China to be awarded Fifa’s inaugural Club World Cup

Lucrative but divisive new football competition aims to boost governing body’s revenues

Lucrative but divisive new football competition aims to boost governing body’s revenues

This week in hospitality, we take a look at the interactions between staff members and abusive guests and what needs to be done to foster improvements in hotel culture. Meanwhile,…

This week in hospitality, we take a look at the interactions between staff members and abusive guests and what needs to be done to foster improvements in hotel culture. Meanwhile, Booking.com has introduced a star-rating system for short term rentals.
-Jasmine Ganaishlal

Some U.S. airlines are doing something that was unthinkable just five years ago. They're training pilots from scratch through what are called ab initio programs. This gives airlines a much…

Some U.S. airlines are doing something that was unthinkable just five years ago. They’re training pilots from scratch through what are called ab initio programs. This gives airlines a much bigger say in the racial and gender diversity of pilot candidates. Over time, these training programs should help them ensure their flight decks look a bit more like America.
-Brian Sumers

This week in digital news, Booking.com has launched a flight partnership in Europe, but travelers still have to go through a third-party site. Meanwhile, Agoda is starting to offer flights…

This week in digital news, Booking.com has launched a flight partnership in Europe, but travelers still have to go through a third-party site. Meanwhile, Agoda is starting to offer flights without the hassle of platform redirection.
-Jasmine Ganaishlal

New York designer Bec Brittain has created lights with candy-coloured stands, ivory glass shades and decorative strips of suede for her latest collection. Read more

New York designer Bec Brittain has created lights with candy-coloured stands, ivory glass shades and decorative strips of suede for her latest collection. Read more

Renovations are tricky. How to balance the best of the old with the best of the new? An intensive redo by Accor has brought Singapore's famous 132-year-old Raffles Hotel into…

Renovations are tricky. How to balance the best of the old with the best of the new? An intensive redo by Accor has brought Singapore’s famous 132-year-old Raffles Hotel into our modern era, according to this report.
-Sean O’Neill

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Our favorite tunes this week bounce from psychedelic and groovy to hypnotic and experimental Steve Lacy: Playground Psychedelic and groovy, Steve Lacy’s “Playground” pays, both visually and sonically, homage to…

Our favorite tunes this week bounce from psychedelic and groovy to hypnotic and experimental Steve Lacy: Playground Psychedelic and groovy, Steve Lacy’s “Playground” pays, both visually and sonically, homage to Prince—via merch, a ruffled shirt, and sparkling purple hues throughout. The track appears on Lacy’s debut solo album, Apollo XXI, and while previously best known as The Internet’s guitarist, he has certainly proved himself as …

Designer Gavin Keightley used foods including mashed potato and jelly to create moulds for this furniture collection, which is cast from Jesmonite dyed in fluorescent hues. Read more

Designer Gavin Keightley used foods including mashed potato and jelly to create moulds for this furniture collection, which is cast from Jesmonite dyed in fluorescent hues. Read more