Five Customer Service Must-Do’s for 2018
February 15, 2018

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reading about predictions and trends for 2018. It got me thinking about the actions we must take to be competitive. Regardless of your industry, everything has changed about the way we do business. There are some businesses that claim they’ve done things the same way for years, decades, […]

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Tax Reform Accomplished: How Does the Legislation Affect Investors and Businesses?
February 1, 2018

“As 2017 drew to a close, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), tax reform legislation that made sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code. When Congress last reformed the tax code in 1986, the legislative process took over two years. This time Congress accomplished the same feat in two months,” write […]

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U.S. Department of State Launches New Travel Advisory System for International Travelers
January 18, 2018

On January 10, 2018, the United States Department of State introduced a new travel advisory system for sharing information with U.S. travelers. Instead of travel warnings and travel alerts, every country will have an overall Travel Advisory level, with levels of advice ranging from 1 to 4. A U.S. Department of State press release offers the following descriptions for each […]

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Motorcoaches and Chicago
January 8, 2018

Many SYTA members have sent e-mail to the organization, regarding local issues affecting student travel in Chicago. SYTA is working with a coalition in Chicago to address a local business ordinance that may affect school buses and motorcoaches in downtown Chicago. Overly broad amendments to Chapter 9-114 of the Chicago “Party Bus” Ordinance threaten Chicago’s […]

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Unlock America’s Vacation and Boost Leisure Travel
December 11, 2017

Americans aren’t taking vacation like they used to. For decades, Americans took an average of 20.3 days of vacation each year, but the numbers fell in 2000 to an average of 16.2. The good news? Vacation is on the upswing, with an average of 16.8 days used in 2016 Yet that’s still 662 million unused vacation days […]

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