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Are you interested in making an impact on your operational and service results?  Are you concerned that standards have fallen due to lack of corporate budget for monitoring? Do you want make a difference with a nominal investment in time and money? 

There is a saying, “You cannot manage what you do not measure”.  Linda Amraen, Global Director of Client Services of Hospitality at BARE International,  provides an overview of the Self-Audit methodology and why deploying Self-Audit to ensure your team is performing according to standards is important in mitigation of risk and overall improvement. 

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‘Although leisure travel is currently a pretty lousy idea in most of the world, there are still times when people really need to travel. And with hotels struggling to stay afloat, it makes sense that some of them are turning to a new way to delivery hospitality—to take care of their guests.’ BARE shares an article by Ann Abel for Forbes on quarantining in hotels.

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On this webinar, we share how to:

  • Discover the ‘baseline’ for your typical customer habits and expectations using resources you already have!
  • Assess the impact of Brand and Interaction experience on likelihood to recommend using ‘Best in Class’ brand insights using ‘CCX’ or ‘Competitive Customer Experience’ research.
  • Incorporate insights with current guest expectations to provide EMEM: Exceptional Moments to make Experiences Memorable.

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What does getting back to travel feel like? I spent some time with fellow BARE International colleagues and CX experts, Michele Jowdy, Director of Business Development, Melanie Cihak, Director of Client Services, Alicia Myers, VP of Operations to hear their personal impressions of recent travel experiences. Keep reading for key conversation insights with some sage considerations.

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On this webinar, we share:

  • Discovering the WHY through empathy mapping, including a bonus FREE template available here [click]!
  • Defining buyer personas in an ever-shifting economy.
  • Uncovering knowledge through the effective use voice of customer and online reputation insights.

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‘Hotels and vacation rentals may seem the same since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. They aren’t. New cleaning procedures and guest restrictions are in effect. But what are the new rules for hotels and vacation rental stays after the pandemic?’ BARE shares an article by Christoper Elliott for Forbes with new guidelines in the hospitality industry.

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What are some thoughts you may have if you had to stay at a hotel during COVID? Is your room thoroughly cleaned? Are employees taking the proper precautions? Linda, our Global Director of Client Services, shares her discoveries during an unexpected hotel stay.

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On this webinar, we share:

  • Translating the real meaning of NPS, and how it can help (and hurt!) your business insights
  • The top 3 three reasons why Passives are more dangerous to ignore than Detractors
  • Why the type of survey you use matters (Hint: you’ll need more than one!)

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Rounding up the team for an annual meeting resulted all of us staying in a nearby large branded hotel, no room sharing or AirBNBs possible. The team ranged from High to Low Risk, all non-symptomatic, which resulted in guests with a range of expectations.

We wondered: how often do exceptional moments occur to make the experience memorable even when face coverings and barriers were in place?

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Rounding up the remote team for an annual meeting resulted in twelve of our “out of towners” staying in our nearby large branded hotel. These individuals ranged from Baby Boomers to Generation X’s to Millennials, resulting in guests with a range of expectations.

We wondered: how often do exceptional moments occur to make the experience memorable? 

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