Science Fiction Hotels Already Exist

Not so long ago, telephones had chords. And not long before that they had wind up handles with people talking on party lines where several people in the neighbourhood had to share the same number and others could listen in to your call if they wanted to. If you wanted to record a movie, you needed a shoulder-mounted apparatus the size of a bazooka. And if you wanted information about the Korowai tribe in Papua New Guinea, you had to sit in a library and dig for it. Our modern digital devices and global information networks seem miraculous by comparison, and indeed they are—but that doesn’t mean they won’t meet with the same fate. The forward march of technology is relentless. What seemed like science fiction yesterday is reality today, and will become the dinosaur of tomorrow.

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Are Hotelier Conferences Worth It? An Insider's Perspective

An old Chinese proverb states that you should grow grain if you want one year of prosperity, trees if you want ten years of prosperity, and people if you want a hundred years of prosperity. This may be one of the oldest known quotes on the power of networking, and it’s equally true today as it was back then.

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Five Essential Reads for Hotel Managers

We all know that hotel managers have nothing to do but sit around and read books, right? Half the time they’re just standing at the front desk with their Kindle or a paperback, waiting for something exciting to happen in real life.

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