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Lodging Update April 30th, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 04/30/17 Topics: Comments:

This month let us burst some bubbles, dispel some myths and have some fun. The list is surprising long and we can only cover a few. The answers are sometimes just plain unexpected. Read more

Lodging Update March 31st, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 03/31/17 Topics: Comments:

What have we done for you lately? It’s a fair question for any lodging manager. Of course doing everything well is the entire job in a nut shell. But this is a nutty business and sitting on our laurels is not enough. Read more

Lodging Update February 28th, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 02/28/17 Topics: Comments:

Cleaning full sized homes is far more complicated than simple hotel type rooms. They are much bigger, have more bathrooms, more beds, patios or yards, and those pesky kitchens. Read more

Lodging Update January 31st, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 01/31/17 Topics: Comments:

Research - Everyone knows vacation rental income is growing rapidly and much faster than lodging in general. One research company says vacation rentals generated 3.36 million revenue in 2017 and will grow at 7% for years to come. Giant companies all want a piece of the "Specialty Lodging" market. Read more

Lodging Update December 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 12/31/16 Topics: Comments:

Remember this quote, "People in glass houses should not throw stones"? A very wise comedian once said, actually "No one should throw stones" Read more

Lodging Update November 30th, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 11/30/16 Topics: Comments:

There are so many people in the world doing good things for others that sometimes we feel inadequate. But in our small way we are working to make people happy and to make their travel lives smooth and carefree. Read more

Lodging Update October 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 10/31/16 Topics: Comments:

With Autumn here, the lodging industry presented many seminars, conferences, workshops and classes. Here is a run down. Read more

Lodging Update September 30th, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 09/30/16 Topics: Comments:

More Questions and Answers this month. The kind owners ask - we have answers. Read more

Lodging Update August 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 08/31/16 Topics: Comments:

Questions and Answers: When are phones open? The help desk is 9AM to 7pm, sometimes longer on weekends and high seasons. We try to close for Christmas but guests are renting so we work if they need us. Read more

Lodging Update July 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 07/31/16 Topics: Comments:

Have you noticed the hundreds of TV commercials for Expedia, Hotels.com, HomeAway, Booking.com, Trivago, AirBnB and others? Read more

Lodging Update May 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 05/31/16 Topics: Comments:

We know you have choices when it comes to property managers so how about we run some of the newest and great things we bring to every property. (Sorry about the plug.) On the job - So on this glorious 4th of July weekend our ace staff are working diligently to make every guest and owner vacation a fun filled time. (We take a few days off after!) Read more

Lodging Update April 30th, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 04/30/16 Topics: Comments:

Each month we jot down a few notes on what's new and exciting. Yes, our enthusiasm is always at a high for this business where we create lasting memories for guests and take care of homes for owners. There is seldom room to cover "All the news that's fit to print" but we'll give it a try. Read more

Lodging Update March 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 03/31/16 Topics: Advertising, Property Management Comments:

This is the start of something good. Every month we will regale clients, vendors, staff, family and friends with lots of inside insight about the lodging industry, along with some boasting about how we are building the most comprehensive management system and people around. Read more

Lodging Update April 13th, 2015

By Wm, May
Published: 04/12/15 Topics: Vortex Managers Comments:

After a bit of a delay, the Vortex Insider resumes in great haste. Purchase of Ocean Reservations and OceanShores.com. Jackie Martin returns. Michael Bradham moves New folks - Nick Warner, Jessica Vance, Trina Flanagan, Mark Root, Nathaniel Jumper, Emailers are in the mail. Read more

Lodging Update October 13th, 2014

By William May
Published: 10/15/14 Topics: Comments:

We are gearing up for Fall and Holiday bookings. Deep Clean and Surveys recommendations due in a week. Staff doing more inspections. Why we need to talk, talk, talk. Start a new habit today. Read more

Lodging Update September 22nd, 2014

By William May
Published: 09/23/14 Topics: Comments:

This issue the discussion is about sports and never dropping the ball. Plus introducing our purchasing department, touching work just once. Then look to see if you won last week's quiz. Read more

Lodging Update September 1st, 2014

By William May
Published: 09/01/14 Topics: Comments:

Little word habits make a big difference. Here are some to avoid - Be upbeat, too busy, no services, banning pronouns. Plus in this issue - about Web ads. And did you take the quiz? Read more

Lodging Update August 25th, 2014

By William May
Published: 08/26/14 Topics: Comments:

Periodic updates for August 2014 Read more

Lodging Update May 18th, 2014

By William May
Published: 05/20/14 Topics: Comments:

In your high school, were there those mean folks who gossiped about everyone? It is a disease born of envy and inferiority. Well adjusted humans, discuss the world at large, business, the arts and other fun stuff. Read more

Lodging Update May 12th, 2014

By William May
Published: 05/12/14 Topics: Comments:

Mea culpa. The Insider newsletters have fallen behind but maybe that's good news. Reservations are busy, new inventory is in the pipeline. Of biggest news - Mobile websites have now been going on line. Look below. Read more

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