Over my long career in hospitality, I’ve see many trends come and go. Few have rattled the industry like the home-sharing phenomenon. Here’s how the dominant brand, Airbnb, has challenged the hospitality industry status quo in three important ways.
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The warmth of a crackling fire while watching snow fall outside your window … the spritz of fresh fruit when you take the first bite …the serenity of snuggling under a comforter to watch a movie classic … the joy felt when meeting a friend for conversation and coffee or any favorite beverage. All of these promote relaxation and a necessary respite from our all too busy lives.
Renting out your home to complete strangers, while you are still living in it, may feel like a crazy scheme, but the success of Airbnb shows that it is actually a highly successful business model. By 2020, this startup home-sharing business is expected to have earned as much as $3.5 billion. If this goal is reached, Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky will be at the head of one of the most successful young digital businesses in the world. This success begs the question: Why is Airbnb so popular?
“People who are interested in pursuing public health really want to make a difference in the community,” says JWU professor Cara Sammartino, PhD, MSPH.
If you are a content marketer like me, your career pretty much revolves around creating things for your company. Blog posts (like this one!), social media posts, graphics, eBooks, videos, white papers—the list goes on and on.
As the tourism industry continues to evolve, new travel trends pop up as people explore the world, themselves, and their interests. The World Travel & Tourism Council believes that the number of international travellers will increase in the coming 12 years from 1.3 billion to 1.8 billion.
For years, a polished résumé, professional handshake, and pressed suit could take you a long way toward acing an interview.
But times have changed, and video interviews are becoming more and more common.
From an employer’s of view, video interviews can save time and money. But from an interviewee’s point of view, the use of technology versus an old-fashion face-to-face chat can add even more stress to the already stressful process of interviewing.
As a full-time employee of Marriott Hotels, Christal Byars, MBA ‘17 did not believe that she would have time to pursue a graduate degree, though she knew she needed it to set herself apart in the industry. The flexibility offered by the Johnson & Wales College of Online Education’s MBA program gave her the ability to take all of her courses on her time while continuing to work 50 plus hours a week.
Increase your understanding of the human mind, common interactions, and motivations through the Johnson & Wales University’s online psychology bachelor’s degree program. Discover psychological theories and how they connect to human behavior, social and cultural diversity, and professional and ethical practices—and apply your knowledge to your future career.