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Hotel Industry Foundation Leads Effort to Address Labor Shortage with National Ad Campaign

As the nationwide labor shortage continues to make headlines, the AHLA Foundation (AHLAF) is launching a new, nationwide ad campaign to help fill the tens of thousands of open jobs across the country.

Article by AHLA

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WTTC Predicts a Strong Recovery of the European Travel & Tourism Sector in 2022

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed bookings for intra-European travel over the Easter period have increased by more than 250 percent, while summer bookings are currently 80 percent above 2021 levels.

Article by Guest Contributor for WTTC

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Omicron Emergence a Yardstick for the Hotel Industry

Just as the world was rounding the corner on the Delta variant, along came Omicron—a rowdy interloper arriving to a party all hoped was winding down. And though the intrusion was noisy at first, Omicron could potentially be more insipid than insidious.

Article by David Eisen for HotStats

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A Review of Hotel Company Key Performance Metrics in 2021

The recovery of the hotel industry from the ongoing global pandemic can be measured by improvements to key performance metrics, which dropped precipitously as lockdowns and travel restrictions were imposed in March 2020, and have improved through starts and stops since.

Article by Rachel Daub & Robert McCune for CoStar

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U.S. Travel Association Biannual Forecast Shows Uneven Travel Recovery

Days after the U.S. reopened its land and air borders to vaccinated international visitors, U.S. Travel Association released its biannual forecast, which shows an uneven recovery for the international inbound and business travel segments, while domestic leisure travel has returned to near pre-pandemic levels.

Article by Guest Contributor for LODGING Magazine

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Hoteliers Evolve Operations To Focus More on Experiences

Experiential travel and hotel stays have been the buzz of the past few years, and top the agendas of many hotel brand operators. Lenders now are also paying attention to the demand for hotel experiences, according to executives who spoke at the recent Gulf & Indian Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

Article by Terence Baker for HNN

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International Travel Ban Ends as Borders Open to Visitors from Dozens of Countries

From Dublin, Sao Paolo, Brussels, London and other cities around the world, international visitors spilled into U.S. airports Monday in joyous celebrations that marked the end of a pandemic-related travel ban that kept them separated from loved ones for more than 18 months.

Article by Lori Aratani and Ian Duncan for The Washington Post

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Business Travel Spend Set to Reach Two Thirds of Pre-Pandemic Levels by 2022

Worldwide business travel spending looks set to rise by more than a quarter this year and reach two thirds of pre-pandemic levels by 2022, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The forecast comes in a major new WTTC report in collaboration with McKinsey & Company.

Article by Guest Contributor for wttc.org

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The U.S. Will Open Land Borders for Fully Vaccinated Travelers in November

The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions at the borders with Canada and Mexico starting in November for fully vaccinated travelers, reopening the doors of the United States to tourists and separated family members who have been sealed out of the country during the pandemic.

Article by Zolan Kanno-Youngs & Emily Cochrane for the New York Times

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5 Ways 5G Will Transform the Hospitality Industry

SkiftX unpacks how 5G can impact every dimension of the hotel experience, from customer convenience and deeper guest personalization, to amazing entertainment resources, enhanced meetings and events, and streamlined operations industry-wide.

Article by Guest Contributor for Skift

Industry Events

Texas Hotel Conference powered by THLA & AHLA
October 04

The Texas Hotel Conference is Texas owners' opportunity to connect with the larger hotel community and hear industry leaders and experts share the latest hotel market trends and policy updates impacting your hotel. 

2022 HTNG European Conference
October 17 - 19

Throughout the years, the HTNG European Conference continues to bring together key industry decision makers in the European region.  Expect to network with some of the industry's top experts, attend diverse sessions focused on hospitality technology trends and expand your company's business development.

Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo
October 19 - 20

Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo is the UK's leading business event dedicated to the hotel sector. Every year the show connects the industry's most ambitions professionals with the solutions, services and innovations they need to achieve excellence and stay ahead of the curve. 

Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF)
November 02 - 04

AHIF has always been a platform for both learning and networking. Now, in a post-COVID world, this event is as much a source of reconnecting as well as a source of support and solidarity in driving business into Africa.

HX The Hotel Experience
November 13 - 14

The HX conference and expo offers unparalleled opportunities to experience today's must-have hospitality innovations. The exhibit floor gives hotel owners and operators direct access to a comprehensive range of operating supplies, equipment and managing expertise, from extraordinary guest amenities to back-of-house products and systems that improve overall profitability.