Tourism Sustainability – Let’s measure so that we can manage. (Published 10 August 2021 in LinkedIn)

I have just completed an update to my book again investigating the increase in rooms and the social and environmental cost of this additional activity. The results here in northern Quintana Roo just in 5 years are shocking: an almost 100% increase in rooms and almost exclusively all-inclusive. Despite the pandemic, investors are pushing to …

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Big Business gets bailouts, small tourism businesses go bust: Germany’s TUI (Published 19 May, 2020 in LinkedIn)

This morning I was contacted by a reporter for the German public broadcaster BR24 who asked if I still had copies of TUI’s annual reports that I had analyzed and referenced in my book on tourism and tax avoidance entitled “Sun & Sea Tourism: Fantasy and Finance of the All-Inclusive Industry”. According to the reporter …

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Are you truly committed to supporting local businesses post-pandemic? Consider this. (Published June 11, 2020 on LinkedIn)

On May 21st, the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference organized a round-table with four Canadian hospitality CEOs: Accor, Marriott, Choice, and Oxford Properties. The comment that struck me was “unbranded hotels will learn the importance of using one of our brands”. Yet survey after survey shows that Millennials seek authenticity, the antithesis of operation standardization signaled …

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