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  • Accor Joins Forces With Hoxton Hotels Owner to Form Lifestyle Brand Giant 

    Sperance, Cameron (Skift, 2020-11-24)
    Accor comes together with Hoxton Hotels owners to produce the lifestyle brand Ennismore. The combination of 12 brands and 110 hotels in the pipeline will make Ennismore hard to rival among the marker. This remains the ...
  • Survey: Americans Prioritize Future Travel With Family 

    Lodging Magazine (Lodging Magazine, 2020-11-23)
    The Let's Go There movement has wracked up over 3,000 travel organization since it's launch in September. Although times are extremely financially tough, many Americans remain dedicated to domestic travel with their family. ...
  • Deloitte: Demand for Leisure Travel Picks Up 

    Lodging Magazine (Lodging Magazine, 2020-11-25)
    Deloitte's Global State of the Consumer Tracker details a wave of customer confidence in leisure travel. These findings improve month by month as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses across the United States. Hotels and Americans ...
  • U.S. Travelers Flock to Leisure Market Hotels During Thanksgiving Holiday Week 

    Sperance, Cameron (Skift, 2020-11-28)
    Thanksgiving travel breaths a small amount of life back into the hotel industry, specifically drive-to, leisure, and warm weather destinations. Key West, Vail, and Santa Barbra were at almost 50% occupancy over the holiday ...
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Puts Airline Interests Over Consumer Protection 

    Shepardson, David (Skift, 2020-11-28)
    The U.S. Department of Transportation is in the process of adding procedural obstacles prior to government regulation. The new rules will be set in stone in 30 days following the publishing of the rules to the Federal Register.
  • Domestic Travel Spend Will Be Nearly Halved in 2020 

    Grimaldi, Lisa A.; Schoening, Elise (Northstar Meetings Group, 2020-11-17)
    Although many travel researchers marveled at at the increase in domestic travel throughout the summer months, the number of people traveling domestically annually remains nearly half of what it was in 2019. Travel jobs ...
  • Second UK lockdown hurts hotels in run-up to holidays 

    Baker, Terence (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-25)
    England's second lockdown entailed an unsurprising drop in travel and travel confidence ahead of the holiday season. Although travel was restricted domestically, English hotels continue to suffer from the nonexistent ...
  • Survey: 71% of hotels won't survive another six months without further government relief 

    American Hotel & Lodging Association (American Hotel & Lodging Association, 2020-11-18)
    A recent survey done by the American Hotel & Lodging Associations indicates the Hotel and Lodging Industry is in dire need of a second round of relief from Congress. Alarming statistics from their study detail 71% of hotels ...
  • Innovation, recovery, renewal: What the travel industry can expect in 2021 

    SAP Concur (PhocusWire, 2020-11-26)
    Similar to recent travel research regarding the 2021 marker, SAP Concur identified business as travel slow to return and an increased trip duration for travelers. However, SAP Concur also noted the use of AI to assist with ...
  • US RevPar decline grows in October 

    Freitag, Jan (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-25)
    Although STR reported the U.S. RevPar declining in October, their 2021 forecast has improved with the onset of post Labor Day travel. Additionally, group demand is making a slow comeback with the influx of educational, ...
  • The determinants of a culture of partying among managers in the hotel industry [Summary] 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020-11-22)
    This article is very unique in terms of handling the party culture at work in the hospitality organization. From the survey results, it is suggested for hotel executives who want to enhance organizational health through ...
  • An Exploratory Study of Sales Managers’ Activities in Lodging Properties [Summary] 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020-11-29)
    According to the research, it is recommended for limited-service hotels to allow their sales managers to focus on specific sales activities rather than on marketing or operational activities that are not relevant to ...
  • DoorDash to pay $2.5 million to settle District of Columbia driver gratuity lawsuit 

    Jennings, Lisa (Nation's Restaurant News, 2020-11-25)
    Doordash ended up to settle a lawsuit charging that they misled customers in D.C about how tips were paid to drivers. Doordash has to pay $2.5 million including $1.5 million for the relief and maintain their payment model ...
  • Top 10 hotel trends in 2020: Are they here to stay? 

    Banak, Heidi (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-24)
    In this article, 10 new trends are introduced compiled by consultants at Hotel & Leisure Advisors. Trends are included such as the implementation of Digital Key and Check-in, No daily housekeeping derived as the response ...
  • The Future of Event Security is Data Privacy 

    Tupper, Angela (EventMB, 2020-11-13)
    The writer introduces Connectus Global's Citizen Care Pod real-time location system(RTLS), which helps to screen and trace attendees to prevent spreading the virus in the event. CEO Mike Anderson explained their product ...
  • PCMA To Acquire the Corporate Event Marketing Association 

    Shapiro, Michael J. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2020-11-20)
    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will finalize their accusation of the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) in January of 2021. CEOs of both associations are hopeful this pairing will expand ...
  • Airbnb files IPO in face of profitability challenges 

    Burke, Katie (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-17)
    As Airbnb continues to work towards going public, the company lists growing competition, the pandemic, and turbulence in the tourism section as points of concern. Executives worry the stock will drop, much like WeWork, and ...
  • Attendee health a major focus for future events 

    McCracken, Sean (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-18)
    The health of general attendees has never been as important as it is today. Planners are attempting to work with medical experts on what will be the best practices once in person meetings resume. Currently, leaders are ...
  • How COVID-19 has changed travelers priorities 

    Klauda, Chris; Lawson, Lauren (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-20)
    The overarching theme of the 2020 bookings scene continues to be dominated by short-term rentals and small-urban hotels. Larger hotels RevPar numbers continue to be worse off and are seen as more of a threat of coming into ...
  • US hotels took first step backward in October 

    Kubacki, Dan (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-19)
    October was the first month since April to see a decline in overall RevPar standings from September. Although it the numbers did not drop significantly, it remains a negative factor in an industry that is hoping to have a ...

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