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Cyber Rates Are Going Up, but Purchasing Coverage Is More Important Than Ever

While many of the cyberattacks that get press are against high-profile entities or organizations, all types and sizes of business, including hotels and restaurants, are vulnerable to the sophisticated methods utilized by today’s cybercriminals – from phishing to ransomware and scareware tactics. Additionally, cybercriminals have upped their game with attacks rising consistently over the last…

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Surge in Hotel Bookings this Fall comes with Risks

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that being inside with lots of people is an easy way for viruses to spread. Hotels should take note of this, since according to the latest data from Tripadvisor, this fall is supposed to be the busiest season for hotels all across the country. And since fall is…

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Be Cyber Smart! Tips from Cybersecurity Awareness Month

You visit Facebook and type in your password. Red letters tell you your information is not recognized. You attempt to reset your password but notice your account has a new and unfamiliar email address. It dawns on you all at once: your account has been hacked.

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Programmed to Please: Robot Waiters During the Labor Shortage

He glides up to your table carrying four trays of food, beaming an emoji-like grin — and he’s fast, often reacting within a fraction of a second. Meet Matradee, a robot waiter created by Richtech Robotics, and he’s what many restaurants need right now. In a time when restaurant labor is scarce these robots are…

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A Closer Look…Restaurants Edition

The restaurant sector, no doubt, has been through a lot in the last 18 months. But recent statistics show that through July 2021 the industry has had steady growth each month since February, with sales volume reaching close to pre-pandemic levels. Although it’s still unclear how the delta variant will impact the industry, we’ve seen…

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: An Update in Business Travel

If you’ve been to any major airport this summer, you might have experienced crowds and long lines. The rise in the number of flyers to pre-pandemic levels has taken the airline industry by surprise, with some air carriers unprepared to handle their routine flights due to labor shortages (after laying off about 90,000 full-time workers…

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The Devil’s in the Details: Performing a Deep Dive into Client Contractual Agreements

Our mutual clients, whether they are community associations or in the habitational or hospitality industries, have multiple contractual agreements with third-party suppliers and vendors of various services. Each agreement contains provisions on who is responsible for what and by when, insurance requirements, and ultimate liability in the event of a loss, among other issues. It’s…

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No Jackets Required: How Fine Dining Is Changing

Fine dining brings together great cuisine, hand-selected wines, and white-glove service for a personalized experience and a fun night out. It also requires a certain dress code that is steeped in tradition. Men typically wear sports jackets; women may wear a dress, a skirt, or a slacks-and-blouse ensemble. In some places, formal jackets and ties…

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Pet-Friendly Hotels Welcome Your Furry Friends

Last year put traveling on hold and kept the majority of us at home. It was a challenging time, but for our favorite furry friends, it was a dream come true to have their beloved owners around all day long. Now that we’re once again going on road trips or taking to the skies, we…

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Keeping Hotel Guests Healthy & Safe with Legionella Prevention

Travel is booming after more than a year of pandemic-related mandates and recommendations. Hotels are welcoming guests and looking to offer great (and safe) experiences. Now more than ever, guests are sensitive to measures hotels are taking to ensure a safe and healthy environment. While there is comfort in seeing hotels enforce stricter cleaning standards,…

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Managing Modern Threats with Deadly Weapons Protection

Deadly Weapon attacks have become far too common in America, with shootings making the headlines almost every week. People intent on inflicting harm, however, are not limited to guns. Those who want to cause violence will, and they will use everyday items such as knives and vehicles to achieve their ends. Unlike other risks facing…

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