What’s New in Travel, Food and Beverage

Author: Convene Editors       

What food trends and stories should event planners have on their radar? Convene provides a weekly roundup of what’s making news in the F&B and business travel worlds.

Real Cloud Technology

Airbus’ new planes will use technology to follow flyers’ every move — including how many times they use the washroom and where they place their carry-ons. The ‘connected experience’ — aimed at optimizing future flights — could come as soon as 2021. Read more at Condé Nast Traveler.

Table for Two … Hours?

Thanks to apps like WorkChew, restaurants are turning dining rooms into co-working offices during off-hours. NPR shares the history of how doing business while dining has evolved.

Hotels Are Booming, But Workers Are in Short Supply

A tight U.S. job market means that a thriving hotel industry is struggling to find essential workers. What does that mean for your stay? Read more at The New York Times. 

Pass the Kangaroo?

What are the top food trends in Australia? A group of food critics say the list includes kangaroo tartare, miso caramel, and ‘fancy’ sandwiches, the Daily Mail reports.