Hospitality News & Views From Across the Web

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PhocusWire

Three big ideas that will change hospitality in 2021

The 1918 pandemic (coupled with the end of the First World War) ushered in the Roaring ’20s when pent-up demand and a sense of possibility pushed the global economy to new heights. If the adage “history repeats itself” holds, then we’ll see a similar spike in global activity after a

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PhocusWire

The top 8 travel risks for 2021

In late 2019, even as Riskline analysts around the world were forecasting the potential for an outbreak of infectious disease in the coming year, we could not have predicted the manifold ways in which a novel pandemic would affect our lives, our work and the world more broadly. Even the

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Hospitality Net

How Can Your Property Emerge as a Winner In 2021? | By Max Starkov

STR just released another set of disturbing hospitality industry data: due to the pandemic, in 2020 hoteliers slashed their marketing spending by 51.5% compared to 2019 (STR, 2021). Sales and Marketing Labor Costs decreased by similar percentage, which indicated an even bigger calamity: not only the property’s marketing presence diminished

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PhocusWire

Unboxing revenue management, from revenue systems to revenue strategy

Every crisis eventually presents an opportunity in itself. It has the potential to bring about innovation and adaptation to changing environments. Organizations that embrace the changing environment are quicker to recover and develop a sustainable strategy around their operations. The effects of COVID has been felt across all business divisions

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Hotel Owner

How to retarget abandoned hotel bookings

In 2019, the booking abandonment rate for hotels was a staggering 84.63% – a figure that means only around 15% of prospective guests actually go through to confirm a booking. An astonishing statistic, but one that provides a huge opportunity. If someone has shown enough interest in your offering to

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Hospitality Net

Sonesta Completes Acquisition Of Red Lion Hotels

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of RLH Corporation (NYSE: RLH). As a result, Sonesta is now one of the largest hotel companies globally with approximately 1,200 locations, more than 100,000 guest rooms, and a diversified portfolio of 15 brands across multiple

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Hospitality Net

WTTC Calls On Europe To Ramp Up Vaccine Rollouts

Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC said: “The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calls upon governments across Europe to ramp up the rollout of vaccines following regulators giving their approval for the safe use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.” “We welcome the support from The European Medicines Agency (EMA) which

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PhocusWire

European regulators propose digital green light for travel

The European Commission has proposed a digital certificate enabling free movement within the European Union during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Digital Green Certificate, which will be available for free and in paper format, will use QR codes and act as proof that a traveler is vaccinated against the virus, has a

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