Hotel Lawyer Employment Update: Road Map to Reopening the Physical Workplace – California Update – By Jim Butler

As California lawmakers release new guidance on easing stay-at-home restrictions, many employers are wondering how they can safely begin to reopen their businesses. In their latest update, JMBM’s Labor & Employment Group discuss the four phases of reopening and what employers can expect as they implement new workplace requirements.

In a COVID-19 World: Extended Stay Hotels Have the Advantage

The report specifically illustrates the distinctions between the Extended Stay Hotel category and the traditional hotel model as well as delves into Upper Tier and Lower Tier Extended Stay Hotel performance. Business mix plays a significant role as a driver of performance, with pronounced differences in COVID-19’s impact by hotel category, length of stay, and rate category.

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Discussions Must Continue As Europe Moves to Reopen Travel, Tourism and Hospitality – By Carl Weldon

Three months into its shutdown, some countries in Europe are now turning their sights on reopening travel, tourism and hospitality sectors in time for the summer holidays – though, perhaps the focus will remain on local tourism to start. This is a crucial move, as it is estimated that tourism contributes nearly 10 percent to the European Union’s gross domestic product (GDP), which has taken a substantial hit as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, subsequent global travel bans and strict social distancing measures.