After 18 months, hotel housekeeper still doesn't have her job back

Sep 21, 2021
Changes in the hotel industry are affecting Hawaii housekeeper Mary Taboniar, a single mom.
"I hope that the hotel will bring us back to work," says Mary Taboniar. "I'm hoping for a normal life again."
Courtesy Mary Taboniar

How a food business tied to the hotel industry is recovering from COVID-19

Apr 20, 2021
“We're not there yet,” said Kurt Loudenback, CEO of Grand Prairie Foods. “But we feel pretty optimistic about 2021.”
As travel demand bounces back, Kurt Loudenback, CEO of a company that makes hotel breakfast food, is optimistic that his business will return to pre-pandemic levels.
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Some industries still have a long way to go to recover from the pandemic

Apr 6, 2021
But in the public sector, and especially education, jobs may come back soon because of money in the latest COVID relief package.
The industries that have the furthest to go are ones you'd maybe expect: leisure and hospitality, accommodations, food services and restaurants.
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Latinas among those hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses

May 14, 2020
Big cuts in hospitality, health care and retail sectors leave Latinas vulnerable.
One in five Latinas are now unemployed.
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Luxury travel experiences are the next big thing from Louis Vuitton

Dec 14, 2018
LVMH spends $3.2 billion on a deluxe hotel and travel chain to attract millennial money.
The canal in front of the Hotel Cipriani in the Venice lagoon in 2014.
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A Houston woman makes a split decision for home sharing

Feb 20, 2017
Her townhome is designed with two units to host short- or long-term paying guests.
Lydia Afeman’s townhouse in Houston is flexible on the inside, to allow for short or long-term paying guests. 
Florian Martin

Etiquette and rituals rule in Japan's business culture

Aug 11, 2015
Foreign firms best learn their way around a simple 'yes' before making a deal.