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Restarting Cruises Has Been a Game of ‘Operational Whack-a-Mole’

(Bloomberg) -- David Hakimian, 58, an oncologist from the Chicago area, was looking forward to a week of lazy days on Caribbean beaches when he boarded Windstar’s 312-passenger, recently stretched-out Star Breeze—only to find he’d instead be spending a week almost entirely at sea. In Iceland, passengers on the Viking Sky consoled themselves with meals of lobster Read more

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Restarting Cruises Has Been a Game of ‘Operational Whack-a-Mole’
(Bloomberg) -- David Hakimian, 58, an oncologist from the Chicago area, was looking forward to a week of lazy days on Caribbean beaches when he boarded Windstar’s 312-passenger, recently Read more
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What Makes a Modern Merchant?
What traits do today’s modern merchants need to succeed in an environment where technology and behavior shift more rapidly than ever? Julie Pike, Chief Merchant at Bonobos, and Angelo Ng, Read more
Hospitality
How a Travel Tech Startup is Solving the Luggage Storage Problem Through Crowdsourcing
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power Read more
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As Hotel Bookings Ramps Up, How are Properties Attracting Talent?
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power Read more
Hospitality
Is Your Hotel Operation Ready For A Travel Surge?
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power Read more
Hospitality
Inspiring Hospitality Leaders By Supporting Guests
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies, and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies that power travel and the Read more

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NAB Pulls the Plug on This Year’s Show, Attendees Have Mixed Reactions
September 17, 2021
The Pro AV world was taken by surprise with the cancellation of NAB this October with concerns around COVID's persistent waves and the financial viability of still holding the show. The organization did make sure Read more
What is Pushing Modular Buildings Practices Through the Roof?
September 17, 2021
 Modular construction has grown tremendously in the past few years, leading many to believe it's a new innovation in the building industry. In reality, it has been around for quite awhile, but has Read more
The Experience Evolution: Prep the Halls—2021 Holiday Shopping Trends and Tips
September 17, 2021
   Did the pandemic rewrite the rules for the holiday shopping season? Is there even a rulebook anymore? As consumers look to engage with their favorite brands across all channels this upcoming Read more
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Restarting Cruises Has Been a Game of ‘Operational Whack-a-Mole’
August 10, 2021
(Bloomberg) -- David Hakimian, 58, an oncologist from the Chicago area, was looking forward to a week of lazy days on Caribbean beaches when he boarded Windstar’s 312-passenger, recently stretched-out Star Breeze—only to find he’d instead be spending a week almost entirely at sea. In Iceland, passengers on the Viking Sky consoled themselves with meals of lobster Read more
What Makes a Modern Merchant?
August 6, 2021
What traits do today’s modern merchants need to succeed in an environment where technology and behavior shift more rapidly than ever? Julie Pike, Chief Merchant at Bonobos, and Angelo Ng, Chief Merchant Officer and SVP of Wolverine Worldwide, joined host Grant Barth to provide their insights and expert knowledge on the situation. No matter the merchandising Read more
How a Travel Tech Startup is Solving the Luggage Storage Problem Through Crowdsourcing
July 8, 2021
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   Traveling is one of the most rewarding endeavors, but it is also one of the most Read more
As Hotel Bookings Ramps Up, How are Properties Attracting Talent?
April 22, 2021
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   On this episode of Say Yes To Travel, I talk to Adam Bussell, the General Manager of The Read more
Is Your Hotel Operation Ready For A Travel Surge?
April 15, 2021
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   Falling in love with hospitality is what leads many into the field. Those that find that Read more
Inspiring Hospitality Leaders By Supporting Guests
April 1, 2021
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies, and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies that power travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   Is it possible to improve and enhance the guest experience during a pandemic? Yes, with the right mindset and Read more
Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Traditional Hospitality
March 10, 2021
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   In 2021, most people expect to engage with technology. So why are some processes stuck in the Read more
Empowering Women to Pursue Hospitality Leadership Roles
March 4, 2021
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   Women have long been part of the hospitality world, and their role and leadership are critical to Read more
Easing Burnout for Hospitality Employees by Prioritizing Self-Care
February 25, 2021
Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies, and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies that power travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   Say Yes to Travel goes inside the world of hospitality, offering different voices and stories across the industry. Read more