Doug Ramsthel | August 11, 2021
By Doug Ramsthel Last year, the pandemic put a chokehold on travel. Flights were cancelled, hotel rooms sat empty, and even if guests were checking in, they were staying isolated in their rooms. Now, people cannot wait to visit a new destination or a tried-and-true favorite. But the industry faces new challenges. Instead of a traveler shortage there is an employee shortage. To remain competitive, hotels and other hospitality businesses are having to up the ante with wage increases, improved benefits for salary employees and in some cases the extension of benefits to part-time hourly workers as well. A lot of industries have been able to...
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