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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How Will Emerging Economies Reliant on Tourism Survive the Crisis?

Many emerging economies have built their growth strategies on tourism. Not every one will be able to pick up where they left off on the other side.

Article by Rosie Spinks for Skift

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Hotels Reimagine Training to Deal with Pandemic

Owners and operators are providing training to off-site employees and enhancing said training programs to deal with health and safety issues.

Article by Harvey Chipkin for HNN

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IHG opens Europe’s largest Holiday Inn Express in Amsterdam

IHG annouces the opening of the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - North Riverside, the largest Express property in Europe. Located on the northern shore of the IJ-lake, the hotel caters to both business and leisure travelers. 

Article by Guest Contributor for HospitalityNet

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.