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This December 2016 news item surveys the decline in Bible placements within hotel rooms.
More hotels are checking out of the Bible business

... Marriott International, the world's largest hotel company, supplies a Bible and the Book of Mormon in the rooms of every other hotel in the franchise. But the company has recently decided that no religious materials should be offered at two of its newest millennial-oriented hotel brands, Moxy and Edition hotels.
"It's because the religious books don't fit the personality of the brands," said Marriott spokeswoman Felicia Farrar McLemore, explaining that the Moxy and Edition hotels are geared toward fun-loving millennials.

Marriott's decision mirrors others in the industry who are quietly phasing out the long-held tradition of stocking religious material in hotel rooms.
It is difficult to gauge how many of the country's 53,000 hotels still put Bibles in the rooms because most major hotel franchise companies let individual hotel owners and managers decide whether to make the Scriptures a standard amenity.

But a recent survey by STR, a hospitality analytics company, found that the percentage of hotels that offer religious materials in rooms has dropped significantly over the last decade, from 95% of hotels in 2006 to 48% this year.

Among the reasons for the change, according to industry experts, is a need to appeal to younger American travelers who are less devout than their parents or grandparents and to avoid offending international travelers such as Muslims or Buddhists.

And then there is this practical issue: Many newer hotel brands install shelves rather than nightstands with drawers next to the bed, making it difficult to be discreet about offering a Bible. A copy of the Scriptures on a bedside shelf makes a more pronounced statement than a Bible slipped into a drawer.

... STR officials cautioned about reading too much into its survey, noting that managers representing only 2,600 of the more than 8,000 hotels responding to the survey answered the question about religious material in rooms. Still, industry experts say the changing demographics in America and the surge of international travelers in the U.S. are creating more reasons to keep religious materials out of hotel rooms. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hotel-bibles-20161204-story.html
 

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Helluva shift down the mines this week.

See trying to teach dwarves about, 'Health and Safely'...

The half of then who aren't mortal drunk are on Gandalf's, 'Extra Harmonious Pipe Blend - With Guaranteed Everlasting Smoke Rings'.

Right then...

I'll have whatever that bloke wae the bleedin' heid was just drinking there.

Is it a new, special import... maybe from a Trappist monetary...?
 

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Asking our new found friend and imbibing companion...

'Next up, what do you fancy, mate..'.

He looked up a bookmark on his mobile:

Jesus Juice Recipe

A delicious recipe for Jesus Juice, with Bell's® Scotch whisky, Smirnoff® vodka...

WOW!!! Vodka and Whisky together...?

Mate explains...

"You have to down it in one... no messing about... and then you shall exclaim, 'Oh Jes*s Chr*st, in the name of G*d...'.

Couldn't help notice he has an app on his phone, 'God Direct'...
 

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Evenin' fellow wayfarers...

My good Taverner, one seems to have a yearning for a mighty fine Malt...

You know... the arcane bottles at depths of the cellar...

Ahhh... that will suffice most splendly... the, 'Rare Cask'....

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Jukebox... something appropriate?

What's that song again... the one about the mysterious, 'happy room'... :bthumbup::crazy::crazy::pthumbsup::nelly:

 
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