"If there ever were a red ocean," observes Michael Levie, co-founder of CitizenM Hotels, "the hotel industry would be it. It's redder than red."
Under lockdown, many of us have turned to exploring the world online. One of the most preferred platforms to do this has been the Google Arts & Culture website and app. We talked to Simon Rein, Programme Manager at Google Arts & Culture to find out how they have increased the accessibility of culture, and what kind of a role VR will play in the future of .
Last month we introduced a consumer engagement metric, minutes per unique visitor, as a potential leading indicator of travel site visitation. What we witnessed was that as engagement grew in May 2020, visitation to travel sites also increased a week or two later.
So you think you've had a rollercoaster year? Consider the tumultuous times of hospitality leader Arne Sorenson, the president and CEO of Marriott International. On the heels of the purchase and integration of Starwood Hotels and Resorts into the Marriott organization and a period of unprecedented growth for the combined company, Sorenson was diagnosed with Stage Two pancreatic cancer.
Before The Virus, Asia's Ecosystems Were Buckling Under Overtourism. When The Tourists Return, It Has To Be Different!
Before the pandemic put a stop to most international travel, each year millions of people flocked to Southeast Asia's white sandy beaches, ancient temples and diverse wildlife.
Where can you go this summer? That's a simple question with a complicated answer. The reason: There hasn't been a definitive guide to summer travel bans — at least until now.
In a mask-wearing, socially-distanced world, much has changed about the way we travel. But as states enter later phases of reopening plans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with hotels finally welcoming travelers back, some summer staples of travel remain.
In the heart of Australian outback lies Alice Springs. The town - colloquially known as Alice - is the site of indigenous human presence dating back nearly 30,000 years. More recently, however, a new (and admittedly very different) type of settler has descended upon Alice.
American Airlines pilot Dennis Tajer has taken several flights during the coronavirus pandemic, both in the cockpit and as a union official, and has noticed something unsettling lately: passengers removing their masks for more than eating or drinking.
The advent of the pandemic has resulted in the virtualization of many jobs, perhaps permanently. The associated increased quantification of the workplace will enable the accelerated adoption of AI. As our private and professional lives inevitably blur as we work more from home, we need ethical rules more than ever about how companies can use employee-generated data and deploy AI in the workplace.