Hotel Overbooking — A Basic Guide for Hoteliers

Hotel Overbooking — A Basic Guide for Hoteliers

Many hotels overbook rooms as part of their revenue management strategy. While advantages in overselling rooms include increasing revenue and mitigating loss, there are pros and cons in balancing your profits from this strategy with the guest experience. We’ve put...

Mount Pleasant — a Sweet Surprise

By Cara Smith Want a charming weekend escape? Head out to the sweet surprise of Mount Pleasant, a cozy city of around 15,000 people, just under a 2-hour drive east of the bright lights of Dallas. This might be Texas’s best-hidden gem, packed with relaxing family fun...
ADA Pool Requirements 2019

ADA Pool Requirements 2019

Summer is coming. It’s time to get your pools fun and sun-ready, and ADA compliant. We’ve outlined a checklist of what is required for ADA compliant swimming pools and spas, including definitions and descriptions of different types of lifts, and rail requirements. We...
Legislative Update: End of April 2019

Legislative Update: End of April 2019

We’re in the final stretch of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session, with only four short weeks to adjournment on May 27.  This is also the busiest time of the Session, with legislators, lobbyists, and interested constituents scrambling to pass, block, or amend...
Abilene – The Storybook Capital

Abilene – The Storybook Capital

Plot your Adventure! Known for its cowboy charm, Abilene has an endless list of fun things to do with friends and family. Hand feed a giraffe, explore the ruins of a frontier army fort, play on one of the best golf courses in Texas, and go on a scavenger hunt for...
March 2019 Legislative Update

March 2019 Legislative Update

It’s been another busy month in the 2019 session. We’ve organized the important legislation into these categories: Short-term rentals. Local hotel occupancy tax proposals: New uses of tax revenue, and new county hotel tax proposals. (We’ve listed the...
Reserving Hotel Room Blocks for a Wedding

Reserving Hotel Room Blocks for a Wedding

Wedding planning can be exciting, AND stressful. With the increasing popularity of destination weddings and the growing likelihood of out-of-town guests for even the smallest hometown events, hotels planning is a necessity for almost every wedding. Hotels need to be...

Paris Texas – No Passport Needed

Plan a trip to Paris this year, Paris Texas that is. No passport needed. This quaint town nestled in the Northeast part of the state on the western edge of the Piney Woods was named the “Best Small Town in Texas” by Kevin Heubusch in his book The New...

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