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No Vacancy Live is the travel industry’s most exciting podcast. A fun, fast paced genre bending program peeling back the travel business veneer. 

Perfect for road warriors, leisure travelers and industry insiders, we look behind the scenes of the travel business by sharing stories, experiences, and with interviews featuring the industry’s biggest names.

The show is hosted by Glenn Haussman, a well know travel industry personality, renowned industry speaker, writer, consultant; and Anthony Melchiorri who had a successful 10 year run hosting Hotel Impossible on the Travel  Channel. 

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Apr 27, 2018

Recorded during the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, we caught up with Alan Roberts, Global Head - Embassy Suites by Hilton. He talks reinventing a hotel brand to surpass customer expectations, creating a sense of community through people power, how F&B is the new front desk, and expanding a full-service brand in a select service universe. Plus, we learn exactly what he does daily, and how he approaches his career.  

But first, Glenn speaks with AirDNA CEO Scott Shatford in an eye-opening discussion on the sharing economy, why Airbnb matters, and how he became an accidental entrepreneur. Shatford started renting out numerous apartments on Airbnb and realized he needed great metrics to charge people what they’re willing to pay, not what he thinks they may want to pay. So, he invented a way to do it and created a business too. Also discussed: the rapidly changing culture shift that could harm the hotel business.

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