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Industry News

Social distancing tech
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.

Kimpton Dallas
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

News-Recovery for LatAm
What recovery may look like for Caribbean, LatAm hotels

A slow but steady return of leisure travel and growing cooperation among competitors offers some hope to the hotel industry in the Caribbean and Latin America still struggling with the drop in demand brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Article by Bryan Woten by HotelNewsNow.com

IHG Signs Two New Hotels in Bangladesh

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Evalona Limited for two new build hotels in Bangladesh.

Article by Hotel News Resource

Let’s Play Together – IHG® Hotels & Resorts rallies with the 2020 US Open

IHG® Hotels & Resorts wishes the best of luck to the athletes, coaches and staff as it invites tennis fans to get behind the tournament, wherever they are, and celebrate champions on and off the court.

Article by Tara Velasquez for Company News HQ

Extended Stay Still ‘Golden Child of US Hotel Industry’

Even in the worst of the COVID-19 crisis, the extended-stay segment witnessed occupancy levels well above those of other segments. 

Article by Danielle Hess for HNN

With foreclosures looming, hotel industry pushes for HOPE Act

Major hotel industry leaders expressed an urgency for Congress to step up to help struggling hotel businesses before it is too late. 

Article by J.T. Fox for Hotel Management

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.