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26 Sep, 2020

Covid-19 Leaves Most Millennials Strapped for Cash, TD Bank Survey Finds

COVID-19 has placed additional strain on a generation already saddled with significant debt and increased living costs. More than 28% of millennials said they tapped into their emergency savings during the pandemic. Furthermore, one-in-five (20%) millennials don’t even have a savings account. CHERRY HILL, N.J., 22 September 2020, PRNewswire – TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, […]

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26 Sep, 2020

Marketers Struggle to Forge the Future of Customer Experience

“Marketers have plenty of data, but now it’s about leveraging that data across channels and organizational touchpoints in real-time and in a way that feels personal, relevant and even anticipatory. This is the marketer’s mandate today.” In other words: Data, Data everywhere, but not a stat that makes any sense. SAN JOSE, Calif., 22 September […]

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25 Sep, 2020

Tourism Will Never Look The Same Again – Skyscanner Publishes New Trends Report

Search patterns for domestic, regional and international flights indicate that recovery will be multispeed, tied to the global economy and driven by low cost carriers. At the same time, the decline in business travel revenues for other airlines calls for a rethink of this part of the industry.  LONDON, 22 September 2020, PRNewswire – Leading […]

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25 Sep, 2020

How you look impacts on how you well you can sell, study shows

These novel findings, published in the prestigious international academic publication Journal of Marketing, give social sellers and e-marketers insight about how to leverage seller appearances in online selling. HONG KONG, 22 September 2020, PRNewswire – The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted e-commerce around the globe, including the consumer to consumer (C2C) markets on platforms such as […]

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25 Sep, 2020

Spread of Covid-19 Set to Create $8.5 Billion Clean Room Robot Markets by 2025

Looks like hotel housekeeping staff will need to shift their skills towards maintaining robots. DUBLIN, 22 September 2020, PRNewswire – The clean room robot market (including prices of peripherals, software, and system engineering) was valued at USD 5.6 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow to USD 8.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR […]

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25 Sep, 2020

International students’ learning activities seriously disturbed by Covid-19 pandemic

“The pandemic has impacted the physical and psychological wellbeing of international/non-local higher education students. Universities should do more to help international students to obtain proper health information and learn about local social and healthcare support systems, as well as improve psychological support.” HONG KONG, 22 September 2020, PRNewswire – In a recent survey conducted by […]

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25 Sep, 2020

Remote work set to nearly triple in post-Covid world, reports XpertHR Survey

“COVID-19 will shape the working world for years to come, in particular contributing to a rise in remote work set to last beyond the end of the current health crisis. Given the tremendous strains placed on workers during the pandemic, such as fear of layoffs, isolation of remote work, increased caregiving and homeschooling responsibilities, and […]

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25 Sep, 2020

Survey finds Americans are prioritizing saving during Covid-19 outbreak

“With today’s economic uncertainty, many people have taken steps to adjust their financial habits to save more and better prepare for the unexpected.” This is probably a worldwide trend, and will put another damper on discretionary spending, such as on travel. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., 21 September 2020, BUSINESS WIRE – The latest survey from Regions Next Step, Regions […]

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25 Sep, 2020

FREE Download: Citrix Research Reveals Shape of Future Workplaces – More Robots, Fewer Managers

“Driven by flexible models and intelligent solutions that remove the complexity and noise from work, employees will be more engaged and productive and fuel innovation and growth like never before.” FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 21 September 2020, BUSINESS WIRE – What does the future of work hold? In a world where it’s impossible to predict what will happen […]

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25 Sep, 2020

Covid-19 Reshuffles Healthcare Executives’ Priorities

“Healthcare leaders are accelerating digital and payment transformation, with an emphasis on the consumer experience, telehealth, and interoperability. As a result, stakeholders are increasing investment in healthcare IT and fast-tracking initiatives to help prepare for the pandemic’s aftermath and future pandemics.” The result “could be a real game-changer for payers, providers, and consumers.” NASHVILLE, Tenn., […]

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25 Sep, 2020

Visa Helps Prepare Small Businesses for the Holiday Buying Season

This is a laudable lifeline for Small Businesses. While it will certainly help them survive over the short-term, it will also accelerate the long-term shift towards contactless payments and cryptocurrencies. The jury is still out on those, with a lot more homework needed to assess their impact on security, privacy and, at a broader level, […]

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25 Sep, 2020

Avaya Enables Students and Teachers to Bridge the Gap in the Digital Classroom Era

Another example of the edu-revolution set to roll out, impacting international education. Students will be able to access quality education from anywhere, at significantly reduced costs and minus the onerous visa requirements. Student travel worldwide will certainly be impacted. SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE – Avaya (NYSE: AVYA), which claims to be a global leader in solutions […]

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24 Sep, 2020

American Workers Experiencing Work-From-Home Culture Shock

The Work-From-Home culture is creating a whole new set of risks, threats and opportunities, and will prove to be a double-edged sword for Travel & Tourism. Traffic rush-hours may become a thing of the past but corporate espionage will become a piece of cake. MINNEAPOLIS, 21 September 2020, BUSINESS WIRE – Today, EPIC unveiled the results of […]

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24 Sep, 2020

Taiwan Claims Launch of World’s First Business Speed-dating Platform

These techno-events will impact the MICE sector in the same way that social media has decimated the traditional media and OTAs decimated the travel agents. Given the pressure on costs and the growing time-hassle factor of travelling, business matchmaking platforms will become perfectly viable alternatives to trade shows. Convention Centres and MICE bureaux face some […]

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24 Sep, 2020

Stand together and build a just world, UN chief says in Int’l Day of Peace message

Even though Peace is the basic prerequisite for Tourism, this important commemorative day is usually ignored by the Travel & Tourism industry. Long after the Covid-19 pandemic fades into history, Travel & Tourism flows worldwide will continue to face the threat of regional, local and global conflicts, all of them man-made. Do industry leaders ever […]

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24 Sep, 2020

Global solution to Covid-19 in sight, ‘we sink or we swim together’ – WHO chief

Why isn’t the Travel & Tourism industry inviting public health officials to give talks on the prospects and politics of vaccine development? I have yet to see them on any of the “resilience, recovery, rebuild, restructure, etc., etc.,” forums, local, regional or global. As normalcy will not return until a vaccine is made public, the […]

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24 Sep, 2020

Peace Pilot completes circumnavigation of the only two places on Earth where there has always been peace

What a trip! Travel & Tourism could do with more such inspirational adventures. SAN DIEGO, 21 September 2020, BUSINESS WIRE – Nine months and several “pandemic pauses” after takeoff on a planned five-month global Pole-to-Pole peace mission “One Planet, One People, One Plane: Oneness for Humanity,” San Diego pilot and former Naval officer Robert DeLaurentis returned home […]

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24 Sep, 2020

The future of MICE events in the age of machines: The Great Wave—a Transformative, Global Business Festival

Travel & Tourism forums are badly in need of some heavy-duty restructuring away from their boring and now outdated structure. This event offers some brainstorming ideas. BERLIN, 21 September 2020, BUSINESS WIRE – The House of Beautiful Business, a global think tank and community to humanize business in the age of machines, officially announces the full scope […]

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24 Sep, 2020

Covid-19 forces one of the biggest surges in tech investment in history

This news may make the tech sector salivate, but the speed and scope of the upheaval will only replace one set of problems with another. That will create more headaches, especially for the Travel & Tourism sector. LONDON, 22 September 2020, PRNewswire – Companies spent the equivalent of around US$15bn extra a week on technology to […]

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24 Sep, 2020

FORTUNE announces Sixth Annual “Change the World” List of Companies That Are Doing Well By Doing Good

Does such a list exist in Travel & Tourism? May be worth replicating. NEW YORK, 21 September 2020, PRNewswire – Today, FORTUNE reveals its sixth annual “Change the World” list, which showcases over 50 companies that have made an important social or environmental impact through their profit-making strategy and operations this year. Companies are recognized for innovative business strategies […]

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24 Sep, 2020

Employers brace for mental health crisis

The disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to significant increases in human insecurity and instability, as this report indicates. Families already under financial stress will face the highest levels of mental stress. That may create another opportunity, or aggravate existing social crises like alcoholism and domestic violence. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 21 September 2020, PRNewswire – Mental […]

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24 Sep, 2020

Report probes how employers can improve job satisfaction and retention in post-Covid era

This report is for sale, but provides a good template for HR departments to conduct a similar exercise. The questions asked are quite enlightening in themselves. INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., 21 September 2020, PRNewswire – MetricNet has published the results of its 2020 Job Satisfaction and Employee Retention Survey. The complete 100+ page report is now available for immediate […]

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24 Sep, 2020

Life Insurance Industry Invests In Cognitive Health To Tackle Future Of Aging

This announcement says that the insurance industry is moving “towards serving the whole person — from heart disease and diabetes prevention to stress management, and, now, cognitive health.” In other words, prevention is better than cure to bolster profits. A holistic approach is essential, and early warnings are imperative. Same formula could be applied to […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if five danger-zone ‘megatrends’ left unchecked

United Nations, 17 September 2021, (UNCTAD News release) — Five human‑made “megatrends” will continue to dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous path, unless urgent policy interventions to influence them are taken now, the UN Economist Network warned today in a new report. The chief economists in the […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Swiss Running Brand ‘On’ Launches Ground-Breaking Sustainability Initiative With The Shoe You’ll Never Own

Sustainability ideas in full bloom. Same concept could be applied to thousands of other products, reducing the volume of waste by a quantum. ZURICH, 15 September 2020, PRNewswire – Swiss-based high-performance running brand, On, today announces the launch of its world-first, subscription-based service to bring fully recyclable sportswear to On customers worldwide.  The subscription service, named […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Middle School Students Lend a Helping Hand to Small Businesses Struggling with Covid-19 downturn

SAN JOSE, Calif., 15 September 2020, PRNewswire – As small businesses across the country are struggling to bring in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, the California-based nonprofit, Elevate the Future (ETF) is providing them with free assistance. So far, they’ve helped over 20 businesses and are beginning to scale nationwide. Businesses interested in these services may sign […]

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18 Sep, 2020

UAE’s Jewish Council Celebrates Abraham Accords: “Will Forever Redefine Life in the Middle East”

The Accords will only “Redefine Life in the Middle East” when the Jewish state of Israel ends its double-standards and delivers on statehood for the people of Palestine. If Jews are entitled to statehood, independence and freedom in their own state, so too, are the Palestinians. Until that happens, Jews will continue to be seen […]

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18 Sep, 2020

New White Paper outlines strategies for ‘Aging in Place with Remote Patient Care’

Very useful tips and ideas for coping with the challenge of ageing societies. PLANO, Texas, 15 September 2020, PRNewswire – Vivify Health, the developer of the nation’s leading connected care platform for remote patient care, today announced the release of a new white paper, “Aging in Place with Remote Patient Care.” The paper examines the accelerated adoption […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Food Tourism Innovation Summit Slated for October 30

LONDON, 15 September 2020, PRNewswire – This year’s FoodTreX Innovation Summit is slated to take place online on Friday, October 30. FoodTreX Innovation is where professionals working in food, beverage, tourism and hospitality come every year to get ideas and inspiration about how to leverage better the power of food tourism for their own businesses, organizations and […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Nine Key Trends Reshaping Industries Caused by COVID-19

NEW YORK, 15 September 2020, PRNewswire – No economy, industry, or businesses has been spared from the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Some industries have naturally been affected more than others and the impacts have been on a larger scale.  Major economies were already experiencing a slowdown due to other factors and this global pandemic […]

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18 Sep, 2020

24HourDocs.com Launches Online Telemedicine Website in California

This will impact the entire Health & Wellness sector, for sure. But privacy and consumer protection issues will need to be addressed. Insurance coverage, too. LOS ANGELES, 15 September 2020, PRNewswire – 24HourDocs.com launched an online portal for patients in California to see a doctor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Superb Images Star in Ad Campaign Paying Homage to the Strength of New York City

NEW YORK, 15 September 2020, PRNewswire – This week, EmblemHealth launched “New New York,” a brand advertising campaign featuring original photography by humanitarian photojournalist Peter Turnley. EmblemHealth has provided New York families with quality, affordable health coverage for more than 80 years and has seen its members through pivotal moments in the city’s history. New York has […]

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18 Sep, 2020

How to Hire an Intern: Find the Best Student Interns With Barefoot Student

May be better to hire an intern and create a job than to deploy a robot. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 15 September 2020, PRNewswire – Hiring an intern is a valuable way to develop leadership programs, delegate tasks, seek out future talent and improve the overall structure of your company. But what should you look for in an intern, […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Survey: Most Teens Say Online Learning Is Worse Than In-Person, but Only 19% Favour Return to Full In-Person Instruction

This survey result proves that the rush to shift all life online may not work out the way it is projected to. Human touch will always prevail. A balance needs to be found. Good news for the MICE sector. SAN FRANCISCO, 16 September 2020, PRNewswire – A new poll released by Common Sense/SurveyMonkey shows that teens are taking […]

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18 Sep, 2020

You Are Worth $1,275 on the Dark Web, New Study by PrivacyAffairs Finds

Does this matter to the Travel & Tourism industry? Sure it does. When was the last time anyone saw it being raised at a Travel & Tourism technology forum? NEW YORK, 16 September 2020, PRNewswire – Credit card details, online banking logins, and social media credentials are available on the dark web at worryingly low prices. Researchers […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Deloitte and Kellogg School of Management Chief Strategy Officer Study: Most CSOs feel uncomfortable with technobabble gobbledygook

A very powerful, insightful study. It finds that “many Chief Strategy Officers feel uncomfortable with all the nuances, jargon, acronyms and complexity that is associated with technology.” Absolutely spot on. If no-one understands what all this stuff means, how can anyone be expected to know what it is supposed to do? Message to the technobabblers: […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Debt.com survey: When health suffers, finances go on life support

The economic fallout will be the next chapter of the Covid-19 crisis, impacting countries, communities and societies for years after the health issues are resolved. Dealing with that, too, will require money — lots and lots of it. Where will it come from? FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 16 September 2020, PRNewswire – Even adults who do not contract […]

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18 Sep, 2020

New wave of famine could sweep the globe, overwhelming nations already weakened by years of conflict, warn UN officials

  United Nations, 18 September 2020,  (UN News) – The global hunger crisis caused by conflict – and now compounded by COVID-19 – is moving into a dangerous phase, the head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, stressing that without resources, a wave of famine could sweep the globe, overwhelming nations […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Bespoke’s Customer Engagement Chat Service ‘Bebot’ Launches at Vienna Airport

Travel & Tourism was once very proud of its human touch and personal service. Strangely, it does not seem to have much to say about its fraying credibility as robots take over nearly all points-of-contact jobs. TOKYO, 15 September 2020, PRNewswire – Vienna Airport and Bespoke Inc. are proud to announce the launch of Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]

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18 Sep, 2020

Groundbreaking AI-based Platform Maps And Monitors The Drivers Of California Wildfire

Satellite imagery, sourced from the “eyes in the skies”, is a highly effective way to address many of the sustainability challenges facing Travel & Tourism, such as a deforestation, marine pollution, flooding, water levels, forest encroachment, and much more. If the industry can overcome its myopic obsession with social media, it may realise that technology […]

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17 Sep, 2020

KnowLedger Publishes NextGen Wealth Management Trends for 2020 and Beyond

KIMBERTON, Pa., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — KnowLedger, a fast-growing accounting technology company, has published a new white paper that examines the challenges and opportunities for family offices and other wealth management firms in today’s volatile economy. This special, 20-page report examines how recent events and market trends—as well as demographic, social, and technology shifts—are creating […]

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17 Sep, 2020

Fodor’s and WebMD Launch E-book to Help Travelers Decide Whether, When, and Where to Travel in the Age of COVID-19

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As millions of people look forward to a return to travel, a new e-book, launched today from Fodor’s and WebMD, can help travelers navigate the ‘new normal’ in the age of Covid-19. Fodor’s Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel: Practical Tips and Information for the Age of COVID-19 […]

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17 Sep, 2020

Tech Companies Pledge to Preserve Addressable Advertising with Privacy

Such a pledge would be welcome in the Travel & Tourism industry too. NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the IAB Tech Lab’s REBOOT 2020 virtual summit kicks off today (and continues on the 16th and 17th), IAB Tech Lab Board members have committed to the principles of Project Rearc and collaboration towards open […]

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17 Sep, 2020

“State of Women in Tech” Report Details Rampant Harassment and Discrimination Across Silicon Valley and Tech Industry

Has similar research ever been conducted in Travel & Tourism? No? I wonder why… May prove embarrassing to some heavyweight CEOs. WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly 50% of women founders and women working in tech have experienced harassment, a statistic that has barely budged since 2017, according to Women Who Tech’s new report State […]

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17 Sep, 2020

Californians Move To Protect Their Privacy, Restrict the Sale of Personal Information

As the Covid-19 pandemic triggers massive shifts to online communications, payments, education, health & wellness, meetings, and more, the issue of privacy protection is rarely mentioned. Travel & Tourism technobabble forums tend to gloss over this issue, which is not surprising, give the industry’s long-standing fondness for sweeping sensitive issues under the carpet. One day, […]

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16 Sep, 2020

Certification scheme tests all seafood for mercury levels

As hygiene, health and safety are now global priorities, this certification would help restaurants boost their competitive advantage. Assuring patrons that all the fish consumed in the restaurant has been tested for mercury levels would certainly go a long way towards boosting sales. Surely, our institutes of technology across Asia can come up with something […]

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16 Sep, 2020

U.S. 2020 aerospace and defense report shows why global conflicts and crises are here to stay

This report should be must-reading in the Travel & Tourism sector. It proves that the benign sounding “aerospace and defense” (read: armaments and weaponry) industry is a major driver of jobs and economic livelihood in the U.S. If this is expanded worldwide, the numbers become even more sinister. To survive economically, the “aerospace and defense” […]

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16 Sep, 2020

70% of Consumers say They Will Exclusively Shop with Brands that “Personally Understand Them” this Holiday Season

This media release is a clear indication of the extent to which technology can be used (or misused) to influence decision-making. This sentence says it all: “The retailers that use real-time data to understand individual consumer preferences, make changes the data shows are needed, and effectively leverage multiple channels will be much more successful in […]

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16 Sep, 2020

Trust, Balance, Communication: Employees Worldwide Share Top COVID-19 Concerns for the Workplace of Today and Tomorrow

Technology is pervading and intruding into every aspect of life, but when crises strike, old-fashioned human relations count for everything. It’s all about trust, balance, communications. That message comes out loud and clear in this survey. LOWELL, Mass., 15 September 2020, BUSINESS WIRE – In a sweeping survey of employees and business leaders across 11 nations, The […]

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1 Sep, 2020

Customers Want Effective Experiences Most of All, Aspect Software’s Consumer Index Reveals

WESTFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 20, 2020 – As part of Aspect’s ongoing desire to report on current customer experience sentiment across a variety of customer service and contact center interactions, Aspect Software, in partnership with Farrell Insight, conducted a national study of 1,100 Americans 18–74 years of age. The macro objective of this specific study is […]

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1 Sep, 2020

Pandemic To Drive Web Conferencing Market to $78.5 Billion by 2030

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown measures have been imposed in various countries, so that person–person contact can be limited and the virus spread contained. This has forced a large number of companies across all verticals to either cease operations or shift to the work-from-home (WFH) model, till […]

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1 Sep, 2020

10 Key Trends gathered at the 2020 China Beauty Expo

SHANGHAI, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On July 11, the 25th China Beauty Expo and Supply World came to a successful end at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Featuring 15 large halls, 10 theme halls, and dozens of brand VIP halls, the expo covered a total exhibition area of 220,000 square meters, the three-day […]

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1 Sep, 2020

“Doesn’t dining out sound good?”: U.S. Restaurant Association Launches Revival Campaign

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Grills firing up; silverware against a plate; and the familiar clink as glasses connect over the laughter of friends together again, these are the rhythms and rituals of dining out that the National Restaurant Association is highlighting in its new multimedia Restaurant Revival campaign launching today. The national ad taps […]

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5 Aug, 2020

Survey flags the Top Three Learning, Development and Training Activities of HR departments

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The three learning, development, and training activities in which HR staff are most involved are sexual harassment prevention training, anti-discrimination training, and new hire onboarding, according to 325 US employers responding to XpertHR’s 2020 Survey on Learning, Development, and Training.   The survey asked about 10 learning, development, […]

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19 Jul, 2020

How the Pandemic Has Become a Windfall for Video Conferencing Platforms

PALM BEACH, Florida, July 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The face of video communication has changed dramatically due to the global pandemic. In 2020, there’s a huge range of video communication platforms to choose from based on your needs… which is spurring the growth of the global video conferencing markets. A recent report from MarketsAndMarkets said […]

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13 May, 2020

NGO World Animal Protection pushing for permanent end to Global Wildlife Trade

NEW YORK, 12 May 2020, PRNewswire – Wildlife trade has become big business and the subsequent exploitation of wild animals puts our health, economies and biodiversity at risk, says World Animal Protection as it launches a global campaign today, targeting G20 leaders to support a permanent wildlife trade ban to protect animals and prevent future zoonotic pandemics.  […]

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13 May, 2020

เคล็ดลับและกับดัก: การทำงานจากที่บ้านระหว่างช่วงวิกฤต

โดย Mishari Muqbil และ Pakapak Sangkhasuntorn วิกฤตการณ์ครั้งใหญ่ที่คนทั้งโลกกำลังต้องเผชิญหน้ากันอย่างคาดไม่ถึงอยู่ในตอนนี้ นโยบายการห้ามการเดินทางบีบบังคับให้บริษัทต่าง ๆ ต้องให้พนักงานทำงานจากที่บ้านแทนการเดินทางเข้ามาทำงานยังออฟฟิศ เหตุนี้ทำให้เกิดการพลิกผันในรูปแบบการทำงานและการใช้ชีวิตของคนจากที่เคยเป็นมา แต่อย่างไรก็ดียังมีบางคนที่รู้สึกมีความสุขจากความเพลิดเพลินของการทำงานจากที่บ้านมาหลายปีแล้ว จากรูปแบบการทำงานที่เรียกว่า “การทำงานจากระยะทางไกล (Remote Work)” Gitlab เป็นตัวอย่างที่ดีที่สุดตัวอย่างหนึ่งสำหรับบริษัทที่มีพนักงานถึงหนึ่งพันสองร้อยคนจากหกสิบห้าประเทศ ที่ทำงานร่วมกันโดยไม่มีออฟฟิศ นี่คือบริษัทที่ทำงานจากระยะทางไกลอย่างแท้จริง คู่มือการทำงานของพวกเขาคือสิ่งที่ควรค่าแก่การศึกษาอย่างแท้จริง ถ้าคุณอยากจะรู้วิธีการจัดการกับทีมงานให้ทำงานจากระยะทางไกลแบบมีประสิทธิภาพได้ ลองอ่านดูที่นี่ https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote/ และเนื้อหาต่อจากนี้คือเคล็ดลับบางประการสำหรับมือใหม่ที่ต้องทำงานจากที่บ้าน     วัดผลลัพธ์จากการทำงาน (+) ในมุมมองของบริษัทสิ่งสำคัญที่สุดของการทำงานจากที่บ้านก็คือการวัดผลลัพธ์จากการทำงาน หลายบริษัทคุ้นเคยกับการให้พนักงานคอยอยู่รอบ ๆ เพื่อรอรับคำสั่ง แต่การทำงานจากระยะทางไกลนั้นมีแนวคิดที่ต่างออกไป เมื่อมีการมอบหมายงาน และตัวงานมีการวัดผลในแง่มุมของผลงานหรือที่ดีกว่านั้นคือผลลัพธ์ แต่ไม่ใช่เวลาที่ใช้สำหรับการทำงานนั้น ๆ ตัวอย่างของผลงานอาจจะเป็น “การสร้างแคมเปญโซเชี่ยลมีเดีย” ผลลัพธ์ก็คือ “ลูกค้าใหม่หนึ่งร้อยคน” เมื่อกำหนดเนื้อหางานและผลลัพธ์ได้แล้วย่อมแปลว่าพนักงานจะมีความยืดหยุ่นในการจัดรูปแบบการทำงานและชีวิตส่วนตัวในสภาวะแวดล้อมการทำงานที่มีขอบเขตไม่ชัดเจน บางคนสามารถทำงานรวดเดียวได้แปดชั่วโมงติดต่อกัน บางคนอาจจะรู้สึกว่าอยากทำงานหกชั่วโมงในตอนเช้า และอีกสองชั่วโมงในช่วงหัวค่ำ และบางคนอาจจะตัดสินใจว่าตนเองต้องการใช้เวลาแค่สี่ชั่วโมงในการจัดการงานทั้งหมดของตัวเอง จงเตรียมพร้อมสำหรับสิ่งเหล่านี้ ยืดหยุ่นในสิ่งที่จำเป็น และต้องมั่นใจว่าคุณจะวัดผลในสิ่งที่สำคัญ หลายบริษัทที่ทำงานจากระยะทางไกล กำหนดให้พนักงานเข้ามาแสดงตัวในช่วงเวลาบางช่วง เพื่อแสดงให้เห็นว่าพวกเขามีความพร้อมที่จะทำงานในวันนั้น แต่ไม่ได้มีการติดตามผลว่าพนักงานลงมือทำงานจริง ๆ […]

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11 May, 2020

Smokers opting out, thanks to COVID-19 Pandemic health fears, stress

NEW DELHI, India, May 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic is twofold: in addition to suffering from direct effects of the virus, the world is grappling with the challenge of social distancing. The mental and physical toll of this practice may be particularly profound for millions of smokers who, as […]

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5 May, 2020

Tips and Traps: Working from home during a crisis

By Mishari Muqbil and Pakapak Sangkhasuntorn Bangkok – The crisis that the world is facing now is unprecedented. Movement restriction policies are forcing companies to have their staff work from home instead of coming into the office, causing widespread disruption in process as well as culture. Some of us however have been enjoying the luxury […]

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4 May, 2020

อนาคตของอุตสาหกรรมท่องเที่ยวและการเดินทางคืออะไร? เริ่มโดย…มอบความนับถือแก่ปู่ย่าตายาย

โดย Mishari Muqbil   จากวิกฤตการณ์ของไวรัส โควิด 19 ที่รุนแรงขึ้นเรื่อย ๆ และยังมองไม่เห็นหนทางแก้ไข จึงเป็นเรื่องสำคัญที่เราจะต้องมองไปยังอนาคตระยะยาวว่าอุตสาหกรรมการท่องเที่ยวและการเดินทางจะพบกับผลกระทบอย่างไรบ้าง สิ่งใดจะเกิดความเปลี่ยนแปลง และสิ่งใดจะยังคงเป็นเหมือนเดิม       มุมมองหนึ่งที่สามารถนำมาช่วยในการประเมินวิกฤตการณ์ครั้งนี้คือทฤษฎี Lindy Effect ซึ่งเป็นทฤษฎีที่ถูกคิดค้นขึ้นโดยนักวิทยาศาสตร์ชื่อว่า Benoit Mandlelbrot และถูกนำขยายความต่อโดย N. Taleb โดยใจความสำคัญของทฤษฎีนี้ก็คือ ยิ่งสิ่งใดดำรงอยู่มานานเท่าไร สิ่งนั้นยิ่งมีโอกาสจะดำรงอยู่ได้ยาวนานมากขึ้นเท่านั้น ยกตัวย่างเช่น กวีชื่อดังอย่างเชกสเปียร์ (Shakespeare) ผู้ได้รับการขนานนามยาวนานร่วม 400 ปี ดังนั้นเราจึงคาดหวังไว้ว่าผลงานของเขาจะโลดแล่นไปได้อีกถึง 400 ปี รวมเป็นเวลาร่วม 800 ปีเลยทีเดียว หรือหากเทียบกับนวนิยายยอดนิยมของไทยอย่าง “คู่กรรม” ที่ได้รับความนิยมมากว่า 40 ปีแล้ว ก็ย่อมคาดได้ว่านวนิยายเรื่องนี้จะยังคงความนิยมต่อไปได้อีก 40 ปีเช่นกัน แต่ในขณะเดียวกัน เราจะเห็นได้ว่ากระแสของละครดังอย่าง “บุพเพสันนิวาส” ในช่วงสองปีก่อนนั้นเริ่มซาลงไปบ้างแล้ว เราลองมาดูที่ภาพรวมของอุตสาหกรรมการท่องเที่ยวกันบ้าง เพื่อดูว่าทฤษฎี Lindy […]

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28 Apr, 2020

PwC Survey: As States Look to Reopen, CFOs Prioritise Workplace Safety and Employee Health

NEW YORK, April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The fourth release of PwC’s COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey reveals 77% of US chief financial officers (CFOs) anticipate changing workplace safety measures upon returning to on-site work. As employers focus on protecting employees, 65% anticipate reconfiguring work sites to promote physical distancing and 52% anticipate changing and/or alternating shifts […]

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28 Apr, 2020

Research Finds COVID-19 Robs Americans Of Sleep And Brings New Waves Of Stress

  ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Better Sleep Council (BSC), the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), released its latest research findings from “The 2020 State of America’s Sleep” study. It revealed COVID-19’s arrival caused America’s quality of sleep to significantly decline.   Read the report. The BSC launched wave two […]

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28 Apr, 2020

The “Make America Great Again” dream is quickly being undone by Covid-19

By Hassanal Noor Rashid WHO IS AT FAULT? The Covid-19 pandemic has been a real roller-coaster ride as far as geo-politics is concerned. Through the chaos and the barrage of information and updates on the on-going pandemic, there are still those, especially among the political elite who have moved ahead of the pandemic management curve […]

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27 Apr, 2020

COVID-19 Stimulus Measures Must Safeguard Nature and Reduce the Risk of Future Pandemics

Expert Guest Article by Professors Josef Settele, Sandra Díaz and Eduardo Brondizio and Dr. Peter Daszak on 27 April 2020 Click here to read this article in  عربى / español / English / français / русский /中文 / Deutsch. There is a single species that is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic – us. As with the climate and biodiversity crises, […]

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27 Apr, 2020

Global Trades Union: Protect workers who get Covid-19 and then face financial ruin

The following is the full text of a Council of Global Unions Statement on Recognition of COVID-19 as an Occupational Disease. Protection of workers’ health by prevention of infection should always be the first priority, but workers who do become ill should be focused on recovery, not worrying about whether they will face financial ruin […]

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22 Apr, 2020

Covid-19 solves Climate Change problem

GOLDACH, Switzerland, April 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IQAir (www.iqair.com), a global leader in air quality data and solutions, today published the COVID-19 Air Quality Report that shows that air pollution levels in 10 major global cities have dropped 9 to 60 percent, during government-mandated lockdowns due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The report examined fine […]

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21 Apr, 2020

What’s next for Travel & Tourism? For starters, more respect for grandparents

By Mishari Muqbil With the COVID-19 problem reaching new highs with no end in sight, it’s important to look at things from a long term perspective to see what it means for the travel and tourism industry, what changes will come and what remains the same.   One lens that can be applied to this […]

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20 Apr, 2020

Slap the U.S. in the face, Donate to WHO Solidarity Response Fund

NEW YORK, 18 April 2020, PRNewswire – International advocacy organization Global Citizen, together with Lady Gaga, tonight announced $127 million in commitments to date in support of healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Corporate partners and philanthropists announced their support for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the UN […]

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1 Apr, 2020

UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’

United Nations, (UN News) 31 March 2020 — The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”. “The new coronavirus disease is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods”, […]

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30 Mar, 2020

Trip.com Group Chairman James Liang: Beware the xenophobia epidemic

SHANGHAI, March 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — James Liang is an economist and entrepreneur. Trip.com Group Ltd. is one of the world’s largest OTAs. The following are his thoughts on current events. These opinions are his own, and do not necessarily reflect those of Trip.com Group Ltd. as a whole:       The international outbreak of COVID-19 […]

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27 Mar, 2020

COVID-19: When Might We See a Recovery? Three Possible Scenarios

NEW YORK, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Given the high uncertainty on how the epidemiological trajectory of COVID-19 and the economic response to this crisis will develop over the next few months, The Conference Board has developed three scenarios for the development of the US economy through the remainder of 2020. Editor’s Note: The same […]

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20 Mar, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Disrupts UN Meeting Plans Around the World

United Nations, (UN SDGs Knowledge Hub) 19 March 2020 — The wave of postponements and cancellations of UN meetings around the world is affecting preparations for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the Glasgow Climate Change Conference, and the fifth UN conference on the least developed countries (LDCs), as well as efforts to reach […]

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4 Mar, 2020

This should make the Indian travel & tourism industry hangs its head in shame

The following Joint statement was issued by Amnesty International India, CIVCUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, FORUM-ASIA and FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) on 02 March 2020. Reproduced here verbatim, it should make the Indian travel & tourism industry hang its head in shame. A once proudly free, democratic and secular country, home to […]

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3 Mar, 2020

Global Trades Union calls for Workplace Safeguard Measures Against Coronavirus

Geneva, ITUC media release, 03 March 2020 — With some 90,000 people in dozens of countries currently infected by the COVID 19 virus, the International Trades Union Congress (ITUC) is calling for urgent measures to ensure that workers who show symptoms can take sick leave without fear of losing their jobs or their incomes, and […]

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2 Mar, 2020

OECD report on Covid-19 impact: Global economy faces gravest threat since financial crisis

OECD media release – Paris, 2 March 2020 – The coronavirus Covid-19 presents the global economy with its greatest danger since the financial crisis, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. Covid-19 is spreading from China to other regions causing human suffering and economic disruption. It is raising health concerns and the risk of […]

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27 Feb, 2020

Healthy menu options will remain strong – 2020 State of the Restaurant Industry Report

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the National Restaurant Association released its 2020 State of the Restaurant Industry Report which examines key factors impacting the restaurant industry including the current state of the economy, operations, workforce, and food and menu trends across segments from quickservice to fine dining. The report is an authoritative look […]

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25 Feb, 2020

Intensive Thai coronavirus prevention campaigns producing results

Bangkok – The number of new COVID-19 cases has remained unchanged at 35 in the nine-day period between Feb 17-25, official statistics show. Meanwhile, the number of recovered cases has risen from 15 to 21 in the same period, with not a single death. These figures below, compiled and distributed by the Ministry of Tourism […]

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12 Feb, 2020

Overtourism is dead. Two landmark lectures to shape a New Future for Global Travel & Tourism

The coronavirus crisis is set to shake up the future of global travel & tourism. The world’s largest service industry now has to rethink and revamp its entire business model. Overtourism is dead. Overexposure, over-confidence, over-building, over-optimism, over-indulging and over-hyping are the new risks and threats. The over-arching need of the hour is for the […]

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12 Feb, 2020

Thai-Muslim Trade Association to go ahead with World Halal Fest 2020 in show of commitment, confidence

Bangkok — The Thai Muslim Trade Association (TMTA) and CentralWorld Shopping Complex will organize a “World Halal Fest 2020” event between March 5th-8th, 2020, 11.00am. – 21.00 pm at the Central World Square under the theme of ‘Beauty in Diversity’. Although planning and preparations for the event have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis, the […]

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10 Feb, 2020

Science model predicts near-end of new coronavirus infections in China by February 23

SUZHOU, China, Feb. 10, 2020 /CNW/ — Based on publicly available data, a data model on a recently launched website set up by an ad-hoc group of scientists predicts the number of new, confirmed novel coronavirus cases in China to dwindle to almost nothing in under two weeks. “The current model predicts a rapid decrease […]

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4 Feb, 2020

CDC and WHO’s Coronavirus Data now searchable via blockchain dashboard

ATLANTA, DALLAS, Feb. 3, 2020, PRNewswire/ — Acoer, developer of blockchain-enabled applications, today announced that it is helping its healthcare and life sciences clients to easily track and visualize the Coronavirus outbreak with its HashLog data visualization engine. Built to interact in real-time with Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade distributed public ledger, the Coronavirus HashLog dashboard […]

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30 Jan, 2020

Report flags sharp divide in U.S. Wellness “Haves and Have-Nots”

NEW YORK AND MIAMI, 28 JANUARY 2020, PRWEB – Today, researchers at the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute™ (GWI), revealed new US data from its recent study: “Move To Be Well: The Global Economy of Physical Activity” at a press conference in New York. The data shows a sharp divide between the “haves and have-nots” in […]

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30 Jan, 2020

Top Trends for Incentive, Reward and Recognition Programs in 2020

WASHINGTON, 28 JANUARY 2020, PRWEB – The Incentive Research Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its signature study, The IRF 2020 Trends Report. The report highlights key trends that will affect organizations, their products and services, and the workforce in 2020. “The IRF 2020 Trends Report clearly demonstrates that professionals in the non-cash […]

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30 Jan, 2020

Report identifies 10 trends that will impact $4.5 trillion global wellness industry

NEW YORK, 28 JANUARY 2020, PRWEB – The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) released its top 10 wellness trends for 2020, the new directions that the organization believes will have the most meaningful—not fleeting—impact on the $4.5 trillion global wellness industry. The trends emerged from the insights of the 550 experts from 50 nations that gathered […]

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30 Jan, 2020

Erasmus+ annual report released: A life-changing experience for 10 million young Europeans

Brussels, 28 January 2020, European Commission Press Release – The 2018 annual report on Erasmus+, published today, shows that over the last three decades, more than 10 million people have participated in what turned out to be a life-changing experience for many of them. Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas, said: […]

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30 Jan, 2020

Five Places to Retire for the World’s Best Climate — InternationalLiving.com

BALTIMORE, 28 JANUARY 2020, PRWEB – Climate is one of the most important considerations for retirees choosing where to settle overseas. In International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2020, the countries that claim the best climates in the world all offer a variety of options—from warm beach areas to higher-altitude regions that offer year-round spring-like temperatures. […]

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30 Jan, 2020

Sanctions and Money Laundering: Report charts future of financial crime compliance in 2020

NEW YORK, LONDON, AND SINGAPORE, 28 JANUARY 2020, PRWEB – ComplyAdvantage, the regtech company transforming the compliance industry through data science and Machine learning to neutralize the risk of financial crimes, today released the ‘2020 Global Compliance Report.’ From regtech innovation to the ever shifting regulatory landscape, the report explores how technology and politics are set […]

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30 Jan, 2020

New Research Indicates Political Disinformation is Omnipresent in US Elections and Spreading to the Private Sector

MILFORD, MASS., 28 January 2020, PRWEB – Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a leading IT analyst, research, and strategy firm, today released new research examining disinformation—false information spread deliberately to deceive a person or group—as the US 2020 election nears. The results indicate that political disinformation is a major problem that frustrates voters and leaves them questioning […]

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24 Jan, 2020

Year of ASEAN Identity 2020 launched

Jakarta, January 21 (VNA) – The ASEAN Secretariat launched the Year of ASEAN Identity 2020 and presented awards for winners of the Year’s logo design competition on January 21. Speaking at the launch ceremony, Deputy Secretary General in charge of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Kung Phoak said 2020 is chosen as Year of ASEAN Identity to […]

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23 Jan, 2020

UN official outlines priorities to harness potential of Lao PDR’s young population

By Víctor Valdivieso, UNFPA Deputy Representative Vientiane, 22/01/2020 (KPL) The Lao PDR has one of the youngest populations in Southeast Asia, with over half (50.8%) of the population being between the age of 10 and 35 years (Lao Statistics Bureau [LSB], 2015). The age structure and demographic transition presents an advantageous direction and great potential […]

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23 Jan, 2020

Thailand helps fund US$65.6 million road access to Luang Prabang

Vientiane, 17 January 2020 – (KPL) This week witnessed an inauguration ceremony held in Chomphet district, Luang Prabang, for newly built Road 4B stretching 114 km between Hongsa district of Xayaboury and Xiengmen district of Luang Prabang. The road was built with THB 2 billion, approximately over US$65.6 million, including 80% as loan and 20% […]

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23 Jan, 2020

Should Indian airports prioritise duty-free financial health over human health?

Editor’s Note: Both alcohol and cigarettes are known health hazards. But they are also major revenue spinners for private companies and governments. The Indian government wants to cap the sales of both at the airport duty-free shops. Airports Council International Asia-Pacific opposes the move because it “is inconsistent with the Government’s fruitful efforts to date […]

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5 Jan, 2020

New Study Reveals Paid Family Leave Policies Lead To 20% Fewer Women Leaving The Workforce

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new study funded by the March of Dimes Center for Social Science Research and conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), underscores the long-term effects of paid family leave on women’s participation in the workforce. The analysis of states that have implemented paid leave policies […]

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28 Dec, 2019

Families Of Americans Killed And Injured By Terrorists Sue Eight Multinational Corporations For Allegedly Financing The Attacks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Two lawsuits were filed today on behalf of hundreds of Americans, including members of more than 100 Gold Star families, against eight multinational corporations and the Islamic Republic of Iran, both of which stand separately accused of supporting a campaign of terrorism in Afghanistan that was led by al-Qaeda […]

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28 Dec, 2019

Simplicity and Sustainability top Agoda Research Travel Trend Expectations for The 2020s

Singapore, (agoda media release) December 27, 2019 – Single apps for all travel needs, passport free travel, and mobile app check-in are the top three ‘new travel norms’ expected by travelers in the next decade, according to new research by Agoda, the world’s fastest growing digital travel platform. With the continued advancement of technology, revolutionary […]

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27 Dec, 2019

New Decade: 2020 eCommerce Industry Threats and Predictions

TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) December 26, 2019 – According to a recent report, retail e-commerce sales around are projected to grow to 6.54 trillion in 2022. But this immense growth comes at a cost, with an additional cost burden of $3.00 for every $1.00 in payment fraud paid by merchants, and the rate of chargebacks increasing […]

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27 Dec, 2019

American Consumer Credit Counseling on Top Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2020

BOSTON (PRWEB) December 26, 2019 – Making better money choices allows consumers to strengthen their finances and avoid debt. Financial mistakes here and there may seem innocent, but they can add up quickly and lead to bad habits and financial disaster. To help, national nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) explains five money mistakes consumers […]

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26 Dec, 2019

Over $24 Billion Was Lost in 2018 Due to Payment Card Fraud Worldwide – Report

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 23, 2019 – SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) reported that in 2018, $24.26 Billion was lost due to payment card fraud worldwide. The United States leads the world in credit card fraud with 38.6% of reported card fraud losses in 2018. Credit card fraud increased by 18.4% in 2018 and is still increasing. […]

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24 Dec, 2019

Visitors to Malaysia will now breathe cleaner air

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 – Visit Malaysia Year 2020 is set to get off to a great start with the announcement that all PETRONAS stations across Malaysia are now supplying a cleaner fuel with 10 times less sulphur content than the previous category. The new Euro 4M RON 95 fuel is now already available at […]

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20 Dec, 2019

Top Thai developer MQDC to build Thailand’s first town purposefully designed for healthier, happier living

BANGKOK, Dec. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC), one of Thailand’s leading property developers, today, announced that it is increasing investment in its 48-hectare The Forestias development on the outskirts of Bangkok and expanding the project size from US$2.98 billion to US$4.14 billion to make it a new, global prototype for a […]

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