A couple of articles have caught my attention recently. Julie Blankenship, one of the magazine’s editorial advisory board alums and owner of B Distinct Events in Boulder, sent this link to a CNN article not long ago about a meeting planner using her knowledge of numerous hotels to help fight sex trafficking. The article also mentions how various hotels have stepped up to the plate on the issue as well. Maybe this will be the start of make serious inroads, one small step at a time.
With my husband being in the financial industry, I get my hands on publications like The Economist. In the April 7 issue, “The perils of panflation” made me want to laugh and cry at the same time as it talked about how price inflation remains relatively subdued in wealthier countries but “size inflation” has become a problem. Size 14 pants now being labeled as size 10 to make people feel better, some hotels are calling themselves six- and seven-star resorts, standard hotel rooms are being labeled deluxe, airlines are finding new and snazzier names for their economy sections that have become sardine-sized and more. This is causing me to ponder where else my life and the meetings and events industry is encountering “panflation.” How about you?
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