Common Measurements of RV Trailers

There are different kinds of RV trailers in the market. These trailers are manufactured and assembled by different vehicle lines. However, they will tend to have measurements that are somewhat standard and universal in outlook. As with other kinds of vehicles, this is one of the important aspects of RV trailers. Still, you will be very well advised to note the measurement specifications of the trailer you are looking to procure before you even draw out your check book. This is mainly because you certainly will not want a trailer that is too small for your possessions or the people who will travel in it.

For one, the common overall length of most travel trailers does not exceed 12. 5 meters. Of course, most of us think that this particular measurement is not important. However, you will notice that it is one of the most primal things you will want to consider before you put a recreational vehicle on hold.

In the same way, the overall width of your prospective travel trailer should have a measurement that does not exceed 2.6 meters. This adds up to 8 feet and 6 inches. This measurement is even more important since you will certainly not want to get your recreational vehicle trailer through gateways or narrow passes.

To note is that this width is actually a total of that distance measured from the center line of the vehicle to all outermost projections found on each of its side. This includes water connections and door handles. This particular measurement of travel trailers comes in handy when you are looking to fold your recreational vehicle or to stow it away ready for transit.

There are many things you need to note about the measurements of RV trailers. For one, there are different kinds of these trailers and you will have to look at each kind to determine the best one for your particular case. For instance, there are fold able camping trailers. In the same way, you may decide to opt for travel trailers. There are also motor- homes, truck campers with slide- in facilities and trailers featuring a fifth wheel.

Remember that fifth wheel recreational vehicle travel trailers will normally have a standard measurement of 11. 3 meters (this translates to some 37 feet). The measurement is commonly taken from front of its main body to the extremity. This is actually measured at the basic front line of these trailers.

The measurements of RV trailers may seem trivial. However, once you put your recreational vehicle trailer into use, you will discover the importance of these measurements. For one, most travel trailers will tend to be towed or transported. You can be certain that it is impossible to tow or transport a trailer that is too large. In the same way, it is impossible to live in an RV trailer that is too small.

To conclude, RV trailers are very important if you are looking to travel with your home and not have to depend on hospitality to enjoy an excursion with family or friends. In fact, once you add such a trailer to your garage, you will discover that it becomes cheaper to travel and take vacations.

How to Keep an Eye on Hotel Travel Performance

The hotel and travel industries face challenges posed by the competitive environment. This is why managers strive to come up with solutions that will allow them to cope with the daunting business world. Aside from the ever-changing environment, there is also a need to keep track of the competitions because they can easily attract your customers. This will of course result to a huge decrease on your profits. Since hotels are part of the hospitality industry, you should always think about your customers and their satisfaction. Meeting their requirements should not be your main goal – instead, you should go beyond them. To do this is simple: you need to monitor hotel travel performance.

The methodology in measuring hotel travel performance has evolved over the past few years but the fact remains that you should first take a look at your goals. Determining what you would like your organization to be in the future will lead you to learning the right tourism indicators that you should use. Therefore, even if you have the best piece of hotel performance software, this would not matter unless you know what you would like to accomplish. The goals and objectives of your business are exactly the things that will tell you what your company will be. Discovering what your organization’s future is will help you in selecting tourism indicators that will measure hotel travel performance.

Your customers should be your main priority but this does not stop there. There are performance dimensions that you will have to consider to be able to assess hotel travel performance well. As mentioned, the business environment here is very competitive which is why you have to keep an eye on the competitiveness of your own business. Measure the viability of your company against the performance of the other firms. You will need tourism indicators like relative market position and share, customer base measures and sales growth.

Now, we all know that in this industry every cent counts. The money that you expend might be of great help or might just prove to be a bad decision on your side. This is why financial measures should be utilized which include profitability, liquidity, market ratios and capital structure. Quality of service is next. You cannot gain more customers if you do not advance on reliability, responsiveness, appearance or aesthetics, tidiness, comfort, staff and environmental friendliness, effective communication, competence, access, security, availability and courtesy. These measures will make up the service quality dimension.

Hotel flexibility perspective uses measures such as volume, specification and delivery speed flexibility. When you monitor the hotel travel performance, you should also keep track of how the resources are being employed. Efficiency and productivity are two measures that are commonly used in this aspect. Finally, innovation should also be gauged. The growth and the development of your organization is viewed as one of the most important perspectives due to the fact that you can determine the performance of the innovation procedures as well as the performance of each innovators which carry out the processes. Your staff can either be your biggest expense or the most valuable asset which is why you should always observe their performance.

Travel Risk Management: How Accurate Are Travel Risk Ratings and Levels?

Beware The Fine Print

Introduction

If like most, you base your overall assessment of a country or city based on some-kind of threat rating then you need to read this article before blindly basing all your business decisions upon such tools.

This article will address the development and reporting of security or travel safety threats and how they are communicated. Specifically, the collection of data, affected audience demographics, aggregated indicators, qualifiers and the real threats revealed.

By the end of this article you will have immediate knowledge that can be applied to your current risk analysis methods, tools and services to ensure a more accurate and relevant approach for your business needs.

Data

True analysis is based upon and supported by demonstrable facts. While a derived assessment may be a combination of multiple factors, the baseline factors remain constant.

These facts must be relevant to the business and the affected assets and not a standardized collection of threat topics representing the mean average of the world’s problems.

This data must also be reported in support of the final threat/risk analysis. Rarely do end users ever see or are offered these facts but they provide greater insight into the effectiveness of the final number or score and often highlight weaknesses with the assessment process. Possibly the reason they are rarely released.

Data such as accidents per capita, delays per route, illnesses per demographics, victims of localized crime, total loss per event and time loss per disruption are all key requirements to any travel threat spectrum.

The data alone is insufficient unless related directly to the audience in which the analysis is created for or those directly affected. Local inhabitants and their risk categories are seldom shared by that of travellers, expats and other visitors to a location.

Audience

If your intention or requirement is to present an accurate index of threats or risks for travellers, then your data must show an index or scale as to how/how much they are affected.

While these groups may have further diversify, it must exclusively show the threat and impact as it relates to that demographic and that demographic alone, in all sectors.

High cholesterol may be a national issue but will it have any great affect on travellers to that location? Hotel incidents may not make local newspapers but have a significant impact upon travellers and visitors to the area. Terrorism kills thousands of people every year but only a handful of travellers are ever affected, often indirectly. The Mumbai attack was far less successful than many other terrorist attacks in the country but because so many foreigners were affected, it had a far greater audience and “news worthiness” to the event.

Natural disasters have a much greater impact on local residents but the loss or disruption to airports, roads, accommodation and public utilities affects everyone, with the potential for greater threat to visitors and travellers.

Final risk levels are only useful as a final comparison between multiple locations. Risk levels can only be really effective if displayed in conjunction with the key element/factors that created the final assessment/index.

Aggregated Indicators

Indicators will always need to be collated or compared, or the task and reporting would become too onerous and lengthy with the end result that no one would bother to read them.

Final aggregated indicators are tolerable in measured doses to mass audiences that have little decision making power. However, businesses and business leaders need more than just a final “score”.

The indicators must be based on fact (even if used in conjunction with “experience based evaluations”) and specific to the primary audience. Anything less is next to useless. If you have system or a service that can’t or won’t display/disclose such indicators, you need to reconsider the contribution and service immediately.

Real threats

Most “travel threat ratings” fail to demonstrate greatest areas of risk and only display the final tally.

The most effective and useful systems mirror mainstream business assessments with measurements/results focused on plausible outage times or percentages.

Most threats result in loss of productivity, delays, disruptions or other efficiencies surrounding travel. Because analysis rarely has the capacity to understand or measure this niche, coupled with the fact that few companies are really aware of the cost of such events on a regular basis, much of the value associated with travel risk ratings is lost.

Events and incidents that exclusively affect travellers, expats and visitors such as motor vehicle accidents, illness, sickness, bad water, petty crimes, loss, damage and life safety and security issues constitute a far greater threat to business, even if their ratings don’t indicate it.

The frequency of updates and the replaceable methodologies employed create a threat in their own right. Traveller threats may be cyclic, annual, persistent or isolated in duration but the systems and processes in which they are measured or reviewed are often lengthy and bureaucratic which may only be updated periodically.

Conclusion

Any type of rating or threat analysis is immensely helpful but any “black box” calculation should be questioned. The data that went into the final analysis and rating can be just as important, if not more so, than just the final index, percentage or level.

Now that you understand the differences and weaknesses in many systems, in particular issues around data, audience, indicators and threats you can immediately review or assess your current methods.

Look at the information you have collected or the services you are provided and question whether the results are really relevant to travellers, are they updated very frequently, are the pertinent to your business or are they even pertinent to your location of travel?

Removing the veil associated with much of the analysis is the only way to improve the final results and add greater value to your company with an effective, targeted travel risk management strategy supported by effective and reliable tools.