Monthly Archives: July 2013
“NO ICE CREAM FOR YOU!”
The following words of wisdom are strictly for those of us who elect – of our own free will – to go into the service business. If you ever feel like posting something as uninviting as these signs at your primary guest interface, please do one or more of the following instead:
- Take a beach vacation. (Maybe some “chill time” will knock some sanity back into you.)
- Go home and kick your pet. Or go to a gym and kick a heavy bag. Please, just kick something other than your guest.
- Visit a church on Sunday morning (God loves people more than anything; perhaps you’ll learn from His example.)
- Find a different occupation. (I hear they’re hiring 5,000 new IRS agents…)
A July 15, 2013 article in The New York Times says that travelers in the United States will spend about $273.3 billion on the road in 2013. That’s a 4.3 percent increase over last year, and a reflection of stronger growth in domestic travel as the national economy stabilizes.
Of the estimated $273.3 billion, about $117.1 billion will be spent on group travel — meetings and conventions, conferences, incentive trips and the like. And $33.1 billion will be spent in the United States on international travel. The information comes from a report that trade group Global Business Travel Association has released preceding its annual convention, which will be held early August in San Diego.