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Sales Tax Audit!

This description of a sales tax audit is an opportunity to minimize potential problems with sales taxes. While focused on Minnesota much of it applies to any state with sales taxes. Do not construe this article as legal or tax advice.

Spotlight on Morocco: Marrakech's Luxury Hotel Market

This article explores what effects increased visitation and other changes in the market are likely to have on the demand/supply balance in Marrakech's luxury hotel sector. We also provide a performance forecast up to 2016.

Canadian Monthly Lodging Outlook May, 2013

Benchmarking Canadian Hotel F&B Profitability

Top 10 Trends of the Next Generation of Travel: The Millennials

Millennials are the next generation of travel, but what exactly are they looking for? Read on to explore the top 10 travel trends for Millennials and how to best market and adapt to this ever evolving market.

Boutique Segment – The Challenge of Standing Out from the Crowd

As the boutique hotel sector continues to grow, operators must work harder to create a point of difference for their properties as well as to maintain a sense of exclusivity and aspiration, as we investigate this further in the following article.

Suburban Resorts in China

Since around 2005 an increasing number of internationally branded resorts have opened in China. This article investigates their working model, demand profiles, key facilities and market outlook.

2009 Restaurant Trends

Restaurant trends for 2009 include decreases in holiday business, increases in menu prices, softening in real estate prices and demand for sites, and currency trends impacting international tourism.

Future-Proof Your Business

Restaurant industry trends, careful budgeting, and good marketing practices will help a restaurant survive a slowing economy.

Why New Restaurants Fail

The high failure rate of new restaurants can be attributed in part to a lack of understanding of the restaurant's market. This article addresses the need for a market study prior to the commitment of a major investment in a new restaurant.

Golf and Country Clubs: Setting Higher Goals for Profitability in Food & Beverage

There are many opportunities for golf clubs to operate the food and beverage facilities in a more efficient way that will save resources, deliver better product & services, keep customers happy and ultimately deliver more to the bottom.