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A grandmother and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Hotels.com said it had temporarily removed the hotel from its site while it conducted an investigation.S3studio/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after flagging problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A grandmother and her six-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont, Baymont Inn, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Helen, Georgia, is located close to Yonah Mountain.SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA that a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after she flagged problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving a three-star review, a report by the local n...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont Inn Suites, Baymont, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia


Hotel bosses are finally getting it: People don't want to work for them anymore

Americans are quitting their jobs over wages, benefits, and working conditions - which are all notoriously poor in the hotel industry. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Hotel CEOs are finally acknowledging that the industry needs better wages and benefits. Employment has plummeted during the pandemic, and average wages are below those in other industries. "We've got some heavy lifting to do" to encourage staff to return, Marriott International's CEO said. Hotels are struggling to hire as yea...
Tags: Jobs, News, Hotels, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Hilton, Marriott, Hotel, Retail, Wages, Hiring, Hospitality, New York University


The US government should start paying people to go back to work to help ease the labor shortage, billionaire investor Barry Sternlicht says

Barry Sternlicht said that the economy "can't really recover until people come back to work." Craig Barritt/Getty Images Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht said the government should pay people bonuses to return to work. It can then get the money back through taxing people who are newly employed, Sternlicht said. This would help ease the labor shortage, he told CNBC. The US government should pay people to return to work during the labor shortage, according to billionaire Barry Stern...
Tags: Work, Politics, Jobs, News, Hotels, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Brooklyn, Retail, Miami, Cnbc, Hospitality, BLS


United Airlines confirms services are back to normal after passengers across US said flights were grounded

United Airlines' brand-new Boeing 737 Max. United Airlines Multiple Twitter users said Friday morning that their United Airlines flights had been grounded. United later confirmed that "technical system issues" were fixed, and operations were back to normal. CBS correspondent Janet Shamlian first reported a system-wide outage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Passengers around the US complained that United Airlines had grounded flights on Friday morning.The airline later...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Twitter, News, Planes, US, Trends, Iowa, New Jersey, George Bush, Transport, Cbs, Airlines, Flights, Boeing, Denver


Delta, American, and United are canceling flights from Shanghai as a typhoon forces the city's airports to suspend all flights

Typhoon Chanthu could bring up to 11 inches of rain to China's east coast. Dark clouds were already brooding over Shanghai on Sunday. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Shanghai's two airports are suspending all flights because of Typhoon Chanthu. This includes flights operated by Delta, American, United, Qantas, and KLM. "Passenger safety is our number one priority," the Shanghai Airport Authority said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shanghai's two airports are canceli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, China, Trends, Delta Airlines, Shanghai, Delta, Qantas, KLM, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Zhejiang, South China Morning Post, Pudong


Alaska Airlines is stopping paid time off for unvaccinated staff who contract or are exposed to COVID-19

Unvaccinated staff will also have to get regular coronavirus tests. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is stopping paid time off for unvaccinated staff who contract COVID-19. They'll also have to do a vaccine education program, the airline's parent company said Thursday. Alaska and sister company Horizon Air are mandating vaccines for new hires but not current staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Staff at Alaska Airlines and its sister company Horizon...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Delta Airlines, Alaska, Transport, Pilots, United Airlines, Flight Attendants, Alaska Airlines, Seattle Times, Alaska Air, Horizon Air


A hotel manager seeking 3 new hires said he was flooded with 115 applicants in 48 hours despite the labor shortage rocking the hospitality industry

Businesses in the hospitality industry are scrambling to find workers as travel rebounds amid a huge labor shortage. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The owner of two hotels in Bellingham, Washington, said staffing hasn't been a problem for him. He credits this to the company culture, alongside its suite of perks like bar credits for staff. People are traveling again and hotels, bars, and restaurants are feeling the strain. See more stories on Insider's business page. A hotel manager in Bel...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Hotels, Trends, Economy, Hotel, Retail, Leo, Hospitality, Bellingham, Ricci, Florida Atlantic University, Bellingham Washington, Joe Raedle Getty, California Pizza Kitchen, Kevin Harrington


A TripAdvisor reviewer left a scathing one-star rating for a Marriott resort after witnessing a crocodile drag a guest into the ocean. The hotel apologized for an 'unpleasant experience.'

An 18-year-old girl said she was dragged into the ocean by a crocodile at the hotel's private beach. Jami Tarris/Getty Images A Tripadvisor reviewer gave a Marriott resort a one-star rating after a crocodile attacked a guest. The reviewer said that her friends had to save the guest, and were left "traumatized." The hotel apologized for the "unpleasant experience" and said it reviewed safety plans regularly. See more stories on Insider's business page. A guest wrote a scathing one-s...
Tags: Travel, News, Mexico, Trends, Marriott, Retail, Tripadvisor, Blackstone, Crocodile, Bay Area, Natalie, Hummel, Jon Gray, ABC7 News, Grace Dean, Kiana Hummel


Regent Seven Seas has unveiled a 4-month world cruise that will stop at 61 World Heritage Sites. Tickets start at $73,500, and $200,000 gets you a suite with a personal butler

The Seven Seas Mariner ship has eight decks and will set sail from Miami on January 6, 2024. Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Regent Seven Seas has unveiled plans for its 132-day 2024 world cruise, per Fox Business. The Seven Seas Mariner ship will visit 31 countries and 61 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It costs $200,000 per guest for a Master Suite - which comes with a personal butler. See more stories on Insider's business page. Regent Seven Seas has unveiled plans for its luxury 2024 wo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Australia, India, Trends, Fox, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vacation, Miami, Goa, Panama, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Regent Seven Seas


Southwest will pay flight attendants double overtime as it struggles with a staffing hole over the July 4 week

A Southwest Airlines agent in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Southwest is paying some staff double for overtime shifts in the first week of July, CNBC reported. The airline said the extra pay would boost staff levels and reduce the number of flight disruptions. Demand for travel is rebounding fast but the aviation industry faces a staffing shortage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines is doubling overtime pay for some staff over the July 4 week as it ey...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Employment, Trends, Flight, Transport, Pilots, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Transportation Security Administration, Flight Attendants, Murray, Southwest, WFAA


A hotel chain CEO says bigger tips, not raises and bonuses, could stop workers quitting and ease the labor shortage. He's now encouraging guests to opt into tips as they arrive.

Ted Darnall said that gratuities aren't meant to replace competitive wages, but that HEI's work to drive bigger tips was having an "emotional effect" on staff. Noam Galai/Getty Images HEI Hotels is rethinking how it encourages customers to tip because of the labor shortage, its CEO said. This included letting guests opt-in to gratuities when they arrive, which they don't pay until they leave. CEO Ted Darnall also said that raises and bonuses weren't the solution to the labo...
Tags: Travel, New York, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Chicago, Hotel, Retail, Hospitality, Fox Business, South Beach, New York San Francisco, HEI


A hotel chain CEO says bigger tips, not raises and bonuses, could stop workers quitting and ease the labor shortage. He's now encouraging guest to opt in to tips as they arrive.

Ted Darnall said that gratuities aren't meant to replace competitive wages, but that HEI's work to drive bigger tips was having an "emotional effect" on staff. Noam Galai/Getty Images HEI Hotels is rethinking how it encourages customers to tip because of the labor shortage, its CEO said. This included letting guests opt-in to gratuities when they arrive, which they don't pay until they leave. CEO Ted Darnall also said that raises and bonuses weren't the solution to the labo...
Tags: Travel, New York, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Chicago, Hotel, Retail, Hospitality, Fox Business, South Beach, New York San Francisco, HEI


Hotels desperate for staff are giving out $1,300 fitness machines, free rooms, and knife sets to stop employees leaving for rival chains

Hotels have struggled to retain workers during the pandemic. Carsten Koall/picture alliance via Getty Images Hotels are offering perks like free accommodation and fitness machines to recruit and retain staff. The industry is scrambling to find workers amid a huge labor shortage. One hotel is giving kitchen staff a free knife set and weekly sit-downs with an executive chef. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hotels are scrambling to find perks to both recruit and retain employ...
Tags: New York, Jobs, News, Hotels, New York City, US, Employment, Trends, Bank Of America, Economy, New Jersey, The Times, Retail, Starbucks, The New York Times, Federal Reserve


Google is scrapping its famous, lavish staff buffets as its reopens its offices, but employees can still get free food

Google staff eating at its Mountain View employee cafe in 2005. MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images Google staff will no longer be able to get eat from its buffet-style spreads, The New York Times. As staff return to offices, they will instead get free boxed meals and individually packaged snacks. Google's massage rooms, fitness centers, and shuttle buses will also be off limits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google is well known for its staff perks, an...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, New York Times, Portland, Mountain View, The New York Times, Tripadvisor, Houston, Alphabet, Marcus, Mercury News, Tech Insider, Getty Images Google, MediaNews Group, COVID


JetBlue is reportedly asking flight attendants on leave to return to work as it prepares for a 'busy summer'

JetBlue Airways' first Airbus A220-300 aircraft. JetBlue Airways JetBlue has asked flight attendants - who were on leave for April and May - to return on April 22, CNBC reported. It said it expected a "busy" summer as COVID-19 cases fall and vaccinations continue. More than 1.35 million airplane passengers flew in the US on Friday - the highest number in nearly a year. See more stories on Insider's business page. US airline JetBlue Airways has asked flight attendants who took a lea...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Tourism, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Jetblue, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Travel Industry, Cnbc


Alchemista used to provide corporate catering for Moderna and TripAdvisor. It's now using food lockers to deliver chef-made meals.

Alchemista Alchemista is deploying temperature-controlled food lockers in offices and residential blocks. The lockers sell chef-made meals, are cleaned by UV light, and are contactless. Company CEO, Christine Marcus, told Insider why she decided to get into the food locker market. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When the pandemic hit, business dried up for Boston-based corporate catering company Alchemista.It had previously provided food for staff at companies incl...
Tags: Food, New York, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Washington Dc, Retail, Tripadvisor, Kfc, Splunk, Marcus, James Beard, Catering, Employee Perks, Moderna, Grace Dean


KFC, Burger King, and Smashburger are all bringing food lockers to their restaurants. Here's why they're poised to be the next big thing in fast food.

A customer gets her breakfast orders from an automatic locker of Freshhema Pick'n Go, an online breakfast order service, in Shanghai, July 17, 2020. Xinhua/Fang Zhe via Getty Images Food lockers could offer restaurants a new lease of life during the pandemic. The lockers are temperature-controlled and often unlocked via an app or with a pin code. Automats could also make a resurgence, as people look for contactless ways to collect food orders. Visit the Business section of Insider for ...
Tags: Food, Japan, New York, Restaurants, Berlin, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Spain, Fast Food, New Jersey, Netherlands, Shanghai, Retail, Moscow


American Airlines will now deliver wine to your door, and you can get air miles for every dollar spent. A 3-bottle monthly subscription costs $100.

American Airlines American Airlines is launching a wine delivery service. Members of American's loyalty program will earn two miles per dollar spent on each order. You can choose a pre-selected box of mixed wines, build your own box, or buy a $100-a-month subscription for three bottles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. American Airlines is the latest industry giant to start selling its onboard food and drink to people stuck at home during the pandemic.The airline is lau...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Alcohol, Trends, Transport, Retail, Wine, Airlines, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, Finnair, American Airlines American Airlines, Grace Dean, American Airlines American


Travelers need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the UK or pay a $680 fine

London, along with the rest of England is in lockdown. Circle Creative Studio/Getty Images From next week, international arrivals entering the UK will have to present a negative COVID-19 test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure, the UK's Department for Transport (DfT) announced Friday. Those who can't show they a negative test will have to pay an immediate fine of £500 ($680). The policy was introduced to help prevent the spread of new strains of the coronavirus, the DfT said, c...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, England, London, News, Trends, South Africa, Transport, Food And Drug Administration, Denmark, Pfizer, LBC, Grant Shapps, Travelers, University of Texas Medical Branch


Delta launches the first quarantine-free travel from the US to Europe, thanks to a new testing program that reduces infection chances on a flight to '1 in a million'

Noam Galai/Getty Images Delta is trialing a new testing program that will allow passengers to travel to Europe without quarantine. The airline is piloting the scheme on flights between Rome and Atlanta from December alongside Italian airline Alitalia. Passengers will have to take two COVID-19 tests before boarding the plane in the US, and another one upon arrival in Italy. If the Delta flights are 60% full and the tests are combined with other protective measures, the risk of COVID-19 inf...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, White House, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Eu, Rome, Delta Airlines, Tourism, Italy, Delta, Transport, Aviation


You could spend your vacation living in a castle, an old manor house, or even a former church – if you agree to swap your home for a week

This Scottish castle is available for swap on the website Love Home Swap. Love Home Swap You could spend a week living in a castle, an old manor house, or even a former church – but you have to agree to swap your own house in return. Although travel restrictions make vacations abroad tricky, more people are choosing to enjoy staycations by swapping homes with someone else in their home country. Celia Pronto from Love Home Swap spoke to Business Insider about how the industry is changing du...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Wales, US, Trends, Tourism, Cameron Diaz, Hotel, Retail, Kate Winslet, Kent, East Coast, Pronto, Snowdonia National Park, Stirling Scotland


A mutated coronavirus strain causes most new COVID-19 infections in Europe and was spread within the continent by tourists, scientists say

Tourists and residents arriving at Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport in Malaga, Spain, on June 22 after the borders were opened. Europa Press News/Europa Press via Getty Images Most new COVID-19 cases in Europe come from a mutated variant of the coronavirus spread from Spain by tourists, scientists said in a report Thursday. The coronavirus variant was first identified in northeastern Spain in June and was carried abroad by tourists and other travelers, the scientists said. There isn't enough dat...
Tags: Travel, Health, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, France, Germany, Trends, Spain, Tourism, New Zealand, Transmission, Basel, Tourists, Malaga Spain


A mutated strain of COVID-19 causes most new infections in Europe and was spread around the continent by tourists, scientists say

Arrival of tourists and residents at Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport in Malaga, after the government opened the borders on the first day without COVID-19 virus alarm on June 22, 2020 in Malaga, Spain. Europa Press News/Europa Press via Getty Images Most new COVID-19 cases in Europe come from a mutated variant of the virus spread from Spain by tourists, scientists said in a report Thursday. The coronavirus variant originated in north-east Spain in June and was carried abroad by tourists and othe...
Tags: Travel, Health, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, France, Germany, Trends, Spain, Tourism, New Zealand, Transmission, Basel, Tourists, Málaga


Boeing posts fourth straight quarterly loss and tells staff to prepare for more job cuts

Boeing's third 777X aircraft departing on a test flight. Boeing Boeing expects staff numbers to fall to 130,000 by the end of 2021, which would be a near 20% drop in head count from the start of the year. The company recorded a $466 million loss in the quarter to September, making it the fourth straight quarterly loss for the aircraft giant. Its defense, space, and security division fared much better than its commercial aircraft sales as airlines continue to struggle due to travel rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Aircraft, Transport, Airplane, Boeing, US Air Force, Max, Reuters, Ankit Ajmera, Eric M Johnson, Boeing Boeing


The risk of COVID-19 infection on flights is 'very low,' and 1 infected passenger would take 54 hours to spread the virus to others onboard, a US government study found

Hispanolistic/Getty Images Research commissioned by the US Department of Defense (DOD) has found the risk of getting infected by airborne COVID-19 on flights is "very low." Researchers measured the dilution of tracer particles on Boeing 767 or 777 aircraft, and found that the aircrafts' air filtration systems got rid of the particles within six minutes. If only one passenger is infected, it would take a flight of around 54 hours for others on board to get an infectious dose, the research ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Singapore, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Aircraft, Transport, Airplane, Flights, Boeing, Transporation, Qatar Airways, Dod, Newark New Jersey, United Airlines Read



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