With hospitality facing an existential crisis due to such an industry-changing external shock, hoteliers could do worse than look to startups for lessons in adaptation.
According to research from BVA BDRC and Expedia Group, there is rising intent to travel, however there is changing traveler expectations and motivations that hotels and vacation rental property managers will need to meet in order to capture early demand.
As spa operators have had to make many adjustments to keep up with new regulations, it’s apparent that we may never enjoy some experiences as we once did. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a bright future – in fact, many spa owners are optimistic.
Many travel and tourism influencers are drawn from this traveler group, and what they think of and write about in their travel experiences can be highly useful to travel marketing and so they will be indispensable for destination recovery if utilized effectively.
The Meeting Planner’s New Reality in the “New Normal,” addressed the new challenges that planners face due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s short- and long-term effects on the meetings and events industry.
HSMAI hosted a similar program for hotel management company CDOs, giving participants a chance to catch up and share new insights since the last roundtable for this group was held in April.
In cooperation with the start-up PrivateDeal, the 40 Swiss Deluxe Hotels launch a joint booking platform. The innovative system offers a new way to book hotel rooms directly.
21c Museum Hotels announced the appointment of founding partner Sarah Robbins to lead the 21c brand effective July 15th, 2020. The move follows Craig Greenberg’s decision to step down as President & CEO.
Mr. King will take on his new role in January 2021 and will report to Craig Smith, who will assume the role of Group President, International at that time. Mr. King succeeds Tim Sheldon, who recently announced his retirement.
Marriott International announced that Tim Sheldon is retiring from his role as President, Caribbean and Latin America in early 2021, following a 35-year career with the company.
Best of HFTP to Be First Hospitality Industry Conference Deploying Telemedicine to Support Attendees and Exhibitors
Highlighting an essential traveler service, the telemedicine platform provides a contactless medical outreach and elevates the level of health security absolutely critical in today’s conference environment.
By next year, we will have rebuilt our industry on a new foundation, and the focus of the Trip Circus – the convergence of hotels and vacation rentals – will be even more relevant.
Heightened health and safety initiatives to prioritise guests’ well-being include new cleaning regime and safe distancing protocols.
Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, has welcomed two new hotels to its extensive portfolio, increasing its footprint in South Australia, and across the Tasman in New Zealand.
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announces the reopening of eight hotels on 1 and 3 July 2020 in key destinations around Thailand as the government continues to ease travel restrictions nationwide.
Adelaide-based International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) has been named the best hotel and hospitality school in Australia for the second consecutive year.
FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is helping to put money into the hands of cooks, servers, dishwashers and all team members at restaurants and bars through a new partnership with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
EHL has been awarded the World Hospitality Awards (WHA) prize for “Innovation in Education”, in recognition of its revamped Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management which leverages the full power of the multi-campus education group.
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