Reimagining the $9 trillion tourism economy—what will it take?


As national borders consider reopening, a partnership between governments and the tourism industry will be essential. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Transport Infrastructure

What Nursing Parents Need to Know About Pumping During Work Travel

Harvard Business

But if the new parent’s return involves business travel, and that parent has chosen to nurse, it’s even more complicated. While it’s common for new parents to feel stressed about juggling life at work and home, for a pumping, traveling parent the stress can be heightened. “I went about looking for how to pump and travel,” she told me. Become a Travel-Logistics Master.


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Airlines Like United Can Underpay Bumped Passengers Because of a Government Rule

Harvard Business

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has even called for a government ban on the practice. But a government regulation — an obscure U.S. Gate agents typically let the market rule by raising the reward until enough flyers decide to change their travel plans. This provides an incentive for airlines to bump passengers who paid the least amount for their ticket, often the poorest travelers on the plane.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: TSA PreCheck: Hot or Not?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

TSA PreCheck should be the best thing ever to traveling consultants like me. After all, people like us really arent security risks, and its nice for the government to recognize that. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, May 6, 2013. TSA PreCheck: Hot or Not? After all, it effectively rolls back security to pre-9/11 levels! But its been worthless in practice, since you never know if, when, and where youll get the nod.

Airport Chaos: Trump’s Travel Restrictions Leave Some Stranded (You Can Leave, But You Cannot Come Back)


The airlines were caught off guard and now Rush to Comply With Surprise Travel Restrictions. Global airlines are struggling to comply with new travel restrictions after being caught flat-footed by President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking visitors from seven predominantly Muslim nations. carriers didn’t get advance notice of the travel ban or briefings from government officials on how it should be implemented, people familiar with the matter said.

The Leadership Clash That Led Colombia to Vote Against Peace

Harvard Business

They were signing a peace agreement to end the long-running conflict between the Colombian government and the guerrillas. His support has grown, thanks to intense and seething activity on Twitter, where he often attacks the government’s decisions. Whether he’s traveling to the Amazon jungle or the vast tropical “llanos” plain, or even to the coast, he fails to find the language to connect and to provoke empathy.

Airbnb Is Facing an Existential Expansion Problem

Harvard Business

” But how many travelers can “live there” before Airbnb accepts that it has become a vehicle for mass tourism, and that its users are tourists, no more and no less? ” Since then, yet another 20,000 listings have appeared, so it’s no surprise that the company with the tagline “Belong Anywhere” has experienced a frosty welcome from city governments around the world struggling to deal with this explosion of tourist accommodations. HBR STAFF.

Avoid W-2 Status and Extra Tax: Become a Licensed Business

Successful Independent Consulting

If you then travel to Los Angeles and do work there, you are probably required to have a Los Angeles business license too. Aside from a legal structure like an LLC or S-Corp (which I also recommend), nothing declares that you are a legitimate business like a government license. A: Completing the online forms is usually pretty quick, but the government can be slow to mail you the actual license so I’d allow two or three weeks.

Consultant Ninja: Pity the Poor Honduran Army: Management.

Consultant Ninja

In Rich countries (US, UK, Italy, France), I support the government. I remember in my undergrad days reading in the school paper about these students who spent their summer traveling all over the US protesting various causes. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. Tuesday, July 7, 2009.

How an Airplane Laptop Ban Would Expose Company Data to Espionage

Harvard Business

Millions of global travelers are anxiously awaiting the answer to this question. government received credible intelligence that ISIS had developed the capability to conceal explosive devices within laptops, tablets, and other large electronic devices, these devices have been banned, as of late March, from the airline cabins of U.S.-bound million people, earning an average salary of $152,868, traveled to Europe on business in 2015. To ban or not to ban laptops?

Why African Entrepreneurship Is Booming

Harvard Business

As one travels from Nairobi to Lagos and from Dakar to Kigali, a feeling of optimistic exuberance emerges because African-inspired institutions are forming. After the recession, and with the commodities boom, companies and governments absorbed the high costs anchored on the local representation business model. As governments move money out of commercial banks , thereby depressing bank revenue base, the banks are cutting costs to be leaner, innovative, and more affordable.

Cash Flow Relief for Independent Consultants: the CARES Act & Other Ideas

Successful Independent Consulting

We’re in an unprecedented situation because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the economic fallout has been drastic for many business sectors, such as travel and restaurants. government 2. government Most individuals with less than $75,000 in income on their federal tax returns can expect a one-time cash payment of $1,200 within the next three weeks.

What I Learned from Leading a Tunisian Ministry During the Arab Spring

Harvard Business

This dialogue reached a consensus among political parties stipulating that the incumbent Islamists hand over power to a technocratic transitional government. Yet I didn’t want to turn down such an honor over the phone, so I traveled from Paris to Tunis to meet Prime Minister Jomaa. I would later become the first minister he hired for his government and a very close collaborator in his core team. vincent tsui FOR HBR.

The Real Challenge to Turkey’s Economy Isn’t Terrorism

Harvard Business

In addition, Turkey’s tense relations with Russia and Israel, despite recent moves toward reconciliation , and the sustained quagmire in Syria and Iraq generate a wide spectrum of security concerns for the government in Ankara. It generally takes a country about 13 months to recover fully from a terrorist attack, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Economy Government International business Europe Middle East Digital Article

A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning

Harvard Business

This mix of enthusiasm and trepidation over the potential social impact of machine learning is not unique to local government or even to government: non-profits and social entrepreneurs share it as well. A time traveler going back to the dawn of the 20 th century would arrive with dire warnings. The time traveler does not want these warnings to create a hasty panic that completely prevents the development of automobile transportation. It’s Sunday night.

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A Transformation Is Underway at U.S. Veterans Affairs. We Got an Inside Look.

Harvard Business

” McDonald’s approach was to pair private sector executives who had fresh perspectives with experienced civil servants who were promoted from within and had a deep understanding of the VA’s dynamics and how to get things done in the federal government. ” Government Change management Organizational culture Digital ArticleIn 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was in crisis.

Coronavirus & Consulting Offers

Tom Spencer

The travel and hospitality industries have been decimated, stock markets around the world have tanked, and governments struggle to combat this devil on so many fronts. Reading Time: 3 minutes. The coronavirus epidemic has rattled the planet.

Understanding the Evolving Cuban Consumer


Restrictions on trade and travel are easing. Cuba has taken steps toward opening its market and loosening the rules governing private businesses, and it has made overtures toward reestablishing international trade. Both Pope Francis and the Rolling Stones traveled to Cuba during the past year, highlighting the scope of global interest in the country. A third will analyze the country’s travel and tourism industry. Focus Thursday, June 02, 2016.

Pivoting Isn’t Just for Basketball Players

Martinka Consulting

But if they lift up their pivot foot it’s a traveling violation and the ball is turned over to the other team. On a larger scale, big pharma companies are pivoting away from their normal pricing to cutting deals with the government for Covid vaccines at a lower price than they would get on the open market. Basketball players pivot on one foot so they can move their body around to see in all directions.

Venezuela Strengthens Currency Controls in Impossible Mission to Stop Capital Flight; Airlines Collapse; End of the Line


However, following still more government restrictions on Venezuelan currency (known as Bolivars), some flights to and from Caracas were suspended today. Hyperinflation, and economic stupidity by the leftist government are both out of control. The exchange rate for foreign travelers was just set to is 11.36 Please consider Venezuela Bonds Plunge After Bolivar Weakened for Travel. Maduro’s government sold $8.6

First Six Months – Adjusting to Consulting Life

Tom Spencer

I’m on a local assignment, and while I may be around physically, the workload isn’t necessarily any lighter than it would be if I was travelling regularly. She worked in government and nonprofit consulting in Washington, DC and Chicago. Is a job in consulting really what you expect it will be when you are a student, knee-deep in case prep and coffee chats?

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What Cuba’s Economic Evolution Means for Multinationals


We recently analyzed the principal factors that could affect the Cuban economy, including the potential impact of further market-liberalization measures by Cuba and additional measures by the US government. In addition, the US government will have to further ease trade and travel restrictions. Article Thursday, April 21, 2016. President Obama’s trip to Havana this spring was the first visit from a US president to Cuba in nearly 90 years.

The Growth of the Consulting Industry in the Nordics


Specifically with the government moving towards e-government solutions. Most consultants in the Nordics are willing to travel 1-2 hours to and from work every day. This may seem like an excessive amount, but a whole 6% said they would willingly travel more than 4 hours. Growth at its Finest. The Nordic consulting industry has experienced a drastic increase in previous years. Growing by 5.7% with a market value of €2.77 billion.

Australia Considers Paperless Passports Based on Fingerprints, Face Recognition, Eye Scans; We Know Who You Are!


Australia, New Zealand Consider Paperless Passports In the wake of fake passports and people smuggling in the EU refugee crisis, here's a potential solution from Australia: The Cloud Could Soon Let Aussies Travel Without a Passport. Combined with Australia’s SmartGate technology in many local airports, it allows people to enter the county without speaking to a customs officer after a machine compares a live image of the traveller with the one stored on the passport.

From STEM PhD to Federal Consulting: An Interview with Josh

Management Consulted

This provided me with a steady income, a flexible schedule to travel and train and also helped me tap into my “inner entrepreneur” (I have started three businesses since this experience). Most recently, I’m a Program Manager for a government consulting company called The Tauri Group and I have been working in government consulting for the past 7 years. When did you first stumble upon the field of government consulting?

IoT Disruptions in 3 Industries and What You Can Learn From Them

Tom Spencer

The massive benefits seen in Australia from the development of digital technology include increased living standards, shrinking distances through telecommunications, improved efficiency for businesses and government, as well as a larger workforce. the government has integrated IoT technology into the trucking industry to prevent truck divers working overly long hours.

Uber Thrives: Why?


In spite of the fact that Uber is the most banned company in the world, it thrives for one simple reason: People like it, especially business travelers and millennials, even if politicians don't. For the first time ever, Uber Tops Taxi Use for Business Travelers. Established travel providers will need to adapt quickly or face further market share erosion to the sharing economy," Certify CEO Robert Neveu said in a statement.

Oliver Wyman Careers

Consultants here tend to serve insurance, investment banking, retail banking, government agencies, payment processors, and private equity fund clients. Travel. Whether or not you view travel as an opportunity depends upon your personal preferences. Either way, Oliver Wyman's global approach tends to result in more international travel than firms with a local staffing model (e.g.

Drug Pricing in the United States

Tom Spencer

There is the potential to save billions of dollars for those patients in desperate need of these drugs if the government permitted the manufacture of competing versions of these medications. Government Intervention. In a recent Consumer Reports Poll , 77% of people who currently take medication responded that government should allow more generics onto the market sooner and 74% stated that the government should pressure drug companies to charge less.

What is consulting?

Tom Spencer

When people think of consultants, they tend to visualize professionally suited employees, degrees from the best schools, high pay-checks and fancy travel stories. Strategy Consultants: Within management consulting, Strategy Consultants operate at the highest level of the consultancy market, focusing on strategic topics like corporate and organizational strategy, economic policy, government policy and functional strategy.

Newsletter or Blog: which is better?

Rod Burkert

Both are governed by your audience, i.e., how often they want/need to hear from you. She blogs three times a week to an audience of known and unknown people who want to know what we’re up to and get tips on how to travel with their pets. These people get a little more insight into what we do, pet travel news updates (e.g., changes in airline rules for pet travel), and access to free products and services provided by her sponsors. Greetings from Anaheim, CA.

Harnessing Creative Energy

Tom Spencer

In ancient times, travelling minstrels would borrow each others words, using the principle that “ he writeth best who stealeth best all things both great and small, for the great mind that used them first from nature stole them all.” ” In more modern times, Steve Jobs adopted the philosophy of a travelling minstrel, and is well known for stealing many of his best ideas including the idea for the computer mouse which he discovered at Xerox park.

Staying Safe Is the Motto of the Day, Week, Month

Martinka Consulting

I do know the virus has a longer than normal life of being alive, spreads super-fast through our easily traveled and networked world, and that’s what’s concerning people So, let’s cover what it’s doing to people like you and me, i.e. business owners and executives. All over the media is the recommendation from government to have employees work from home, if they can.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: In Case You Need a Laugh.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

You have to love government consulting. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, February 18, 2009. In Case You Need a Laugh. … and I’m guessing we all do… I would just like to report that moments ago, here at the client site, a rather odd thing transpired: My colleague, another dutiful consultant, was quietly working at her desk, When suddenly… And I am not making this up… The ceiling fell on her head.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Please Tip Your Consultant.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Heres the guide for 2008: Who How Much or What Newspaper Deliverer $10-$20 Babysitter An evenings pay in cash or gift card Nanny A weeks pay, plus a small gift from your child Mail Carrier A small gift (government regulations allow carriers to accept non-cash gifts worth up to $20) Trash Collectors Management Consultants $10-$20 each One hourly rate (or $20, whichever is larger) Housekeeper A weeks pay Childs Teacher A small gift, such as a picture frame. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Coronavirus: Analysis, Conclusions & Takeaways

The federal government has a reserve supply of an additional 9,000 ventilators. If we add in the 10,000 units in the government stockpile, that's 22,000 units available. It’s also why Seattle and Washington state government leaders are extremely concerned. I started writing this article a few days ago on March 5th, but I didn’t get to finish it until March 16th. It’s still useful to help make sense of the problem.

Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

Consulting compensates with perks that banking does not offer – from better travel allowances to more generous health and retirement packages. Travel. Bankers do some for roadshows, due diligence, etc but spend 90% of their time in one office until you’re partner-level (this is investment banking; you can expect more travel in private equity and investment management). Consultants – depending on firm – travel anywhere from 25-75% of their time.

Free Market Response to Ebola


Before tackling the free market issue, let''s first review the government''s response to date. Free Market Response It''s 100% certain the free market response would not have been the government''s response to date. Government mandated is not free market by definition. But airlines do not initiate travel bans in this over-regulated society. In the meantime, we know with absolute certainty the government''s response was pathetic.

Employee Burnout: How to Stop the Working Dead Apocalypse

Rallyware for Human Resources

As a way to deal with burnout, the Japanese government encourages people to leave work at 3 pm every last Friday of the month to spend time with their friends and family, go shopping, or travel. Not so long ago, the French government also introduced a new law, the right to disconnect. Thomas Cook India , a company that offers travel related services, has 24×7 jobs where its employees’ attendance is monitored.

Police State USA: Civil Forfeiture Under Presumption of Guilt


He rejected a settlement with the government for half of his money and demanded a jury trial. The police officer told Lee " I have concluded my investigation and am keeping the money because you are traveling to California to buy drugs. " It is incredulous to believe someone would travel all the way from Michigan to California to buy a mere $2,400 in drugs. Traveling to the USA?