Top 10 Reasons to Become a Flight Attendant

You get paid to travel Visit top tourist destinations or discover charming spots that only the locals know about Explore what the world has to offer and earn a decent salary at the same time  Your family can even fly at discounted rates or for free! Flexible working hours Dreading the idea of a 9-5 workday? Working as a flight attendant means you have flexible working hours.  Request flights, controlling where you fly to and how long you’ll stay away…

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E-Commerce: The Key to the Survival of Tourism and Hospitality

In a highly competitive industry like tourism and hospitality, staying up-to-date on the latest business developments is important, and e-commerce is the newest of these developments. Even though it has only emerged this century, e-commerce has become a vital part in driving customer interest. The travel, tourism, and hospitality industry, in particular, rely heavily on this service because their target audiences are people from around the world.    Though the travel bans meant to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have put…

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The What and How of Micro-Vacations

  Vacations today are becoming shorter and more frequent as the tourism industry sees the rise of a new trend. Micro-vacations are trips that last three to four days, which allows for more frequent and concentrated trips throughout the year. Around 72 percent of Millennials say that they had gone on at least one micro-vacation in 2018.   Benefits of Micro-Vacations     Cheaper Vacations   The main reason why younger generations prefer micro-vacation is because it is less expensive….

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Why You Should Go Solo Travelling Today

The past decade has seen a surge of solo travel from all age groups. Spontaneity and the fear of missing out are making more solo travellers pack their backs for their next big adventure. The tourism and hospitality industry can attest to this growth as 46 percent of travellers in 2017 were solo travellers. Here’s a shortlist of the reasons behind this trend.   Fewer Restrictions Surveys revealed that 80 percent of travellers prefer to go on a trip independently,…

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How to Use Videos to Your Advantage in Tourism

Consumers today respond better to more visual and straightforward content, which is why videos are such an effective marketing tool. When done right, videos can significantly boost social media engagement since it’s more concise than blog posts and more dynamic than images.   For an industry like tourism and hospitality that relies on selling an experience, mastering video marketing is crucial.    Benefits of  Video Marketing for the Tourism and Hospitality Industry Surveys show that 66 percent of people who…

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The Canadian Way of Life: Introduction for International Students

The world is composed of people who come from various cultures. Being open to distinct cultures helps you accept and respect people who are different from you. The more you connect with people, the more you can understand their points of view and appreciate their unique practices.    One way to expose yourself to different cultures is to study abroad.   But when it comes to studying abroad, what are your primary considerations? Is it attaining a foreign degree, or…

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Eton College’s Official COVID-19 Advisory

Update on COVID 19 16 March 2020 at 8.55 pm PST   To the Eton community:   The global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is a rapidly changing, fluid situation. Eton College takes the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and other community members very seriously. I am providing the following update on our planning and response.    On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19 can already be characterized as a…

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Why An Online Persona is Important in the Hospitality Industry

Every business is now going online so competition is stiff even in cyberspace. Hotels and resorts can make their companies stand out by creating an online persona. This doesn’t mean creating a literal character or mascot for a company. It pertains to creating a brand image that sets a company apart from its competitors.   If you want to be part of the hospitality industry, the importance of an online persona is something you should alway be aware of. One…

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