Outsourcing activities for airlines: Qantas International airlines have experien

Outsourcing activities for airlines: Qantas
International airlines have experienced highly volatile trading conditions in recent years as high fuel prices, intense completion, economic recession and unexpected crises (such as 9/11) have affected their levels of profitability.
Assessing the relative costs or strategic benefits of outsourcing in the airline industry is therefore likely to be challenging (Rieple and Helm, 2008). The factors involved are complex; full information about costs is hard to gather and the circumstances being considered are dynamic rather than static. Nevertheless, many airlines have considered outsourcing some of their activities (Al-Kaabi et al., 2007 and Hsu and Liou, 2013), particularly in relation to maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), but also in relation to sales and marketing, ICT support and technical support.
Specialist companies such as Navitaire, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota (a wholly owned subsidiary of the major GDS system Amadeus), have emerged to aid airlines and other companies in facilitating the outsourcing of some of their functions. Navitaire claims to have helped over 50 airlines, particularly low-cost carriers and start-up airlines, by assuming responsibility for many key processes, including reservations, internet and direct distribution, flight operations and operations recovery, loyalty schemes and revenue accounting.
For example – Australian airline Qantas (which has a major code-sharing agreement with Emirates) has endured poor recent performance with an operating loss being recorded in 2013. Consequently, the airline has focused strongly on its cost base, and one of the operational moves it has made is to announce during 2013 that it was shutting its heavy maintenance base at Avalon Airport in the state of Victoria with the loss of up to 300 jobs. Although the airline continues to have maintenance facilities at Sydney and Brisbane, it was reported (Creedy, 2014) that where the aircraft fleet sizes are small or sub-scale, like the Airbus A380, Qantas would carry out heavy maintenance at overseas providers such as Singapore, Hong Kong or the UK because it was not economically feasible to carry out the work in Australia.
Sources: Adapted from www.navitaire.com, www.qantas.com.au, Al-Kaabi et al. (2007), Creedy (2014), Rieple and Helm (2008) and Hsu and Liou (2013).
Questions
1. List three advantages of outsourcing for an organization.
2.  The above short case illustration listed a few areas with the airline that could be outsourced. What are two other areas (departments, positions or job duties) that can be outsourced.
3. List Porter’s five forces

Reading and writing five an on-line articles, business magazine, such as The Wal

Reading and writing five an on-line articles, business magazine, such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Tampa Bay Times or other authoritative literature articles and submitting a one-page, typewritten summary (in your own words). That should include of source, and the article title/author/page number(s). The summary shall be prepared in a case briefing format.
Mean each article on one page.

The aim of this Business Research Brief is to identify a possible business problem in the Hospitality industry.

The aim of this Business Research Brief is to identify a possible business problem in the Hospitality industry. By identifying key business problems and issues facing a specified area of Industry, you are to identify a business topic or issue worthy of potential research, and to identity possible research objectives that would address this issue. You can choose any business problem within the area of tourism, hospitality, or events management, and this can be either an issue facing an individual organization or an issue affecting a destination, destination management organisation or a sector of industry in a specified location.
The Business Research Brief should identify the following.
Research area – identify an area within the tourism, hospitality of events industry
Identify key business challenges or issues facing your chosen area of the industry. This could be done by carrying out a key business issue Matrix Analysis or Matrix Literature review.
Identify chosen research problem – from the matrix of key issues in your area of business research – which area did you choose. Briefly outline intended research problem and planned idea of what you will do.
Highlight relevance and interest of topic to the Hospitality industry – why would the wider (global) business and academic communities be interested in this research?
Draft research aims and objectives – identity possible research objectives that would address this issue.  You should identify an overall research aim(s) and a several objectives that if completed would enable you to meet the research aim.
Possible methodology and data required – provide an initial overview of how this research might be carried out. Would it involve primary or secondary data, qualitative or quantitative methods, and what data might you require to answer the aims and objectives?
Full Reference List – following Harvard referencing system. You need to demonstrate that you have identified the key publications and sources of information relevant to your chosen research proposal.

The aim of this Business Research Brief is to identify a possible business probl

The aim of this Business Research Brief is to identify a possible business problem in the Hospitality industry. By identifying key business problems and issues facing a specified area of Industry, you are to identify a business topic or issue worthy of potential research, and to identity possible research objectives that would address this issue. You can choose any business problem within the area of tourism, hospitality, or events management, and this can be either an issue facing an individual organization or an issue affecting a destination, destination management organisation or a sector of industry in a specified location.
The Business Research Brief should identify the following.
Research area – identify an area within the tourism, hospitality of events industry
Identify key business challenges or issues facing your chosen area of the industry. This could be done by carrying out a key business issue Matrix Analysis or Matrix Literature review.
Identify chosen research problem – from the matrix of key issues in your area of business research – which area did you choose. Briefly outline intended research problem and planned idea of what you will do.
Highlight relevance and interest of topic to the Hospitality industry – why would the wider (global) business and academic communities be interested in this research?
Draft research aims and objectives – identity possible research objectives that would address this issue.  You should identify an overall research aim(s) and a several objectives that if completed would enable you to meet the research aim.
Possible methodology and data required – provide an initial overview of how this research might be carried out. Would it involve primary or secondary data, qualitative or quantitative methods, and what data might you require to answer the aims and objectives?
Full Reference List – following Harvard referencing system. You need to demonstrate that you have identified the key publications and sources of information relevant to your chosen research proposal.

For this project, you will create 2 different SWOT analyses for a particular sma

For this project, you will create 2 different SWOT analyses for a particular small hospitality business and produce a thoughtful comparison of them. Refer back to Chapter 9 on SWOT analyses.
Choose a Boston small business in your area that would be considered part of the hospitality and tourism industry. This could be a family-owned restaurant or café, motel, city tour agency, etc.
a.    Create a SWOT analysis of this small business from when it first opened. First, make sure to do your research in getting to know more about this local company.
b.    Create a SWOT analysis of this same small business as it currently operates today.
c.    Were there any significant differences, changes and outcomes between the first SWOT analysis and the second SWOT analysis?
d.    What would you recommend to the current manager of this business after doing the comparison of their SWOT analyses?

This is one part for my Litterature Review of my Applied Business Project. Indee

This is one part for my Litterature Review of my Applied Business Project. Indeed, the company that I have chosen is « DORCHESTER COLLECTION ».
My topic is : Analyse how to diversify Dorchester Collection’s workforce ;
What you have to do is : Designing a Social Media focused Recruitment Strategy to attract Candidates from OUTSIDE  the Hospitality Industry ;
I put « presentation » on the rubric « type of paper » cause it’s writing 8 pages (1 page = 2 slides)
Objectives:
Concerning the writing part, first present shortly the company, analyse the current workforce and employee satisfaction challenges within the company (especially since the COVID-19 crisis : turnover etc …) ;
Determine differences and similarities between the properties recruitment strategies ;
Promote diversified workforce hiring practices ;
Determine the « Employee Target Market » ;
Identify current trends in hiring strategies and benefit packages ;
Identify the industries that have the most available and fitting workforce ;
What I wrote will help you to for the writing part : present the social media and then the PPT part is to build it (I mean look like SCREENSHOT of a real web social media, didn’t exist of course..) like the main page, rubric, how it’s look like, like a study draft of the real social m. You are Free to add anything more (I’m sure I forgot many things..)
So of course, you have to link word part and ppt part, they are complementary. (Page 1 word link to page 1 and 2 ppt cause 1 word page = 2 slides) etc …
Good luck and don’t’ hesitate if you have any question 😉