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How to get the best price on a hotel room

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Mandy Farmer, President and CEO of Accent Inns gives you a few how to’s for our industry….

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Make "cents" of how to get great value

The skinny on How to Get the Best Price on a Hotel Room

  1. Do your research online, using Google searches, Expedia, Booking.com, Tripadvisor…etc.   But I recommend that you actually book direct with the hotel themselves by either going to their website or calling their toll free number. Even if you find a deal on Expedia, chances are the hotel will honor that deal and make the reservation directly.  Why not just book on Expedia?  It’s better to go direct because then you have full control over your reservation, easily making changes and cancellations to it as well as ensuring any requests like “quiet side of the hotel please” get noticed which can easily fall through the cracks when you book through a middle man.  Trust me, it’ll save you a lot of headaches! (more…)
 

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How do you handle time management?

Monday, June 28th, 2010
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Time Management shouldn't be so confusing

Time Management: Mystery or Magic?

Ok here we go into the wonderful and sometimes mystical world of “time management”.

When you ask  many young and even seasoned professionals about their time management skills they suddenly lower the head and speak into their chest just like a child who knows he’s done something wrong.  Time management is a powerful tool and I’ve met several successful business people and athletic achievers that tout it as “their” secret to success. A couple of great examples for my are my former boss and mentor, Terry Farmer, and many of the excellent athletes that make up the Camosun Chargers College athletic program. These “kids” really have it together! We all know we need time management skills but either feel like we’ve never really achieved what we need to, or even worse, are completely intimidated by the subject. Find your examples as I have. They are all around you I promise. (more…)

 

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