The impact of COVID-19 on the billion-dollar cruise industry

The cruise industry has grown rapidly over the last decade or so. Before COVID, data from the Cruise Lines International Association showed thirty-two million passengers expected to set sail in 2020. Three hundred ships were projected to be in operation by the end of this year, all between 50 different cruise lines. There is no doubt that this industry has experienced exponential growth over the past decade or so. Unfortunately, many countries across the globe have begun to close their borders in response to COVID-19. Back in March, Canada banned all ships carrying more than five hundred people…

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Why Growth Marketing is Essential for New and Existing Businesses

Over 627,000 new businesses open each year. With this large amount of competition in certain markets, it can be hard for companies to stand out. That is where growth marketing comes into play. Marketing, as defined by the American Marketing Association, is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large. Based off this definition, it is apparent that marketing is essential for businesses to stand out amongst the competition. The word "growth" means increase and expansion. One way to grow your…

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BEST PAYMENT APPS TO HAVE ON YOUR PHONE

With the world becoming more modernized, universal payments have been becoming more necessary especially with everyone becoming more familiar with products that are international based or just ones that are within the country. Whether it’s based off paying things such as household utilities, important bills like insurance and even just shopping from websites online or at the local store; having your card on your phone regardless if it’s on app or a digital wallet has become more ideal. It’s only a bonus that you don’t have to carry around your physical wallet making it better for contactless payments.…

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Best countries for Expats!

Based on a 2019 survey made by HSBC, where they questioned 18,059 expats based in over 30 countries or territories about the best place to live in for expats. The criteria included many things such as finances, quality of life, and society. Switzerland came in top, as it excels in many aspects including having the highest income and the best when it comes to political and economic stability. The country was ranked #8 in 2018's survey. The full list of countries can be seen below: 1- Switzerland 2- Singapore 3- Canada 4- Spain 5- New Zealand 6- Australia…

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Apps that every great traveler should have on their phone

In today’s society, we are basically glued to our phones. We use them consistently all day, checking our social media apps, finance apps, or even playing games. When traveling to different countries, there are some apps that will make your vacation or trip much simpler.  Let me break down a few of these apps, the purpose of them, and why you should consider downloading them the next time you travel.  Google Translate, aka a traveler’s best friend. In case you run into any language barriers; this app is ideal. It supports fifty-eight different languages via text. TripAdvisor makes it…

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Stay healthy holidaying COVID-19 – the new challenges for expats and travellers

Going abroad has always had risks, this has been further complicated by a highly contagious disease that brought much of the travel industry to a halt. As airlines and holiday providers look to recuperate, costs look likely to rise. The ongoing spike in cases in many countries is a cause for concern, with quarantines becoming mandatory after visiting certain countries, particularly in parts of Europe. As lockdown ended, cases have started rising again, and this could coincide with the next flu season – it is recommended that people only make essential travel.  There is a real chance of…

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Amazing resilience of trees – our top 10 choices of tree “expats” making it in the toughest environments

Living on the edge! Tree growing through a stone Getting Roots To The Mainland For Nutrients Tree Of Life - Olympic National Park, Washington Life Finds A Way Life Finds A Way 2 New Life This Floating Island That Grew At The End Of A Partially Sunken Tree Enchanted Tree Trees out of a fallen tree

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Digest of Growth Marketing Insights by Rachel Hepworth, Head of Growth Marketing at Slack (2nd Part)

Growth Marketing (continued) There are millions of companies globally trying to figure out how to reach and satisfy more customers. This talk by marketing expert Rachel Hepworth, who is the head of Growth Marketing at the billion-dollar company Slack, helps you understand what your business should focus on (2nd part) Continued Digest of Growth Marketing Insights from Rachel Hepworth, Slack (2nd part) Finding Your "Fits" Rachel then used this illustration to demonstrate the uncertainty and risk at different stages of the process -- no matter how clever you think you are or how much you've thought deeply about…

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An overview of Growth Marketing Insights by Rachel Hepworth, Head of Growth Marketing at Slack

Growth Marketing There are millions of companies globally trying to figure out how to reach and satisfy more customers. This talk by marketing expert Rachel Hepworth, who is the head of Growth Marketing at the billion-dollar company Slack, helps you understand what your business should focus on. Overview of Growth Marketing Insights from Rachel Hepworth, Slack Rachel is a very experienced marketer with a background spanning several high-growth startups, including Slack, LinkedIn and Climate Corp that sold to Monsanto for a little over a billion dollars about five years ago. Here is what we learned from her talk.…

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WeCovr had a blast at our startup pitch night with a keynote from Eamonn Carey, MD of Techstars!

WeCovr and Startups and Makers Week had a fantastic time at an evening of startup stories and pitches on the 23rd of May. Kindly hosted by  Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in London. Keynote on startup lessons was presented by the great tech entrepreneur Eamonn Carey, MD of Techstars. Follow us on Twitter @modernbizclub. Enquire for free now! Fill in the quick form below and one of our colleagues will be in touch shortly! Web Site Full Name * Business Name * Email Address * Phone Number * Partner Code (if you have one) Your Message Or Requirements *

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WeCovr is co-organising a startup pitch night with a keynote from MD of Techstars!

WeCovr and Startups and Makers Week are co-organising an evening of startup stories and pitches on the 23rd of May at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in London. Keynote on startup lessons from Eamonn Carey, MD of Techstars. Limited spaces only. Please reach out via the Contact form on the right and we'll be glad to see you join us at the event. Follow us on Twitter @modernbizclub. Enquire for free now! Fill in the quick form below and one of our colleagues will be in touch shortly! Twitter Full Name * Business Name (if any) Email Address * Phone Number *…

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Bad debt Britain – insurance payouts to help UK businesses deal with unpaid bills are at their highest since 2009

Latest ABI figures show that claims paid by trade credit insurers are running at over £4 million every week - their highest level since 2009. Over 200 firms every week helped by trade credit insurance. A record £340 billion of UK trade is being covered by trade credit insurers. Insurance pay outs made by trade credit insurers in 2017 to help businesses get through challenging trading conditions were at their highest level since 2009 according to figures published today by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). During 2017 high profile company failures included Monarch Airlines, Palmer and Harvey…

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