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  • National Restaurant Association updates COVID-19 safety guidelines for businesses 

    Fantozzi, Joanna (2020-10-21)
    The National Restaurant Association and ServSafe updated their guideline dealing with Covid-19 for the businesses in conjunction with FDA and CDC. The guideline renamed to "COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance" including extra ...
  • How hotels are reworking outdoor spaces to meet demand 

    Miller, Dana (2020-10-19)
    Hotels are working on their outdoor spaces for the guests in order to accommodate their needs regarding the pandemic. Since guests want safe and physically distanced spaces in the property, hoteliers tried to design various ...
  • IMEX Group Calls for Greater Sustainability in Meetings Industry 

    Grimaldi, Lisa (NorthStar Meetings Group, 2020-10-15)
    IMEX Group's Regenerate Revolution, A New Paradigm for Event Management" calls on Event Professionals to enhance their sustainability efforts moving into the post-pandemic era. The "circular economy" will encourage planners ...
  • Travel Leaders announce support for New Hospitality and Jobs Recovery Act 

    Schoening, Elise; Braley, Sarah J.F. (NorthStar Meetings Group, 2020-10-16)
    Many travel organizations, including AHLA, American Gaming Association, and the Nevada Resort Association actively support the new bipartisan relief bill making its way through Congress. Relief for the Hotel Industry has ...
  • Harsh reality faces hotel companies in Q3 

    McCracken, Sean; Wroten, Bryan (Hotel News Now, 2020-10-20)
    Earnings for hotels continue in a downward trend as Q3 comes to a close. Economy properties continue to weather the storm, while luxury properties face the brunt of the economic downturn.
  • Transportation health vital to hotel health 

    Baker, Terence (Hotel News Now, 2020-10-19)
    Industry leaders express the need of cohesive and coordinated sanitation protocols across all facets of the hospitality industry. It is industry leader's hope that a joint front on sanitation methods will leader to trust ...
  • Zoom Steps Into Professional With OnZoom 

    Monochic, Dylan (Event Skift, 2020-10-14)
    Zoom has joined the official Virtual Events platform with their new launch of OnZoom. OnZoom aims at providing event professionals with industry specific functions in addition to the streaming capabilities it currently uses.
  • STR: US leads in hotel openings during pandemic 

    STR (Hotel News Now, 2020-10-13)
    STR is reporting that the U.S. opened more hotels than any other country throughout the course of the pandemic. However, as Summer turns into Fall, project numbers are decaling as demand has started to drop off.
  • Airlines begin trialing "CommonPass" digital health passport 

    Sorrells, Mitra (PhocusWire, 2020-10-09)
    The World Economic Forum and the Commons Project Foundation have partnered together to create "CommonPass" a virtual health passport. The passport will generate recent test results from a certified lab and upload those ...
  • How to Rethink Event Pricing and Refunds 

    Schoening, Elise (NorthStar Meetings Group, 2020-10-13)
    The onset of COVID-19 has created a variety of pricing options for rescheduled or canceled events. 71% of planners have had to reschedule to 2021, while 34% have said they are planning for a hybrid in-person and virtual ...
  • New York City issues rules for heating outdoor dining spaces 

    Thorn, Bret (2020-10-15)
    New York City has announced the new rules for restaurants to heat the outdoor dining area using electric radiant heaters while natural gas and propane radiant heaters are allowed in case that they must comply with the ...
  • Guests’ use of personal devices grows during pandemic 

    Wroten, Bryan (2020-10-14)
    During the pandemic, hotel guests started to use their personal tech devices while they stay on the property. This makes hoteliers to challenge new situations as there are also opportunities for them, too. With their mobile ...
  • Restaurant chain leaders say inflated pricing and direct delivery are winning third-party delivery strategies 

    Luna, Nancy (2020-10-15)
    Salata Salad Kitchen and ZaLat Pizza executives said during Restaurants Rise powered by MUFSO as a panelist about the tips on how they worked with the third-delivery company such as Uber Eats and Doordash. Both recommended ...
  • GMs forecast operations, guest behavior after pandemic 

    Hess, Danielle (2020-10-09)
    This is a collection of comments that how things will change for their hotel and the industry after the pandemic by hotel general managers all around the world. Their opinions are very diverse from the economic outlook to ...
  • Sounding Off: Sustainability efforts in travel can't be all talk, little action 

    PhocusWire (PhocusWire, 2020-10-09)
    As sustainability has taken a back seat to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts are urging the Travel Industry to "build back better" and provide more sustainable options. The efforts discussed among leaders must translate into ...
  • UK Goes Back and Forth on Business Events - What's to Come? 

    Copans, Victoria (Event Skift, 2020-10-08)
    The UK is trying to decide the best way to bring back Business Events. Boris Johnson, who previously said live events could resume October 1, has declared events larger than 6 people prohibited, leaving the events sphere ...
  • Why Do Hotels Seem to Be Getting the Shaft From Washington on Coronavirus Relief? 

    Sperance, Cameron (Skift, 2020-10-09)
    Hospitality industry leaders believe President Trump's personal ties, from his hotel ownership to the re-election campaign, are prompting Congress to neglect Hotel Industry relief. The Airline Industry has the most favor ...
  • Are Private Accommodations Recovering Faster than Hotels? 

    Wiesma, Timothy (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, 2020-09)
    Experts suggests to not look at the hotel industry recovery and short term rentals recovery as "apples to apples", but as "apples to oranges". Although luxury hotels are having a difficult time during the recovery process, ...
  • Next 10 Years Could Be a Lost Decade, Boeing Forecast Suggests 

    Unnikrishnan, Madhu (Airline Weekly, 2020-10-06)
    Boeing is predicting grim numbers for the next decade of airline travel as COVID-19 continues to wreck havoc across the globe. Boeing's numbers are slightly more optimistic than IATA's with predicting travel returning to ...
  • U.S. Travel Calls for Delay in Real ID Deadlines 

    Schoening, Elise (NorthStar Meetings Group, 2020-10-02)
    U.S. Travel is pushing for Congress to delay the Real I.D. Act to offset a delay in domestic travel. The Act was supposed to take effect on October 1,2020, but with the onset of COVID-19 got delayed an additional year.

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