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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Turnover at the Front Desk

February 11, 2019

By Cathy Cook With one of my main roles at KTN being to conduct front desk hospitality training worldwide, one issue that always seems to surface is turnover...

Limited and Select Service Hotels: 5 Ways Your Front Desk Staff Can Increase Direct Bookings and Cut Distribution Costs

January 15, 2019

By Doug Kennedy Like all segments of the hotel industry, limited and select service hotels are seeing distribution costs eating away at top-line profits. Of...

Doug Kennedy Announces Updates to Program for Front Desk Staff to Become “Certified in the Heart of Hospitality”

December 18, 2018

Doug Kennedy, who is the President of Kennedy Training Network, Inc., (KTN) says “Now more than ever, your guests’ experience at the front desk...

Condition Your Reservations Team so That When They Hear “Ring-Ring” They Think “Cha-Ching!”

November 27, 2018

By Doug Kennedy When you speak with marketing and distribution executives these days, everyone seems obsessed with increasing direct bookings and reducing the...

Train Your Front Desk Team on the “5 Pillars of Hospitality Excellence”

September 17, 2018

By Doug Kennedy When a guest enters your lobby, chances are they are about to have their first human interaction with your hotel’s individual...

What’s Wrong With Your Hotel Website? Ask Your Call Center Team

August 29, 2018

By Doug Kennedy, KTN and Dave Spector, Tambourine Hotel and resort marketers have a powerful secret weapon, which in many cases is grossly underutilized:...

KTN Announces an Innovative New Front Desk Hospitality Certification Program

August 27, 2018

Now Front Desk Agents Can Become "Certified in the Heart of Hospitality" Florida, USA – August 27, 2018 – Kennedy Training Network Inc....

Hospitality Requires Stepping Into “Character” Like an Actor on a Stage

April 23, 2018

By Cathy Cook In the hotel industry we all know how important it is to deliver hospitality, which is the key to a positive guest stay. Otherwise we are simply...

How Video Tools and Screen Sharing Can Help Today’s Hotel Salespeople Stand Out

April 12, 2018

By Doug Kennedy In the 2010’s we have witnessed a transition in group bookings to electronic conversations, as an increasing percentage of meetings,...

Want To Hear What Your Reservations Agents Are Saying Right Now To Callers?

April 5, 2018

For a limited time, Kennedy Training Network (KTN) is offering a complimentary round of reservations mystery shopping reports for all new prospective...

Why I STILL Pick up Trash in Hotel Lobbies

March 14, 2018

By Cathy Cook I have worked in the hotel industry for 35 years (27 of them at Marriott International) where my mentors indoctrinated me to the philosophy of...

Get Your Hotel Operations Team Onboard The Tricycle of Guest Service

February 14, 2018

By Doug Kennedy As hospitality industry trainers know, using symbols and models can help trainees grasp abstract concepts and make seemingly-complex paradigms...

6 Presentation Tips for Leaders Who Fear Speaking at Meetings or Conferences

February 7, 2018

By Cathy Cook  In my early years as a Front Office Manager I remember how confident I used to be at running a meeting while I sat down at the...

The Staff Of Nizuc Resort Cancun Clearly Understands Where True Hospitality Starts - The Human Heart

January 17, 2018

By Doug Kennedy As a hotel industry sales and guest services trainer, on average I experience six or more hotel stays each month.  Although I have...

Trends in Reservations Inquiry Call Volumes: Is There More to the Numbers?

December 6, 2017

By Doug Kennedy As a hotel reservations consultant and sales trainer, I’m often asked for my perspective on the current trends regarding the number of...

Thanks to Erika at Omni Resort at ChampionsGate for a Perfect Front Desk Welcome!

November 6, 2017

By Doug Kennedy As a hotel industry hospitality trainer, I surely have a more critical eye for detail than the average guest, yet I still try to be patient...

Kennedy Training Network Appoints M. Cathy Cook as Executive Director of Training & Development

October 24, 2017

Prior to joining KTN, Ms. Cook served for 17 years as a Manager – Development, for the Learning & Development Division of Marriott International...

When Guests Complain, Be All EARS!

October 11, 2017

By Doug Kennedy Considering all of the many components of a positive guest experience during even just a 24 hour stay, and how many guests are in a hotel on...

7 Trainer’s Tips for Hotel Reservations Sales Success

August 14, 2017

By Doug Kennedy If you’re like most hotel managers, chances are you are highly focused on securing more direct bookings and thus reducing the costs of...

How Did The Bartell Hotels’ Call Center Capture 7% More Revenue From 11% Fewer Calls?

May 10, 2017

By Doug Kennedy Founded in 1975, Bartell Hotels is one of San Diego’s oldest and largest independent hotel companies with eight hotels, including six...

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