All undergraduate students at the École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) - one of the most prestigious hospitality management schools in the world - have been placed in quarantine after several coronavirus outbreaks.
Leaders of Europe's coronavirus-stricken travel and tourism industries have appealed to the EU's chief executive to press governments to end quarantine requirements and instead embrace coordinated restrictions and testing.
By Ian Millar – Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
We spoke to Ian Millar, who teaches at the prestigious Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne as a Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Technology and manager of the Institute of Business Creativity (IBC). Ian specializes in hospitality technology and is expertly placed to engage with students about new developments and where the industry will develop.
This week's news of the imminent revival of the Thomas Cook brand as a new OTA wasn't unexpected, but has promoted debates about its prospects.
Thomas Cook could relaunch as an online travel agent in the coming days, according to reports.
Cabin crew, doors to automatic. Cross-check. We are clear for take-off..." Oh, it's good to be back. After months confined to terra firma, pacing my apartment, pondering the world outside my window, and probably driving my partner to distraction, finally I am back in my comfort zone.
Boarding in the Italian port of Genoa for a seven-day Mediterranean cruise on August 16, travel agent Valeria Belardi prepared herself for a voyage like no other.Belardi was one of some 3,000 pioneering cruisers on board MSC Grandiosa, the first cruise liner to return to the Mediterranean following the global shut down of the multi billion-dollar cruise industry in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Europe has seen sharp rises in the number of COVID-19 cases across the region, with some countries reporting higher daily caseloads than they have ever seen.
The coronavirus crisis hit everything and everyone—banks braced for bank runs, shares tumbled, governments printed money and companies laid off millions. But those familiar with history saw light in the dark, as every crash also means an opportunity.
Hoteliers say one channel has been almost completely absent during the COVID-19 pandemic—online travel agencies.