How one LA bookstore owner is reinventing her business

“My Economy” tells the story of the new economic normal through the eyes of people trying to make it, because we know the only numbers that really matter are the ones in your economy.

Celene Navarrete first met her business partner Chiara Arroyo at a book fair for their children’s school.

“Chiara is from Spain and I’m from Mexico, and our children go to a bilingual program here in Los

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Best Laptop Bags and Backpacks for Business Pros

Get ready for the pending next normal: You and your laptop may not have left home together yet, but when you do, transport your devices both safely and stylishly.

You work remotely and aren’t quite ready to travel on planes or trains. You may be chill, scoffing ergonomics and lounging in bed working off a laptop, or at the dining room table or kitchen counter, or, if you’re really lucky,

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Singapore, Indonesia to establish reciprocal green lane for essential business and official purposes

Indonesian citizens as well as Singapore citizens and residents are eligible to apply under the RGL or TCA.

Singapore and Indonesia will be establishing a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) between both countries to enable cross-border travel for essential businesses and official purposes.

See also: Singapore and Japan to launch reciprocal green lane on Sept 18

The announcement came via the Ministries of Foreign Affairs from both countries on Oct 12.

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‘If No Tourists Come, I Have No Business’: New York’s Tourism Crisis

NEW YORK — Outside Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4, the long line of New York City yellow cabs that in years past rotated like a conveyor belt to meet the demand of passenger arrivals has disappeared.

The wraparound rows where riders line up to hail a cab are empty. Where usually a dozen cabs idle to pick up travelers, last Thursday two were parked. The drivers can wait for hours

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Futuristic ‘Formula One’ Seat Design Set To Redefine Business Class

Business class is rampant with innovation. Or it was until 2020. With the global travel shutdown we have seen a surge of cutbacks. Now everything from onboard wifi to champagne is on the chopping block.

Whether you think complaints which bemoan this year’s pared-back offerings lack perspective, or whether you are as infuriated by Singapore Airlines’ decision to temporarily get rid of champagne as this man (whose rant went viral

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Travelport signs multi-year agreement with CTI Business Travel

Travelport announced today that CTI Business Travel, an international full-service travel management company, has completed its full Global Distribution System (GDS) upgrade to Travelport following a newly signed multi-year deal. CTI Business Travel decided to move its business to Travelport after Southwest Airlines announced its full GDS participation with the company.

Travelport
provided CTI Business Travel with dedicated training and support throughout the
onboarding process to help ensure a smooth

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U.S. Covid-Testing Plan Aims to Open New York-London Travel by Holidays

U.S. officials are aiming to open travel between New York City and London with shortened traveler quarantine periods as soon as the holidays, according to people familiar with the matter.

The growing availability of Covid-19 tests in the U.S. has prompted officials at the Transportation Department, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to revive efforts to establish safe travel corridors between the U.S. and international destinations, the people said. … Read More

Singapore, Indonesia agree to launch green lane for essential business and official travel

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to set up a reciprocal green lane (RGL) for essential business and official travel between both countries.

Applications for the RGL will open on Oct 26 and travel will start soon after, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Monday (Oct 12).

The agreement comes less than two months after MFA said on Aug 25 that Singapore and Indonesia planned to

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Indonesia creates essential business, diplomatic travel corridor with Singapore – SE Asia

Indonesia has completed negotiations to establish a travel corridor with Singapore to facilitate urgent diplomatic missions and essential business trips between the two countries amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said at a press conference on Monday that the arrangement, dubbed the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL), would come into effect on Oct. 26.

“Trips [via the corridor] may be available within several days in accordance with Indonesia’s

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‘A Business Is A Living And Breathing Organism’

The name Ian Schrager is both familiar and inspirational.

Perhaps seen as the original ‘disrupter’, Ian is known for his work in real estate, development and hotels. Some would go as far as saying he was the original founder of the ‘boutique’ hotel.

As the world still finds itself in a Covid-travel bubble, I have interviewed top leaders in

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Meet the changemakers shaping the future of the travel industry

Beth Santos, CEO and Founder of Wanderful; Karisma Shackelford, Director of Wanderful Creators

Beth and Karisma Diptych

Left: Beth Santos; Right: Karisma Shackelford

Courtesy Beth Santos; Jonathan Gomez


Initiative: Wanderful’s “Moving Forward: An Anti-Racism Townhall for the Travel Industry” series

Over the past 11 years, Beth Santos has grown Wanderful from a blog dedicated to helping women travel safely into a global community that hosts events for over 45,000 female travelers, travel influencers, and

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Global Commercial Aircrafts Seating Market | Growing Demand for Luxury Air Travel to Boost the Market Growth

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 12, 2020–

The global commercial aircrafts seating market size is poised to grow by USD 4.67 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 9% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created

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Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease pandemic-related travel bans, but hurdles remain

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow, in hopes of helping to revive their economies.

International travel in Asia has collapsed during the pandemic due to border closures, with passenger numbers down 97% in August, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Although European countries that had been more open add fresh travel restrictions as

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Business trip during pandemic: testing, empty airports, lonely takeout

  • Alan Kearl is a beauty industry executive experienced in operations, finance, and strategy.
  • After losing his job during the pandemic, he was sheltering in place in Maine.
  • So he had mixed emotions when he was offered a consulting gig that would require travel.
  • Overall, he’s felt safe traveling, but has noticed a lot of big changes in airports and hotels.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As a C-level

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Marriott built its own ‘Airbnb’ before coronavirus crashed business travel. Did it help?

  • Marriott International’s Homes & Villas platform has grown, with 90% of stays on the Airbnb competitor coming from the Bonvoy rewards program members.
  • This summer was the highest in gross revenue since the 2019 launch – bookings increased by 700%, revenue by more than 800%.
  • As Airbnb preps an IPO many experts thought the coronavirus had made impossible, Marriott’s success in alternative lodging can’t make up for the traditional hotel
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BCD Travel Reshuffles Global Units

BCD Travel is revamping its global business structure, merging its European and U.K. & Ireland businesses, while also consolidating leadership of its global network operations in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. 

The TMC’s newly combined European and U.K. & Ireland divisions—which previously operated independently—will be led by Mike Walley as president of Europe for BCD. Walley has overseen BCD’s U.K. and Ireland operations for the past 14 years and

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Booking Platform Hotel Engine Adds Execs on Expansion Path

Hotel Engine’s Elia Wallen talks:

  • Hotel Engine’s relaunched loyalty program
  • The company’s plans for venture funding 
  • Covid-19 and the future of business travel

Hotel Engine, a no-contract, free-to-use corporate travel booking and management platform that raised $16 million in funding last fall, celebrated its fifth anniversary with a doubling of its executive team, the company announced on Thursday. It also relaunched its loyalty program this month, adding the ability for

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Holidays approaching, travel still slow at Rochester’s airport due to pandemic

In fact, with about 1.3 million people departing on flights from Rochester in 2019, it was a record year for the airport. Now, Rochester’s airport – like others across the country – is down by about 63% in flights, and about 70% in passengers. 

“If you compare August of 2020 to August of 2019, we’re down about 62,000 passengers in one month alone,” says Moore. However, after an unusual spring

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HIS reduced travel business revenue by 33% in 3Q of FY2020, falling into operating loss of 12 billion JPY

HIS reduced operating revenue by 30.2% year on year to 401 billion JPY in the third quarter of FY2020 (November 1 2019 to July 31 2020) on a consolidated financial basis, hit by travel restrictions under the pandemic. The Japanese leading travel agent reported operating loss of 16.8 billion JPY (operating profit of 11.3 billion JPY a year ago), recurring loss of 16.6 billion JPY (recurring profit of 11.3 billion

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WTTC has a plan to save the travel sector: Travel Weekly

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) this week presented a plan to the tourism ministers of the world’s largest economies, known as the G-20, to save the embattled travel sector.

The WTTC said the plan will help save 100 million jobs globally, in a presentation made along with more than 45 travel industry leaders during a virtual G-20 meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia.

The 24-point plan is divided into

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