Europe's largest hotel chain Accor has said that it plans to pay for all of its employees to be vaccinated by late summer as it tries to recover its business amid ongoing national lockdowns. "We are not going to wait for government.
InterContinental Hotels Group, owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, has warned that the difficulties of the "most challenging year" in its history have stretched into 2021 as new strains of coronavirus force countries to close borders and limit travel.
Accor has set its ALL loyalty program as one of the business's strategic focuses for 2021.
Marriott International's MAR 4.61% late Chief Executive Officer Arne Sorenson, who died last week, told Forbes in 2019 that he wanted his company to be "as big as possible." His boldest move came back in 2015 when he announced that Marriott would acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, adding brands that appealed to travelers' interests and values such as design, fashion, youth and productivity.
Raul Moronta, CRME, CHIA, has had a career path that closely tracks with the growth and evolution of hospitality. He started out in an on-property sales position while attending college in his native Dominican Republic, then moved to New England and took a night auditor job as he worked toward his master's degree in hotel administration.
Spend just a half-hour talking to Mary Gostelow and you'll come to understand how she's lived the life and built the career she has as a globe-trotting luxury-travel guru. She has a spirit of infectious curiosity, a need to share her latest discovery — and a lot of energy.
With cold winter weather on the horizon and ever-changing local COVID-19 rules limiting indoor dining, Wendy and Rich Tucciarone began worrying about the fate of their Steamboat Springs, Colorado, craft brewery and restaurant last fall.
Hilton Banking On “Resilient Business Model, Spirit Of Innovation” And “A Clear Purpose” To Overcome Pandemic
"Ultimately, we believe that will be this swift, responsive and adaptive innovation that will help us progress towards the travel and tourism sector's eventual recovery," said Hilton's vice president, operations in Southeast Asia, Paul Hutton in an interview with Web in Travel.
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Analysts who cover Marriott International said companies don't get stronger by losing emblematic leaders like Arne Sorenson, but the remaining executive leadership team is expected to continue to grow the company.