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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg:Updated stock indexes in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Get an overview of major indexes, current values and stock market data in Europe, UK, Germany, Russia & more. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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STR: Preliminary March data for London hotels

Reflecting the circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic, STR's preliminary March data for hotels in London shows significant year-over-year declines in the three key performance metrics. Comparison with March 2019:
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Coronavirus Resource Page, Free Online Course and Pro Bono Consulting

EHL Group musters expertise from all its entities to support the hospitality industry through knowledge-sharing. An online portal has been set up, bringing together faculty research and analysis, access to pro bono advice from EHL Advisory Services experts, as well as a gateway to a free online course entitled "Essentials of Managing Underperforming Properties".
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Journalism in the time of COVID: Why Indian TV anchors and reporters need to read up what Article 51 (a) (h) of the Constitution stands for

Campaign for Ethical Media Reporting, a Bangalore-based group of activists, parents, lawyers, and academicians who are working towards making media more accountable to journalistic standards, ethics and principles, has put out a statement against the communalisation of the #CoronaVirus outbreak by sections of the media. Below is the full text: *** *** “The approach to a global pandemic   such as COVID-19   has to be based on a global mobilization of resources and through a spi...
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Centara Hotels & Resorts supports courageous medical staff with hotel rooms and meals

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, has launched an initiative to support courageous medical staff. As a key player in the communities in which Centara operates, the pioneering hospitality firm is providing complimentary hotel rooms and meals to carers in need of accommodation and food. Five-star Centara Grand at CentralWorld in Bangkok has started to host doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff from the Police Hospital since 1st April 2020 and will continue to...
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Koch Industries Completes Acquisition of Infor

Koch Industries, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining portion of Infor from Golden Gate Capital. Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, has been a key component of Koch's technological transformation. Koch companies have made more than $26 billion in technology-related investments in the past six years, transforming a global portfolio of businesses spanning multiple industries. In addition to being an investor since 2017...
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Hotel Caza Opens its Doors with a Priority on Meeting Guest Wi-Fi Expectations by Partnering with Hotel Internet Services

Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a full-service provider of internet services and solutions for the hospitality industry, has announced the successful implementation of a cutting-edge guest Wi-Fi network at Hotel Caza. A new property located within San Francisco's famed Fisherman's Warf, Hotel Caza serves as the ultimate family-friendly destination, providing visitors with an array of entertaining amenities and nearby attractions to choose from. By also guaranteeing access to a fast and rel...
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GBTA Announces New Dates For Annual Convention

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, hosts an annual convention that brings together over 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. This year's GBTA Convention was scheduled to take place in Denver on July 25-29, 2020.
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Will Airbnb guests want to stay in chain hotels instead when the pandemic is over? | By Linchi Kwok

COVID-19 hit the economy so hard that it could take three years for the U.S. to recover.
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Seven Spices to Transport Your Palate Around the World

While global travel is on pause during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people are still longing for it. One way to safely satisfy a bit of the craving is through the kitchen spice rack - something Hilton culinary experts around the world have creatively sourced to help people indulge in local flavors and beyond.
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February in April

Since the first of March the weather has been glorious here in our far flung corner of France. But, saying that— it still feels like February to my poor brain. Suddenly it’s the beginning of April and I’ve lost the plot to what month we’re in…. Way back in January I introduced you to Victoire de Montesque and her book How to Live Your life to the Rhythm of the Days. Many weeks ago I started to write to you about what she says is important for coping with the short, gloomy month of Febru...
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#Qatar’s Sheikha Moza Denies Buying Ritz Hotel in London - Bloomberg

Qatar’s Sheikha Moza Denies Buying Ritz Hotel in London - Bloomberg: Ritz hotel in London on March 11.   Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg The private office of Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Misnad denied a report in Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper that she’d purchased London’s Ritz Hotel.A statement dated Monday described the story as “wholly untrue.” Neither Sheikha Moza, who is the wife of Qatar’s former ruler, “nor any entity in which she has an interest or with which...
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CURATE PRESENTS: How to Be a Hospitality Marketing Leader During COVID-19

Continuing our series of interviews with HSMAI Lifetime Achievement honorees — with a coronavirus-inspired focus on "Leadership in Changing Times," the planned theme of our now-canceled Spring Curate 2020 event — we recently talked to Leland Pillsbury, recipient of HSMAI's Albert E. Koehl Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Marketing. Today a managing director with Thayer Ventures and a board member for companies such as ADARA, which provides travel intelligence solutions, Pills...
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How Coronavirus Is Affecting The Wine Industry | By Olivier Staub

As the Coronavirus has continued to spread rapidly, the full scale of the risk to the global economy has hit markets with rarely seen violence: the speed of the sell-off in equities and "risky" asset classes has only been matched by the rise in price of safe haven assets such as US government bonds or Gold.
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Make Every Interaction Count – The Power of Brand Loyalty | By Mohamed Khanat

If we've learned anything in the past few months, it is that unexpected things can happen to anyone at any time. No one is immune to system failures, economic recessions or indeed—global pandemics. My prediction for the coming months and years is that survival and success will ultimately be determined not by what has happened to us, but rather by how we respond.
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Where Do We Go From Here? Surprising Predictions From 12 Travel Experts

When this pandemic passes, where will the travel industry be? Where will we want to go? Or will we want to, in the same ways we have before? Who knows? Here are predictions from travel experts at 11 travel organizations around the world...
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New 1-hour online course helps hospitality executives foresee post-Coronavirus business scenarios, spot opportunities

In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, Swiss-based scenario planning expert Woody Wade has developed an intensive e-course to assist decision makers in the hospitality arena visualize the relevant details of the new "business landscapes" that could emerge for them - during the crisis phase and in the post-crisis terrain that follows.
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Best Practices for Hotel Management Company CROs Responding to COVID-19

HSMAI hosted a Hotel Management Company (HMC) Chief Revenue Officer Virtual Roundtable on March 25 that focused on the impact that COVID-19 is having on hotel revenue optimization. In addition to discussing key indicators they are using to track how the hospitality industry is doing, HMC CRO participants shared their best practices, lessons learned, and ideas for preparing to accelerate as quickly as possible. Here are five of their suggestions, presented in their own words.
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Social distancing may be good for the country, but it is having a major impact on the hotel industry. With STR reporting occupancy down an average of 50 percent nationally operators are refocusing priorities and revising forecasts. This is new territory. Hotel companies and properties are stepping up to create new ways to lower expenses and operate with minimal staff. These challenges are also guiding hoteliers to weigh new management options and business practices.
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Visitor quarantine not enforced, $250k in masks and protective gear stolen from Honolulu warehouse, first Maui COVID-19 death, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki ©2020 All Hawaii News Hotels for Heroes kicks off across the state. Hotels for Heroes was established through a partnership with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Authority, Hawaii Tourism Authority, and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau that provides hotel rooms for COVID-19 first responders. KITV4.Quarantine of Hawaii interisland visitors lacks enforcement. A mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for interisland passengers began last week, but so far, the...
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#Saudi Fund’s Bargain Buy of Carnival May Turn Out to Be Pricey - Bloomberg

Saudi Fund’s Bargain Buy of Carnival May Turn Out to Be Pricey - Bloomberg:Even after a 20% jump in Carnival Corp. shares, Saudi Arabia’s bet on the world’s biggest cruise operator is still in the red.The kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund had built an 8.2% stake in Carnival by March 26, when the stock closed at $17.82, valuing the holding at about $775 million. The shares ended the day Monday, when the Saudi purchase was disclosed, at $10.21.Carnival also announced a stock offering on April 1 that...
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Statement on Hyatt's Updated Cancellation Policy and World of Hyatt Benefits

Our purpose at Hyatt - we care for people so they can be their best - is guiding our decisions as we support you and your future travel with us. Hyatt is taking additional actions to care for World of Hyatt members and guests during this difficult time.
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COVID-19 Impact in Hospitality Financing and the Current Climate for Borrower’s and Lender’s in the Hotel Industry | By Korosh Farazad

Due to the recent unprecedented event, the hospitality industry along with all other industries around the world has been damaged by COVID-19. Which results in a world economic crisis with domestic & international travels rapidly slowing, occupancy falling and hotels closing.
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How restaurants can better assist customers during times of uncertainty

Restaurants are the heart of many communities. It's where couples enjoy date night, families celebrate taco Tuesday, and teams gather for postgame grub. But as the world grapples with how to respond to COVID-19, both national chains and independently owned restaurants are quickly strategizing to find new ways to serve their communities.
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Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic – What Should the Industry Expect? | By Trevor Stuart-Hill & William P. Perry, Jr.

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the first situation report on January 21, 2020, noting 282 reported cases with 3 deaths. 91.5% of these cases were found in the Hubei Province in China (World Health Organization, 2020). Just 66 days later, as of March 27, 2020, the global cases had risen to 509,164 with 23,335 deaths and 10 days after that more than doubled to 1.21 Million cases and 67,840 deaths. The United States currently represents 25% of the total global cases up from less ...
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Boston & Cambridge Lodging Market: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Supply | By Sebastian Colella

Life across the United States has changed dramatically in the last four weeks. In Boston, and almost every other city in the country, hotel owners and operators have been forced to make the difficult decision to close temporarily while the country attempts to slow and contain the spread of COVID-19. In Massachusetts those decisions were partially made for them on March 31st.
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Live in Now.

Our new course for food service workers looking to immigrate to Canada. Hello readers, If you’re not familiar, is an online learning community with thousands of classes on everything from business to computer programming. But first, Remember to Like, make comments below and Subscribe to this blog and, that way you will notify with new videos, promotion, and information about immigration to Canada. My class is on How to immigrate to Canada as a Foodservic...
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The CEO of HotelFriend Denis Severyuk on COVID-19 crisis

To me, it all started with the ITB Berlin cancellation. It was t he first bitter blow to the travel industry. A lot of business is done at this exhibition, so it was the exact moment when everybody understood that situation was getting really serious. From then on, the market has changed dramatically.
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Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton's ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.
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HFTP to Host Series of Hangouts to Bring Hospitality Professionals Together Online

HFTP will go live on Zoom three times a week throughout April for a new series of virtual networking opportunities called "HFTP Hangouts." All HFTP members, stakeholders and hospitality professionals are invited to attend. These collaborative, online sessions will begin on Tuesday, April 7 and will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. CT for the remainder of the month.
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