Guitars, Farts, & Hotel Occupancy Green Shoots
Gosh, interesting times. Are you like me, shocked and bewildered that it is already June 2020? Time and caffeine are evaporating at a rate that I can not explain. Much of the news from my favourite parts of Earth are too heartbreaking to look at for the moment, and while I remain inexplicably HopeFULL and optimistic, I have to frequently avert my eyes and my mind elsewhere. So please join me for a break...
You could start with this highly entertaining joyful race of the penguins! And while my own guitar lessons are progressing at the pace of a narcoleptic snail, I’m considering taking up this guy’s instructions. And my executive assistant is in fact very little assistance.
May I also recommend the Mews Blog where super-clever smart people are quoted saying relatively useful things (hint-hint wink-wink nod-nod).
Meanwhile, we see Hotel General Managers trying to put fitted sheets on a bed without their housekeeping staff. Bless them.
Hotel reservations enthusiasts may take joy in SiteMinder’s World Hotel Index which launched at the end of April and just today added a new feature where you can monitor booking lead time and watch for sprouts of green shoots of new occupancy on the horizon.
I tend to rabbit on about hotels accepting pets (see what I did there?) to any hotel manager who will listen, to take a fresh non-judgmental view of guests with emotional support animals. I mean, we need all the occupancy we can get these days, right?
I've written about farts before. And at the risk of creating a theme, I need to mention farts once again. Yes, People, this is where we are.
As we've all gone all-in click head-first into collaboration apps such as Zoom, cautionary tales abound. Please be careful out there zoomers!
Lastly, I’m excited to be speaking at the first-ever HSMAI ROC@Home event on June 17th. For details visit hsmairoc.org. My topic is hotel market segmentation, tune in to see if I demonstrate my recommended strategies by guitar. Dare me? 🎸