The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, hosted its first ever virtual AGM, attended by more than 120 CEOs from across the globe, to discuss the progress made so far, the challenges our sector has faced through this pandemic, and the importance of international collaboration.
Cutting the 14-day quarantine to five days is welcome news for the UK Travel & Tourism sector, says WTTC
The UK government's latest move that will slash the travel quarantine lockdown if passengers test negative on the fifth day, will provide a much-needed economic boost and is a step towards reviving international travel, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
As Thanksgiving approaches, so do the traditional sales days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But this year, many businesses are stretching out their sales to start earlier and last longer, including many hotels.
View by Dori Stein – Chief Executive Officer, Fornova
"The imminent IPO of Airbnb can be seen as both a threat and an opportunity for the hospitality industry. The prospect of its continued expansion is a timely warning to hotels that there's no room for complacency when it comes to monitoring all competitors and responding to threats."
Alexandria, Virginia - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world's largest business travel association, has completed its acquisition of key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), continuing its pledge to unify the industry and help lead business travel out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we approach the holiday season, American travelers have an abiding desire to travel, even as the country navigates the challenges of the pandemic, and a future trip—particularly domestically and with family members—remains a priority, according to a recent poll by the market research firm Destination Analysts.
With tens of millions of Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving next week despite spiking COVID-19 infection numbers nationwide, the U.S. Travel Association on Thursday released an update to its guidance for healthy and safe travel—along with a plea for everyone to closely heed recommended best practices if traveling.
Half (50%) of GBTA travel buyer and procurement professionals feel their employees are 'willing' or 'very willing' to travel for business in the current environment. Only one in five (22%) GBTA members feel their employees are not willing, demonstrating a strong readyness to resume business travel.
View by Rod Jimenez – Chief Executive Officer at SHR, Sceptre Hospitality Resources LLC
"Throughout the past 20 years, hoteliers learned a great deal about how to distribute their inventory in the most cost-effective manner. Then COVID hit, and it seems like we're starting over from scratch."
With a resurgence of COVID-19 and renewed travel restrictions enacted in many states, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows that the hotel industry will continue to face devastation and significant job loss without additional relief from Congress.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is pleased to announce that HITEC North America 2021 will be held in-person on September 27-30 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas USA.
Travel spending in the U.S. is expected to finish the year 45% down from 2019 levels, and will still not have returned to its pre-pandemic strength by 2024, according to the latest figures released by the U.
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