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UK tourism outperforms global recovery

News Story / 21 September 2020

UK: According to the Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker, in collaboration with IHS Markit, tourism and recreation in the UK is outpacing international markets.

The Hoxton launches wedding package

News Story / 17 September 2020

UK: The Hoxton has announced that it will now offer weddings up to 30 people in its all-new Holborn Apartment.

Booking.com to close at least five of its global offices

News Story / 14 September 2020

Worldwide: Online travel agency Booking.com is closing at least five of its offices around the world, in Bellevue, Washington [US], London and Cambridge [England], Toronto [Canada], and Split [Croatia].

Tight lockdown restrictions announced in the UK

News Story / 09 September 2020

UK: Coming into force Monday 14 September, social gatherings of more than six people in England are now banned by law following anxiety over the sharp rise in coronavirus cases.

Hotels adapt to micro-wedding trend

News Story / 02 September 2020

US: With COVID-19 eliminating large gatherings, weddings have either been cancelled, postponed or downsized, and now hotels are offering micro-wedding packages.

Anyplace reveals US digital nomad trends

News Story / 01 September 2020

US: B2C marketplace Anyplace has outlined the latest digital nomad trends that the company is seeing across its platform in the United States.

San Francisco tourism expected to fully recover in 2025

News Story / 13 August 2020

US: According to research by San Francisco Travel Association (SFTA), the number of visitors to the city is expected to contract by over 50 per cent with a predicted $10.7 billion loss in visitor spending for 2020 and 2021.

OakNorth Bank secures additional CBILS allocation

News Story / 12 August 2020

UK: OakNorth Bank has approved over £600 million in new loans since lockdown began, and the British Business Bank has since approved an additional CBILS allocation.

AHLA calls for additional financial support

News Story / 22 July 2020

US: The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has sent a letter to congress calling for extra provisions to help protect hotels, its employees and guests.

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.

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