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Airports Clogged with Queues as Travel Rebound Strains Resources


Understaffed airports and airlines from Australia to Europe are struggling to cope with a fresh rush of travelers, with long queues and flight disruptions expected to persist as the busy Easter weekend approaches. READ MORE

How to Make Summer 2022 Travel Plans That Actually Happen


After two years of cancellations, deferments and marathon sessions with airline customer service, many travelers are hoping to book summer trips that actually pan out this year. READ MORE

Goodbye, Minimalism: How Gen Z Is Reshaping Retail Product Design


The minimalist aesthetic that was so popular among millennials is coming to a close, and you can thank Gen Z. They look for products with attitude and personality, explained Hamish Campbell, VP executive creative director at the brand design agency Pearlfisher: “We’re now into maximalism.” READ MORE

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4 Problematic Leadership Trends and How to Solve Them


If you’re wondering how you can continue working at this pace, meeting so often, and still find time to be inspiring to others, read on. READ MORE

5 Principles of Purposeful Leadership


The traditional model of the leader-hero who saves the day, knows it all, is the smartest person in the room, and is too often driven by power, fame, glory, or money is not appropriate in today’s environment. This is true for several reasons. READ MORE

Tackling Four of the Popular Myths of Social Media Marketing


There are many myths surrounding social media marketing — some new, others mere leftovers from a time when social media was still uncharted territory. And every marketer worth their salt will agree that the biggest obstacle to successful social media marketing is misinformation. READ MORE

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Global Airport Retail to Reach $41.6 Billion By 2027


After two years of stagnation due to COVID-19, the skies are open once again for travelers, a boost to airport retail and tax-free shopping. In 2021 during lockdowns and travel restrictions the global airport retail market was valued at $20.1 billion according to data from Research and Market. These figures are expected to more than double to $41.6 billion by 2027. READ MORE

Retail Expert: ‘The Mall Is Not Dead’ Despite Increase in Online Shopping


Natalie Kotlyar, BDO National Managing Partner, Industry Groups & Retail & Consumer Products National Industry Leader, sits down with Yahoo Finance Live to talk about misconceptions on the state of mall retail, trends in online and in-person shopping, and the commercial real estate industry in relation to mall and warehouse spaces. READ MORE

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Airline Mask Mandate Is Extended by 15 Days. Here’s the Latest


Federal masking rules for airplanes and public transit have been extended again, but several foreign airlines have already ended masks on flights. READ MORE

58% of Durable Goods Buyers Use Financing or Leasing Programs


62% percent of consumers have purchased durable goods in the past 12 months, according to “The Lease-To-Own Secret,” a PYMNTS and Katapult collaboration based on a survey of 2,688 U.S. consumers. Durable goods are typically defined as consumer goods that do not wear out quickly and are used for over three years. READ MORE


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