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Inclusive, Regenerative, and Intentional Travel: Creating a…

Expectations surrounding business travel are changing. In addition to craving more freedom and flexibility, business travelers want to feel like they are making a positive difference and are connected to a deeper purpose while visiting other places for work. As we examine in a new white paper, Why Business Travel Is the Center of the …

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Optimism key for Bay of Plenty businesses battling low staff and high costs

RotoruaNZ chairman John McRae and Rotorua Business Chamber chairwoman Miriam Hewson at the launch. Photo / Laura Smith Navigating a “nightmare” skilled staff shortage and increased costs are the biggest concerns of business leaders, a new survey has highlighted. Businesses across the region, including in hospitality and tourism, have been crying out for staff for …

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Japan’s first tourists arrive: What’s it like on escorted tours and what you need to know

Japan is bracing for a return of tourists from abroad, as border controls to curb the spread of coronavirus infections are gradually loosened. Video / AP As of last month, Japan has officially opened to tourists from New Zealand and other select countries. After the longest closure of the country since the Meiji Restoration, there’s …

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Commentary: Effective communication: A key to better relationships | Chanhassen Opinion

Have you noticed what has been happening with communication in the last few years? We’re concerned because there seems to be a decline in effective communication. Today, we see how it’s more and more difficult to find subjects that people can discuss without polarization. There are divisions in society, politics, and healthcare. In doing some …

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