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Mr. Alonso

Jorge Alonso

Co-Founder & CEO, Flix Translations Group

Jorge Alonso is co-founder and CEO at Flix Translations Group, a boutique translation service provider based in the USA and Argentina, which serves clients worldwide. He founded the company in 2011 together with Gabriela Arriaran and, since then, have consolidated in the translation industry, with a solid network of over 1,500 linguists and professionals around the world. His experience in the hotel industry and in market research, together with his solid education in business administration, have provided him with the necessary tools to be able to detect business opportunities and focus on solutions for every client. As an enthusiast entrepreneur and passionate for new technologies, Mr. Alonso has always sought to innovate in the translation industry, always looking for new ways of optimizing processes and technologies. He is a member of IDEA in Argentina, where he actively collaborates at the IDEA PyME segment, the Argentinean Chamber of Commerce in Florida, and the American Translators Association. An expert in the translation industry, Mr. Alonso has given lectures on the importance of content localization, localization strategies and methodologies, and cost-optimization tips. During the 6 years he has served as CEO at Flix Translations Group, he has led the development processes of strategic relations with partners at a global level, quality policies and mentoring of the Project Management team. He currently leads the development of the strategic vision of the company and seeks new business opportunities in order to offer comprehensive solutions to the clients who trust Flix Translations Group services.

Please visit http://flixtranslationsgroup.com for more information.

Mr. Alonso can be contacted at 305-760-4751 or alonso@flixtranslations.com

Coming up in December 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.