[BU Today] Is Today’s Minimum Wage an Honest Living Wage?

School of Hospitality Administration speaker series on Wednesday to address minimum wages, tipping, hospitality industry challenges At $15 an hour, the minimum wage in Massachusetts is one of the highest in the nation, trailing only New York, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., the state of Washington, and California. The minimum wage still languishes in the single digits […]

BU Today – The Pandemic Changed How We Eat, Travel, Tip. Now Things Are Changing Again

It wasn’t all COVID’s fault, but the pandemic profoundly changed how we eat, travel, and even tip—it upended the entire hospitality business.  When the pandemic started in March 2020, hospitality, like a lot of other industries, all but stopped. People stayed home, didn’t travel for business or pleasure, and didn’t eat out. Workers were laid […]

HuffPost – How Titan Sub Escaped High-Risk Tourism Regulations, Was Allowed To Operate

The Titan tourist submersible, which is operated by OceanGate Expeditions, is seen during a descent. The vessel’s elongated hull was a unique design for such deep-sea treks, which raised concern prior to last week’s dive. ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES An intense, four-day international hunt for a submersible containing Titanic tourists has ended, but questions […]

AP News – When wealthy adventurers take huge risks, who should pay for rescue attempts?

When millionaire Steve Fossett’s plane went missing over the Nevada range in 2007, the swashbuckling adventurer had already been the subject of two prior emergency rescue operations thousands of miles apart. And that prompted a prickly question: After a sweeping search for the wealthy risktaker ended, who should foot the bill? The massive hunt for a submersible […]

BU Today – $50,000 in Prize Money Awarded at SHA’s Poyiadjis Hospitality Innovation Competition

BU Today – Kaushik Vardharajan (from left), an associate professor of the practice and director of the innovation and entrepreneurship program at the School of Hospitality Administration; Alexios Poyiadjis, son of Roys and Donna Poyiadjis, the founding sponsors of the competition; Johar Singh (Questrom’24), cofounder of the winning team, Astra Wellbeing; Arun Upneja, SHA dean; […]