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Honeywell Survey: Cleanliness & Hygiene Top Priority When Choosing Flights, Hotels
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Honeywell Survey: Cleanliness & Hygiene Top Priority When Choosing Flights, Hotels

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A recent Honeywell survey conducted by YouGov PLC finds travelers are placing an increased focus on cleanliness and hygiene when selecting which airlines to fly and which hotels to book. Although cost also remains a top motivator in travel decisions, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted travelers’ focus toward safety as they make travel decisions....

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino Accredited by Global Biorisk Advisory Council
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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino Accredited by Global Biorisk Advisory Council

INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV.—Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, the only full-service waterfront resort in North Lake Tahoe, has received Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation. The resort has also been recognized as Hyatt Corporate’s 2020 “Hotel Team of the Year” in North America. The GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation recognizes organizations that...

Project Save Hospitality Launches to Aid 8 Million Workers Unemployed by Pandemic
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Project Save Hospitality Launches to Aid 8 Million Workers Unemployed by Pandemic

NEW YORK—The hospitality industry has been devastated by COVID-19, with 7.7 million jobs lost and 47 percent of hospitality professionals laid off. A new initiative called Project Save Hospitality seeks to shine a light on this hardworking, talented workforce, and show HR professionals and recruiters just how easily their skills can transfer over to other industries....

Industry Organizations Issue Statements on Bipartisan COVID Relief Package
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Industry Organizations Issue Statements on Bipartisan COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Assn. (AHLA), Asian American Hotel Owners Assn. (AAHOA), and the U.S. Travel Assn. (USTA) have issued statements in response to the House & Senate compromise on the coronavirus relief package. The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, President and CEO of the AHLA: “On behalf of the hotel...

Hurting Travel Industry Welcomes COVID Relief Deal
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Hurting Travel Industry Welcomes COVID Relief Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced bipartisan agreement on a COVID relief package: “Washington is delivering a huge holiday gift to U.S. businesses and workers after an incredibly challenging year. It’s been a difficult road to get another round of much-needed legislative relief moving in...

Marriott Announces Covid-19 Testing Availability & Optional Health Protocols for Groups in Expansion of Connect with Confidence Initiative
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Marriott Announces Covid-19 Testing Availability & Optional Health Protocols for Groups in Expansion of Connect with Confidence Initiative

Gaylord Texan BETHESDA, MD.—As part of ongoing steps to help instill confidence and provide exceptional experiences and solutions for meeting professionals and attendees, Marriott International has identified health protocol options, including COVID-19 testing, which meeting professionals may select for group meetings at certain Marriott branded hotels in the United States beginning in January 2021. These...

WTTC: International Travel Can Safely Restart, Without Waiting for Vaccines
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WTTC: International Travel Can Safely Restart, Without Waiting for Vaccines

LONDON—The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and major international industry bodies have joined forces to call for the immediate restoration of international travel using proven processes and without waiting for or requiring vaccinations. WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, along with Airports Council International (ACI), the World Economic Forum (WEF), and International Chamber...

Forbes Travel Guide, Sharecare Issue Health Security Verifications to Hotels, Resorts
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Forbes Travel Guide, Sharecare Issue Health Security Verifications to Hotels, Resorts

ATLANTA—Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on genuine Five-Star service, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced the first hotels in the world to successfully become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED with Forbes Travel Guide. Also listed at www.forbestravelguide.com/verified, they are: Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)...

Non-Toxic Aqueous Ozone for Cleaning Made Easy with Portable Spray Bottles, Chargers
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Non-Toxic Aqueous Ozone for Cleaning Made Easy with Portable Spray Bottles, Chargers

EnozoPRO NATIONAL REPORT—For safe, non-toxic cleaning you cannot get much better than water—but it first must be converted to aqueous ozone. The cleaning and disinfection properties of ozone have been known for a long time, but it has often been inconvenient to access. At least two companies have recently introduced sleek rechargeable, reusable spray bottles,...

Aimbridge Hospitality Collaborates with International WELL Building Institute
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Aimbridge Hospitality Collaborates with International WELL Building Institute

DALLAS—Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company, announced a collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), enrolling the first 100 portfolio hotels in the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management, building a foundation for enrolling additional properties from Aimbridge’s vast portfolio. This collaboration will advance health and safety in the...