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HFTP India
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HFTP Announces Global Expansion with Charter of the HFTP India Chapter

The association for hospitality financial and technology professionals offers industry-focused education, resources and networking opportunities, and the new chapter will build upon these strategic goals for Indian hospitality professionals.

Article by Guest Contributor for HFTP

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Forty Percent of Americans Plan Leisure Trips this Summer

According to Deloitte's new report, "Keen But Cautious: U.S. Travel in COVID's Second Summer," Americans of all ages and income levels are ready to get away and are making travel plans.

Article by Ramya Murali for Deloitte

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E.U. Set to Let Vaccinated U.S. Tourists Visit This Summer

The head of the European Commission said the bloc would switch policy, under certain conditions, after more than a year of mostly banning nonessential travel.

Article by Matina Stevis-Gridneff for The New York Times

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The Week That U.S. Travel Started Its Recovery, by the Numbers

After a year of multiple coronavirus case surges in the U.S. dealing blows to the travel industry, the recovery across a variety of sectors like hotels and airlines appears to have something new: momentum.

Article by Cameron Sperance for Skift

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CDC Says Travel Is Safe For Fully Vaccinated People, But Opposes Nonessential Trips

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its domestic travel guidance for fully vaccinated people, lifting certain testing and self-quarantine requirements and recommending precautions like wearing a mask and avoiding crowds.

Article by Rachel Treisman for NPR

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Biden Signs 1.9 Trillion American Rescue Package

The President signed the historic relief package containing several important provisions that may affect hoteliers across the country. The package includes additional PPP funding and more. 

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IHG Hotels & Resorts Debuts New Masterbrand

IHG Hotels & Resorts has headed into 2021 by refreshing its brand to further reflect the hotel group's purpose of True Hospitality for Good, its evolving story, portfolio and the needs of hotel owners, consumers, and communities around the world. 

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UK Insolvency Extensions a Temporary Lifeline to Hotels

United Kingdom laws on insolvency have been changed, including extensions on moratoriums, to help businesses struggling due to lost trading during the pandemic.

Article by Terence Baker for HNN

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SBA Re-Opening PPP to Small Lenders on January 15 and All Lenders on January 19

Lenders with $1 Billion or less in assets along with community financial institutions are accepting applications for PPP loans. These loans will become available to all other lenders on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 

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John Muehlbauer Appointed CEO of the IHG Owners Association

The IHG Owners Association announced that John Muehlbauer has been appointed to the role of chief executive officer. Muehlbauer will continue to uphold the Association’s mission of maximizing owners’ investments in their IHG-branded hotels. 

Industry Events

43rd Annual NYU Hospitality Conference
November 07 - 09

Returning in person this year, the Conference features general sessions, and networking events that provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights and opportunities.