Lodging News - August / September 2016

Techno Travel

Neon stripes highlight the building, and a rainbow of colors brighten the car port and entryway ceilings, a warm welcome for late arrivals to the Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station. It’s the first hint that this modular hotel thinks a bit outside its boxy shape.

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Bringing The Fight To Human Trafficking Bringing the fight

Guardian Group, a veteran owned and operated nonprofit organization, is predicated upon two things: bringing the fight to sex trafficking in America using elite military counter-trafficking strategies and being accountable for those results.

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A Smarter ApproachSmarter Approach

Tourism continues to flourish along Oregon’s coastline and with that success comes efforts by some communities to double down on tourism related investments that can further drive their local economies. The City of Seaside is a prime example of a local government doing it right by proactively engaging their lodging operators at the front end of lodging tax increase discussions.

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Government Affairs UpdateGovernment Affairs

As of this writing, only two initiatives have enough signatures submitted to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office to qualify for the November ballot with four more hoping to have enough by the early August deadline. Five of the proposed are statutory initiatives, which would amend current state law and can be changed any time.

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Call to Action: IP28Call to action

Initiative Petition 28 (IP28) – a proposed new tax on Oregon sales that would cost Oregon consumers and Oregon businesses billions – will be on the November 2016 statewide ballot.

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Preventative MaintenancePreventative maintenance

The 80/20 rule with regards to hospitality maintenance means that 80 percent of your maintenance activities should be proactive in nature and only 20 percent should be handling unplanned maintenance items.

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