PREPARATION: Disaster can strike anyone, anywhere, but people who work in tourism are especially conscious of the risks. That’s why more and more hotel employees are preparing for potential hostage-taking events.
TECHNOLOGY: Just because a family member or friend is dead doesn’t mean you’ll never hear from them again. Absurd? Well, not necessarily. Tech firms are developing apps that allow people to record messages to be sent after their death.
COSMETICS INDUSTRY: Estée Lauder, founded in 1946, has a long tradition. But now the cosmetics company wants to appeal to a younger generation. To do so, it is asking millennial employees to act as advisers.
RARE WHISKY: More and more people are seeing expensive single malt whisky as an investment — an investment that can also be consumed. With annual exports worth nearly £4 billion (about €5 billion), the drink makes an important contribution to the Scottish economy.
MALE MODELS: So what if you’re not classicallyhandsome? You could still be a runway model. Fashion houses are looking for interesting faces — and body shapes — in an effort to appeal to more consumers.
CONSTRUCTION: Wooden houses are common, but large, multi-storey wooden buildings are rare. That’s why the architectural world is excited about new uses of wood to construct high-rise apartments and offices.