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January 30, 2013
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  • Hoteliers are optimistic about industry growth
    The mood at the American Lodging Investment Summit was much lighter this year than in years past, as demand is up and President Barack Obama's re-election has created a sense of certainty for the next four years, this feature says. According to an ALIS survey, 98% of respondents say 2013 will bring revPAR increases. Hotel Interactive (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: U.S. diners ate more meat and fish last year
    U.S. restaurant guests spent slightly more on non-meat dishes than meals with meat and seafood last year, but orders for protein-based dishes grew at a faster rate, according to an analysis from GuestMetrics. Sales of protein dishes were evenly divided between seafood, chicken and beef, the analysis found. FastCasual.com (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Middle-aged Americans support children, parents
    Many middle-aged Americans are supporting their adult children financially while also taking care of their own elderly parents, according to a survey. "Until we figure out how to integrate young adults into the economy, their parents will be called upon to support them," said Johns Hopkins University sociologist Andrew Cherlin. The Washington Post (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Smart-water practices help courses save green
    Golf course superintendents should to embrace water-saving technology and manage their water resources effectively to save money and one of the world's most valued resources, said Charles Fishman at Rain Bird's 2013 Intelligent Use of Water Summit. "We have the tools we need (for smart water use)," he said. "What we need is the leadership (to use them). You save a little on water and then there's a cascade of savings that goes along with it. You start saving on water and other good things happen." Golf Course Industry online (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Webinar: Wellness Services in the Modern Private Club
    On Jan. 31 at 2 p.m., join Chris White of WTS International for the next session in NCA's popular webinar series. This webinar will provide valuable information for clubs considering the addition of wellness services and programs, or for clubs that already have such programs and wish to learn the industry's best practices. Topics include methods of securing member support for new programs, fostering interdepartmental cooperation, attracting professional wellness services staff, and targeting new customer groups.

    Find out more about these webinars or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NCA 30-day trial membership
    Is your club budgeting for its new fiscal year? Are you concerned about how the recent election will affect your club? For a limited time, we are offering a 30-day trial membership to select clubs free of charge. Once you have experienced all the benefits, you will understand why there has never been a more crucial time for you to join NCA. See a full list of member benefits.

    To enroll in a trial membership or for additional information, contact Sharlyn Moore at moore@nationalclub.org. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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