Susan B. Barnes
According to “The State of Gender Equality in the Travel and Hospitality Industry,” published in December 2022, the industry as a whole is making progress in regards to diversity, equity and inclusion, but there is still work to be done.
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
If you enjoy cruising, you’re not alone. According to the Cruise Lines International Association, in 2019 the global cruise industry welcomed nearly 30 million passengers. During that time the industry created jobs for 1.8 million people worldwide and contributed more than $154 billion to the global economy. Now that cruising is back to pre-pandemic operations, the seafaring future looks bright for cruise lines: CLIA is expecting a full recovery by the end of 2023 ... and even an increase of 12 percent over 2019 numbers in 2024.