How The Cruise Industry is Navigating COVID-19

How The Cruise Industry is Navigating COVID-19

Until recently, cruises were the fastest growing sector of the travel industry. In the past five years, the demand has increased by 20.5 percent. In the global cruise market, there are over 50 cruise lines and more than 270 ships, however, just around 75 percent of...
The Impact of COVID-19 on Zoos and Aquariums

The Impact of COVID-19 on Zoos and Aquariums

Just weeks into the beginning of this year, it seems as if the world came to a bit of a screeching halt thanks to COVID-19. Unfortunately, visits to zoos and aquariums, popular spots during the spring and summer months, were no exception. Statistics show that over 700...
Is Domestic Travel Helping or Harming National Parks

Is Domestic Travel Helping or Harming National Parks

National parks, road trips and Airbnb staycations are top fall travel plans in 2020. Here’s how it’s impacting local travel and tourism businesses, towns and community residents.  Travel and tourism have taken a serious blow because of COVD-19; the pandemic has...
ASD’s Guide to Reopening Your Retail Store

ASD’s Guide to Reopening Your Retail Store

Eight weeks after COVID-19 pandemic locked down our country, federal and state officials are slowly reopening. Some states are open; some have longer, more phased out plans. If you own a retail (non-food) business, you will not be able to simply turn the lights...
3 Best E-Commerce Platforms For Your Business

3 Best E-Commerce Platforms For Your Business

Whether you’re a wholesaler or retailer, the number one way your business can survive right now is to launch a website with e-commerce capabilities. The easiest way to do that is by using a platform that is easy to use, provides great looking templates, and has local...
Product Trends: What Will Be Top Gift Shop Sellers

Product Trends: What Will Be Top Gift Shop Sellers

Stores will start to open in the next six weeks, the way we do retail will change. When it comes to gift stores, the items set to start trending are cost-effective gifts that help make recipients feel good. Here are four that you may want to have: Wooden Namedrop...
Five Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy at Home

Five Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy at Home

Let’s face it – these are unusual and challenging times we’re living in. Every day, it seems, we are getting new information, new directions, new projections and we’re all getting a little squirrely staying home. Anyone with children at home is experiencing the...