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The 4 Biggest Questions Facing the Cruise Industry

  In many ways, cruise ships were one of the first places where many of us saw the effects of COVID-19. Our understanding of the virus was in its infancy, but suddenly images of Read more

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Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Proved the Omnichannel Customer Has Fully Matured
December 2, 2022

Now widely reported, last weekend’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales were record-breaking on all accounts. Nearly 200 million customers hit physical retail stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend according to NRF, a feat all of its own and a validation of the brick & mortar store in an age of omnichannel sales strategy. […]

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Consumers Seek More Value from Travel and Hospitality
December 2, 2022

A recent report from PwC suggests that revenue for hotels will continue to go up over the coming months. This is great news for hoteliers who survived the 2020 pandemic and are looking to recoup costs. What’s more, studies also suggest that customers are happy to pay for these increased prices, even at inflated rates. […]

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Are Colorado’s Crafty Healthcare Incentives an Effective Strategy to Lower State Care Costs?
December 2, 2022

Colorado has some of the most expensive healthcare in the U.S., which already spends more than any other country on administering healthcare. Some studies place it in the top half of most expensive states for care in the U.S., while others place it in the top 10. In 2018, for example, Colorado’s average price per […]

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The 4 Biggest Questions Facing the Cruise Industry
October 6, 2021
  In many ways, cruise ships were one of the first places where many of us saw the effects of COVID-19. Our understanding of the virus was in its infancy, but suddenly images of Read more
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 Read more
Cruise Industry to Set Sail In 2021, As CDC Signals Reopening At Sea
May 3, 2021
Since the onset of COVID, the cruise industry has been one of the hospitality & tourism sectors hit the hardest, struggling to adapt to CDC guidelines, protect its workers & travelers, Read more
CDC Guidelines “Really Not Workable” According to Carnival CEO
April 8, 2021
U.S. cruises could resume by mid-summer with restrictions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Carnival Chief Executive Officer Arnold Donald said the agency's restrictions were Read more
CDC Says Cruises Possible by Mid-Summer as Tensions Boil Over
April 6, 2021
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. cruises could resume by mid-summer with restrictions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday after Carnival Corp., the largest operator, threatened to Read more
Carnival CEO Comments on the Current State of the Cruise Industry
March 5, 2021
Carnival Corp. Chief Executive Officer Arnold Donald expressed optimism for recovery in the cruise industry, citing pent-up demand from regular cruisers. Donald spoke with Bloomberg's Ed Hammond Read more
Touchless Travel: Have Our Travel Behaviors Changed Permanently?
February 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 Read more