The new year is synonymous with new opportunities. A blank page upon which to set new intentions and objectives. A renewed impulse to eat and drink healthy after indulging in a festive December. And let's be honest, after surviving 2020 with a global public health crisis, we can be excused if we've treated ourselves to a little extra sweetness or fizz to get through, what has been, a turbulent year to say the least.
Florida International University and Women's Hospitality Initiative partner to launch groundbreaking hospitality leadership course
As part of its ongoing commitment to advance opportunity and remove barriers for future women leaders, Florida International University (FIU) and its Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has partnered with the Women's Hospitality Initiative (WHI) to implement WHI's groundbreaking academic course, "From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Leadership for Women in Hospitality.
An overwhelming majority of global travel writers (94%) plan to resume travel this year for first-hand reporting, a strong indication of the pent-up demand for travel with recognition about safety with the availability of coronavirus vaccines, according to a Finn Partners Global Travel Practice survey released today.
room2, the world's first hometel brand, has completed the sale and leaseback of its flagship offering, room2 Southampton, to a fund managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments ("ASI"), the UK's largest active asset manager.
In December, Scandic's average occupancy rate was approximately 15 percent with continued weak demand in all markets. Ongoing rent negotiations have thus far led to agreements for rent reductions and offers from landlords totaling approximately 850 MSEK.
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President-elect Biden's announced plan to combat the pandemic and provide direct relief to Americans:
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: "WTTC welcomes this major step by the UK government which opens the doors to travellers arriving into England with proof of a negative COVID-19 test, no matter what the type of test they take.
On January 13, Remington Hotels hosted its first virtual "Hybrid Meetings Education Forum" attended by over 200 attendees. The event, co-hosted by several of Remington's leading partners in the meetings and event space, showcased Remington's updated processes and best practices, while also reinforcing its commitment to helping meeting planners navigate hosting events in response to the new normal.
Virgin Hotels, the award-winning lifestyle hotel brand, today announced that Raul Leal has decided to step down as Chief Executive after leading the company for ten years.
Avi Brosh's Palisociety Furthers National Expansion and Brand Portfolio with the Acquisition of ARRIVE Hotels and Restaurants
Avi Brosh's Palisociety has announced the acquisition of ARRIVE Hotels & Restaurants and its collection of properties, including ARRIVE Austin, ARRIVE Phoenix, ARRIVE Palm Springs, ARRIVE Memphis, and ARRIVE Wilmington, as well as ARRIVE New Orleans and ARRIVE Albuquerque, which are currently under development.