There are some things in this list that have been evolving and part of the conversation for years, like paperless binders and what to do with all of our data, and many new concepts that we look forward to using in events in the near future.
News and Current Events
Of course the headline "Joy of the towel elephant: Hospitality industry loves and hates" caught our eye. We had to see who thinks towel elephants are joyful!
The recent CNN article outlined the hospitality industry consensus on 10 common sights while traveling:
The month-long Art Sanctuary Celebration of Black Writing Festival is well underway, and is getting a ton of press! Art Sanctuary is the leading black arts and letters organization in Philadelphia, and we are thrilled to be part of this festival, which started as a one-day event thirty years ago. What we love most about this Celebration is that it makes vibrant, excellent art accessible to the community. Many of the events and workshops are free (yes, free!) and feature award-winning authors.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Snow days are glorious gifts for children, but not always so much for adults. We have things to do, places to go and people to see and snow does not fit into our agenda. Mother Nature apparently didn't get the memo. So, it is snowing in Philadelphia today and since we can't change that, here are a few ideas to make the best of it:
Two weeks ago when the government shutdown began, we shared what the projected impact could be. Now, on day 15 of the shutdown, it continues to dominate headlines and we are seeing the real impact on the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry: