International Hospitality Ethics: If everyone is playing the game...

Joan Eisenstodt
November 8, 2013
A few years ago at an ethics seminar I facilitated, international students from a nearby college asked to meet with me after the session to discuss what they could do when business was done by bribes. I had no easy answer. How could I tell someone to choose what I believed was the ethical course when it would mean not having any business?

Who speaks for our industry?

Joan Eisenstodt
July 10, 2013
Meetings and attendance at what are perceived to be boondoggles are under continuous attack by the US Congress, by state and provincial governments, and by co-workers who think traveling is glamorous and staying at a hotel is a perk. "The media" take up the cry especially when it come to "taxpayer dollars" funding a bit of fun at meetings. This while others write about how boring meetings are and how they "dread" attending. It seems we can't win. How do we convey the value of meetings to critics? Who speaks for meetings and their value? Who speaks for our industry?

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