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The Importance Of Leisure Travel For Business Owners

Founder & CEO of Sawyer & Company, a SoHo, New York-based boutique design studio.

Travel has undoubtedly been one of the most heavily impacted sectors throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. As work lives experience a major shift, the massive role that travel plays in how people function, interact and do business with one another has become increasingly apparent — from global conferences to travel for meetings to corporate retreats. Beyond these types of traditional and large-scale business gatherings, travel serves another important purpose: the opportunity to disconnect, seek inspiration, refresh and find a clear mental headspace in today’s rapidly changing world. Travel allows entrepreneurs to source the creativity that is essential to keeping their businesses moving daily.

Leisure travel will forever be an intrinsic human inclination and plays an irreplaceable role in shaping people’s lives. Whether jetting across the world to experience an entirely new culture or simply exploring

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Northeast travel restrictions add to small business owners’ struggles

Every year, more than 20 million visitors flock to Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which, after being closed for several months, reopened July 1.

But for the first time in its nearly 300-year history, it’s largely empty.

“There is no foot traffic,” business owner Sara Youngelson told ABC News. “It is so far and few between, it’s just been really, really tough.”

For Youngelson, who owns five businesses in the Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market area, the past five months have been some of the most difficult of her 30-year career as a merchant in the historic marketplace

Many merchants and shop owners across the Northeast were optimistic that reopening later in the summer could help offset economic damage caused by the pandemic, but with newly instated state travel restrictions affecting tourism, many are no longer as hopeful.

PHOTO: Visitors walk outside Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of Boston’s most popular

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