Six point self-care plan for hotel employees

The Global Business Travel Association says the return of business travel is a promising trend for next year. However, meeting this demand won't be as successful if hospitality staff don't receive the care they need.

Expedia: how technology will shape future travel

SEATTLE, Wash. — Expedia Group shared its continued commitment to focus on technological innovation as a key driver in recovery and beyond at this year's annual partner conference, explore'20, held virtually December 9-10. Expedia CFO Eric Hart said travel industry players must adapt to travellers' expectations regarding flexibility, cleanliness, and communication.

Introducing the Canadian Hotel Advisor Collective

OTTAWA — The Canadian Hotel Advisor Collective has been formed to filter, funnel and direct timely, useful information as a response to the impact of COVID-19 on our industry. CHAC was jointly formed by leading Canadian hotel law firms, real estate, investment and financing companies, and supported by Big Picture Conferences.

Broad portfolio, global footprint will help IHG recovery

IHG's Jonathan Lund believes domestic and mainstream travel will be first to recover, and that IHG's broad portfolio and global footprint will aid in the recovery.

DESIGN: Harmony Event Centre unveiled

OSHAWA, Ont. — Harmony Convention Centre anchors two Marriott hotels, a Courtyard and a TownePlace Suites. Royal Design was hired by owner Sunray Hotels to design the space so that it could host weddings, conferences, galas, trade shows and meetings.

Northland Properties opens hotels in NS and SK

VANCOUVER — Northland Properties, parent company of Sandman and Sutton Place, started the month by announcing the openings of the Sandman Signature Saskatoon South and the long-awaited Sutton Place in Halifax.


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NEWS BRIEFS update as of Nov. 24, 2020

Destination Employment update. Airbnb files an IPO. Positive vaccine trials boost hotel stocks. Predictions of a 2024 recovery.

Politicians unite on short-term rentals

OTTAWA — Trudeau, Scheer, Singh and Blanchet didn't agree on much during last fall's election. Yet all parties included a commitment to tax digital businesses, like Airbnb, the same way as hotels thanks to the unified voice of the hotel industry.

How New Castle is responding to the pandemic

HALIFAX, N.S., RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — New Castle Hotels & Resorts (NCH) is among countless small businesses across this nation and the world that have...