Vehicle sales slow in October; NAFCU expects sales to remain steady

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » Total vehicle sales slowed in October, falling from 16.3 million annualized units to 16.2 million during the month. NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long noted that although monthly sales levels were down 3.3 percent from the previous year, sales had improved modestly from September if seasonal adjustments are ignored.“Fleet sales continue to be a drag, with TrueCar estimating a 41 percent decline year-over-year in October (fleet sales comprised 15 percent of total sales a year ago),” said Long in a new Macro Data Flash report. “However, gains in the retail segment have been enough to offset those declines.“Low rates are not going anywhere for the foreseeable future, and NAFCU expects vehicle sales to remain steady,” Long added.Sales of cars grew slightly during the month, rising to 3.8 million annualized units. This post is currently collecting data…center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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A first-class accommodation unit does not cost a fortune

first_imgRavi Sabharwal, co-owner of the tourist platform Oliver’s Travels, in an interview with Booking.com he suggested a few tips on how to rearrange your accommodation units without investing the entire fortune.Sabharwal knows best how inevitable investments are, as he rents luxury villas through the aforementioned platform. If we want to secure reservations, stays and overnight stays it is necessary to invest in order to keep up with customer demand. For example, visitors require a connected bathroom, super high speed internet, swimming pools, hot tubs… and the list does not end there. Many units try to keep up with the market and offer various benefits and facilities in their offer, but how to stand out as the best in a sea of ​​identical offers (without paying an enormous amount for it).Sabharwal primarily advises investing in good furniture, far from factory or again, luxury. For a breath of freshness that visitors will always receive well, it is enough to visit local markets or second-hand shops. In these places you can certainly find unique and quality pieces of furniture for a decent price.Also, it is good to pay attention to the kitchen inventory. Many guests have a habit of planning menus in advance, and the knowledge that they don’t have to worry about basic utensils or foods like spices or coffee and that they are taken care of can really be relevant when choosing accommodation. It is necessary to point out what is in the kitchen itinerary of the accommodation unit, and one of the great ideas is the possibility of ordering groceries before the arrival of the guest, which is also welcomed by Sabharwal.Guests can also be offered a list of local catering, cleaning services, but also babysitter services in case of families with children. Enabling the accommodation unit to be a safe environment for babies and young children certainly adds value to the accommodation. It can’t hurt when we expand the offer by choosing entertainment content or board games, and this place opens up a number of possibilities: cricket, badminton, table football, but also cheap but high-quality stream services such as Amazon Prime or Netflix. For those who do not have the necessary SMART equipment, there are also upgrades to older models that can be found at affordable prices, however visitors can be offered a DVD library as an alternative to stream television.Certainly attention should be paid to details. They are a factor that gives the space personality, and a desirable departure from impersonality and uniformity. Flowers make the space seem homey and comfortable, and yet it costs almost nothing. Various details of the space give it something recognizable and in a subtle way they realize communication between the owner and the client. Speaking of communication, it is important to get to know the guest. For example, if visitors have children or pets, a few toys would surely leave a positive psychological impression, and the original welcome gift would be a basket with a range of local products: cheeses, homemade jams and marmalades, wine, pastries, etc.Instead of cluttering your guests with brochures and flyers, offer them your own suggestion of restaurants, attractions, excursions and unavoidable events – we have previously written about the benefits of full arrangements when keeping guests. Communication is paramount, and guests more often prefer safety and quality over price.After all, another handy detail is bathrobes and slippers, Sabharwal notes, and they also don’t require huge investments.Quality lies in the authenticity of an experience that requires a little imagination and ingenuity. Let the guest immerse himself in the offered arrangement, become a part of it and always gladly return to it.last_img read more

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