Hospitality and leisure industry

Restaurants are short-staffed, and that's taking a big toll on customers and workers alike

Restaurants are short-staffed, and that’s taking a big toll on customers and workers alike

A waiter works at a restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 3, 2022. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images Jeff Rothenberg has grown accustomed to long wait times at restaurants, even when tables are visibly open. “Another restaurant we went to had open seats outside, but when we went to the host, they mentioned …

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Three easy ways to find hidden cameras in hotels and rental homes

Three easy ways to find hidden cameras in hotels and rental homes

Nearly 60% of Americans said they were worried about hidden cameras in Airbnb homes in 2019. And 11% of vacation home renters said they had discovered a hidden camera during a stay, according to a survey by the real estate investment company IPX1031. Spy cameras are not a new problem. In South Korea, more than …

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Travelers are upset about rising costs, but most aren't canceling their plans just yet

Travelers are upset about rising costs, but most aren’t canceling their plans just yet

Summer travel talk sure isn’t what it used to be. Rather than sun, sand and surf, many travel discussions now center on inflation, rising fuel costs and flight cancellations, a situation which could derail a much-needed 2022 summer travel comeback. Travel conversations on Twitter decreased 75% from April to May, while discussions related to gas …

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