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May 6, 2020

What we're reading: Is remote work here to stay?

By Citymetric Staff

Here to stay?: As people and employers get used to working from home, many wonder if the remote lifestyle can last beyond the pandemic, the New York Times reports. That could bring about lifestyle changes that change the urban landscape, from commuting patterns to public health – but only for some workers.

Tourism fallout: Airbnb is laying off a quarter of its staff – about 1,900 jobs – as it expects to bring in less than half of the revenue it did last year, Business Insider reports. The company will focus on home sharing while scaling back other travel and media operations.

Conservation collapse: When normal tourism stopped, so did ecotourism. Organisations that depend on travelers to fund their conservation efforts are warning of resurgent threats like poaching and deforestation, The Guardian reports.

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