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IHG Appoints Wayne Hoare as Chief Human Resources Officer

DENHAM, U.K. — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed Wayne Hoare as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Hoare will join the business on September 14 and will become a member of IHG’s Executive Committee, replacing Ranjay Radhakrishnan who stepped down from the role in February this year. He will also join …

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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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UNWTO and Sommet Education Offering Scholarships Through ‘Hospitality Challenge’

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with Sommet Education for an innovative Hospitality Challenge. The initiative will grant 30 scholarships for world-class education programs and support career climbers and switchers, entrepreneurs and innovators develop themselves and their projects. As the sector recovers from COVID-19, the competition …

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Survey Shows Business Travellers Desire Swift Return to Travel

TORONTO — Direct Travel, Inc., one of North America’s largest travel-management companies, recently polled its corporate clients in Canada to gauge anticipated plans for resuming travel. While the Coronavirus pandemic has driven business travel to a halt and has impacted the industry in an unprecedented fashion, the big question on everyone’s …

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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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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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