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  • A Year In, Pandemic Poses New Legal Questions for Hotels 

    Wroten, Bryan (Hotel News Now, 2021-03-04)
    A year into the pandemic, hotels continue to grapple with looming bankruptcies as lenders grow impatient. Many companies also struggle with vaccine requirements as they start to come availed for their associates and as a ...
  • Hotel Stock Surge in February to Highest Levels of Pandemic 

    McCune, Robert (Hotel News Now, 2021-03-05)
    Hotel stocks hit their highest gains since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last month. February's gains can be contributed to the mass distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and the continued re-opening of hotel ...
  • Accor, Marriott, Omni and IHG Join Hilton in Offering More Hybrid-Event Options 

    Shapiro, Michael J. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2021-03-04)
    Accor, Marriott, Omni and IHG have joined Hilton in the hybrid-event packaging sphere. In an effort to make planning during a pandemic a streamlined experience, all five major brands have offered similar, yet different ...
  • Disneyland, Other Theme Parks Permitted to Open by California April 1 With Restrictions 

    Sergeant, Jill (Skift, 2021-03-05)
    Disneyland, Universal Studios, and major league stadiums could begin to welcoming back guests and spectators as early as April 1, 2021. Following mounting pressure from the state of California and special interest groups, ...
  • Europe Gears Up for Sweeping Digital Health Passport Coordination to Spur Travel 

    Mackenzie, James (Skift, 2021-03-05)
    The European Union is working towards the March 17, 2021 presentation of its possible "green pass" or digital health passport. The passport will reflect travelers COVID-19 status including vaccination confirmations, test ...
  • U.S. Hotels Added 36,000 Jobs in February in New Sign of Optimism 

    O'Neill, Sean (Skift, 2021-03-05)
    Although the travel sector added 36,000 jobs in February, the industry continues to struggle. The hotel industry remains 500,000 jobs short from pre-pandemic. The addition of new jobs is a massive step in the right direction, ...
  • New Report: Five Trends That Will Define the Future of Business Travel 

    TripActions (Skift, 2021-03-03)
    Skift has outlined a new report that details how business travel will change in post-pandemic life. The report highlights safety of those on the front lines of the industry, the shift in travel budgets, emphasis on a ...
  • How Investors Are Tapping Into Domestic Tourism 

    Hospitality Net (Hospitality Net, 2021-03-05)
    Investors in the UK are banking on the loosening of restrictions of holiday parks to increase domestic travel. The restriction cutback comes at a time when vaccinations are rising and the general population feels more ...
  • The State of Corporate T&E 2021: The Path to Recovery 

    Skift (Skift, 2021-03)
    Corporate Travel has completely shifted due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Skift's recent report surronding Business Travel indicated that the demands of building relationships among businesses in person ...
  • Airbnb creates tool for hosts to confirm guests' COVID status 

    May, Kevin (PhocusWire, 2021-02-05)
    Airbnb is in the process of developing their Health Safety Assertion tool. The tool is currently voluntary to use, but Airbnb declared it is in the process of further developing it with World Health Organization and leading ...
  • WTTC Says Governments Should Abandon The Concept Of 'High- Risk Countries' And Instead Focus On "High-Risk Travelers" 

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) (Hospitality Net, 2021-02-05)
    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has recently announced recommendations to categorize high risk travelers instead of labeling entire countries as high risk. The WTTC is calling for refined testing upon arrival and ...
  • Welcome Travelers Back with an Improved Digital Lobby 

    Hale, Estella (Lodging Magazine, 2021-02-01)
    Hotels are amping up their virtual lobby by focusing on direct business, paying attention to concerns of travelers, simplifying transition from website to booking engines, and monitoring conversations with their guests. ...
  • STR: January US Hotel Performance Nearly Back to Early Pandemic Levels 

    HNN Newswire (Hotel News Now, 2021-02-19)
    Miami, FL and Tampa, FL lead the country in occupancy levels for the first month of 2021. Both Florida cities were the only cities to climb above 50% occupancy throughout the month. The top 25 markets also looked positive ...
  • U.S. Hotel Jobs Recovery Stalls, Unemployment Rises 

    Sperance, Cameron (Skift, 2021-02-05)
    Hoteliers are hopeful the increased vaccine rollout and the potential passing of the Biden Administration's stimulus package could supply much needed relief for the hotel industry. Chip Rogers, President & CEO of AHLA, ...
  • The Latest CDC Guidelines for Events 

    Schoening, Elise; Shapiro, Michael J. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2021-02-01)
    The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has announced new guidelines meeting planners must follow in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mask mandates are sweeping the nation with the Biden Administration's recent ...
  • December Performance Levels Leave US Hotels Owners in Survival Mode 

    Freitag, Jan (Hotel News Now, 2021-01-29)
    Unfortunately, the hotel industry does not look much different than it did at the start of the pandemic. Researchers report that owners are trying to stay alive and keep their teams employed. As COVID-19 cases rise within ...
  • Hotels Offer Space for Vaccine Sites: Good for Humankind, Good for Business 

    Sperance, Cameron (Skift, 2021-01-26)
    The American Hotel & Lodging Association is working with officials to offer assistance for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. President & CEO, Chip Rogers, understands that getting back to business means getting the vaccine ...
  • The latest on Airline Safety Protocols 

    Schoening, Elise; Grimaldi, Lisa A. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2021-01-29)
    As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, so does the airline industry's COVID-19 protocols and procedures. Today, United is offering onsite testing and is in the process, along with American Airlines, to streamline ...
  • United app now accepts flyers' COVID test, vaccine information 

    Silk, Robert (PhocusWire, 2021-01-27)
    United Airlines is in the process of rolling out their Travel - Ready feature on their virtual application. Travelers who upload a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of flying or travelers who have documentation of ...
  • As short term rental demand slumps, destination markets prove bright spot 

    Menze, Jill (PhocusWire, 2021-01-28)
    Short term rentals have found themselves in a tough spot, along with the hotel industry, as demand over the winter months in regional areas has evaporated. Destination markets such as ski resorts and warmer locations have ...

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