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Weekly Update: New Flyer Available About Service Animals

Win: New Flyer Available About Service Animals Last session, Washington Hospitality worked with stakeholders and legislators to update the state’s service animal law. Today, a new informational flyer was released

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Win: New Flyer Available About Service Animals

Last session, Washington Hospitality worked with stakeholders and legislators to update the state’s service animal law. Today, a new informational flyer was released to offer businesses and service animal handlers

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Theme Restaurants: Making the leap from fad to fixture

Restaurants filled with pop-culture memorabilia, kitschy menus and gift shops were a driving force of dining trends in the 1980s and early 1990s. Part tourist attraction and part dining establishment, it seemed theme restaurants were everywhere. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

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Report: US travel market remains strong

Marcus & Millichap reported a positive outlook for U.S. hotels as confidence remains high among both consumers and business owners. Marcus & Millichap this week released its Q3 2018 National Hospitality Report. According to the report, summer travel is expected to exceed last year’s numbers by 6 percent, which is expected to, in turn, continue boosting already high occupancies. (Lodging)

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Chipotle taps Zenput to ensure food safety standards

Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to improve restaurant operations, including following its food safety protocols, through the deployment of Zenput. The San Francisco-based company’s software is primarily used by brands such as Domino’s Pizza, KFC, and 7-Eleven to audit restaurant operations remotely. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

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How Hotels Need to Balance the Amenities We Want Versus Those We Actually Use

Our anticipated use of certain hotel amenities is often greater than our actual use, according to the findings of a new study from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration’s Center for Hospitality Research. More often than not, researchers found, guests expect to use certain amenities such as an alarm clock, spa, and in-room dining than they actually do use them. (Skift)

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Building a Better Collective Bargaining Agreement: Better Nuts and Better Bolts

Washington Hospitality Association Members save $10 with promocode FISHER10 Join Fisher Phillips labor attorneys Todd A. Lyon and Lisa M. Vickery for a one-day interactive program on how to negotiate

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Weekly Update: L&I Proposes Average 5 Percent Workers Comp Rate Decrease for 2019

L&I Proposes Average 5 Percent Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease for 2019 On Wednesday, the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced a proposed average 5 percent decrease in the premium employers pay for

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Paid Family & Medical Leave: Are You Ready? View our webinar

With the start of the paid family & medical leave program set to begin on Jan. 1, 2019, the Washington Hospitality Association wants to make sure you have the information

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NEWS: L&I proposes significant drop in workers’ comp rates for 2019

(The following press release was issued by L&I on Sept. 19, 2018) L&I proposes significant drop in workers’ comp rates for 2019 TUMWATER – The price of workers’ compensation insurance

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Enter Gen Z: The new disruptors of food culture

Today’s teens are digital natives who are just beginning to develop brand loyalties and make the choice to buy groceries or dine out based on factors including price and location, writes Laurie Demeritt, CEO of The Hartman Group. Online ordering and delivery will play a growing role as Gen Z members grow up and take control of their own food spending. (SmartBrief)

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How much the average American millennial, Gen Xer, and baby boomer spends each year eating out

Americans of all ages like to eat out from time to time, but Gen Xers tend to spend more on average at restaurants and on takeout than other generations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey tracks how households make and spend money. (Business Insider)

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Healthcare 2022: Cost-Effective, Patient-Centered Care

Click the button below for instant access to the association’s healthcare solutions.  It’s more than medical!   The year is 2022. The quantified self is alive and well, digital technologies

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“SmartCare” is Delivering: Healthcare 2022

Click the button below for instant access to the association’s healthcare solutions.  It’s more than medical!   In a heartbeat, the future will be here. Is your business ready for

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Classic Pilsner’s trendy again

For many beverages, it is impossible to identify their exact moment of creation, but not so with the style of beer known as Pilsner. We know exactly the moment it was born, the town in which it was brewed, the brewery that served as its incubator, as well as the team behind its vision. (Nation’s Restaurant News)