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IHG reopens 90 per cent of global portfolio

News Story / 01 July 2020

Worldwide: InterContinental Hotels Group has reported an expected 75 per cent revPAR decline for the second quarter overall, with “small but steady” improvements during the quarter.

Rosewood update on global recovery

News Story / 30 June 2020

Worldwide: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has shared new plans and strategies as part of its path to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK hotels expected to reopen on July 4

News Story / 21 June 2020

UK: Prime minister Boris Johnson is reportedly set to announce hotels and bed and breakfasts can reopen on July 4 along with pubs, restaurants and hairdressers.

Hilton cuts 20 per cent of global workforce

News Story / 17 June 2020

Worldwide: Hilton Worldwide Holdings has announced it will lay off 22 per cent of its global corporate workforce, equating to around 2,100 jobs.

HMRC says Job Retention Scheme supports nearly 1.5m in hospitality

News Story / 11 June 2020

UK: HMRC, who have implemented the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), have announced that these programmes have been used to support almost 1.5 million hospitality workers.

Domestic travel searches surge in May

News Story / 11 June 2020

Worldwide: Tripadvisor has revealed findings from its multi-month study on consumer travel sentiment, highlighting early green shoots of recovery in a number of countries worldwide.

Smart-tech pathogen protection equipment launches

News Story / 11 June 2020

US: BioPPE, a manufacturer of smart-tech health solutions, is rolling out a line of new products to help businesses adapt and prepare for heightened hygiene protocols.

Contactless app allows safe luggage handling

News Story / 04 June 2020

US: Chexology, a technology provider for checking in items, is introducing its contactless application to the hospitality industry so operators can prevent the spread of COVID-19.

OYO launches ‘Scrubbed Clean’ programme

News Story / 03 June 2020

US: OYO Hotels has developed its ‘Scrubbed Clean’ programme in compliance with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to ensure a healthy and safe environment for guests and staff.

Forbes Travel Guide introduces back-to-work guidelines

News Story / 02 June 2020

US: Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) has launched a complimentary set of best practice guidelines, coupled with a virtual training programme, to support luxury establishments prepare for post-quarantine service changes.

Free Masketeers campaign launches

News Story / 02 June 2020

UK: Free Masketeers is designing bespoke face masks for businesses using the leftover fabric from London hotel uniforms and NHS approved scrubs.

Marriott extends furlough to October 2020

News Story / 28 May 2020

US: Marriott International announced on Wednesday that it will extend its furlough and reduced workweek schedules to 2 October 2020, and expects a “significant number of above property position eliminations” later this year.

Black Sheep Hotels’ parent company goes into administration

News Story / 13 May 2020

UK: Mars Enterprise and Hospitality, which operates two of the three hotels in the Black Sheep Hotels group, has called in administrators after failing to pay more than £3 million to construction company Douglas & Stewart.

NH Hotel Group signs syndicated loan of $225 million

News Story / 06 May 2020

Spain: Coordinated by BBVA and Santander, NH Hotel Group has been granted endorsement by the Official Credit Institute to help finance its operational needs throughout the current crisis.

TripAdvisor to lay off close to 25 per cent of its global workforce

News Story / 01 May 2020

US: Online travel company TripAdvisor is to lay off 900 employees — accounting for almost 25 per cent of its global workforce — in a “significant” cost-cutting exercise, CEO and co-founder, Stephen Kaufer, revealed in a company blog post.

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