Luxury hotels Savoy Palace Madeira in Portugal, Domes Noruz Chania and Sani Dunes in Greece and Parklane in Cyprus have won the recommendation of the British Airways holidays guide. The Savoy Palace Madeira is slated to open this summer and include hydrotherapy pools at its spa.
The Miami Downtown Development Authority says the number of hotel rooms in Miami-Dade County has risen 17% over the past five years -- a rate that some believe could be starting to outpace tourist growth. The market remains optimistic, and in February, two of the most expensive trades in the US occurred in the area, one of which was Host Hotels & Resorts' $610 million purchase of the 429-room 1 Hotel South Beach.
Being proactive in the diversity and inclusion realm can lead to new opportunities as experts in the field are being sought -- and not only in human resources, writes consultant Simone Morris. To tap into this growing niche, expand your networking circle, volunteer for initiatives at your company, and seek out training and reading materials on the subject, she writes.
Time management, listening skills and problem-solving capabilities are all key parts of providing stellar customer service, which can lead to higher revenue, writes Alex Yumashev. "There's nothing customers hate more than having to raise the same issue to multiple support representatives again and again without getting a solution," he writes.
Building up a cash reserve can help your company get through tough times, but the exact amount you will need depends on the nature of your business. Review your monthly expenses over the previous year, and use that data to forecast your future financial needs, writes Gene Marks.
Plastic milk crates are high-quality, durable products, so much so that college students and other people will keep them as storage containers. That increases the dairy industry's costs, however, and over the past few decades, multiple states have criminalized unauthorized possession of labeled milk crates and even incarcerated people for it.
Financial reports can be both the most frustrating and most empowering part of running a spa. Learn how to use financial reports to gauge your spa's success in this post on the ISPA Academy, co-written by Mae Manacap Johnson and Alexander Menrisky.
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