Millennials’ Embrace Bleisure

Millennials are all about experiences. So whether it’s extending their stay in a cool event host city or using it as a layover to their next destination, Millennials are loving the “bleisure” trend.

According to a recent survey, half of Millennials book vacations around business trips, and 76% say they’re significantly more inclined to take a business trip if an added vacation is an option.

Aventri is a leading event tech provider and works with Fortune 500 brands like Mary Kay, Dell and Ticketmaster to plan compelling, engaging events for attendees. They’ve seen this trend increase in recent years, and see several factors that play into why, how and where Millennials are making buying decisions based on their optimal “bleisure” experience, from the location of a conference to the rising cost of a hotel versus an Airbnb.


Lucio Fontana Now Exhibiting at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Lucio Fontana Spacial Concept

LUCIO FONTANA (1899–1968)
. Spacial Concept, Expectation (Concetto Spaziale, Attesa), 1959. Water-based paint on canvas with slash 118 × 88 cm. Collezione Prada, Milan
© Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Bilbao, 2019

I think it was 2011 when I first spent time Bilbao, Spain. If you haven’t visited this city, it’s a must: Bilbao is one of the greenest cities you’ll find, located on the Atlantic. And it’s home to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. It’s featuring the works of Lucio Fontana (1899 -1968), one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century, until September 29, 2019. 

Lucio Fontana. On the Threshold offers a unique opportunity to reconsider the legacy of this fundamental figure with a large selection of paintings, ceramic and bronze sculptures, drawings, and his ambienti spaziali installations, all of which he created between 1931 and 1968.

Fontana put painting at the center of his investigations and gained fame from using stilettos to systematically cut painted canvases. However, his practice covered a much vaster and complex territory that he addressed with Spatialism. Evoking the synthesis of all art forms, this concept encompassed multiple regimes of representation and materiality, and included sculpture as well as scenography. His experiments with light and space using neon tubes laid the foundations for later developments in installation and immersive art.

The program is organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Fondazione Lucio Fontana and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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Check if Your Canceled Flight or Flight Delay Qualifies for Compensation  

When choosing flights, it’s reasonably helpful to know which airlines have the best success rate when it comes to being on time. That information is out there. But AirHelp also has a tool that you can use to check if your actual flight delay or cancellation can give you cash. 

According to AirHelp, based on a pool of 72 of the world’s top airlines, the world’s top three ranking airlines were Garuda Indonesia at number one with 91% of its flights coming in on time (departed and/or landed within 15 minutes of the published times) followed by Greece’s Olympic Air in second place with a 90% on-time rate and Azul Airlines from Brazil coming in with 84%.

“For many U.S. travellers, the summer holidays are the highlight of their year, and a lot of time, planning and savings have been invested into them. Any delays that happen will likely cause frustration and disappointment, and for some travelers these flight disruptions could lead to additional costs and leave a lasting negative impact on their whole trip. A smart precaution is to choose an airline that historically has a good rate of arriving on time,” says Henrik Zillmer, CEO of AirHelp. 

Surprisingly, U.S. airlines ranked reasonably well against airlines around the world. Delta made it to the top ten with a healthy on-time performance rate of 80%. American Airlines is in 20th place and shows a decent rate of 75% followed by United Airlines in 25th place at 74%.


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