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Impact of COVID-19 on North American destination organisations

News Story / 26 March 2020

US: MMGY Travel Intelligence, in partnership with Destinations International Foundation, has released findings for its bi-weekly survey on the impact of coronavirus on the sectors outlook, operations and market spending.

US hotel industry on ‘brink of collapse’

News Story / 25 March 2020

US: Data from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows a historic drop in room demand, with hotels operating at 25 per cent occupancy and estimations of nearly 3.9 million job losses in the coming weeks.

Sonder cuts workforce by one third

News Story / 25 March 2020

US: San Francisco-based hospitality startup Sonder has announced it has laid off 22 per cent of its workforce and furloughed an additional 11 per cent of its staff as the reality of the coronavirus impact on the travel industry bites hard.

UK on lockdown following PM’s speech

News Story / 24 March 2020

UK: In a speech to the public yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tight lockdown measures will go into effect across the county.

The Standard Stands Together Relief Fund launches

News Story / 24 March 2020

Worldwide: Standard International has launched a fund, seeded by the leadership team at The Standard, to provide financial support to team members who have lost jobs due to the effect of COVID-19.

Palé Hall to pay staff during temporary closure

News Story / 23 March 2020

Wales: Palé Hall, located on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, is to close for eight weeks from 23 March to support the government initiative to reduce public gatherings.

Hotels reopen as travel in China rebounds

News Story / 23 March 2020

China: Marriott and IHG are among the first to report an increase in the number of hotels reopening in Greater China as travel demand bounces back.

Shropshire hotel ‘devastated’ after food raid

News Story / 23 March 2020

UK: The Old Vicarage near Bridgnorth was broken into on Friday night, with intruders taking around £1,200 worth of food set aside for a community food delivery service during the coronavirus crisis.

PM announces closure of pubs and restaurants

News Story / 20 March 2020

UK: In the latest of a regular daily briefing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced further measures to tackle coronavirus by ordering the closure of cafes, pubs, and restaurants from Friday 20 March.

IHG to cut $150 million in costs

News Story / 20 March 2020

Worldwide: With hotel demand at record lows, InterContinental Hotels Group, the group behind Kimpton and Hotel Indigo, announced $150 million in cost cuts.

LA turns to hotels to house the homeless

News Story / 20 March 2020

US: With 75 per cent of the city’s homeless population currently living on the streets, LA is looking to hotels to protect these residents as part of its emergency response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

DUKES LONDON temporarily closes

News Story / 20 March 2020

UK: The luxury boutique hotel, located close to Buckingham Palace, is to close on Friday 20 March at 12pm for a duration of one month.

Marriott begins to furlough employees

News Story / 19 March 2020

Worldwide: Marriott International has announced it is starting to furlough what could be tens of thousands of employees as it closes hotels globally.

Chancellor unveils £330 billion coronavirus relief package

News Story / 17 March 2020

UK: The British government has pledged £330 billion for companies to access loans, extending the business rates holiday to all firms in the hospitality sector and funding grants of up to £25,000 for small businesses.

UK general public to avoid pubs, clubs and theatres

News Story / 16 March 2020

UK: The prime minister Boris Johnson has announced new measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, advising that everyone in the UK should avoid all non-essential contact and all non-essential travel.

Marriott makes number of policy changes

News Story / 16 March 2020

Worldwide: In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Marriott has amended some of its policies to better cater to the health of guests and reassure safe travel.

UK hospitality footfall dives over the weekend

News Story / 16 March 2020

UK: According to analysis by Wireless Social, yesterday showed a 44 per cent drop in footfall compared to the same day last year, with last week totalling a 28 per cent fall.

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