Airlines Have Tightened Mask Policies, Again. Here's What You Need To Know

Airlines are tightening face mask rules three months after making masks mandatory onboard.
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Extending Our Work with 1199SEIU to House First Responders

Airbnb and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East—the largest healthcare union in the nation—announced an extension of their partnership to help provide free housing to medical first responders as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country. This extension from Airbnb will also empower 1199SEIU to serve members in Florida, a state that continues to be hard hit by the pandemic.
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Interview: Taylor Taglianetti Founder of The National Organization of Italian Americans in Film & Television

Margaret Fontana Media   Presents: An Interview with   Taylor Taglianetti   founder of the   The National Organization of Italian Americans in Film & Television   (NOIAFT).  Taylor Taglianetti  Taylor is a producer and celebrity interviewer. She is currently producing a short documentary, Heirloom, featuring Isabella Rossellini, about the significance of gardens in the Italian American community. It is set to release in October 2020. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of t...
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As Countries Start to Reopen, How Can Hoteliers Navigate This New Normal? | By Dimitris Manikis

As hotels begin to re-open, and we start the journey of navigating the new normal, it is vital that all of us in the hospitality industry feel well-prepared to overcome the various challenges brought on in the wake of COVID-19.
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Royal Commission for AlUla unveils expansion with Accor in partnership with the Banyan Tree brand

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has announced a partnership agreement with Accor as part of its strategy to develop AlUla as a tourism destination for nature, culture and heritage.The agreement will see Accor operate an expanded Ashar Resort under the Banyan Tree brand. There will be 47 new units added, which will bring the resort's total number up to 82 high-end villas, along with a luxury spa and several gourmet restaurants. This will be guided by a sensitive design that allows eac...
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There is time for Peace

                  [Author: French la Vie]
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ITB Asia Virtual kicks off with the launch of ITB Community

Messe Berlin (Singapore) today announced the launch of ITB Community, in Asia (ITB Community). ITB Community will offer a comprehensive user experience, virtual events (including the upcoming ITB Asia Virtual, which takes place from 21-23 October 2020) with business networking opportunities, and knowledge exchange with expansive interactive content for community members to leverage on.
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Hotels pivoting toward more hybrid meetings

Groups are canceling or postponing their meetings and events due to concerns about COVID-19, but hoteliers are finding creative solutions to use technology to host the event in a safe fashion.
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WTTC Calls For Leadership From Pm Boris Johnson, And Strong International Coordination To Save The Travel & Tourism Sector And The Global Economy

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has urgently called on the UK government for strong leadership and unprecedented international collaboration, to save the struggling Travel & Tourism sector and recover the millions of jobs already impacted.
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IHG's Interim results to 30 June 2020

Throughout the crisis we have continued to act responsibly, doing all we can to support our hotel colleagues and owners, and create a clean, safe stay experience that we know guests can trust. The teamwork, dedication and care that our colleagues and owners have shown to adapt our approach is central to meeting the evolving needs and expectations of guests, as well as the communities in which we operate.
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Virtuoso data: Younger travelers ready to get back on the road

While the coronavirus' impact on the travel industry has been felt far and wide, there are some hopeful signs that the road ahead might be less bumpy.
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Travel Advisors Say Clients Are Booking 2021 Vacations Closer to Home

Generally speaking, travel advisors say they are having a modicum of success booking destinations closer to home, primarily for 2021.
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GBTA Urges For Enhanced Transatlantic Cooperation To Restore Safe Travels

GBTA, the Global Business Travel Association, reiterates the importance of cooperation between the EU, Canada and the US to restore safe travels and reboot the economy. GBTA is urging the European Commission, EU governments, Ottawa, and the White House to pursue talks to find a resolution for transatlantic travel, based on reciprocity, proportionality, and the latest scientific advice.
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Calls for ouster of state health director as coronavirus cases surge, governor may postpone trans-Pacific travel reopening, Hawaii added to New England's quarantine list, contact tracers in short supply, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Health Director Bruce Anderson, Aug. 6 Facebook Live Hawaii’s rise in COVID-19 infections has landed it on New York’s travel quarantine list. The state of New York, along with Connecticut and New Jersey, on Tuesday placed Hawaii on its tri-state list of states and territories from which travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Star-Advertiser.COVID-19 Data Shows Hawaii Is In A ‘Very Dire Situation’. Despite a troubling rise in the number of cases, the public d...
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Hawaii resident describes COVID-19 quarantine arrival process after out-of-state travel

Lanai artist, Mike Carroll, holds one of his original oil paintings outside his gallery. Our friend Mike Carroll is an amazingly talented artist who lives on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i. After recently traveling from Lana’i to North Carolina to visit family, he shared a bit about the new Coronavirus quarantine process for arriving in Hawaii. He kindly gave us permission to share his experience with you. First of all, 24 hours before your trip you’ll fill in an online form which asks the typ...
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Behind the Scenes of Cyber HITEC: Meet the HITEC Advisory Council (Part I)

Behind the scenes of every great HITEC is a group of highly knowledgeable industry veterans lending their expertise to the planning and coordination of the conference's education program. These individuals share a deep understanding of the complexities of the hospitality industry, as well as its strengths, challenges and continuous evolution. They take the challenges that often face hospitality professionals and collectively seek the voices that can share sustainable solutions to these ch...
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What Will Hotel Stays Look Like Post-Pandemic?

Consumers aren't quite ready to book their next trip, let alone stay in a hotel. But many are taking note of what they'll feel comfortable with when that time comes, according to May polling from Skift and Oracle.
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Never too Old

  When you fall in love with the brocante it stays with you The older woman leaned out her window, it could be me one day.  What will you still enjoy no matter what?                       [Author: French la Vie]
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Whistle Provides Contactless Guest Experience for Four Sisters Inns Collection

Whistle, the leading hotel and guest messaging platform, announced today that it is providing its services to Four Sisters Inns, a prestigious collection of boutique hotels in California. Their portfolio includes a wide range of iconic hotels, including the Kenwood Inn & Spa, in Sonoma County.
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It’s Time for the Hospitality Industry to Build Back Better | By Brendan Griffith

Over the last several months, the hospitality industry has experienced the ongoing, negative impact of COVID-19. It has often felt as if someone pushed 'pause' on our day-to-day lives and businesses. Yet amidst the turbulence, there has never been a more unique time to hit the 'reset' button as a company and an industry.
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Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes New Hotels In Popular Vacation Destinations

Choice Hotels International, Inc.'s (NYSE: CHH) Ascend Hotel Collection, a global portfolio of resort, boutique and historic hotels, is poised for continued growth. Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic environment, the upscale brand is continuing to attract increased interest from independent hotel owners and travelers looking for unique, local experiences as they hit the road again. The brand opened the doors to seven hotels in the first half of this year and added 10 to its pipeline.
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Oil Rises Toward Five-Month High on Shrinking U.S. Stockpiles - Bloomberg

Oil Rises Toward Five-Month High on Shrinking U.S. Stockpiles - Bloomberg:Oil climbed to near a five-month high after an industry report pointed to a third straight weekly drop in American crude stockpiles.Futures in New York rose past $42 a barrel after losing 0.8% Tuesday. The American Petroleum Institute reported inventories fell by 4.01 million barrels last week, according to people familiar with the data.The improving picture in the U.S. overshadowed anxiety over the still-surging coronavir...
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Out with the old: the new KPIs for successful destination marketers | By Sara Pastor

The tourism industry has had the opportunity to see what the world was like without it, and it was far from great. As travelers begin to return to destinations so do opportunities for Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) to grow accountability within their community. We need to embrace these new responsibilities. Let's change how we measure success and our relationships with travellers and residents.
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The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically

In march, tens of millions of American workers—mostly in white-collar industries such as tech, finance, and media—were thrust into a sudden, chaotic experiment in working from home. Four months later, the experiment isn't close to ending. For many, the test run is looking more like the long run. 
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Hotel Marketing in the Summer of COVID | By Larry Mogelonsky

With a vaccine far off, the balance of 2020 and some of 2021 will find us working under a powerful COVID cloud. Marketing is still needed, though, as it's the lifeblood for driving awareness and generating demand. The summer months and early stretch of fall are critical for maintaining your current audience as well as finding new ones closer to home.
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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 235: Hotel History: Cavallo Point, The Lodge at the Golden Gate (1901) | By Stanley Turkel

Hotel History: Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito, California (142 rooms): The history of the spectacular site of the Lodge at the Golden Gate commences with the coastal Miwok Indian tribes who occupied Horseshoe Cove long before there was a Golden Gate Bridge.
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The Louvre Museum

I had wanted to be one of the lucky people to enter the Louvre Museum on the first day it reopened after the confinement but I wasn’t in Paris on that date. It wasn’t until almost the middle of August that I finally made it in. I made a reservation online for a 9 am entrance thinking I would be one of a small group but I was surprised to find a long line when I arrived. I had gone to the entrance downstairs in the Carrousel but it wasn’t open so I got to stand in the sun while we waited for the ...
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CWT Expands Messaging Capabilities With Microsoft Teams

CWT, the business-to-business-for-employees (B2B4E) travel management platform today announced the expansion of its messaging, chat-style service with the integration of Microsoft Teams into its channel roster. Effective immediately, customers who have messaging enabled and use Microsoft Teams as their internal, organizational messaging tool will now be able to instantly chat with a CWT counselor by using the myCWT Microsoft Team's app. So as and when such companies and their employees de...
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Business Travel Recovery will be Uneven; Innovative and Creative Companies Will Take the Lead

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the world's largest professional association - hosted well-regarded futurist and trendcaster Dr. Shawn DuBravac for the first webinar in its GBTA Collaboratory 2020 series. DuBravac shared his insights on the path to pandemic recovery for the global travel industry.
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Marriott CEO Bemoans Work-From-Home Policies Impacting Trajectory of Hotel Recoveries

The leader of the world's largest hotel company said the worst of the financial fallout from coronavirus is in the rearview mirror. But business meeting bans and corporate work-from-home policies aren't helping the travel industry accelerate any faster into a recovery.
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