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Industry News

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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

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Kalibri Labs Launches Predictive Tool For Recovery Planning

Kalibri Labs continues to upgrade its robust database to provide RevPAR, occupancy and ADR for future dates and create greater visibility at the market/submarket level. 

Article by Guest Contributor for HotelBusiness.com

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Valor's McGlashan ready to rip off bandage

Euan McGlashan, an IHG Owners Association Global Board member and co-founder & CEO of Valor Hospitality Partners, explores the various challenges owners currently face as they begin transitioning from survival to recovery.

Article by Jeff Weinstein for HOTELS magazine

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IHG Owners Association ERC Holds In-Person Meeting at InterContinental London Park Lane

The in-person gathering demonstrates a commitment to working with owners and operators to execute cleanliness and safety brand standards. 

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IHG Owners Association Board of Directors Holds In-Person Q3 Meeting at InterContinental Buckhead

The meeting is seen as a significant step towards returning to normal businesses practices and restoring consumer confidence in business travel. 

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Creativity tapped to stretch leisure season past summer

Hoteliers in the U.S. would typically see business travel pick up in the fall, but now they are left strategizing ways to stretch the summer leisure season to offset the loss of corporate demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article by Dana Miller for Hotel News Now

Travelers Cite Increasing Sense of Safety in Spite of COVID-19 Trends
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Travelers Cite Increasing Sense of Safety in Spite of COVID-19 Trends

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt a return to workplaces, schools and sports arenas across the country, travelers report an increasing sense of safety with most types of travel activities in the most recent MMGY Travel Safety Barometer report.

Article from HospitalityNet

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Relief groups turn to hotels to shelter West Coast fire evacuees amid coronavirus pandemic

Fearing one disaster will feed another, relief groups are putting some people who fled their homes during the West Coast wildfires into hotels to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, stringing up shower curtains to separate people in group shelters and delivering box lunches instead of setting up buffets.

Article by Rebecca Boone and Sara Cline for USA Today

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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
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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.

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.