The cruise line industry has been attacked by all forms of media, painting a picture of dread and mutiny on the high seas. Forecasters predict troubled waters due to the ever prevalent chatter of safety problems, mechanical breakdowns, disease outbreaks, and other major issues du jour. So What’s the Real… Read More
I drive the most unreliable car in the world: the Range Rover. But I am in love with it. Not because of its smooth ride quality or elevated driving position. Not because of its ability to climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow until you find your dream. I love it because of my mechanic.
Utilize these tips – and learn from any potential mistakes – to offer the best possible mystery shopping services to clients. Many websites and blogs like this one can help you develop a more rewarding and fulfilling business as a professional mystery shopper; they provide great advice on topics ranging… Read More
In combat, no opponent is the same, and Wing Chun teaches you how to adapt using guiding principles instead of memorized forms. Living out these concepts in combat and in life allows for the mind, body, and spirit to act as one, always finding the most effective ways to be efficient.
After meeting my wife for a much needed jolt of Starbucks, we agreed to go our separate ways that afternoon so she could keep up with her Pilates routine at the gym while I sneaked in a few emails to the office. We were to reconvene at Central Park West… Read More
Iberonews reported that European boutique hotel chain NH Hoteles posted exponential growth in the first nine months of 2010, taking the industry by storm. The article (written in Spanish) cites many reasons for the growth, including references to the diversification and occupation of NH Hoteles in several emerging or recovering markets. … Read More
Over the past decade, the long-running cruise staple of black-tie formal nights has given way to freestyle cruising and its more relaxed dress codes. In doing so, cruise lines certainly were mirroring, if not themselves setting, trends in society at large, from the laid-back approaches to corporate dress and attitude… Read More
In the hospitality world where the internet has replaced traditional travel agents, cruise operators remain heavily reliant on personal relationships with travel agents to fill inventory. Coyle recently called several hundred travel agents were called within one week. Travel agents were asked a series of questions, and based on guest… Read More
Platter of Babel In this Wall Street Journal article, the research suggests that languages go beyond the function of conveying thoughts; they actually shape thoughts based on how a sentence is structured. For example, Spanish and Japanese speakers were less likely to remember who caused accidental events when compared to… Read More
In Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw, Anthony Bourdain showed us that in order to be a respected chef, one had to be a relentless zealot who craved insane hours, low pay, peer abuse, and borderline alcoholism. I, like Tony, am generalizing, but the fact of the matter is that chefs… Read More