Samsonite International said it’s planning to refit and renovate its 65,000 sales outlets in 140 countries to make them more inviting to female customers, part of the strategy by the world’s luggage maker to increase the revenue share by women to 25 per cent by 2021. THIS WEEK IN ASIA Get updates direct to your inbox E-mail * Enter your email subscribe By registering you agree to our T&Cs & Privacy Policy “Women are becoming an important deciding force, even for male buyers,” said Samsonite’s Chief Executive Ramesh Tainwala, in an interview in Hong Kong with the South China Morning Post. Not catering for them would be “leaving money on the table,” he said. Women could account for half of total sales in the next 10 to 15 years, he said.
Travel website TripAdvisor has added tags informing users of hotels where sexual assaults have been reported. The warning badges are designed to identify health, discrimination and safety issues, the company said. The announcement came after the website was accused of deleting several reviews in which users reported being sexually assaulted at hotels in Mexico.