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Managing a Wolf Sanctuary Means Animals — Not Visitors — Are the Boss

Managing a Wolf Sanctuary Means Animals — Not Visitors — Are the Boss

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tourists are welcome to visit Wolf Haven International in Washington state, but the needs of the sanctuary's residents — which include two species of wolves, wolf-dogs, and coyotes — are always prioritized. The sanctuary's co-manager Pamela Maciel Cabañas is devoted to making sure that happens.

1 day ago

Business Travel Is Becoming a Bigger Obstacle for Employees with Disabilities

Business Travel Is Becoming a Bigger Obstacle for Employees with Disabilities

Isaac Carey, Skift

The number of people with disabilities in the U.S. is growing as the population ages, and accessibility is becoming an increasingly important issue for travel companies.

1 day ago

Business Travelers With Disabilities Face a Pervasive Lack of Accessibility

Business Travelers With Disabilities Face a Pervasive Lack of Accessibility

Isaac Carey, Skift

Despite the growing number of people with disabilities in the United States, it's still a challenge to find clear information about accessibility while traveling. This may make traveling so difficult for employees with disabilities that many choose to do it as little as possible.

2 days ago

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Will 2020 Be the Year APAC Finally Embraces Managed Travel?

Will 2020 Be the Year APAC Finally Embraces Managed Travel?

Travelstop + Skift

Companies across APAC have embraced business travel as a way to fuel ambitious growth and generate eye-popping revenues. Now, companies are formalizing their corporate travel policies and using software solutions to better manage travel spend and drive efficiencies. With tools like Travelstop gaining market share, next year could be the tipping point for professionalized business travel booking in Asia.

20 hours ago

Advances in Cameras Offer Huge Promise for Tracking at Events

Advances in Cameras Offer Huge Promise for Tracking at Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cameras may be the best all-in-one tool for events that currently exists. Beyond facial recognition and reading emotions, they can also provide extremely accurate real-time images of how attendees are moving around a venue.

2 days ago

Less-Invasive Cameras May Be the Future of Event Tracking

Less-Invasive Cameras May Be the Future of Event Tracking

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cameras don't always have to make people uncomfortable, especially if they're not being used for facial recognition. Deployed as a way to monitor the flow of attendees, they are a big improvement on common tracking methods, such as wristbands embedded with Wi-Fi devices.

3 days ago

Surge in Experiential Luxury Travel Drives Growth in Boutique Trade Shows

Surge in Experiential Luxury Travel Drives Growth in Boutique Trade Shows

Laura Powell, Skift

The recent development of high-end niche travel marketplaces demonstrates that luxury travel is expanding in depth, breadth, and focus.

3 days ago

How Cruises Will Drive Even More of Travel Advisor Sales

How Cruises Will Drive Even More of Travel Advisor Sales

Maria Lenhart, Skift

World Travel Holdings has emerged as a powerhouse, particularly in the cruise sector. While strengthening its presence in other sectors, the company's top executives say that cruises will only get stronger as a revenue source for travel advisors.

3 days ago

Niche Luxury Travel Boom Creates Demand for Exclusive Trade Shows

Niche Luxury Travel Boom Creates Demand for Exclusive Trade Shows

Laura Powell, Skift

Luxury travel during the past decade has taken off exponentially, driven by growing wealth around the world. It's a natural progression that niche trade shows are popping up to cater to the demand.

4 days ago

Rest Easy, Travel Advisors — Cruises Are Recession Resistant: World Travel Holdings Co-CEO

Rest Easy, Travel Advisors — Cruises Are Recession Resistant: World Travel Holdings Co-CEO

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Executives at World Travel Holdings, a major cruise distributor, are confident that cruises will only grow in importance to travel advisors, pointing to consumer trends and changing demographics. Given the value cruises provide, the executives also believe they are the most recession-proof form of travel.

4 days ago

Battling Executive Burnout in the 24/7 Travel Business

Battling Executive Burnout in the 24/7 Travel Business

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Burnout is everywhere in our precarious global economy, but it's especially pronounced in the travel and hospitality industry. Knowing the reasons why can help prevent it from taking over.

5 days ago

Providers of Trendy Meeting Venues Lure Planners Away from Boring Conference Halls

Providers of Trendy Meeting Venues Lure Planners Away from Boring Conference Halls

Isaac Carey, Skift

When it comes to meeting spaces, ambience is becoming almost as important as functionality. As event organizers move away from generic conference rooms, boutique event companies like Etc. Venues and Convene are starting to expand.

1 week ago