covid-19

Retail: Is There a New Normal?

July 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Retail: Is There a New Normal?

What will the post-pandemic landscape look like for brands and retailers in North America? Anyone who tells you they know what retail will look like over the next three years is lying.” This is a quote from one of my favorite retail real estate execs during the Great Recession and it’s still applicable. COVID-19 has […]

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Building Community Resilience: A Framework from Development Economics

July 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Building Community Resilience: A Framework from Development Economics

Building Resilience The global pandemic has been described as similar to a natural disaster, only hitting every place every day for months on end. The analogy is terrifying but apt. It also hints at a helpful perspective for building resilience. Resilience. That’s a word we’ve heard a lot lately, as applied to our cities, our […]

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Tourism Strategic Planning: The Tried and True

June 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Tourism Strategic Planning: The Tried and True

Today’s post represents the third in our three-part series on tourism recovery. Having covered in our previous posts the need for Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) to assess their current situation and rethink their destination and audience, we take a step back to discuss the core tenants and thought process of tourism strategic planning that remain […]

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Travel and Tourism Industry: Assessing Your Circumstances and Preparing for Recovery

June 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Travel and Tourism Industry: Assessing Your Circumstances and Preparing for Recovery

The travel and tourism industry has a history of addressing challenging situations and overcoming periods of hardship. It is not hyperbole to say, however, that this time is different. The coronavirus presents both a public health and economic crisis that has severely damaged travel and tourism activities, businesses, and households around the globe. This period […]

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A Deep Dive Review of the Future of Artificial Intelligence

May 7, 2020 / Comments Off on A Deep Dive Review of the Future of Artificial Intelligence

For this Present Value post, ESI’s thought leadership team sat down with experts participating in our  Driving ROI Through AI research program to gain deeper insight into how companies around the world are currently using artificial intelligence, where the technology is headed, and how it will impact the future of business. Driving ROI Through AI […]

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What Should Universities Look Like Going Forward?

May 7, 2020 / Comments Off on What Should Universities Look Like Going Forward?

The global pandemic has shuttered college campuses and shaken the entire higher education industry. We don’t know what’s next. Heck, we don’t even know when’s next. But, it’s likely some schools won’t make it, others will look completely different, and none will ever be the same. What’s a university administrator to do? Higher ed was […]

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