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Student accommodation providers resilient

Specialist student accommodation providers in the UK have struggled through 2020, facing losses as students were prevented by lockdowns from attending higher education establishments.   However, having wrestled with reputational issues, such as returning rents for rooms that could not legally be occupied, major players in the sector are poised for

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Radisson signs for new property at Gatwick Airport

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of Radisson Red London Gatwick Airport – located in proximity to the terminal at the second busiest airport in the UK. This is the second Radisson Red property at a UK airport. Set to open in quarter three of the year, the hotel

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Marriott signs with Al Saedan for three Saudi properties

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Al Saedan Group to open three hotels across Saudi Arabia. The multi-project agreement includes the country and territory’s first Renaissance Hotel, the world’s largest Aloft Hotel and a Courtyard by Marriott in the Holy City of Makkah. All three properties are projected to

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Digital vaccine passports need to be unified

Trials for vaccine passports are rolling out to ensure the flow of safe travel between international destinations but there remains a lack of collaboration which will only further delay international travel’s recovery, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Forming an internationally recognized system as a global standard for

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Rethinking hotel distribution channels

A hotel distribution strategy is a plan of action for selling rooms profitably through a variety of channels. A mix of direct channels, such as a hotel’s website, and indirect channels such as online travel agents (OTAs), Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and wholesalers are typically used. Rethinking hotel distribution When online travel agencies (OTAs)

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Supporting hotel employees along the road to reopening

Employees in the hotel sector who have been homeworking, furloughed and swivelling between opening and closing for a year, were advised to “engineer a water cooler moment” by author and psychotherapist Daniel Fryer. Speaking to over 1,000 people during The Fatigued Employee webinar, hosted by workplace mental health organisation This

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Hotel Owner

The dangers ahead for independent hotel owners

“Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been!” Walter Gretzky, the most famous Canadian ‘Hockey Dad’ and father of the ‘Great One’ Wayne Gretzky, uttered those wise words of advice when coaching his young son on the small backyard rink behind his house in Brantford. We

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Bristol hoteliers launch 500-man recruitment drive

Hoteliers in Bristol are seeking to recruit at least 500 people for jobs, according to the Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA). The trade organisation, which represents 40 hotels in and around the city, says the sector is preparing for a busy summer once hotels are allowed to reopen on 17 May.

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Wildhive set to open first site this summer with Callow Hall

New boutique hospitality brand Wildhive is set to launch this summer with the opening of its first property, Callow Hall, in rural Derbyshire. The site is surrounded by ancient woodland and 35 acres of wild open space, with Wildhive calling it the “perfect launchpad” for the Peak District. Ed Burrows

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Work begins on £3.6m Travelodge in North Tyneside

Construction work on a new 80-room Travelodge at Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside has commenced. The £3.6m development of the former Cobalt 3.3 site, which housed office accommodation in Silver Fox Way, is being delivered by Esh Construction on behalf of Union Property Development Ltd The two-storey office accommodation

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