Dropping the Desk from the Hotel Front Desk Larry Mogelonsky – Hospitality Net

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But therein lies a problem with overtly embracing technology to the point where we forget the core principles of hospitality. Great hotels are always more than just a place for a comfortable bed. A hallmark of true hospitality is service with a smile. If we eliminate the front desk altogether, we are losing a key point of contact between guests and our teams. The contemporary process of mobile check-in succinctly demonstrates this point and its potentially harmful outcomes.


Dropping the Desk from the Hotel Front Desk Larry Mogelonsky – Hospitality Net

#artificialintelligence

But therein lies a problem with overtly embracing technology to the point where we forget the core principles of hospitality. Great hotels are always more than just a place for a comfortable bed. A hallmark of true hospitality is service with a smile. If we eliminate the front desk altogether, we are losing a key point of contact between guests and our teams. The contemporary process of mobile check-in succinctly demonstrates this point and its potentially harmful outcomes.


Boston Globe prints fake front page satirizing Trump

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The editorial board of The Boston Globe is using a satirical front page to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency. The newspaper has printed a satirical front page for its Sunday "Ideas" section. The page is dated April 9, 2017, and features a large photo of Trump below dominant headline that reads "Deportations to Begin." The accompanying story has Trump calling on Congress to fund a deportation program amid protests. Another article focuses on a plunging stock market.


Tornadoes Possible as Windy Storm Front Moves Across South

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An area of heavy rain is moving through Louisiana and Arkansas and is predicted to douse areas to the east by Friday morning. Forecasters predict a slight chance or tornadoes across southern Louisiana and Mississippi on Thursday. Sustained winds of 25 mph (40 kph) with higher gusts are also predicted across parts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.


Mosul Today: Iraq battles IS far from Mosul front lines

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Children use a piece of plastic to slide down a slope at the Baharka camp for displaced persons on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Nearby Mosul, the largest city controlled by the Islamic State group, is still home to more than 1 million civilians. The government and international aid groups fear that a sudden mass exodus will overwhelm the few camps set up on its outskirts.