February 28, 2021 Editor

Airbnb Outlines 2021 Vision After Weathering $4.6 Billion Pandemic Year Loss

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said what the company’s customers really want are unique stays and experiences offered by individual hosts. That means expanding Airbnb’s hotel business doesn’t seem to be the priority it once was. And, oh yeah, the proliferation of corporate hosts like Sonder and others, doesn’t mesh with what Chesky believes travelers desire. […]
6min 38
February 28, 2021 Editor

Remote work could turn out to be great for business travel

As more companies switch to remote work as a result of the pandemic, InterContinental Hotels Group believes the shift could be great for business travel’s recovery. With the Covid-19 essentially grinding leisure and business travel to a halt since March, the hotel chain said its global revenues per available room, an industry metric known as RevPAR, fell […]
3min 49
February 28, 2021 Editor

Tourism MEPs Want Uniform Travel Measures for Summer, Including a Common Vaccination Certificate

Members of the European Union parliament want the block to impose uniform travel measures for the summer, among others, by creating a common vaccination certificate that would serve specifically for travel. In a meeting of February 25, the EU Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee voted on a draft resolution for the establishment of an EU […]
4min 51
February 28, 2021 Editor

COVID-19: MEPs discuss ways to increase roll-out of vaccines with pharma CEOs

In a hearing held on 25th February 2021, MEPs demanded clarity on vaccine deliveries and insisted that pharmaceutical companies honour their contracts. MEPs quizzed CEOs and representatives of leading pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca, Moderna, CureVac, Novavax, Pfizer and Sanofi, on how to remove obstacles to faster commercialisation, manufacturing and distribution of vaccines. During the discussion, […]
4min 54
February 25, 2021 Editor

Accor to sell a 1.5% stake in Huazhu for €239m

Accor announces that it completed the disposal of a 1.5% stake in Huazhu Group Limited (HTHT) for €239m. This transaction allows Accor to crystallize further value creation of the initial investment while simplifying its balance sheet. After this transaction, Accor owns a 3.3% stake in Huazhu and continues to be represented at the Group’s Board […]
1min 49


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The tourism, travel and hospitality on-line talk show MHRA REPORTS will have as guest speaker, the Hon. Aaron Farrugia, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning. The host of the programme, MHRA CEO Andrew Agius Muscat, will engage with Hon Farrugia about the challenges which hotels and restaurants will be facing with the implementation […]

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