Welcome to our year-end issue, our largest issue ever. There's plenty of great reading for over the holidays in 12 informative articles that you won't find in any other industry publication.
The road to success in the community leisure venue (CLV) industry, which includes what has been mistakenly been labeled as the family entertainment center (FEC) industry (most entertainment-oriented CLVs no longer target families) is no longer about looking down the street to see what competing CLVs are doing, but rather understanding how the consumer, their lifestyles and values and their many leisure options, expectations and behaviors are changing. Competition is now all the many other options consumers now have and will shortly have for use of their leisure time and discretionary spending. In this issue we have a large number of articles that look at these issues and the disruption it is bringing to today's CLV business models.
I fly a whole lot, at least 30 trips a year. I'm no germaphobe, but over time, I've learned a few tips on how to stay healthy, meaning not getting sick while on the road. Here are four:
Today, the quality of aircraft cabin air is carefully controlled. Most modern aircraft recycle about 50% of cabin air after it is filtered through HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters like those used in hospitals to trap dust particles, bacteria, fungi, and viruses, with the remaining 50% being fresh, outside air. Cabin air is exchanged through the system about 20 to 30 times per hour!
So to take the greatest advantage of the filtered air, keep the air nozzles above the seat on and pointed forward of your face so to maximize the amount of that air you breathe.
If you're a regular reader of our Leisure eNewsletter, you've read about the Ocean5 and Table 47 project we've been working on in Gig Harbor in the greater Seattle-Tacoma region. I'm honored to have been featured in a blog by the project's impact entrepreneur and founder, Troy Alstead, the former COO of Starbucks. Check out Building An Impact Business Starts With a Great Team on Linkedin Pulse.
In November, I published an article on Pulse at Linkedin you might want to check out - How technology is swallowing reality; the disruption of out-of-home experiences
Wishing you a joyous holiday season and prosperous New Year.