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Hospitality News 

What to Expect For 2020 in Hospitality and Tourism

Are you ready for the holiday season? Are you excited about 2020 and a new decade too?   Looking ahead, I believe many of the events we discussed in 2019 will significantly affect the hospitality and tourism industry in the future.

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What is a Good Channel Mix for a Hotel?

A hotel’s channel and its respective contribution from the various distribution channels is a sign of the health and diversity of your revenue.

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Why 'Because'? Because It Works

When it comes to guest services and properly dealing with customers (especially ones who are irate), simple words and phrases can have strong emotional impacts in any interaction. We all know how a basic greeting of “hello” (localized to each region) and “sorry” can enhance guest service.

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10 Things That Changed How We Travel in the 2010s

Remember 2010? The iPhone 4 was cutting-edge (and we used Skype, not FaceTime, to call our friends around the world); London was gearing up to host the Olympics; Iceland was a movie location not a tourist destination; and the government began loosening restrictions against travel to Cuba, allowing Americans to visit the island more easily for the first time in five decades.

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Healthcare News 

CVS Long-Term Care Pharmacy Sued by DOJ Over Fraudulent Prescribing Practices

CVS Health and its Omnicare business are being sued by the Department of Justice over alleged fraudulent billing of Medicare and other government programs for outdated prescriptions for elderly and disabled people.

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4 Notable Outbreaks in the Last Decade

This decade contained many large disease outbreaks that put the nation's infection control efforts to the test. There are four notable outbreaks that occurred since 2010.

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Trump Admin Releases Plan For States to Import (Some) Drugs From Canada

The Trump administration proposed a new pilot project to enable states to import drugs from Canada and that would enable drug companies to voluntarily import their products.

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Repeal of Health Insurance Tax Could Bolster Medicare Advantage Insurers' Earnings, Enrollment

Just in time for the holidays, Congress appears ready to give health insurers several gifts in its year-end spending deal, unveiled Monday and passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday. One of those includes a permanent repeal of a loathed industry tax that insurers have been lobbying to kill for years.

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Human Resource News 

3 Key Compliance Practices for the Holidays

The holidays bring a certain set of challenges to HR departments, and this may be especially true in 2019.    Christmas and certain days of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa fall within the same week this year, so employers need to pay attention to scheduling, attorneys told HR Dive.

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A Fun Culture Isn't Enough to Retain and Engage Top Talent

In today’s job market, companies are under pressure to not only attract top talent but retain it as well. The allure of flexible hours, unlimited time off and craft beer on tap may speak to the promise of a fun culture, but don’t hold much weight when an employee considers greener pastures.

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Why Automating Onboarding Can Help Retain Top Talent

Employees are an indispensable resource – and in this competitive hiring market, companies can’t afford turnover. So now more than ever, businesses must work on retaining their best employees to ensure they’re running as effectively and efficiently as possible. 

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New Rules Clarifies How Perks Affect Overtime Rate Calculations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new final rule covering how benefits affect employees’ regular rate of pay provides clarity for employers that offer the innovative benefits packages that have become popular in recent years.

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