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"Should hear alkaloids. Oh i'm crazy about richie. I don't even know ritchie's last name. Do you remember it. A richie richardson. How could you forget that richie richardson. I mean how easy is that you know. If his name was allah wishes had no trouble remembering it but Richardson's simple for me but ritchie is an incredibly creative talented fashion designer at a personality. That lights up a room and is is where is he from. Is he jamaican. He's i'll is he okay. Ugly side of the island of trinidad and tobago. So i teas from that. Well the closest. I've ever gotten to being in tobago was getting on a lien flight. As an airline of the caribbean people l. i. at and it does hops between the islands. Because otherwise if you're in if you're in one island and you want to go to another island with a major airline you'd have to go fly into miami or puerto rico change planes and then fly south again into the caribbean but lee is. One of the airline said is inter island in the caribbean. And i was on a flight. I think we got on the flight in saint. Martin maybe orienteer- ago. I don't remember but and we were flying To barbados and the plane we got on. I was sitting in the front of the plane. I think it was like a to be. I think we into a into b. Two a was by the window And in my seat there was a trinidad tobago newspaper from whoever. I just got off the plane because that plane originated in trinidad and And there was this newspaper. So i got to read whatever. The news of the day was the kind of the passenger before who left the paper behind. But i've never i've interviewed. People are in trinidad and years and years ago. My gosh it must be about seventeen or eighteen years ago. I did a radio interview with the general manager of the hotel in trinidad. Where princess margaret state. And it's a place that's known for the oil. The vast variety of tropical birds showing up at teatime every day on the terrorists expect outright expecting crusts of bread crumbs from the residents at the hotel. who are you know either feeding them or leaving certain pieces behind that they come and make off with you know the place i'm talking about. That's right yeah so it's all right into center. Yeah sounds fabulous about stephanie. Just trolls drastic. Who killed spoken the wheel and had to close for good last year. Oh what a pity. I you know. Regrettably we're going to see a lot of that. You know when we were still in lockdown in ireland I wanted to say it was either the end of june or beginning of july. We broadcast every week even though we were in ireland from end the february until we got home july twentieth And we were in lockdown from march sixteenth until we flew home It was fabulous by the way people. Don't cry for me argentina. i mean it was. It was an experience. I wouldn't give back for millions of dollars But when we were there I interviewed the president and ceo of the american hotel lodging association. Who just put out a press. Release back in either. June or early july indicating that eighty percent of our tells and resorts in america Were at the verge of collapse. It's one of the reasons that i started the stay in play. Usa program so that even after The covert curtain is lifted. You know americans should at least plan to spend some of their travel time in the us helping to support the economy year and the travel and tourism industry here. But i know people are going to be busting to go to other places and the caribbean has long been seen as our backyard playground. So we're really lucky to be so close that you know doesn't take all that long no matter where you are in the us to get to some wonderful caribbean destination. But i know when i introduced you. We talked about You're being president of trinidad and tobago fantasy tours. What does that company to while Company started in nineteen. What a nineteen year there about. Because of that. I had a previous company called tobago historic tour so it was specifically doing historic tours and legal. Did some tablets. But i wanted to do something a little more. So then i went to the island. But you couldn't carry to be historic hotel. Was there so. Let me start with other company. And i wanted to start another company that would come to carnival that within zoo toes to the islands because they have other islands.
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"american hotel lodging association" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
"To the podcasts and the archived audio so you don't miss anything You know i've been talking about the fact that for the most part at the moment Our passports aren't good for much And aside from our passports not being good for much. I think we have a And civic obligation to do our best to support the travel industry in the us Some of the finest places are suffering miserably over the last thirteen months and I remember having on the air with me back in. I'm gonna say june or early. July twenty twenty when we were still in ireland court in the lockdown for we were in ireland for five months in twenty twenty I'm not complaining about it. I it was a marvelous experience. Frankly but i had a. We continued to produce radio and television and online features the entire time. And i had on the air with me chip rogers. Who's the ceo of the american hotel lodging association. And he was he had just re. When i actually spoke to him i knew he was about to release a press release so when recording. We did with him air. The press release had just come out. But i kind of had a glimpse into it a week or so before and in that. Press release going back to june july twenty twenty. He pointed out that eighty percent of the hotels in america. We're on the verge of financial collapse now. Can you imagine what tourism destinations would look like if they were eighty percent boarded up. I would certainly put a damper on your experience because it wouldn't look like you expected it to look wouldn't have the facilities you expected to find and so I've heard a lot of fancy pants. People with marvelous titles who by the way.
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"Reason. Jessica myers were friends and roommates at georgia state university. However after college. Devan reese pursued her path in the hotel industry and jessica. Meyer started investing in residential real estate over a casual lunch outing. Dave devagi vince jessica. That they should combined their expertise and become business partners. That's how their company epic collective was born at the end of twenty twenty epa collective partnered with nasa investments to purchase a home two suites by hilton in el reno. Making this dynamic duo the youngest black women to own a hotel under a major chain in the hotel industry less than two percent of hotel owners are people of color and even fewer are women. Dave on and jessica are rocking the real estate market and working with real estate investors to invest an epic projects collectively. This is their story of building wealth. I'm yvonne wreath and create hotel owners. I was born in philadelphia. Raised in the atlanta suburban area clayton county and money for me growing up. Different definitely came from humble beginnings my mother. She was a single mom. She did a very exceptional job of raising both my sister and i. Fortunately i don't have any stories Going hungry power. Ever going out. But i knew that we weren't rich but i knew that we weren't poor. And she always made sure that we had a roof over our head and but she she always made sure we had food on our table and that we received the best education possible shelter received a lot of help from a grandmother and her older sister. My late aunt. They made it possible for us to do additional activities that my mother was unable to provide. Meaning we went on trips to disneyworld. Went to visit african american historical sites around the country the civil rights attractions in montgomery and birmingham into mountains. And we were just able to travel a lotta places. Nc a lot of things and experience a lot of great things because both my late grandmother my first hotel jab it actually started off as a front desk agent working at the iconic hyatt regency atlanta. I started off with the wapping ten dollars so as a college student at that rich. The first job and actually got that i was in the lobby volunteering for my alma. Mater georgia state university. And the runes executive director. At the time actually came to me is hey do you want a job. He small a lot. I think you'll be perfect here for the front desk. And i was like sure and took the job and the rest was history working at the front desk. Ask a lot of opportunities. A lot of hotel brands. They have what you call management training programs. And we're actually prepared to take on executive leadership roles in the the hospitality industry or specific hotel until it was just. It was an more. I've always had this go getter type a leadership personality so a lot of organizations within the i was working at joint hospitality organizations. While i was at school i was the president. My student chapter of the national society of minorities in hospitality and from there was able to build relationships. Professional and personal relationships and i would travel throughout innocent mate. What is called. We'll have conferences around the country so going to those conferences. I will meet other people. I will see different career paths. That i can eat and i saw that there was a lot of in more of an operational side. There was a lot of people of color. My hotel bed started off with the hiring. Is atlanta valor. Ferguson was a former general manager. The and she was actually the first black only first female. But the first black general manager like during the ninety s of a full service hotel and she was also the chairwoman. The first african-american chair for the american hotel lodging association at the time which was the largest hotel organization for owners. Just just the martin hotel organization so seeing that hearing their stories just gave me that passion. And i guess with my personality of being a leader. I saw that there was. There was a an opportunity for me to grow and build a career next became passion. I love to help people by love. The benefits of being in the industry was able to work with different cultures. Have people from working. From bosnia people from the gambia from nigeria from italy so it was just the culture just working with so many different people working with different generations. My hotel the hotel. I started off it opened in nineteen sixty seven so was people who were working there since. Nineteen sixty seven that they were able to guy me and should their stories in the hiring atlanta response so are kind of for one. That was the first h in hotel in the world. And then another thing. That was so personal to me was the high frequency. Atlanta was the first hotel in in atlanta to allow african americans actually welcomed african americans not only to stay at the hotel but to host events. There so dr martin. Luther king had events the back to the andrew young he actually had sweet named after him there and they will just welcoming the bronner brothers had their first convention there and is just so many just different story either and so many iconic people just walk through that door and so just to be able to work at the front desk and experience all these things able to move up in the world had just couldn't see another career. That would work for me. So epa collective. We specialize in commercial real estate deals specifically hotels. We do look at other asset classes. Such as multifamily may be mixed use development but pro primarily hotels and the reason why primarily hotels the course my background being an industry my passion for hotels and so how we create hotel owners or investors. You're actually able to invest with epic and we pull the deal together and we also pull other investors that together to actually invest hotels are capital intensive deal eight. You need a lot of upfront capital to put down as a deposit and for renovations you're looking at in the millions of dollars or multi million dollars just in capital and a lot of times one single person. They're unable to do that. And that also can be intimidating and a lot of people don't realize that she can become a whole tone. They just don't think that it can happen. Prior to integration. It was a lot of black people who own hotels because we had no choice but.