QUAD 5555, Inc, Tim Anderson, Redwood Meadows, AB, Canada
FOUNDING MEMBER: I am a co-owner of a hotel and as Vice President of Royal LePage (Mission) Commercial real estate in Calgary, Alberta, I help clients buy and sell hotels. As a member of the WTN, I expect to stay abreast of tourism and travel trends, especially at a time of such upheaval that COVID-19 has brought upon this industry “especially with the worldwide connection and ideally goodwill that massive international travel brings about because of this industry which employs roughly 10% of the overall workforce and is roughly 10% of worldwide GDP.
As an active Rotarian, I have traveled abroad and have seen some of the huge variances in living conditions within and between countries. The tremendous growth of international tourism is only going to become more important as it is one industry that will still largely rely on employees and personal contact. This is important for all of us both from the emerging economies to well developed ones and all in between. Why, because technology is ever more rapidly going to move employees out of jobs that can be handled by AI and AR applications.