Friday, December 16, 2016

World Economic Forum May Tackle Davos Hotel Crunch by Putting Staff in Containers

From Bloomberg:
The World Economic Forum is exploring the option of housing staff in temporary containers during its annual meeting in Davos to reduce the perennial lodging crunch.

“We are facing more and more people every year,” WEF spokesman Yann Zopf said by phone. “We’ll manage for 2017, but we need to think longer term.”

Some 11,000 people came to Davos during the 2015 annual meeting and while the number of participants at the actual event is capped at 2,500, the surrounding events draw an increasing number of visitors. The village itself has a population of about 13,000 and beds in hotels and apartments are in high demand each January....MORE