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As of late, Airbnb has been in discussions with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), one of the largest labor unions, to promote unionized housekeepers. This is the closest the home-sharing service has come to formally partnering with a labor group, after years of battling workers’ rights groups. However, sources are reporting that negotiations have been delayed by internal union dissent over the ethics of the company. Allegedly, some SEIU members are worried about Airbnb worsening housing crises across the country. According to USA Today, if it were to go through, the potential deal would include Airbnb endorsing a $15-per-hour minimum wage. The company would also encourage hosts to use union-backed cleaning services. A SEIU spokesperson said no formal relationship currently exists between the Union and Airbnb. Read more here.
Despite a booming lodging industry, financing for purchase, construction and improvement plans still can be hard to find for hotel owners. U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loans can bridge the gap with low interest rates and as little as 15% down. Learn more about SBA 504 hotel loans.
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In an effort to reward loyalty-club members, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has begun offering discounted rates and other benefits for travelers who book directly on its website or through its mobile app. To read more, click here.
Despite some supply-related challenges, the hotel markets of Boston, Rhode Island, and Portland, Maine, have been performing at elite levels, experts said at a recent HVS conference. As long as development stays focused to avoid oversaturation, the prospects for New England’s hotel industry remain optimistic. To read more, click here.
According to a survey from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, conducted after the terror attacks in Paris last year, 67 percent of business travelers reported there is a psychological effect on them or their families when traveling to a region where they feel unsafe. To read more, click here.