Blog

We want to keep you posted and publish occasional newsletters that can include news, information, opinions and data. Read everything we know.

Lodging Update September 22nd, 2014

By William May
Published: 09/23/14 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update September 1st, 2014

By William May
Published: 09/01/14 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update August 25th, 2014

By William May
Published: 08/26/14 Topics: Comments: 0

Periodic updates for August 2014 Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update May 18th, 2014

By William May
Published: 05/20/14 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update May 12th, 2014

By William May
Published: 05/12/14 Topics: Comments: 0

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 Leave comments

Lodging Update April 1st, 2014

By William May
Published: 04/05/14 Topics: Comments: 0

Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update March 10th, 2014

By William May
Published: 03/10/14 Topics: Comments: 0

Hear it here first - the top complaint of the year. Our Board Meeting, Clean reminders and Guest Books. Pop quiz and upcoming important meetings. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update February 17th, 2014

By William May
Published: 02/16/14 Topics: Comments: 0

Pop Quiz winner, Cool new online cleaning system for managers and housekeepers. Joseph Romain profile, and another test of industry jargon. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update February 13th, 2014

By William May
Published: 02/13/14 Topics: Comments: 0

Member profiles for Deresa Norman, Guest Books, Welcome Books, Pop Quiz and Class Dates. What could be more fun,. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update February 3rd, 2014

By William May
Published: 02/03/14 Topics: Comments: 0

In this month's treasure filled Insider newsletter - 2014 Vortex College training dates. WA state managers meeting dates, Warning about Food & Condiments in Units. Manager backup person. How Clean is Clean Enough - Flyer. New Fluid Width Websites and - here come the mobiles. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update January 27th, 2014

By William May
Published: 01/27/14 Topics: Comments: 0

Its Seattle Superbowl week edition of the Vortex Insider. Crazy here. But business as usual for our hard working reservation staff, even on Sunday. In this edition other news and super stuff too. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update January 20th, 2014

By William May
Published: 01/22/14 Topics: Comments: 0

Ryan, Matt & Emmalee join us as we learn about guest behavior, refunds and how guests are learning how to rip off lodging providers. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update January 6th, 2014

By William May
Published: 01/06/14 Topics: Comments: 0

In the new year waiting for now, changing batteries, property maintenance limits and now is time to increase inventory. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update December 16th, 2013

By William May
Published: 12/18/13 Topics: Comments: 0

This week is all about security. Please read and head. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update December 9th, 2013

By William May
Published: 12/09/13 Topics: Comments: 0

This week the weather is in the news and its time to warm up properties. Technical news too makes it into the list as does a new concept called Manifest Photos. Please read and head. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update December 2nd, 2013

By William May
Published: 12/02/13 Topics: Comments: 0

This update is all about HelpBook.me our ace lodging software, Secret products, How to do Hourly Billing, Overtime, New Keysafes and how to Change Keysafe Codes. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update November 1st, 2013

By William May
Published: 11/01/13 Topics: Comments: 0

Plumbob Publishing has published a new website for an old magazine. NortwestSkiers.com is now online and staff members are listed as correspondents in some cases. Its good for skiers, snowboarders and our lodging partners. Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update October 21st, 2013

By William May
Published: 10/21/13 Topics: Comments: 0

In this issue: Your list of Unit Notices, Owner & Staff Dashboards, Owner Self-cleaning procedures, Freshens Reminder. Newly enrolled properties. Read more Leave comments

Government Officials Driving Tourism Economy Away

By Ron Lee
Published: 06/01/12 Topics: Government Comments: 0

Tourism is a clean, responsible industry that brings in visitors anxious to shop, attend events, tour attractions, rent lodging, and pay the taxes that go with them. So why do local government officials want to drive away vacation rentals and turn away the easy spending guests who want them? Read more Leave comments

Lodging Update August 31st, 2010

By William May
Published: 09/02/10 Topics: Comments: 0

Read more Leave comments

1 2 3 4 5

DETAILS: We work to keep this information up to date, but details do change from time to time based on circumstances, often on short notice, and sometimes beyond our control. To verify any answer or other information you may need, please call or email us anytime. Allow a reasonable amount of time for response. Only legitimate inquiries will be answered.