With more than 950,000 visitors from China this year, a sevenfold increase since 2007, the city says it still has work to do to expand its appeal beyond group tours.
If the World Were Run Like Airlines
Sandwich Prices Would Spike at Peak Hours and 'Priority' Elevators at the Hotel Would Cost Extra
BY SCOTT MCCARTNEY
Imagine if airlines ran restaurants. We'd live in a world where a half sandwich, the equivalent of a one-way ticket, might cost two times as much as a whole sandwich.
The airline way of doing business is unique—few other businesses have as many rules and restrictions, taxes and fees, frustrations and disruptions. Not many other businesses have such varied and ever-changing pricing for their products. And rare is the business that hits its customers with penalties of hundreds of dollars.
Why so different? Airlines face a unique set of challenges, including easy world-wide comparison shopping, high equipment costs, complicated contract ...
- Ruhr Region’s 2010 European Cultural Capital Highlights
One year, 10 million visitors and 5,500 events later, it’s time for the
region to look back and take stock.
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