More often than not, the term ‘ice-breaker’ or ‘team-building activities’ will trigger a wave of eye-rolls and employees inching their way to the nearest exit. This response is usually because these activities are boring, overdone, or might even make some uncomfortable.
Gone are the days when being hungry in an airport was dreadful, and a wilted plastic-wrapped sandwich was the only option to quiet your stomach. Between delayed flights and extended layovers, we understand the feeling of being condemned to stale fries and days-old fruit cups.
It’s without a doubt that time is of the essence when it comes to running your business and pursuing any entrepreneurial venture. With a long to-do list and a plate full of work, efficient use of our little time is essential for a day of productivity.
Several factors are at play in order to maximize your day-to-day energy expenditure and overall productivity: your mental and physical well-being, your environment, your time management ability, and your sense of motivation.
The relentless demands of a business owner’s reality can be daunting, but the market is loaded with programs to augment your lifestyle and increase your overall output. For entrepreneurs and executives always on the go, time is money — and time is certainly flying.
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Reducing our carbon footprint and maintaining a sustainable business are essential components of cultivating a thriving planet. Yet, in 2020, we emitted over 45 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, with the aviation and hospitality industries found to be responsible for roughly three percent of those emissions.
One of the globe’s most sought-after destinations for its iconic architecture, exquisite cuisine, and world renowned art - c’est Paris! Boulangerie-lined boulevards complement the haute couture houses, while the Eiffel Tower pierces the clouds in the background. However, there’s more to this capital than freshly baked croissants and legendary artwork.
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Dubai is a city burgeoning with imagination, constantly pushing the limits of what we consider possible. With boundless resources and immense wealth, Dubai is a futuristic ‘Alpha+’ city as ranked by the GaWC.
Dubai’s stop-at-nothing attitude can be seen across an array of previously unimaginable projects it’s currently bringing to life—including a supersonic Hyperloop system, climate controlled micro-cities encased in domes, and robo-everything: from soldiers to robotic chefs.
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Bottomless mojitos in hand, freshly baked Cuban pastries on deck, and over 300 days a year of balmy sunshine — welcome to Miami.
The 305 has long been a hub where people unite to create something fresh and exciting — and that spirit breathes fire today in Miami’s art-deco hotels, swanky rooftops, and exquisite dining. The creative flame is palpable, radiating, and pushing boundaries with its culinary concoctions and luxurious ventures.
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Maintaining its star-studded reputation globally, the birthplace of film and media is more than just flashing cameras, extravagant sets, and movie directors shouting “action.” Los Angeles is a creator's nirvana, a haven for architecture, and a foodie’s paradise that keeps them coming back for more.
As one of the world's most futuristic and ever-growing metropolises, the United Arab Emirates is thriving and expanding in ways the world has never seen. As a result, millions of people head to Dubai yearly for luxury shopping, real estate opportunities, and world-class experiences.
In 2022, the city exceeded London in global corporate travel, producing one of the most robust travel recoveries after borders opened up again. Whether due to the high vaccination rate, endless sunny skies, or the epicenter of ‘bleisure,’ business trips make up almost one-third of Dubai’s total annual bookings.