Women Take ‘Centre Stage’ in Tourism Development
UNWTO | March 8, 2023
To mark International Women’s Day, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UN Women have jointly reaffirmed their commitment to keep women’s empowerment ‘Centre Stage’ of tourism development. Tourism as a gender equality leader UNWTO research has previously shown the enormous potential of the tourism sector to empower women of all backgrounds. Fifty-four per cent of the global tourism workforce is female, the gender-wage gap is lower in tourism, and the proportion of women in leadership roles is higher than in other sectors. However, much progress is still to be made. Women are still concentrated in lower-paid, precarious ...
The 2023 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America in Film and Television History
Historic Hotels of America® | March 8, 2023
Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing, celebrating, and promoting the finest historic hotels in the United States, is pleased to announce The 2023 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America in Film and Television History List. The historic hotels and resorts selected for this announcement have been the settings for iconic scenes in beloved blockbusters, art house favorites, cult classics, and primetime television programs. Guests of these hotels can retrace the steps of many movie makers and film stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Alfred Hitchcock through the stor...
Differences in Regional Fanbases: Who Goes Where the Most Before and After Games
Anthony Davis | March 8, 2023
By Anthony Davis Harrison Butker’s kick in the final seconds in Glendale, Arizona to clinch the Super Bowl LVII for Kansas City, ended the hopes and dreams for the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans. The sad and sullen Eagles fans were a sharp contrast from the NFC Championship game, which ended with the Eagles rushing the field to celebrate their victory, and their fans streaming out of Lincoln Financial Field in jubilation, eager to summit the greased light poles and flood the streets of Philadelphia in triumph. This was a severe case of fan excitement and energy, that would have only intensified had the Eagles prevailed in Glendale. In...
In Memoriam: A Tribute to Howard Feiertag, HTM Industry Giant, Educator and Mentor
March 8, 2023
Dear Feiertag Hospitality and Tourism Management students, alumni and friends, With heavy hearts we are sharing with you the sad news: Howard Feiertag, namesake of our program, HTM industry giant, long-serving faculty member, and a kind, generous, charming human being, passed away on March 3, 2023 at the age of 94. Howard amassed over thirty years of experience in virtually every area of the industry including hotel operations, food and beverage, sales and marketing, and meetings and convention management. He led hundreds of extremely popular professional development sessions at major hospitality and tourism conferences. In 1989, it was...
San Diego Claims Top Event Market and Technology Leads as Industry Driver in February
Knowland | March 8, 2023
Data reveals the return of meetings and events in the technology segment, and smaller markets are realizing the most significant percentage of growth ARLINGTON, Va. — March 8, 2023 — Knowland, the world’s leading provider of data-as-a-service insights on meetings and events for hospitality, announced today that the San Diego market led the U.S. meetings and events industry by volume for February. Second place went to Chicago, with Dallas in third. The leading industry driver for meetings was Technology and Healthcare across four of the top five markets. This data is a subset of Knowland’s pipeline generation platform designed t...
As Students and Families Head to Spring Break, the Hospitality Industry Ramps Up Hiring
PeopleReady | March 7, 2023
TACOMA, Wash., March 7, 2023 -- With spring break underway, hotels, restaurants and resorts across the country are gearing up for an influx of guests. Many experts are seeing a year-over-year increase in spring break-related online searches, with some predicting this season to be busier than pre-pandemic's spring break of 2019. To meet this surge in seasonal demand, many businesses in the hospitality industry are ramping up their hiring efforts to ensure they can continue to provide quality experiences for their guests. A new analysis by staffing giant PeopleReady finds that close to 450,000 hospitality-related jobs were posted in January...
Accor Marks International Women’s Day With Commitment to Equality
Accor | March 7, 2023
In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March 2023, Accor, the region’s largest international hotel operator, has reiterated its long-standing commitment to ensuring gender equality, wage parity and protecting women’s rights in every aspect of its business. IWD has been marked for over a century, but more work is still required to create a gender equal world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. The theme of this year’s event is #EmbraceEquality – a concept that underscores Accor’s operations and underpins its future strategy and direction. A total of 13,914 Heartists® – Accor’s passionate, ins...
U.S. Travel: Banning Novak Djokovic an ‘Unforced Error’ for America
U.S. Travel Association | March 7, 2023
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement on news of the withdrawal of tennis champion Novak Djokovic from participating in an upcoming U.S. tournament in Indian Wells, California: “America’s outdated vaccine policy for international visitors is an unforced error that is contributing to an $80 billion loss in foreign traveler spending. Novak Djokovic is merely one of millions of travelers deterred from visiting the United States due to a well-intended but antiquated policy. It is well past time for the United States to join with its peers in Europe, Australia and elsewhere and remove p...
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