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Interview with Munia El Harti Alonso

Amazing opportunity to learn from such a unique but dedicated human being.

The Successful Businesswoman Series

Munia El Harti Alonso is a very talented international lawyer currently based in Paris. She has worked in large organizations, such as the EU council, EU delegation to the UN and more. She has played an important role by assisting and advising in the legal process of free trade agreements and investment treaties.
She very kindly agreed to an interview with Eurobizweekly.

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When part of the EU delegation to the UN, what were your main roles and objectives?

When you join the European External Action Service (EEAS) just as when you join a Ministry of Foreign Affairs your main roles are to represent the entity you work for in my case it was towards the UN System and UN member states, and secondly to report back to the Head Quarters. You are the liaison. In the EU Delegation to the UN we are dealing with multilateral…

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Every Review Matters

What exactly is a trend? People are looking for more accommodation, more amenities. They expect service 24 hours. They want to pay less for better arrangement. This led those in the hospitality industry to come up with new strategies in order to be on top of their business. People are becoming so familiar with the internet and social media that everything is being rated and based on what people say through those websites. User generated online ratings means more to the hospitality industry then it ever has before. Digital review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor are viewed as extremely important by consumers. The power of what’s posted on the web and digital word of mouth can severely impact businesses revenue for better or for worse.

As we know people are looking into TripAdvisor. The rankings are based on their own metric called “The Popularity Index,” a proprietary algorithm that determines rankings based on the quantity, quality and frequency of reviews for any given property. But how exactly does ranking translate to room nights? We’ve known for some time that even a small change in TripAdvisor ranking can have a significant impact on web traffic – the higher the ranking, the higher the traffic to the hotel’s website. But traffic, these days, doesn’t mean much.  What we want is qualified traffic.  How much of that traffic from TripAdvisor is actually converting online? That’s hard to say, to be moral.  It stands to reason, however, that if a large number of people are using TripAdvisor to research your property, then your ranking must play a pretty sizable role in your bookings.

The impact TripAdvisor have at the current location I am working is amazing. Hotelier is keeping their staff well motivated that they are offering $750 as a commission for every 15 reviews and their name being mention in it. – This is fair enough for those who works at the front desk and have to remind every single guest to write about their experience. – Most of the time they do it on their own. This is not only in the hotel industry; we are facing this type of trend in every business providing customer services. I have to say that I experienced how powerful is TripAdvisor when it comes to our guest booking our hotel. Most of the time I hear them say, “I only booked because this location have an amazing review.” When they are checking in and I say, “my name is Armando if you need anything please dial 0.” They usually respond, “Your name sound so familiar.” Impressive, before I even mention my name they already knew it. They already have knowledge how the service they will from me and other part of the staff that their name’s being mention on TripAdvisor. This can be a good way to growth in the industry.

This is impacting so many businesses. According to Ava Seave in “How TripAdvisor Grows Scale and Network Effects: Expertise in Gathering UGC” by Forbes magazine states that “TripAdvisor appears to be successfully making the transition from its TripAdvisor branded web sites, to additive distribution via syndicated content,  social media integration and mobile. More and more contributions are tagged “via mobile.” Medros would not disclose any volume numbers, but says that despite some worries internally that mobile contributions and mobile access could possibly weaken the contributor’s connection to TripAdvisor, the worries proved to be unfounded. “We were all pretty surprised.  Who was going to write long form reviews on mobile? And we debated a long time whether we should introduce a different kind of system. But we built it and we watched what happened. And we have been really pleased. The percent of reviews coming from mobile is a very healthy number. And the quality and the robustness of those reviews have not at all been compromised. Sometimes we get longer and higher quality reviews via mobile as people are using that free moments they have as opposed when they are next in front of their desk top computer. “The mobile tag is important to TripAdvisor for two reasons:  From a marketing standpoint, they want people to know that TripAdvisor has a mobile app to promote its use. And they want people to have the context in which something was written, since for mobile the review may be a little shorter, or not with fully formed sentences.” This means that people are so connected to technologies that within minutes they are able to feel free and express them self via TripAdvisor however, people should be more honest by letting them know at the front desk what they didn’t like, what they were expecting from that specific location before they go and write something negative about it. Since people are reading rating this places by what they read, this can cause the business have low revenue.

In conclusion, we are living in a big generation based on the internet and social media. Anything that people posted online positive or negative count for every business. In order to have your hotel booked throughout the year, the property should count with extraordinary customer services, offer great accommodation in order to impress those guest look for more but for less pricing at the same time. TripAdvisor is making hotelier to improve their service with every feedback the guest is providing.

10 Signs You’re Attracted To The Wrong ‘Type’ For You — Thought Catalog

Brandon Woelfel1. You’re still single. If you’re still single, it’s probably because you keep falling for the same type of people who are not right for you. “Same shit, different guy.” If that sounds familiar to you, then maybe you need to change your type. 2. It always ends in the same way. Even when you…

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Hacer lo correcto

Lo correcto en aquel momento fue amarte, llorar tu partida hasta desmadrarme el culo.

Lo correcto en aquel tiempo fue perderme profundamente en el vacío de la soledad, amargura, odio, resentimiento hasta quedar rotundamente desauziado y no poder recordar mi nombre mas que el tu yo.

Lo correcto en aquel tiempo fue aprovecharme de mi libre albeldrio y ensuciar mi cuerpo con la mala de este mundo.


I am always making every moment an unforgettable memories.

I am always taking the opportunity to experience each encounter I come across with.

I am always pushing myself to be strong to those bad habits that control my mind.

I am always in one communion with God and The Universe in order to acquire authority over my desire.

Sometido a la verdad

   Con el pasar de los días sin saber cómo parar aquellas emociones desarraigadas que se apoderaban de mi mente pero a la vez de mis acciones desenfrenadas que me impulsaban a hundirme más con el pasar de los días con cada uno de mis comportamiento. -Llegando a la conclusión de que yo no estaba implementando la autoridad y el poder divino e universal que se me ha otorgado desde que llegue a esta hermosa tierra, – fue cuando caí en cuenta y empece a someter mi vida a los pies a la verdad. -No importa la creencia espiritual en que la persona deposite sus cargas, siempre y cuando la persona escuche la voz que nos eleva pero que a la ves sea partícipe del respaldo de la autoridad divina e indestructible en la cual somos movidos.

   Aveces nos toma más tiempo de la cuenta!? – Pues en realidad no es tiempo, si no que nos apartamos completamente de las gracias y la misericordia que Dios y el Universo nos brindan al instante en el que llegamos a este planeta. -Si, la súper tierra. No nacimos para comer tierra. Somos herido una y otra vez que nuestro espíritu se va contaminando nuestra alma se va hundiendo más y más hasta que nos vemos viviendo en el infierno,- sumamente distorsionados al plan el cual estamos llamado ya que cada individuo esta supuesto a mantener su alma elevada pero sometida a la verdad para así ser guiados claramente a vivir una vida gratamente abundante.

   No importa en la manera en la cual somos heridos, tenemos que ser sumamente astuto ya que vivimos una batalla constante. Nuestro corazón necesita estar sometido a la luz divina para que podamos ser fortalecidos evitando ser perturbado pero a la ves descarrilado. 

Armando Ramos 


   Usualmente nos pasamos mayor parte de nuestras vidas tratando de complacer aquellos seres queridos, aquellas amistades que desde nuestro punto de vista creemos que al mantener estas relaciones satisfecha con nuestros comportamiento y actos creemos que vamos a lograr el propósito con el cual cada individuo es mandado a esta tierra. -Por qué tenemos que estar satisfaciendo las expectativas de aquellos? – Cuando el ser humano recapacita acerca de aquellos familiar y amigos que en realidad no están aportando lo suficiente para nuestro crecimiento podemos experimentar la libertad que la vida nos otorga pero que nos merecemos.

  Aprendí, que tenemos que ser lo suficiente maduro para poder apartarnos de aquellos que nos mantienen estancados físicamente y espiritualmente. Muchas personas suelen decir que le temen a la soledad, que necesitamos  a alguien en nuestro lado para no sentirnos solos. Tengo para decirte; que mientras más apartados estamos de ciertas relaciones negativa podemos escuchar y ver la luz clara y precisa la cual nos llena de gozo, amor, paz, abundancia pero gracia ante los demás. No piénsese que vamos a estar solo por el resto de nuestras vidas, no!! Para nada. -pero si tenemos que ser diligentes y enfocarnos en trabajar nuestras personalidades y actitudes para poder ser partícipe de el respaldo que Dios y el Universo nos brindan día a día. Mientras más apartados estamos de aquellos que en su corazón guardan envidia, odio, rencor y resentimientos podemos experimentar una única paz, seguridad y confianza en nosotros mismos. Tenemos la oportunidad de vivir pero construir aquellos anhelo que se encuentran en los más profundo de nuestro interior.

Hoy puedo escuchar el sonido de las aves que habitan en este parque, puedo sentir como los rayos del sol cubren mi cara y a la vez calientan mi cuerpo en esta hermosa mañana en el Central Park. -Es una experiencia que el ser humano tiene que vivir para poder seguir batallando por aquel galardón por el cual nos levantamos y vivimos.

    No me canso de apreciar esta etapa de mi vida por la cual me encuentro donde yo decido las normas de mi juego. No descansaré hasta llegar a donde mi corazón y mi alma anhelan estar. Algo que sí debemos recordar es que, ” Todo de bajo del sol tiene su tiempo.” Por lo tanto yo seré paciente, esperare ya que el que persevera triunfa.

Armando Ramos