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News

WTTC Launches Safe Travels Protocols for Aviation, Airports, MICE and Tour Operators

June 1, 2020

Via: Hotel News Resource

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the second phase of measures to rebuild global consumer confidence to encourage the return of travelling. The latest protocols are designed to drive the return of safe travel and enable industries, […]


News, Restaurants

Insurers propose pandemic assistance plan

May 29, 2020

Via: Restaurant Dive

Property and casualty insurers have devised a non-insurance-based proposal to cover lost business income in a future pandemic, but that won’t help businesses that have been staggered financially beacuse of COVID-19, nor is it clear Congress will get behind what […]


Technology

How hoteliers can mitigate data breaches

May 28, 2020

Via: Hotel Management

As hackers go after business computer systems in search of data to steal, sell or hold for ransom, security teams are finding high- and low-tech solutions to block the attacks. The latest “Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report” analyzed more […]


Finance and Development, Markets

Hotels in the Middle East And Africa Report Unprecedented Performance Lows for April 2020

May 26, 2020

Via: Hotel News Resource

Showing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels in the Middle East and Africa reported unprecedented performance lows during April 2020, according to data from STR. U.S. dollar constant currency, April 2020 vs. April 2019 Middle East Occupancy: -58.0% to […]


News

Travel-Related Unemployment Hits 51% Just Ahead of Memorial Day

May 20, 2020

Via: Hotel News Resource

More than half of the 15.8 million travel-related jobs in the U.S. have disappeared since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – driving an unemployment number (51%) that is more than twice the 25% rate the country as a whole […]


Technology

Technology – Your Partner in Crisis

May 20, 2020

Via: Hotel News Resource

COVID-19 has quickly brought the hospitality industry to a grinding halt. As hoteliers grapple with closures and layoffs, technology remains a steadfast partner. In this article we look at some ways your technology choices can help – or is already […]


Travel

Americans won’t rush to travel post-Covid, survey suggests

May 19, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

It will take the majority of Americans at least 60 days after “experts sound the all clear” on Covid-19 before they feel comfortable resuming travel, a survey released this week concluded. The survey of 1,000 U.S. adults conducted April 8 […]


Travel

How expensive will air travel be after the COVID-19 crisis?

May 15, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

When the state of Florida began enacting stay-at-home measures and closing beaches in mid-March, in response to the threat of COVID-19, Miami-based real estate agent and artist Nadia Bouzid was in the middle of painting a mural inside a new […]


Restaurants

Starbucks seeks rent relief for a full year

May 14, 2020

Via: Restaurant Dive

With about 15,000 U.S. locations, Starbucks has a lot of rent to cover. And with sales down due to nationwide lockdowns —​ the company estimated the COVID-19 impact to be approximately $915 million due to temporary closures and restrictions — […]


Hotels

Hyatt to lay off 1,300 employees, restructure roles

May 13, 2020

Via: Hotel Management

Hyatt Hotels Corp. will implement layoffs and restructure roles across its global corporate functions beginning June 1. The company said the moves, which will impact around 1,300 employees around the world, are due to the historic drop in travel demand […]