In the first six months of the year, the number of visitors to the Paris area from other parts of France and foreign countries fell by 1 million to 14.9 million compared with the same period last year, the Regional Tourism Committee said in a report released Tuesday. The decline is the steepest since 2010.
Jury duty underpins British justice but can prove difficult for employers if key workers are absent at a critical time, writes Andrew Don.
Alison, a senior member of staff, is summoned for jury service.“No problem,” you might say, if other staff can pick up her duties. But the consequences can be severe if you own a small agency with a few employees.
These external economic conditions, such as regulation, the weather, or—what this article focuses on—local major events, can create changes in consumer demand. Let’s look at how major local events—such as a sporting event, recreational event, or another type of media-frenzied event that attracts tourists to the local area—create a major, positive economic impact and pump up the sales of businesses that cater to the consumer demand.
Marriott International Inc.'s proposed $13.6-billion purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has hit a snag: China.
The Bethesda, Md.-based hospitality giant said Monday that the Chinese Ministry of Commerce needs up to 60 additional days to review the company's purchase of Starwood, a deal that would create the world's largest hotel company.