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HSMAI prepares next generation of hospitality leaders

Restaurant Industry
by in Education | Featured

To create the perfect meal, preparation is key. The same might be said for creating the perfect employee in the hospitality industry. “Though some things like a friendly smile and a well-prepared meal will never change, the hospitality industry has gone through major changes in last few years,” says David R. Landau, program chair for… Read More →

Social Media: Turning Tweets Into Tourists

social media tweet bird

Used correctly, social media can pay off for the hospitality industry Over the holidays, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge built a giant village out of 800 pounds of gingerbread and 250 pounds of chocolate to display in its lobby. For four weeks, the cookie town was posted on the JW Facebook page and fans were… Read More →

Spend The Holiday At The Harrah's Resorts

Harrah Ak-Chin Casino Resort
by in Escape

A Holiday To Be Waited On, At The Harrah’s We do it every year; the entire family comes over, we spend all week prepping the house, putting up the lights, followed by a day or two of cooking and a mess of leftovers and holiday wrapping paper strewn across the house. This ultimately leads to… Read More →

Q&A With Laura Scheller, President Of Arizona Sunbelt Chapter MPI

woman sitting on a red chair on stage - AZ Business Magazine Sep/Oct 2010

Laura Scheller, CMP President of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of MPI President and CEO, Solomonte Hospitality How has MPI responded to the economic downturn? It has been a difficult year for the hospitality industry. Not only have we had to overcome the poor economy and negative media, but here in Arizona we also added controversial… Read More →

Q&A With Debbie Johnson, Executive Director Of The Arizona Tourism Alliance

Debbie Johnson Executive Director, Arizona Tourism Alliance Debbie Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Tourism Alliance, is a major force in the Valley and state’s tourism and hospitality industry. She also serves as president and CEO of the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association and the Valley Hotel and Resort Association. Johnson also represents the tourism… Read More →

The State’s Tourism Industry Puts A Face To Those Hurt By The Corporate Meetings Backlash

The image the word tourism often brings to mind is of fun, sun, and beautiful destinations and resorts. But with the industry under siege last year, those who work in the sector here in Arizona decided it was time to give tourism a new face — that of a relative, a friend, a neighbor, someone… Read More →

ATA Is Promoting The Message That Tourism Will Bolster The State’s Economic Recovery

Tourism is not an expense — it’s an investment. That’s not an official slogan for advocates of Arizona’s tourism and hospitality industry, but it is a message they are working hard to imprint in the public consciousness as legislators eye further cuts to the state’s budget. As in past budget crises, funding for marketing the… Read More →

The Meetings Industry Is On The Offensive To Counter Negative Perceptions

Panel of MPI Students

When individuals and organizations meet, solutions are created, ideas are shared, business initiatives are crafted and skills are learned. Such meetings are crucial to North American business success, even more so in a dynamic, faltering, global economy. In an increasingly faceless world, effective human connections are a powerful business weapon. The EventView 2009 study reveals… Read More →