Recent News

July, 2020

  • 9 July

    Spire Hospitality moves HQ to Dallas

    Spire Hospitality, a third-party hotel management company owned by privately held New York-based real estate investment firm AWH Partners, has relocated its corporate headquarters to the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area and retained its Deerfield, Ill., location as a regional office. The Spire Hospitality team in March began moving into its …

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  • 9 July

    Expedia Group Launches Complementary Education Resources

    SEATTLE — Expedia has launched a new online learning platform called Expedia Group Academy as a migrating from the Expedia Group Academy LinkedIn group. Expedia Group’s new complimentary education program is designed to help displaced or furloughed travel workers expand their skill sets, develop professional networks and open career opportunities …

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  • 9 July

    Global Airline Alliances Have A Message For Travellers

    In an unprecedented move, oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance have teamed up to let travellers know that they can fly with confidence. Collectively, the three global airline alliances represent over 50% of the world’s air traffic and they are joining forces to highlight the measures airlines are adopting to assure …

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  • 9 July

    FCM, Corporate Traveller Focus On Duty Of Care 

    The second poll of a multi-national ‘State of the Market’ study – by FCM Travel Solutions and Corporate Traveller – found that most companies will only resume business travel if their organization deems it safe to do so. As well, the majority will revamp their travel policies to reflect increased …

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  • 8 July

    Traveler Survey Reveals COVID-19 Concerns

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching COVID-19 during air travel. The industry’s re-start plans address passenger’s main concerns. Concerns for Travel During COVID-19 Travelers are taking precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19 …

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  • 8 July

    3 steps to optimizing staffing during COVID-19

    As we continue on through the coronavirus pandemic, the hospitality industry faces a unique set of challenges that will require hotels to take an adaptive approach to staffing. A new reality exists as occupancy levels are now entirely more difficult to predict. Uncertainty about the virus has made it nearly …

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  • 8 July

    Looking Forward: How Hotels Can Safely Leverage Small Meeting Space

    By Ryan Hamilton, Co-Founder, SalesAndCatering.com and Bluebuzzard Technology Group You glance at the clock in the top right-hand corner of your computer screen. It reads 1:27 PM, and you realize that, once again, your post-lunch work is about to be interrupted by another meeting. Of course, not a physical meeting. …

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  • 8 July

    Pebblebrook taps HEI to manage Boston hotel

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has tapped hospitality operator HEI Hotels & Resorts to take over management of the 356-room Revere Hotel Boston Common.  HEI’s independent lifestyle hotel portfolio has expanded significantly in the past several years, with a quarter of its overall portfolio now independently branded. The acquisition of the Revere Hotel …

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  • 8 July

    The Gupta Group Unveils the Gupta Family Foundation

    TORONTO — In honour of Steve Gupta’s birthday, Reetu Gupta, president and CEO of the Easton’s Group of Hotels and The Gupta Group, has re-imagined and launched a family foundation that will be called The Gupta Family Foundation. The foundation will honour the Gupta Group founder and chairman, who started …

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  • 8 July

    Canadian Hotel Results Up Slightly

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR data for June 21 to 27, 2020 shows Canadian hotel performance is up slightly from previous weeks, with the same significant level of year-over-year declines. In comparison with the week of June 23 to 29, 2019, the industry reported the following: • Occupancy: down 62.2 per cent …

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  • 8 July

    CATO Makes Its Case

    In a July 7 letter to Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, the chair of the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO), Brett Walker asks the federal government to “decide and make clear any measures and/or criteria required for opening of Canada’s borders and the restart of travel of all types, national …

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  • 8 July

    Denied Boarding Due To COVID-19 – Can A Client Sue?

    This week, TraveLaw Online’s Doug Crozier and Tim Law of Heifetz, Crozier, Law respond to a question from a reader asks whether their agency can be sued if they sell a ticket to a passenger who is then refused boarding because they are showing COVID-19 symptoms at the airport. Q: …

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  • 7 July

    Sabre Announces Leadership Updates to Drive Its Transformation

    Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today announced important updates to its executive leadership, taking the next critical step toward completing the company’s transformation. These leadership appointments are part of the company’s previously announced strategic realignment of its Travel Solutions …

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  • 7 July

    Hyatt grows Thompson brand across the South

    Hyatt Hotels Corp. is growing its Thompson Hotels brand throughout the southern United States with deals for two new properties—Thompson Savannah and Thompson Buckhead—expected to open in Georgia in 2021. Marking the brand’s entry into the state, these projects will join four other Thompson hotels already under development across Texas …

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  • 7 July

    Expedia debuts training program for travel workers

    Expedia is launching Expedia Group Academy today. The new complimentary education program is designed to help displaced or furloughed travel workers expand their skill sets, develop professional networks and open career opportunities while the industry starts the road to recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for …

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