate profits […]

The Economy and Travel…

Posted on 19 August 2010

August 19, 2010. Southlake, Texas; The current economic environment can and does have a very large impact on the Travel Industry. From the road warriors to the clients who buy meeting, events, and incentive programs…they all are facing declining revenues and sometimes bulging inventories. In this OP/ED we will examine four key elements which have […]

Cosmopolitan Hotel/Las Vegas, NV.

Posted on 14 July 2010

I recently had the opportunity to do a hardhat tour of the new Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel is scheduled to be completed and on-line in December 2010. The tour was conducted by Megan Archambeault, Senior Sales Manager. I have known Megan for a number of years and she has not lost a […]

A Journey to the “Land of the Incas”…

Posted on 09 June 2010

It has been over 15 years since I last visited Peru. My last visit was a business trip to Lima and when I landed at Lima International Airport…I was quickly whisked away to a business meeting. This past week I had the pleasure of returning to Peru as a visitor and whereas the Lima landscape […]

Planes, Trains, and Motorcoaches…

Posted on 15 October 2009

It seems as though I am always on a airplane. I don’t think I need to describe an experience via a airplane as it totally depends on your airline of choice. However, my recent round trip from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas to London, England via an American Airlines Boeing 777 was outstanding. What a pleasurable experience. […]

Is the Travel Industry seeing a recovery?

Posted on 20 July 2009

July 20, 2009. Southlake, TX. The federal deficit has topped $1 trillion for the first time ever and could grow to nearly $2 trillion by this fall, intensifying fears about higher interest rates, inflation and the strength of the dollar.   According to the June 2009 unemployment report the US has now reached 9.5% unemployment […]

Posted on 19 May 2009

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