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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. 

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Hotels to Receive Long-Awaited Relief as Part of New $900 Billion Aid Package

The $900 billion coronavirus relief deal delivers some of the hotel industry's top requests, including additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, extensions on several tax relief measures and more. 

Article by Cameron Spearance for Skift

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IHG Thanks Essential Workers with Surprise Trips and Exclusive Experiences

As part of it's True Hospitality program, IHG has spent the past few months thanking essential workers with much-needed vacations trips at a number of locations. 

Article by Guest Contributor for PR Newswire

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Americans Still Planning to Travel This Winter

Many Americans are pressing ahead with their winter travel plans, with more than half saying their trips are to locations within the United States. 

Article by Laurie Baratti for Travel Pulse

Industry Events

44th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
June 05 - 07

Hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference features general sessions, and networking events that provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights and opportunities. Meet, mingle and network with the professionals who drive this stimulating, evolving and fascinating industry.

ILTM Asia Pacific
June 20 - 23

The highest-end suppliers, buyers and media in the new world of APAC luxury travel gather at ILTM Asia Pacific in Singapore to create exciting new itineraries, do business and build lifelong bonds. Four days of high-quality pre-scheduled appointments, educational sessions, networking, parties and invaluable exposure sum up the ILTM Asia Pacific experience.

HITEC Orlando
June 27 - 30

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology event. Produced by HFTP, HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place

Women in Travel & Hospitality Conference
July 11 - 12

This in-person Los Angeles event will gather women in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries to focus on "Money, Abundance, and Manifestation" and is designed to spark discussion about how the greatest accomplishment in our careers is how we think about and take action on our financial wellness. 

Hotel Data Conference (HDC) 2022
August 10 - 12

The 14th Annual Hotel Data Conference, hosted by Strategic Partner STR and Hotel News Now, will provide expert analyses, new strategies and tangible best practices. Considering the current environment, the need for such insights is greater than ever.