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.

Air Canada to Greet Flyers With Gender-Neutral Terms

Passengers on Air Canada flights won’t be addressed as “ladies and gentlemen” in French or English during the boarding announcements, the airline says, as it plans to use gender-neutral terms. Read more at CTV News.

What Trends Are in Whole Foods’ Crystal Ball?

Shining a light on the future of food, Whole Foods shares its 2020 food trends, ranging from regenerative agriculture to the rise of West African cuisine. Read more at Forbes.

Where Are All the Independent Hotels?

As more travelers opt for Airbnb and chains keep growing, more independent hotels are closing or getting scooped up by the big hotel companies, The New York Times reports.

Getting Around Paris? Trés Facile.

An app for bus and Metro tickets plus moped rentals via Uber add to visitors’ options in the City of Light. Read more at Condé Nast Traveler.