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Are Apple Users Spendier Guests?

The Wall Street Journal today announced that Orbitz Worldwide has concluded that people who use Mac computers (Apple, as opposed to PC), spend up to 30% more …

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Music Licensing 101: The Basics for Hotel & Restaurant Operators

Under federal copyright law, the owner of a music copyright has the exclusive right to “perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.” 17 U.S.C. § 106(6). If you play music in your business, you may be liable for copyright infringement if you do not first obtain a license from the copyright holder or from a performance rights organization.

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More on Tip Pooling…

One question that persists amongst hoteliers and restaurateurs of all sizes is whether they can require tip pooling.  The issue has gotten no less confusing given conflicting opinions …

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Marriott International, Inc. Plans for International Growth

Bethesda, Maryland, Marriott International has spent the past several decades growing its American presence.

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Well Done, Downtown Seattle Association! (And Congrats, Again, Tom Douglas!)

The Downtown Seattle Association’s Annual Meeting was held Tuesday, June 12th at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, and it was well done!  The opening video featured outgoing DSA Chair Jim …

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KPMG Survey Finds Most Retailers Expect Recovery by 2014 (or Later)

In April, KPMG surveyed roughly 100 retailers about when they expect the U.S. economy to significantly improve.  A majority responded by saying they do not expect that …

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What’s New in the Industry?

AIR TRAVEL: Ever noticed when you travel that planes are full and the over-head bins are STUFFED with other peoples’ extra carry-on baggage?  Anything that doesn’t fit …

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Washington State Supreme Court Upholds I-1183

On May 31, 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court narrowly upheld I-1183, which removed the State from the distribution of liquor as passed by voters last November.

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