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Industry News

IHG Owners Association ERC Holds In-Person Meeting at InterContinental London Park Lane

The in-person gathering demonstrates a commitment to working with owners and operators to execute cleanliness and safety brand standards. 

IHG Owners Association Board of Directors Holds In-Person Q3 Meeting at InterContinental Buckhead

The meeting is seen as a significant step towards returning to normal businesses practices and restoring consumer confidence in business travel. 

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Creativity tapped to stretch leisure season past summer

Hoteliers in the U.S. would typically see business travel pick up in the fall, but now they are left strategizing ways to stretch the summer leisure season to offset the loss of corporate demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article by Dana Miller for Hotel News Now

Travelers Cite Increasing Sense of Safety in Spite of COVID-19 Trends
Travelers Cite Increasing Sense of Safety in Spite of COVID-19 Trends

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt a return to workplaces, schools and sports arenas across the country, travelers report an increasing sense of safety with most types of travel activities in the most recent MMGY Travel Safety Barometer report.

Article from HospitalityNet

Relief groups turn to hotels to shelter West Coast fire evacuees amid coronavirus pandemic

Fearing one disaster will feed another, relief groups are putting some people who fled their homes during the West Coast wildfires into hotels to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, stringing up shower curtains to separate people in group shelters and delivering box lunches instead of setting up buffets.

Article by Rebecca Boone and Sara Cline for USA Today

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Social Distancing Technologies in Hotels: What Are Our Guests Telling Us?

The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges for many economic sectors. One of the most highly impacted industry by the pandemic is the hospitality industry.

Article by Agnes DeFranco and Cristian Morosan for Hotel News Resource

Domestic tourism
UNWTO Expects Domestic Tourism to Return Faster and Stronger Than International Travel

As restrictions on travel begin to ease globally, destinations around the world are focusing on growing domestic tourism, with many offering incentives to encourage people to explore their own countries.

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Kimpton Pittman Hotel Opens in Historic Dallas Landmark

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has opened a new property in the Knights of Pythias Temple building, with help from Perkins+Will, Busta Studio and the Dallas Historical Society.

Article by Lauren Jade Hill for Top Hotel News

safe travel
ICC and World Travel & Tourism Council Issue COVID-19 Restart Guide

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have published a set of recommendations for safely re-opening customer-facing businesses in the age of COVID-19.

Article by Guest Contributor for HospitalityNet

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Industry groups partner to encourage travel planning

In a bid to boost travel planning and bookings in the wake of the COVID-19 downturn, the U.S. travel industry has launched a united campaign to encourage people to start planning their next trips.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox for Hotel Management

Industry Events

HOST 2020
November 04 - 05

The HOST 2020 virtual event will bring together expert speakers in the short stay accommodation industry to help entrepreneurs and property managers adapt, stay competitive and connect with one another.

World Travel Awards North America Winners Day 2020
November 06

Virtual awards program which recognizes the best of North America’s travel and tourism sector and showcases them to the world.

HOSPACE Live and Virtual Conference
November 09

Hosted by HOSPA, the UK’s leading education organization for professionals in the hospitality industry, the conference will allow delegates to get an informed view from experts about the latest key financial, revenue and IT management developments to maximize profitability and value.

42nd Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference Webinar Series
November 09 - 13

The annual NYU International Hospitality Conference will now be a Webinar Series that kicks off the week of November 9. This new format will bring the world-renowned NYU Hospitality Conference to a wider audience at a critical time for hospitality.

Phocuswright Conference Online 2020
November 11 - 12

The Phocuswright Online Conference will bring together travel’s most prescient and influential minds to discuss the challenges facing the travel and tourism industries and shed light on how businesses can ensure their survival.

CHIC Digital 2020
November 23 - 24

A merging of the Western Canadian Lodging Conference and Canadian Hotel Investment Conference, CHICH Digital will feature illuminating panelists who will examine regional operating and investment nuances across Canada.

HT-NEXT 2020 (Virtual Edition)
December 01 - 03

HT-NEXT 2020 brings together industry expertise and innovative content, as well as HOTEL NEXT, a simulated hotel experience built for the “new normal” featuring operational areas such a lobby, guest room, exhibit hall and more.

Inspire Luxury Hospitality Conference
December 14 - 15

The Inspire Luxury Hospitality Conference is an immersive online conference which will showcase trends for the luxury hospitality industry, with leaders and disruptors sharing their insight into recovery and strategies to boost business.