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    • The 10 Biggest Myths Event Planners Need to Ignore 

      Tupper, Angela (2020-09-11)
      The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the need to know fact from fiction not only across the Hospitality Industry, but every facet across the globe. Tupper has published 10 myths for hospitality industry professionals to be ...
    • 2020 US Forecast Upgraded: Recovery unlikely until 2024 

      STR (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-12)
      STR and Tourism Economics forecasted optimistic trends as the hotel industry continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. Although business travel will not resume to 2019 levels until 2024, lower-tier level properties ...
    • The 2021 Outlook for Hospitality and Travel 

      Dunn, Kaitlin (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, 2020-09-16)
      Economists believe that the outcome of three pivotal factors will predict the 2021 hospitality and travel landscape. These factors include the path of COVID-19, emergency funding through Congress, and the 2020 Presidential ...
    • 5 Factors to Consider Before Cancelling Your Event 

      Copans, Victoria (2020-08-17)
      This article discusses what event planner should consider before cancelling the event due to the pandemic; Keeping attendees engaged by updates, considering virtual options, checking the insurance terms to avoid cancellation ...
    • 7 Ways Smart Technology Can Reshape The Hotel Industry During Covid 19 

      Unknown author (AnalysticsWeek, 2020-08-04)
      As COVID-19 remains resilient globally, the hospitality industry is looking to various aspects of technology to offset points of contact. The onboarding process can be virtually done through apps with the presences of an ...
    • Airbnb makes big changes to its cancellation policy, eliminating certain guest procedures 

      Sorrells, Mitra (PhocusWire, 2020-09-24)
      Airbnb will be adding a new policy to their contracts starting January 20, 2021. The "Extenuating Circumstances Policy" will not cover personal issues that prohibit guests from their reservation.
    • 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 ...
    • Airlines consider a recovery with more digital, direct distribution, less business travel 

      Fox, Linda (PhocusWire, 2020-09-25)
      Airlines have begun combating the affects of COVID-19 by ramping up their digitalization efforts. Consumers should look to see an increase in bundles, self-service, and personalization through their entire airline experience. ...
    • Airlines Tighten Mask Restrictions, Partner With COVID-19 Testing Providers 

      Schoening, Elise; Grimaldi, Lisa A. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2020-11-13)
      In their latest effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn that it has brought with it, Airlines are requiring all passengers to wear a mask when traveling. Face shields, bandanas, and scarves are not ...
    • All Eyes on Congress as House Weighs More Pandemic Aid 

      Unnikrishnan, Made (Airline Weekly, 2020-09-29)
      House Democrats released an extension of funding for the Airline Industry outlined in a new 2.2 trillion dollar fiscal aid package amid heightened tensions of potential airline layoffs. The package will continue to prohibit ...
    • Americans Flocked to National Parks for Summer Vacations: New Skift Travel Tracker Survey 

      Wang, Haixia (Skift, 2020-09-16)
      Researchers determined that National Parks were Americans destination of choice over the Summer of 2020. This is no surprise as consumers feel more comfortable in isolated spaces opposed to heavily populated areas due to ...
    • Apple Hospitality REIT Takes Steps to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 [Summary] 

      Honerkamp, Yasine (Virginia Tech, 2020-04-15)
      An example of what one hospitality company is doing.
    • 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, ...
    • Are Virtual Events Killing FOMO? 

      Solaris, Julius (EventMB, 2020-06-15)
      With the switch into a primarily virtual world, we are entering a seismic shift in the industry. FOMO is fading due to the great accessibility of virtual events and it is exposing the flaws of live events to event owners, ...
    • As More Companies Let Employees Work from Home Permanently, What is The Outlook of Business Travel? 

      Kwok, Linchi (Hospitality Net, 2020-10-23)
      As many companies shift to working from home Permanently, hotels have begun to research how they can benefit from this shift. New trends could consist of turning hotel rooms into 8:00 am - 6:00 pm workspaces or meeting ...
    • 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 ...
    • Booking Holdings sees uptick in Q3 bookings driven by domestic travel 

      Menze, Jill (PhocusWire, 2020-11-05)
      Booking Holdings reported that there was a massive increase of domestic travel due to the international travel restrictions placed on the United States. However, industry leaders expect to see a drop in overall travel as ...
    • Brand standards 'reset' by COVID-19 but won't fade 

      Baker, Terence (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-12)
      As brands continue to restructure in the wake of COVOID-19, their focus remains on the safety of their guests. Experts understand brand agreements will not solve the major issues that hoteliers are facing, but hope that ...
    • Business Transient, group demand remain weak 

      Kubacki, Dan (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-12)
      CEOs from Hilton, Marriott, Wyndham, Extended Stay America, RJL Lodging Trust, Host Hotels & Resorts, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, RLH Corporation, and Corepoint Lodging weighed in on their Q3 earnings trends. A common theme ...
    • Can we contain the COVID-19 outbreak with the same measures as for SARS? [Summary] 

      Honerkamp, Yasine (Virginia Tech, 2020-05-03)
      The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003 resulted in more than 8000 cases and 800 deaths. SARS was eventually contained by means of syndromic surveillance, prompt isolation of patients, strict enforcement ...