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IHG Partners with China UnionPay, pioneering a new era of digital payments in the hotel industry

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces a strategic partnership with China UnionPay that offers a new level of digital convenience for travellers in Greater China. Through this partnership, holders of both domestically and internationally issued UnionPay credit cards can now complete pre-authorization without card presence for online reservations through IHG’s direct channels, such as the IHG APP and WeChat mini-program.

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Majority of Americans view bipartisan immigration reform as solution

On Thursday, the hotel industry launched the Workforce & Immigration Initiative to emphasize the need for Congress to support the U.S. workforce and economy through bipartisan solutions to fix our nation’s broken immigration system, as reported in Hotel Business, Hotel Management, and Travel Daily News, among others.  This comes as discussions on immigration reform in Congress ramp up before the end of the year and nearly all hotels are experiencing staffing shortages. Hotels are looking to fill many of the jobs lost during the pandemic, including more than 105,000 hotel jobs currently open across the nation.


How will hotels turn profitable again?

Hotels must utilise their human capital with far greater efficiency levels. Questions have to be asked, rules have to be rewritten and mindsets have to change. WIll we be thanking this crisis for bringing about the much-needed renaissance to the modus-operandi of the lodging industry?

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