Bangkok is an exciting and welcoming place to visit with young children, and families can enjoy getting hands-on with the local culture through guided tours or their own exploration of the city. Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is a great place for boat tours, tasty cuisine and child-friendly craft activities.
Keeping up with signage regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act is more challenging than many hoteliers may realize, says Hank McMahon, president of Intersign Corp. and HotelSigns.com. He notes that proper placement, visibility and use of raised text and Braille all need attention.
Princess Factory in New Milford, Conn., provides a place for girls ages 3 to 15 to get hair tinsel, manicures, pedicures and more. Owner Patricia Munoz said she wants the activities to promote personal care and well-being.
With guests coming to expect the convenience of automated, intuitive systems, it behooves hoteliers to embrace technology. Hilton, for example, is testing the potential of a robotic concierge to automate some guest services.
Terrorists have been using specific strategies to store small, powerful bombs in electronic devices, according to reports from several news publications. Intelligence suggests that terrorists have created explosives that can be hidden in a laptop or other device and escape detection by airport scanners, which has led to discussions of bans on some in-cabin electronics.
Virtuoso has analyzed bookings made by agents in the luxury sector to reveal the top destinations for this summer. Europe leads the list, with Italy and the UK taking first and second place, while South Africa and Canada are the only non-European destinations listed.
Upscale travelers may not have concerns over the price of trips, but they still want to get the best value for their money, says CruiseOne's Rosemarie Reed. Agents should focus on recognition, status, exclusivity and luxurious features.
Make good use of visual merchandising in proposals, presentations and ads in displaying images representing your services and brand, Richard Earls writes. Images can create a more emotional response to the message being communicated, and they can help your clients connect with your business.
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