Radisson Hotel Group Releases 2020 Responsible Business Report

Radisson Hotel Group’s 2020 Responsible Business Report highlights the Group’s latest corporate responsibility targets as outlined in its strategic five-year plan, including the reduction of the company’s carbon and water footprint by 30% by 2025, aligning with science-based emissions reduction targets, removing single use plastics, and continuing to drive best practices in water stewardship and […]

STORY Hospitality Launches A New 4-Star Lifestyle Brand, CUE Hotels

The new lifestyle properties boast vibrant contemporary designs and offer an inspiring experience to modern travelers – CUE Podgorica is the first hotel opened under CUE Hotels in January 2021 – The second CUE property is expected to launch in Abu Dhabi in Q1 2022 STORY Hospitality, an integrated and innovative hospitality management platform based […]

PM confirms indoor hospitality to return from 17 May

Prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that indoor hospitality can return next week as the government moves ahead with the next step in its roadmap out of lockdown. From the 17 May, six people or two households will be allowed to meet inside, whilst indoor hospitality will also be able to resume with customers adhering […]

WTTC Responds To The Latest UK Government Announcement

Recent announcement will delay the recovery and the restoration of millions of jobs UK government should take advantage of its effective vaccination rollout and restart international travel to benefit its economy £148 billion lost to the UK economy due to the lack of Travel & Tourism Gloria Guevera, President & CEO of World Travel & […]

Oxford Economics Analysis: 2019 Airbnb Guests Supported 300,000 Jobs

Airbnb is committed to helping quickly restore tourism around the world as cities look to rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cities are facing drastically reduced tax revenue, devastated tourism economies, and high unemployment among industries reliant on tourism. Advertisements The World Tourism & Travel Council (WTTC) estimates that nearly $4.5 trillion in […]

Scottish hospitality calls on gov to ‘listen and respond’ amid election result

The hospitality sector in Scotland is calling for the government and other Holyrood parties to “listen and respond” to the industry’s needs after the recent Scottish parliamentary election. The Scottish National Party (SNP) won its fourth election, securing 64 seats, but fell one short in securing an overall majority as a party. However, the success […]

Innside by Meliá and Gino D’Acampo unveil UK-wide partnership

Innside by Meliá, part of Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International, has agreed a strategic partnership with the UK’s favourite Italian chef Gino D’Acampo to curate a series of restaurants and bars. Innside currently operates Innside Manchester, with a new site in Newcastle launching on the Quayside on Monday 17 May, in line with the […]

US Hotels Lose Ground In Race Back To ‘Normal’

U.S. hotel performance comparisons to 2019 weakened in the last week of April, indicating recovery from the pandemic is still very much an ongoing concern. For the week ending May 1, U.S. hotel revenue per available room was slightly less than 65% of the level achieved in the same week in 2019 — the lowest […]

Travelodge appoints Craig Bonnar as CEO

Travelodge has announced the appointment of Craig Bonnar as its new CEO. The budget hotel chain said his understanding of the group, “vast” experience within the retail and hotel sector and his strong leadership skills are all assets to “successfully lead the on-going transformation of Travelodge and to make it a world class business within […]

UKH calls on gov to improves capital access for businesses

UKHospitality is calling on chancellor Rishi Sunak for further support by improving access to capital for businesses and sticking to the government’s roadmap of lifting restrictions after 21 June 2021. The latest data from CGA’s Drinks Recovery Tracker showed that during the Bank Holiday weekend, many operators and drinks sales on Sunday (2 May 2021) […]