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Thursday, May 15, 2014
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Further strengthening its “educate, not mandate” philosophy, Vantage Hospitality Group has launched the Think Tank Thursday webinar for its Americas Best Value Inn®, Canadas Best Value Inn® and Lexington® by Vantage members.

Think Tank Thursday is held the second Thursday of each month for all Vantage brand hotel owners and their staff. In each live, interactive webinar, Vantage Academy hosts and delivers timely, practical information from invited industry experts on issues that directly affect members’ bottom line.

The first Think Tank, which aired in April, focused on prospecting for business in your backyard, while this month’s topic is managing rate parity issues. Upcoming webinars will delve into revenue and reputation management, guest services, ADA updates, OTAs, daily operations, sales and marketing, budgeting and P&L processes. Links to each webinar are also available online so members can catch up with ones they missed and share the training with staff at any time.

“Vantage has never mandated how our members should run their business, and never will. Instead, we continuously offer progressive programs and educational opportunities that can contribute to increased revenue at their hotels,” said President & CEO Roger Bloss.

Vantage Academy, which began its seventh season this month, takes a grassroots approach to education by providing members with free training at convenient locations throughout North America. The curriculum is designed by member feedback and adapted to changing economic times and industry trends, and offers strategies designed to positively impact members’ R.O.I. Participants who complete the one-day course leave with a clearer understanding of how to generate more revenue by applying more effective and innovative sales and marketing strategies, win over guests through more effective communication, improve their property’s curb appeal, work effectively with online travel agents, and utilize the AH&LA’s Educational Institute.

About Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Coral Springs, FL, Vantage Hospitality Group is the 8th largest hotel company worldwide with over 1,000 hotels independently owned and operated, and the only hotel company to be ranked on the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Vantage Hospitality’s first hotel brand, Americas Best Value Inn, is a leader in the limited-service segment (including Value Inn Worldwide and Canadas Best Value Inn) throughout North America and is the world’s 10th largest hotel chain. Lexington by Vantage (including Lexington Inn, Lexington Hotel and Lexington Legacy) is Vantage’s midscale to upscale brand, with locations worldwide. Members of the Americas Best Value Inn and Lexington brands are eligible for expedited and streamlined SBA loan processing through the SBA’s Franchise Registry Program, information about which may be found at www.franchiseregistry.com. Vantage continues to grow through affiliations with Vantage Hotel Management (management and operations covering all brands and independent properties), Vantage Insurance Services (a full-service insurance agency specializing in insurance for the hospitality industry), and Brown Nester Hospitality Services (offering comprehensive hotel brokerage and related services). Visit www.JoinABVI.com, www.JoinLexington.com, www.VantageHospitality.com, www.VantageHotelManagement.com, www.VantageInsuranceServices.com or www.BrownNester.com for more information. Lexington franchises are offered by Lexington Franchising, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vantage Hospitality Group.

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