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  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Short term rental bookings are up following news of vaccine 

    Menze, Jill (PhocusWire, 2020-11-20)
    Traveler and market confidence has spiked with the news of two main COVID-19 vaccines. Short-term rentals are already seeing a jump in Q1 of 2021 reservations and new travel patterns continue to emerge. Unfortunately, ...
  • CDC Says To Stay Home, But 45 Million People Will Travel Anyways This Thanksgiving 

    Edelstein, Loren G. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2020-11-20)
    U.S. Travel Association President & CEO, Roger Dow, pleads with travelers to wear their mask to not only protect themselves, but those around them this Thanksgiving holiday. Dow continued to push the message out that the ...
  • U.S. Election Outcome Yields Hope, But Plans for In-Person Events Shift to Later in '21 

    Edelstein, Lauren G. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2020-11-19)
    A survey conducted by the Northstar Meetings Group has determined that while many industry professionals are eager to get back to in person events, meeting planners are not so on-board with the idea. Fear remains one of ...
  • Should We Be Holding In-Person Meetings? 

    Edelstein, Loren G. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2020-11-17)
    In a survey conducted by Northstar Meetings Group, the main consensus was that if individuals want to travel, they should travel. MPI held an in-person meeting of 600 people this November, but faced backlash from members ...
  • Travel industry could lose $318B through ripple effect of grounded flights 

    Fox, Linda (PhocusWire, 2020-11-24)
    Accenture reported that the travel industry could lose roughly $318 billion if air travel continues to be reduced due to the rising numbers and added restrictions of COVID-19.
  • How COVID-19 has changed travelers’ priorities 

    Klauda, Chris; Lawson, Rhona (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-20)
    According to the STR's Tourism Consumer Insights, travelers prefer smaller hotels and short-term rentals for their accommodation when they travel during the pandemic. Also, Tourists' priorities have switched to cleanliness ...
  • Why Virtual Events Require More Planning Time 

    Gale, Casey (PCMA, 2020-11-18)
    This article shares the best practice of how the virtual event went successfully from ASTRO's Annual Meeting held in October. They started their preparation to plan the event 6 months early from the meeting date. This made ...

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