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YHS Virtual 2020: That’s a Wrap!

The Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS)remains a testament to the consistency of the traditional and the progressive and innovative nature of the new. The rapid evolution of the Covid-19 situation meant that the physical summit had to be canceled just two ...

Live Survey Reveals 50 percent of Hotels Not Planning to Close Properties Due to COVID-19

Knowland, the leader in group hospitality analytics for hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, conference centers and other meeting venues, announced today the results of a live survey of more than 700 hoteliers conducted during its informative web...

Hotel Deals and Lending Zapped by Coronavirus at the Finish Line

Heading into 2020, the hotel sector was expected to slow down, but deals were still getting financed. Then came coronavirus. U.S. hotel investment sales were already down 21 percent in 2019 and on track to decline an additional 6 percent in 2020 due...

Bruno Mars Pledges $1 Million To The MGM Resorts Foundation

LAS VEGAS - GRAMMY Award-winning entertainer Bruno Mars, who has been a performer at the Park MGM theater, announced today that he has donated $1 million to the MGM Resorts Foundation to support MGM employees impacted economically by the coronavirus...

MGM Resorts International Addresses Financial Impact Of Covid-19 And Steps To Mitigate Covid-19 Impact

Our top priority is the health and safety of employees, guests and communities in which we operate MGM Resorts is proactively managing expenses, other cashflow items and its balance sheet position, including fully drawing its revolving credit facili...

Hilton Corporate Response to COVID-19

McLEAN, VA - The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created unprecedented challenges for our industry, our hotels and our Team Members. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) is taking decisive action to protect the core of its business and suppor...

Three Ways to Bring Productivity and Inspiration Into Your Workday

The Customer Experience & Innovation team at Hilton shares its top tips on how to optimize your work environment to promote productivity, allow for inspiration and embrace technology and innovation to make valuable connections throughout your workda...

International Tourism Arrivals Could Fall By 20-30% In 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its updated assessment of the likely impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism. Taking into account the unparalleled introduction of travel restrictions across the world, the United Nations s...

Airlines Can’t Shrink Fast Enough To Keep Up With The Unprecedented Collapse In Global Travel Demand

It's all but axiomatic that no business can stay in business if its number of customers and, therefore, its revenues, fall by a whopping 87% on a year-over-year basis. Yet data from the Transportation Security Administration show that is exactly the...

AHLA Applauds Senate Passage Of Cares Act

WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, AHLA president and CEO, on the Senate passage of the CARES Act. "The hotel industry applauds leaders in the Administration and Congress who are working around the clock during this unpreced...

Latest Industry Survey Shows How North American Destination Organizations Are Impacted by the Escalating Effects of COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, MO - MMGY Travel Intelligence, in partnership with Destinations International Foundation, has released the inaugural findings from a benchmark series of bi-weekly surveys of North American destination professionals. The surveys track ho...

Boston & Cambridge Lodging Market: Coronavirus Causing Steep Demand Declines, Closures, Layoffs

As travel across the country and the world has all but stopped the last few weeks from the threat of COVID19, hotels across the country saw an unprecedented amount of cancellations. The Boston lodging market has been one the hardest hit markets in t...

As Consumers and Travel Suppliers Work Through Crisis, Most Travelers Satisfied With Industry Response So Far

60% of travelers agree hoteliers, cruise lines and airlines have demonstrated concern for the health and safety of the traveling public. More than half of the travelers surveyed believe travel suppliers are meeting or exceeding expectations on cance...

Hospitality Industry Steps Up to Fight COVID-19

Unprecedented. A word we seem to read in every story since the novel coronavirus turned our lives upside down. There are children out of school, employees working remote, and families barred together by nothing but their front doors and the possibil...

Running An Event In A Pandemic – Worse Than Bungy Jumping But It Gets You Thinking About The Future Of Meetings

I've done many things in my life - bungy jumped, tandem skydived, climbed Mount Kinabalu, trekked many trails, ran into armed gunmen in Thailand, rolled down a jeep in Namibia, contended with a scorpion sting in the middle of the night in Bostwana -...

Covid-19: What Should Hoteliers Keep in Mind In the Midst of the Current Crisis

We are reading a lot these days about this unprecedented crisis and the profound impact this has and will have on our business. Stock exchange wealth has been wiped away, thousands of hotels have had to close and many of our employees are affected a...

CLASS OF 2020 – Forged In Crisis, The Servant Leader Of Tomorrow

It has already become clear that the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 has forced the industry to become much more creative and innovate. What will the sector's executives take from the experiences gained during such unprecedented times of crisis? Firs...

Looking Past This Crisis - The FutureState of Travel

It is quite difficult to see past the crisis of now, in any situation. But right now, in travel, it is almost impossible. Fear has gripped the world and our industry is on the front line of the response as well as bearing the brunt of the economic d...

Questions Any Agency Handling Your Hotel’s Digital Marketing Strategy Should Be Able to Answer

The biggest challenge of digital hotel marketing is oversaturation. In an OTA, Airbnb, and HomeAway world there is stiff competition and direct bookings are becoming harder to come by. So, how do you stand out from the crowd online and convert? Well...

Keeping lights on during the current COVID crisis!

Resilience is the watchword during a sharp downturn. Companies that skillfully navigate these choppy waters will have one feature in common: they will have prepared today to build resilience tomorrow, no matter which way the economic winds blow. And...

Now Is A Good Time For Hospitality For Our Frontline Team Members

Now is the time for managers who are still working (or who can carve out the time even if they are on furlough) to show their frontline hospitality team members just how much they are valued personally. Certainly, there will be some business benefit...

Payment Processing Data Shows Severe Impact on Hotels and Restaurants; California, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas Lead Dramatic Declines.

Shift4 Payments, the leader in integrated payment processing solutions, has announced the launch of Shift4Cares.com, a round-the-clock online resource for government agencies, news outlets and businesses affected by COVID-19. The website offers a we...

40 Percent Of Companies Expect Business Travel To Resume Within 3 Months: New Poll

About 40 percent of companies predicted corporate travel will resume within the next three months, according to a new lighting poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. About 17 percent said six months was more realistic. However, fo...

How To Plan Travel While Social Distancing

Traveling for leisure is on the back burner for the time being, but it doesn't mean you can't use the down time to start brainstorming and planning your next trips. In fact, savvy planners can score some good deals and give themselves something to l...

Should Domestic Air Travel Be Grounded?

New York (CNN Business)Domestic air travel in the United States has virtually come to a halt, but thousands of planes are still flying. How long does it makes sense to keep doing that? Figures from the Transportation Security Administration show tha...