It’s 12.22.21 — and we have a chunky edition of the people and jobs section in this palindromic issue of the Travel Vertical. Enjoy. Share. And send us your news for the final issue of 2021 next week.
Maybe you thought the ‘T’ in NFT stood for ‘token’? Well, in the Horse Capital World at VisitLEX, the ‘T’ stands for ‘Thoroughbred.’ Check out the NFT humor here.
There’s something about “random” that just seems to suit our transformational times, you know? Anyway, we start off with one optimistic factoid..the winter solstice is behind us and so our daylight hours grow longer from here. See the random roundup here.
We’ve already started seeing more job openings from state tourism offices; have you noticed, too? Funding at $510 million allocated to each of the 50 states ranges from $2.7 million to nearly $46 million. See the grant dollars here.
After a dozen years of growth, we saw declining numbers of Chinese visitors to the USA in 2018. Then came the pandemic. Also, because China is discouraging its citizens from traaveling abroad, big-spending Chinese tourists aren’t coming back anytime soon. Read more here.