What It’s Like Around Here?
People ask me, “Am I optimistic about the future?” I guess it depends upon how we define “future?” When United Airlines announces yesterday that airline traffic in the first two weeks of April was down 97% from last year and the airline now expects to fly fewer passengers in all of May than it flew in a single day during the same month last year, I freak.
I do worry about the short-term for the travel industry. And, what goes for travel goes for many other industries as, when it comes to punishing recessions, travel is the “canary in the coal mine.” In the long-term, I’m more confident, but the question is whether we have sufficient cash flow to reach the long-term. My blog post and video this coming Monday will try to answer that cash flow question.
I was born in the shadow of Disneyland and always wondered, as a kid, what the Magic Kingdom felt like without people. If you’re an MEA Alum, all you’ve ever witnessed is a full-service, heart-centered operation with your compadres. Now, you may be wondering what the MEA campus feels like during our shutdown (I’ve heard this from a few alums)? What insights have we gained during this unprecedented period of social distancing?
Check out the video below for your answers. And make sure you watch till the end of the video for a special cameo appearance (note: Lina and Aaron Taylor, shown at the start, and their kids were here with us for a couple weeks but are now at home in the US).