Equinox, The Well and other wellness-focused hotel brands are coming to New York. "Opening a hotel and spa in New York puts Aman and Six Senses within reach of millions of affluent potential customers, including visitors and locals alike," said analyst Henry Harteveldt.
Two years after a peace agreement declared an end to its lengthy civil war, Colombia is enjoying a surge in tourism, and its government is working to expand the sector. While the country's sensational past as a drug cartel mecca draws visitors, officials emphasize exotic sites, cultural features and wellness.
Business-to-business marketers should consider whether technology such as virtual or augmented reality offers value to their business goals or the customer experience before investing, writes James Turner. Such technology might be better suited to sales by offering prospects virtual demonstrations, tours or meetings, he writes.
Better policies for family leave could draw more prime-age people into the workforce, according to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The paper notes that 87% of Canadians of prime age are in the workforce but that 82% of Americans are.
Four people in Vladivostok, Russia, have tried to cross a bridge that does not permit pedestrians by donning a cardboard costume of a bus. Police quickly stopped the make-believe bus and escorted the four off the bridge.
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