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Finance and Development, Financial

IAC Invests $1 Billion for 12% Stake in MGM Resorts International

August 11, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

IAC (NASDAQ: IAC) today announced its accumulation of a 12% interest in global hospitality and entertainment company MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) for an aggregate of approximately $1 billion. “With the separation of Match Group from IAC, and ‘new’ IAC […]


Restaurants

Three restaurants in Istanbul that are redefining a cuisine as old as the city itself

August 11, 2020

Via: CNBC

A passion for eating permeates Istanbul, a city that famously straddles Europe and Asia, one whose cuisine has long been known for its variety and quality. In addition to the traditional purveyors of impeccable grilled fish and meats, intoxicating street […]


Travel

Travel Community Reacts to Breakdown of Coronavirus Relief Talks

August 10, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

WASHINGTON – U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on reports that congressional and administration leaders are suspending negotiations on the next phase of pandemic-related legislative relief: “It is […]


Travel

63% Of U.S. Consumers Are Willing To Pay More To Have Seats Blocked

August 10, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

Consumer spending continues to be affected by the coronavirus, and many Americans have canceled or postponed upcoming travel plans. Major airlines have incurred the brunt of the impact, with many receiving bailouts from the government. But one thing that could […]


Technology

Why Hotel Chatbots Are the Next Big Thing in Customer Service

August 5, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

As hotel chatbots continue to improve, people will grow to expect them as a customer service option—and may even prefer them over human service. In fact, a Global Web Index survey last year found that nearly 4 out of 10 […]


Finance and Development, Trends

How Works Of Art Impact Hospitality Spaces

August 5, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

The benefits of art Whether we are looking at the enormous industry built around interior design or start-ups helping companies create a hospitable environment for clients and employees alike, the aesthetic context matters. The importance of physical environments, particularly in […]


News, Travel

GBTA Calls on Congress to Take Action on Expanded Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry

August 4, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

Alexandria, VA – As the U.S. Congress negotiates a new coronavirus relief package for individuals and businesses, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the leading voice of business travel worldwide – has called on Congressional leadership to enact measures […]


Restaurants

How F&B Service Will Change Post-COVID

August 4, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

As COVID-19 plows through the hospitality industry, it’s carving new paths to profit along the way. Moving forward, hotel food and beverage (F&B) services will be among the most transformed departments in the post-COVID-19 world. Already, the virus has changed […]


News, Travel

EU Block On US Travelers Renewed

August 3, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

For the second time this month, the European Union extended its travel ban on Americans on Thursday, as COVID-19 infections continued to rise across the United States. The EU first started lifting its travel restrictions outside the bloc on July […]


Technology

WTTC Calls Upon Governments to Implement Comprehensive Testing Facilities at Airports

July 30, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

London, UK – Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said: “WTTC is calling upon Governments around the world to begin a substantial programme of investment to ensure comprehensive testing facilities are implemented at airports, which will help prevent the spread […]