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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. 

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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

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.