Natural Disaster Planning in the Hospitality Industry, business and finance homework help

Questions:

1. Natural Disaster Planning in the Hospitality Industry

Based on research, outline a 10 step natural disaster plan for a large hospitality business in either a hurricane or earthquake prone area. These steps may include activities that should take place before and after a disaster if you would like.

Expectation: It is expected that your answer will be approximately 500 words in length (one page, single spaced, 12 point font) and will use a minimum of 3 cited sources. Please be sure to use in-text citations and include a reference list at the end of the question.

2. Revenue Management

This question has 2 parts.

1. Define revenue management and its use in the hotel and tourism industry

2. Offer suggestions on how revenue management can be used to actually enhance guest loyalty in the hotel and/or travel industry.

Expectation: It is expected that your answer will be approximately 500 words in length (one page, single spaced, 12 point font) and will use a minimum of 3 cited sources. Please be sure to use in-text citations and include a reference list at the end of the question.

3. Social Media/Technology

This question has 2 parts.

1. Based on research, discuss the impact social media use by guests has impacted the hospitality industry.

2. Discuss the importance of hospitality businesses being both proactive (from a marketing perspective) and reactive (in terms of interacting with guests and responding to their posts) via social media.

Expectation: It is expected that your answer will be approximately 500 words in length (one page, single spaced, 12 point font) and will use a minimum of 3 cited sources. Please be sure to use in-text citations and include a reference list at the end of the question.

4. China

According to statistics provided by the US Department of Commerce, China is project to send 3.1 million visitors to the US in 2019 (a 172% growth in a 5 year period). This will make China the 3rd largest tourist source market to the US behind Canada and Mexico.

Please choose a city or region that you believe could effectively attract Chinese tourists, within that city or region choose one service provider that you believe could successfully serve this market. (I will chose Las Vegas)

1. Based on your research, how should local tourism promotion agencies market the location in China (marketing channels, what should be emphasized in the message, times of year the Chinese are most likely to travel, etc)? What does research show that Chinese tourists like to do when traveling?

2. Based on your discussion in 1, identify one specific service provider (such as a specific hotel) and what it should do in order to attract and serve Chinese tourists during their stay.

Expectation: It is expected that your answer will be approximately 500 words in length (one page, single spaced, 12 point font) and will use a minimum of 3 cited sources. Please be sure to use in-text citations and include a reference list at the end of the question.

5. Women and/or other Minorities in Hospitality (attach the file)

a. Please read the article attached in the exam folder. What do you believe are the most important take-aways reading it as a future hospitality executive?

b. Choose a hospitality company which is highly regarded in terms of its diversity programs (Marriott is one). What practices does this company initiative in order to provide opportunities and inclusive environments for women and/or other minorities? Do you believe these initiatives have a lasting impact? Why or why not?

Expectation: It is expected that your answer will be approximately 500 words in length (one page, single spaced, 12 point font) and will use a minimum of 3 cited sources. Please be sure to use in-text citations and include a reference list at the end of the question.

 
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