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STR Releases Preliminary Data on Coronavirus’ Impact on Hotels

SINGAPORE—Preliminary data and analysis from STR shows a 75 percent decline in hotel occupancy in Mainland China from January 14-26, 2020. Performance during the...
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How New York City Hotels Are Combating the Spread of Coronavirus

NEW YORK — New York City hotels are instituting active and unprecedented sanitization programs to help ensure the health and safety of guests and...
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U.S. Hotels Report Profit Growth in January Amid Coronavirus Concerns

LONDON — U.S. hotels eked out a 0.6 percent year-over-year (YOY) increase in GOPPAR in January, but as the full scope of the coronavirus...
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results for First Week of March Reflect COVID-19 Cancellations

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — Reflecting concerns and cancellations around the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. hotel industry reported negative year-over-year results in three key performance metrics...
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U.S. Travel Association: Increased Travel Restrictions to Compound Impact of Coronavirus on Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow responded to the suspension of most air travel to and from...
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14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
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How to Spot and Get Rid of Common Household Pests in Hotels

Running a business in the hospitality industry is a tough task, and when pests are added to the equation, it can get even more...
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Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...
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