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    Social shopping: The battle for Gen Z

    Social shopping: The battle for Gen Z

    The social shopping industry is estimated to reach around $8.5 trillion in global sales by 2030. So what are the big tech giants doing to win over a generation of teenagers hooked onto shopping on social media?
    We find out what makes shopping social and find out what happens when a country bans social shopping on the world’s fastest growing platform.
    We speak to Gen Z shoppers, social media experts and an Indonesian business owner who almost had to let his staff go after the government changed the law around selling on social media.
    Presented and produced by Sam Gruet
    (Image:Livestream seller Evo Syah. Image credit: Evo Syah)

    • 17 min
    What's behind golf's gender pay gap?

    What's behind golf's gender pay gap?

    As prize money gaps between men and women begin to close in many sports, in golf, the pay disparity is still very large.
    Nelly Korda, winner of five consecutive tournaments, earned less than Scottie Scheffler, who won four. And although current and former players like Korda and Mel Reid have made strides in the game, there's a significant difference in the prize money they receive.
    A lot of the disparity has been linked to the level of investment in the game. The men’s game has seen major cash injections, such as the $2 billion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund into LIV Golf. Sam Fenwick explores what could boost investment in the women’s game and asks current player Mel Reid and former player, Nancy Lopez, how the game can attract more funding and TV time.
    (Picture: A montage of Nelly Korda and Scottie Scheffler, swinging their golf clubs, against a background of a green. Credit: PA/USA Today Sports/BBC)
    Presented and produced by Sam Fenwick

    • 17 min
    Rhodes: A ‘beacon’ for sustainable tourism?

    Rhodes: A ‘beacon’ for sustainable tourism?

    Summer tourism in the Mediterranean is not only already in full swing but set for another bumper season.
    In Rhodes, "the more the merrier” is the mantra on this famed Greek isle, which is economically reliant on tourism. But the growing influx of arrivals each year alongside increasing frequency and ferocity of the annual wildfire season is posing some hard questions for locals about the need for more environmentally-friendly forms of tourism. Now, an ambitious five-year programme is underway, aimed at transforming the fourth-largest Greek island into “a beacon for sustainable tourism.” We head to Rhodes to take a look at how it is progressing, how businesses are adapting, and the way tourists are responding.
    Presenter/producer: Victoria Craig
    (Photo: Anda Karayanni of the Irene Palace Hotel, Rhodes, tending to some plants. Credit: Victoria Craig/BBC)

    • 17 min
    Is there too much tourism?

    Is there too much tourism?

    When is tourism good tourism, and when is it just too much?
    Current projections suggest global travel is going to carry on rising for the foreseeable future, as low-cost air travel and budget rentals make package holidays ever more affordable for ever more people.
    But from Tenerife to Venice, more and more tourist destinations are feeling the pressure of these rising visitor numbers. In holiday hotspots, local people are complaining of congested streets, rising housing costs, and environmental degradation. And some have even taken to the streets to protest about the issue. So what’s to be done?
    (Image: Thousands of people demonstrate against tourism policies on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain in 2024)
    Presented and produced by Ed Butler

    • 17 min
    Business Daily meets: Jane Poynter

    Business Daily meets: Jane Poynter

    23 years ago, the US multi-millionaire Dennis Tito became the world’s first-ever space tourist, funding his own trip into orbit.
    There was clearly money to be made, and now the lure of making space tourism more accessible to the masses is even greater - with several private companies jockeying for position.
    Jane Poynter’s firm is among them.
    It’s an industry experiencing dramatic growth – but the price of any of these trips is out of reach of most of us.
    We explore whether this firm could achieve its aim of launching more of us into stratospheric heights.
    And we hear how Jane went on her own journey: from ecologist working in the famous Biosphere 2 experiment in the early 1990s, to looking skywards and the possibilities of a career in space tourism.
    Presenter: Ed Butler
    Producer: Amber Mehmood

    • 17 min
    Why does everyone work late in Spain?

    Why does everyone work late in Spain?

    The European country is known for its late night eating culture, the average time for an evening meal is past 9PM.
    One of the reasons for that is the working day across Spain which has a history of going on way into the evening.
    But recently the second deputy minister of Spain called this ‘madness’, saying eating so late and working late isn’t good for work-life balance.
    We speak to a restaurant owner and the CEO of digital agency that offers flexible working to talk about working culture and discuss how likely it is that Spain will change its habits.
    (Picture: Mikel López de Viñaspre, the co-founder and chief executive of the Sagardi Group of Basque restaurants. Credit: Sagardi Group)
    Presented and produced by Hannah Mullane

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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484 Ratings

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Rethinking the Future, PARTIALLY

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