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Columbia River Gorge’s Skamania Lodge Unveils Its Highest Treehouses to Date
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Columbia River Gorge’s Skamania Lodge Unveils Its Highest Treehouses to Date

STEVENSON, WASH.—Based on the success of its first four treehouses, the Columbia River Gorge’s iconic Skamania Lodge will unveil two new treehouses in September that will provide guests the opportunity to relive the nostalgic, child-like experience of sleeping among the trees. “Our first four treehouses have been incredibly popular with our guests—90 percent occupied during...

Survey: 74 Percent of Hotels Will Lay Off More Employees Without Further Aid
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Survey: 74 Percent of Hotels Will Lay Off More Employees Without Further Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As devastated industries wait for Congress to pass another round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows that the hotel industry remains on the brink of collapse because of the pandemic. Results show 68 percent of hotels have less than half of their typical, pre-crisis...

New Study: Hand Dryers Equally Hygienic to Paper Towels for Drying Hands
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New Study: Hand Dryers Equally Hygienic to Paper Towels for Drying Hands

EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS.—After an exhaustive two-year process, a University of Arizona Health Sciences research team has announced the publication of their work, Comparison of electric hand dryers and paper towels for hand hygiene: a critical review of the literature. The review culled the current breadth of data, including published studies, news reports and online content,...

Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands Partner with Seven Clean Seas to Prevent Plastic from Reaching the Ocean
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Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands Partner with Seven Clean Seas to Prevent Plastic from Reaching the Ocean

ORLANDO, FLA.—Clean the World Foundation, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainability has partnered with Las Vegas Sands to facilitate The Drop by Drop Project. A collaboration between Clean the World Foundation and initiative co-founder Sands, The Drop by Drop Project will reinvest capital from water stewardship efforts into three innovative projects supporting...

World Tourism Day 2020: Global Community Unites to Celebrate ‘Tourism and Rural Development’
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World Tourism Day 2020: Global Community Unites to Celebrate ‘Tourism and Rural Development’

MADRID, SPAIN—The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day will celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world. Celebrated on September 27 with the theme of “Tourism and Rural Development”, this year’s international day of observation comes at a critical...

Park MGM/NoMad to be Las Vegas Strip’s Only Smoke-Free Casino-Resort
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Park MGM/NoMad to be Las Vegas Strip’s Only Smoke-Free Casino-Resort

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced that Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas will open their doors on September 30, completing the reopening of all of its properties around the world following closures earlier this year amid the Covid-19 crisis. Upon reopening, Park MGM/NoMad will be The Strip’s first fully smoke-free casino resort. “Opening Park MGM...

Dutch Caribbean’s Harbour Village Recognized as Leading Eco-focused Resort
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Dutch Caribbean’s Harbour Village Recognized as Leading Eco-focused Resort

BONAIRE, DUTCH CARIBBEAN—Harbour Village, a charming boutique resort set on Bonaire’s only private beach, has been recognized by the Bonaire Chamber of Commerce as a Blue Destination, which is awarded to resorts that have shown a strong dedication to sustainability. The resort has held a long-standing commitment to leading the way in eco-forward efforts on...

A Deep Dive into Wellness Hospitality
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A Deep Dive into Wellness Hospitality

Image by © Paul Souders/Corbis NATIONAL REPORT—Over the past few decades, environmental and social factors, such as modernized living, have been driving the growth of wellness. While hotels are finding different ways to engage in this trend by incorporating wellness-related elements into the guest’s journey, destination spas are taking wellness to the next level with...

United States Set to Lose $155 billion from Missing International Tourists & Visitors, says WTTC
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United States Set to Lose $155 billion from Missing International Tourists & Visitors, says WTTC

LONDON—A devastating $155 billion looks set to be lost from the U.S. economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, says the massive decline in the number of international travelers...

AHLA Named One of ‘100 Associations That Will Save the World’
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AHLA Named One of ‘100 Associations That Will Save the World’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) was named to a national list of “100 Associations That Will Save the World” in recognition of the association’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The list, compiled by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), recognizes AHLA and 18 other associations as leaders in the “Coronavirus Response”...