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Lodging Update August 31st, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 08/31/17 Topics: Comments: 0

Many of our day-to-day services for property owners are hidden, but essential. Take for example - a day in the life of the reservation staff. Here is a peek. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update July 31st, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 07/31/17 Topics: Comments: 0

No other lodging manager can claim to be as fully advertising tech-enabled as we are. That is how we produce the highest net income for owners. That means putting properties on hundreds of websites, referred to as Online Travel Agencies (OTA's), using the secret technology we developed in ways no one else can match. Here are just a few: Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update June 30th, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 06/30/17 Topics: Comments: 0

Our JOB #1 is to provide clean, comfortable safe accommodations. Housekeepers, maintenance people and property managers are on the front line 7 days a week making that happen. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update June 30, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 06/30/17 Topics: Comments: 0

To continue with this months theme of funny, ha ha, have fun summer, here are a few wry comments that keep us bustling during the high seasons. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update May 31st, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 05/31/17 Topics: Comments: 0

Lodging is one of the industries most affected by the dominance of the Internet. Here are things you may not know about lodging today. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update April 30th, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 04/30/17 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update March 31st, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 03/31/17 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update February 28th, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 02/28/17 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update January 31st, 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 01/31/17 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update December 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 12/31/16 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update November 30th, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 11/30/16 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update October 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 10/31/16 Topics: Comments: 0

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

Lodging Update September 30th, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 09/30/16 Topics: Comments: 0

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

Lodging Update August 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 08/31/16 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update July 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 07/31/16 Topics: Comments: 0

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

Lodging Update May 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 05/31/16 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update April 30th, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 04/30/16 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update March 31st, 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 03/31/16 Topics: Advertising, Property Management Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update April 13th, 2015

By Wm, May
Published: 04/12/15 Topics: Vortex Managers Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update October 13th, 2014

By William May
Published: 10/15/14 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

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