‘It will break my heart to have to walk away’

However, the IES’s Tony Wilson suspects any fall in self-employment will be temporary: “Looking ahead, you would expect there to be more pressure on hours, pay and job quality during the recovery. In the medium term we’ll see more people in less formal, more self-employed jobs. They may be less secure than employees, so the […]

Mandatory coronavirus testing at airports in Germany off to smooth start

Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Will travel within Europe soon be possible again? Holidaymakers might also be able to travel to the Balearic or Greek Islands in summer. “If there are very few new infections there and the medical care works, one could also think about a summer holiday in those places”, the government’s commissioner […]

Enugu State eyes soaring digital economy with e-YES

“Upon completion of the training, participants will be placed into jobs, and within an agreed number of months are obligated to pay back the cost of the training through their respective salaries. This way, they can not only contribute to the economic development of Enugu State and Nigeria at large”, but funds can be recycled […]

Judge Issues Injunction Against Uber And Lyft, Says Drivers Are Employees

Last Thursday, Judge Schulman heard from Uber and Lyft’s attorneys, as well as a representative for the state. At that time, it wasn’t clear how he was going to rule and he appeared to be grappling with how his decision would effect drivers and passengers throughout the state.

The end of tourism?

From the petrol and particulates that spew from jetskis to pesticides drenching the putting green, the holidaymaker’s every innocent pleasure seems like another blow to the poor old planet. Then there is the food left in the fridge and the chemicals used to launder the sheets after each single-night occupancy in one of Airbnb’s 7 […]

Where now for travel? Lonely Planet closures point to an uncertain future

The company has also been a technology pioneer. There was a Lonely Planet blog in 1994, five years before the word “blog” was coined. A website followed, along with CitySync guidebooks on PalmPilots. Most innovative of all was the online traveller’s forum, Thorn Tree, launched in 1996. According to Jane Rawson, one of its first […]