March 8, 2018
How Changing Your Hotel's Website Content & Aesthetics In Different Seasons Brings More Bookings
by Nimesh Dinubhai
Different seasons bring different opportunities–if we understand that from the get-go, things are going to go smoothly for our hotel. We cannot treat every season like it was the same thing; each and every single one of them has their own characteristics and elements, so it’s paramount we use that for our advantage.
So, here you are going to find some tips that are going to help you to improve your hotel’s website content as the seasons roll by:

Upload Some Of The Hotel’s Photos According To The Season.
This works in all seasons, but especially in the case of summer and winter. Take pictures of your hotel during those months and upload them to your website so that people can have a look at how your hotel looks during that particular season.

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Contact Nimesh Dinubhai at www.websrefresh.com for more information. Phone: (602) 644-1779 nims@websrefresh.com

New Cal/OSHA Hotel Housekeeping Regulations Are Mandatory!
            The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has approved a new regulation requiring hotels,  motels and bed & breakfast inns to implement new guidelines
to protect employees performing housekeeping tasks from any "musculoskeletal injury."
 
New Regulations ARE NOT OPTIONAL and expected to
become effective approximately March 15, 2018

Currently most California employers (including hotels) are required to have a written Injury and Illness Prevention Plan, (IIPP) to include provisions related to health and safety training , identification and abatement of workplace hazards, accident investigations , and procedures for reporting unsafe working conditions .

The new law imposes new requirements for all hotels, motels and bed and breakfast employers of all sizes, as follows :

1.      Within three months of the effective date of the regulation, hotels must complete an initial worksite evaluation for every property to identify and address potential injury risks to housekeepers. The worksite evaluation and subsequent evaluations (annually) "shall include an effective means of involving housekeepers in designing and conducting the worksite evaluation."

2.      Hotel employers must have a written Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP).

3.      The MIPP must be "readily accessible" to employees to review during their work shift. An electronic copy is sufficient if there are "no barriers to employee access".

4.      The MIPP's procedures for investigating housekeeper musculoskeletal injuries must allow for input from the housekeepers as to whether any measures, procedures, or tools would have prevented the injury.

This law applies to all California hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts who must conduct an evaluation for each facility and then adopt a written housekeeper ergonomic injury prevention plan - with training. CalWorkSafety is uniquely qualified to provide you help in complying with this new regulation.

Phone: 562-743-4719
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Eighth straight year of growth reported by Visit California
CEO Update by Caroline Beteta
2018 Outlook Forum Address
As leaders from across the Golden State gathered in Anaheim for Outlook Forum’s 10 th  anniversary, the milestone moment provided a perfect opportunity to reflect on the past decade as we set sights on 2018 and beyond.

These 10 years have passed in a blink, and it puts into perspective just how profoundly things can change in the world of travel – as well as what remains the same. Today, California’s role on the global stage mirrors tourism’s role in the lives of communities throughout the state: Both are bigger, more robust and more important than ever in our history.

That energy and excitement came to life during an unforgettable week at the Disney Resort for Outlook Forum. The conference brought together a record-setting 630 industry leaders in “The Happiest Place on Earth” – a fitting setting considering how the destination has remained a pillar of California’s tourism economy for nearly two-thirds of a century.
After a whirlwind week, the Visit California Board of Directors gathered to map the course ahead through an important year in Golden State tourism.

New leaders join the Board. Disneyland President Michael Colglazier is leaving the Board to oversee Walt Disney Co.’s parks in Asia after serving as a truly gracious host for this year’s Outlook Forum, and he will certainly be missed.

Following his departure, the Board unanimously elected three new Commissioners. It is my pleasure to welcome the Disneyland Resort’s incoming President Josh D’Amaro, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company Founder and Chief Operating Officer Dan Gordon, and Universal Studios Hollywood President and Chief Operating Officer Karen Irwin to the Board.

Eighth straight year of growth. We unveiled another record-setting year for California tourism. The state’s travel and tourism industry generated a record $130 billion in visitor spending in 2017, directly supporting 1.1 million California jobs and $10 billion in state and local tax revenue.

Complimentary Hotel Owner’s Dinner
An Evening Sponsored by GE Appliances

March 15 th , 5:30-8:00pm
Clay Oven Cuisine of India
78 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
Space is Limited
 
Frank & Ron Hotel Motel Supply, Inc. invites you to an evening with GE Appliances.
 
Enjoy free dinner and beverages, a chance to win a Zoneline PTAC unit , and the opportunity to learn about GE Zoneline -- the quietest PTAC* in the industry . We will also discuss Make-Up Air PTAC units, energy savings, occupancy sensors and related topics.
 
By invitation only for hotel owners and decision makers for HVAC products. 
RSVP before March 1 st to info@motelsupplies.com or call us at 888-854-6367.
 
* Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner and Heat Pump  
 

2018 Fisher Phillips Firm OSHA Webinar Series
Join Fisher Phillips attorney, Ed Foulke, for a complimentary webinar series dedicated to hot topics in workplace safety and employment law.
March 14 | 11:00am
Topic: Effectively Handling an OSHA Inspection: The Legal Aspects of OSHA and Citation Defense
May 16 | 11:00am
Topic: Active Shooter
September 19 | 11:00am
Topic: OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection
November 14 | 11:00am
Topic: Developing Safety Managers Into Corporate Leaders

Conn Maciel Carey ’s 2018 Labor & Employment Webinar Series , hosted by the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group , is designed to give you the practical solutions to ensure you are running your business in a way that does not run afoul of the most important labor and employment laws facing our workforce today.
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