Guest Satisfaction Vs. Revenue – What’s The Healthy Option in Times of Crisis? – By Laura Badiu

As much as we’d like to forget the-year-that-shall-not-be-named, its severe consequences on the hospitality industry need to be addressed. While the light at the end of the tunnel is still blurry, 2021 is the year of hope and slow reopenings. It’s only natural that hoteliers from around the world are in a haste to make up for the financial loss.

Harnessing the Power of Culture and Creativity in Tourism Recovery

The shared values and close ties between tourism and culture stakeholders means both sectors can work together to ensure inclusive access to heritage, as countries around the world recover from the pandemic. In recognition of this mutually reinforcing relationship, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UNESCO have collaborated to produce a set of new guidelines focusing on the responsible restart of cultural tourism.

AHLA Statement on Updated CDC Vaccination Guidelines Including Hotel Workers in ‘Phase 1c’

'Thanks to AHLA’s ongoing efforts, the CDC has updated its guidelines prioritizing hotel workers under Phase 1c of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. This is a significant achievement that directly impacts the health and safety of hotel workers across the country. It also recognizes that hotel employees continue to be on the front lines of the pandemic'

How Are Quarantine Guests Impacting Future Bookings in the U.K.? – STR

Earlier this month, the U.K. government announced a mandatory hotel quarantine for anyone arriving from a country on the U.K.’s travel ban list. Beginning 15 February, travellers in that category were required to quarantine in a government-approved facility for 10 days. With hotels contracted to house those quarantined travellers, we look to Forward STAR to determine the impact on future bookings around London’s key airports: Heathrow and Gatwick.

Low-cost Airlines Will Lead Post-COVID Recovery

Low-cost carriers’ aggressive cost-cutting will give them an even larger cost advantage than pre-pandemic. – 87% of consumers are ‘extremely’, ‘quite’ or ‘slightly’ concerned about their personal finances, and low-cost carrier’s low fares are well-positioned to meet this need. – Low-cost carrier’s ability to quickly respond to pent up demand will pay off.